Dr. Partha Pratim Talukdar Selected for the ACM India Early Career Researcher (ECR) 2022 Award

December 22, 2022

The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) India Council has named Dr. Partha Pratim Talukdar, from Google Research India and CDS Department IISc Bangalore, as the recipient of the ACM India Early Career Researcher Award (ECR) for 2022. A selection committee comprising eminent international personalities chose him for this edition of the ECR award.

The ACM India ECR award recognizes individuals in early stages of their careers who have made fundamental, innovative, and impactful contributions to the computing field while primarily working in India. The award carries a prize of ₹15 lakhs, sponsored by the Persistent Foundation.

Partha’s award is accompanied by the citation: Partha Talukdar combines deep scholarship of natural language processing (NLP), graphical knowledge representation, and machine learning to solve problems of great contemporary relevance. He is the most recognized and accomplished young emissary from India to the worldwide NLP community.

Partha is Senior Staff Research Scientist at Google Research India and also a faculty member in the Department of Computational and Data Sciences (CDS) at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore. He founded Kenome, an enterprise knowledge graph company with the mission to help enterprises make sense of big dark data. Previously, Partha was a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Machine Learning Department at Carnegie Mellon University, working with Tom Mitchell on the NELL project. He received his PhD (2010) in CIS from the University of Pennsylvania, working under the supervision of Fernando Pereira, Zack Ives, and Mark Liberman. He received Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science from BITS Pilani in 2003.

Patha has made outstanding contributions to the areas of machine learning, natural language processing, and knowledge graphs. His recent research has focused on multilingual learning, learning in low-resource settings, graph-based learning, automatic knowledge harvesting from web-scale datasets, and temporal information processing. Partha is a recipient of IBM Faculty Award, Google’s Focused Research Award, Accenture Open Innovation Award, and Outstanding Paper Award at ACL. He is a co-author of a book on graph-based semi-supervised learning published by Morgan Claypool Publishers.

Partha’s contributions to research are supplemented by exemplary technical vision and depth, the ability to roll up his sleeves and get cracking, mentorship of students and proteges, recognition from the technical community, impact to industry and best practices, and service to his organizations and society.

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Partha Pratim Talukdar.

The ACM India Awards Steering Committee