"If you believe too much you'll never notice the flaws; if you doubt too much you won't get started. It requires a lovely balance."
-- Richard W. Hamming
April-May, 2020: We have developed Satyanweshi/सत्यान्वेषी, the truth-seeking chatbot. Set it up easily and truth-check suspicious messages before forwarding to others. Our solution secured the second place in MHRD AICTE SAMADHAN competition in response to COVID-19 among more than 2500 participants. Good work by Ankur, Yash, Nithya, and Prarthana who are currently working towards improving and maintaining Satyanweshi/सत्यान्वेषी. This project is mentored by Prof. Hamim Zafar and myself in collaboration with Dev Sharma, Founder and CEO of InfoPost. Also visit (and "like" if you like) Satyanweshi/सत्यान्वेषी's Facebook page.
March-April, 2020: IIT Kanpur academic fraternity is fighting tooth and nail to beat COVID-19 in their own way. Here is a personal collection of the students and faculty members and their (primarily student-driven) projects that are contributing to this fight. Some of these projects need Government and Non-government support in terms of data, funds etc. Please take a look and contact the people if you want to get involved.
January, 2020: Paper on the peer-grading tool SwaGrader gets accepted in CoDS-COMAD. Congratulations to Somu, Ayushi, and Shubham.
February, 2020: A change in the plan of offering CS711: "Game Theory and Mechanism Design" -- this will now be offered in the autumn semester (July-December) of 2020. If you have already filled the form for the summer, I'll give you a priority if you want to register for this course in the July semester.
May, 2019: Garima's (PhD student) second paper gets into IJCAI. Congratulations again!
May, 2019: Garima (PhD student) is traveling to Montreal to present her paper in AAMAS. Congratulations Garima!
January-April, 2019: Flown an A380, said differently, taught ESC101: Fundamentals of Computing. The crew after landing it successfully.
December 17, 2013: defended my thesis!