Dr. Anand

Prof. Ashish Anand

Department of Computer Science and Engineering, IIT Guwahati
Assam, India - 781039

  +91 361 258 2374
  anand [dot] ashish [at] iitg.ac.in

Research Areas
  • Biomedical Text Mining
  • Multilingual Named Entity Recognition
  • Relation Extraction
  • Event Extraction
  • Data Programming & Weak Supervision
  • Argument Mining

News and Activities

Dec 1, 2023
[Conference Paper] Congratulations to Chaitanya his paper titled: An Annotated Corpus for Realis Event Detection in Short Stories Written in English and Low Resource Assamese Language getting accepted in International Conference on Natural Language Processing (ICON), Goa, India, 2023.
Oct 6, 2023
[Conference Paper] Congratulations to Aakansha for her paper titled: Aggregated Co-attention based Visual Question Answering getting accepted in The Indian Conference on Computer Vision, Graphics and Image Processing (ICVGIP), India, 2023.
Sept 23, 2023
[Conference Paper] Congratulations to Chaitanya for his paper titled: Deciphering Storytelling Events: A Study of Neural and Prompt-Driven Event Detection in Short Stories getting accepted in International Conference on Asian Language Processing (IALP), Singapore, 2023.

Professional Experience

  • Professor (May, 2022 - till date), Dept of Computer Sc and Engg, IIT Guwahati, India
  • Associate Professor (March, 2018 - May, 2022), Dept of Computer Sc and Engg, IIT Guwahati, India
  • Assistant Professor (Feb, 2011 - March, 2018), Dept of Computer Sc and Engg, IIT Guwahati, India
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Sep, 2009 - Dec, 2010), Systems Biology Lab, Institute Pasteur, Paris, France
  • Research Associate (Mar, 2009 - Aug, 2009), Machine Learning Lab, School of Electriacal and Electronic Engg, Nanyang Technological Institute, Singapore
  • Project Associate (Aug, 2004 - Dec, 2005), BSBE, IIT Kanpur, India
  • Visiting Research Student (Nov, 2002 - Jul, 2004), Androgen Receptor Laboratory, Biomedicum, University of Helsinki, Finland


  • PhD (School of Electrical and Electronics Engineering), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (2006-2009)
  • Int MSc (Mathematics and Sc Computing), Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India (1997-2002)


Ashish has joined the Dept of CSE, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati in Feb, 2011. He did his Masters (Int-MSc, 5 years) in Mathematics and Scientific Computing from Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur. Thereafter, he joined Androgen Receptor Laboratory (University of Helsinki, Finland) as a visiting research student. That was the place where he got introduced to exciting biology compared to the boring school days biology. Computational challenges arising from efforts to understand biology fascinated and motivated him to continuing research in this highly interdisciplinary area. Later he joined a collaborative project of Prof Pradip Sinha and Prof K Deb (at IIT Kanpur) to understand neoplastic cancer in the model organism D. Melanagastor. He did his PhD from Nanyang Technological University on "Computational Inteliigence Methods for Problems in Computational Biology". In particular he worked on multi-class classification, template clustering for short time series data and imbalanced binary classification problems. And prior to joining IIT G, he was part of European Consortium, BaSySBio at Systems Biology Lab (Group Leader: Dr Benno Schwikowski) Institut Pasteur, Paris. His post-doc work was mainly concentrated on regulatory network reconstruction and pathway analysis.