Akhil Arora

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Oct, 2017: Workshop Proposal Accepted!

Co-chairing the first edition of the GRADES-NDA workshop in conjunction with SIGMOD 2018. Don't miss the chance to submit your relevant research work!

Sep, 2017:

Serving on the program committee of DASFAA 2018

Jul, 2017:

Here is our report systematically refuting and responding to the refutations made by Lu et al. on our SIGMOD 2017 paper on "Debunking the Myths of Influence Maximization".

May, 2017:

Serving on the program committee of SIGMOD 2018 (Demonstrations Track).

May, 2017:

Attending SIGMOD 2017 from 14th May-19th May.

12th May, 2017:

Giving a talk on "Influence Maximization on Social Networks: The State of the Art and the Gaps that Remain" at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

March, 2017:

Attending COMAD/CODS 2017 from 8th-10th March. Invited to present our SIGMOD 2016 paper: "Holistic Influence Maximization" and VLDB 2016 Demo: "GARUDA" in the premier papers track!!

23rd Feb, 2017:

Giving a talk on "Influence Maximization on Social Networks: The State of the Art and the Gaps that Remain" at SIGDATA, IIT Kanpur.

4th Feb, 2017:

Giving a talk on Influence Maximization at Botathon, Forge Accelerator, 2017.

Jan, 2017:

Giving a talk on Debunking the Myths of Influence Maximization at NEDB Day, 2017.

Dec, 2016:

Serving on the program committee of DASFAA 2017 (Industry Track).

Sep, 2016: Paper accepted in SIGMOD!

Are you aware of the subtleties in the area of Influence Maximization? We bet not! Debunking the Myths of Influence Maximization in our new sexy SIGMOD 2017 paper.

Sep, 2016: Workshop Proposal Accepted!

Co-chairing the second edition of the Network Data Analytics (NDA) workshop in conjunction with SIGMOD 2017. Don't miss the chance to submit your relevant research work!

9th Sep, 2016:

Giving a talk on Influence Maximization at The NorthCap University, Gurgaon.

Sep, 2016:

Attending VLDB 2016 from 5th-9th September.

1st July, 2016:

Chairing NDA 2016.

June, 2016:

Attending SIGMOD 2016 from 26th June-1st July.

24th June, 2016:

Giving a talk on Holistic Influence Maximization at Facebook Inc., California, USA.

24th June, 2016:

Invited to attend Info lunch at Stanford Info Lab.

24th June, 2016:

Giving a talk on Holistic Influence Maximization at Palo Alto Research Centre (PARC), California, USA.

23rd June, 2016:

Giving a talk on Holistic Influence Maximization at UC Santa Barbara, USA.

May, 2016: Paper alert!

Interface with GARUDA, a system for scalably mining statistically significant subgraphs. Demo paper in VLDB 2016.

Jan, 2016: Paper alert!

Presenting holistic influence maximization as a poster in NEDB Day, 2016.

Nov, 2015: Paper accepted in SIGMOD!

Check out a new model and approach for opinion-aware influence maximization in our SIGMOD 2016 paper.

Feb, 2015: Paper alert!

Our algorithm for scalable influence maximization has been accepted as a WWW 2015 poster.

I am a Research Scientist in the Big Data Labs at American Express, Bangalore. In this role, I work as a leading contributor in devising novel scalable algorithms to solve a gamut of complex real-world problems in the area of databases, data mining and machine learning. Prior to that I was a researcher in the Text & Graph Analytics group at Xerox Research, India. My research interests include large scale data-mining: graph mining, social-network analysis; and databases: indexing & querying large graphs, text and high dimensional databases. The tag-cloud of my paper abstracts provides an accurate representation of my research interests.

I graduated from the Computer Science department of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur, India in June, 2013. Prior to joining Xerox Research, I worked at Intel Corporation, Bangalore for a year. During my masters, I worked on statistically significant subgraph mining in the SIGDATA group under the supervision of Prof. Arnab Bhattacharya.

Contact:

akhil dot arora at aexp.com
aarora at cse dot iitk dot ac.in