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Research Staff Member
Almaden Research Center, San Jose, CA, USA
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Professional Associations:  ACM  |  ACM SIGKDD  |  IEEE   |  INFORMS

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Pritam Gundecha is a Research Staff Member at IBM Almaden Research Center and currently a member of Personality Analytics research group under IBM Watson Innovation.

Dr. Gundecha joined IBM in May, 2015. His research interests include Machine Learning and Data Mining, Deep Learning, Computational User Modeling, Natural Language Processing and Understanding, Privacy and Security related issues in Social Media,  Social Media Analysis, and Recommendation Systems

Dr. Gundecha earned his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Department of Computer Science, Arizona State University under supervision of Prof. Huan Liu in 2015. He received MS degree in Computer Science from the same department under supervision of Prof. Guoliang Xue in 2011, and B.E in Information Technology from Pune Institute of Computer Technology (PICT), Pune University, India in 2005.

He has published papers in top rated conferences and journals such as KDD, TKDD, CIKM, ICWSM, IUI, ASONAM, and SECON. His publications are indexed by DBLP and accessed by Google Scholar. He was a PC Member of ICWSM and IJCAI conferences in recent years. 

Dr. Gundecha holds five issued or pending US patents. He wrote a book on “Provenance Data in Docial Media”. He was invited to present a tutorial on “Mining Social Media” at the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS), 2012.

 

Honors and Awards

  1. Outstanding Technical Achievement Award
  2. ASU President's Award for Innovation, 2014.
  3. Invited to join live panel discussion on "Selling Personal Data" on Hungton Live, July 30, 2013.
  4. Scholarship to attend the \Summer School on Formal Methods for the Science of Security", 2013.
  5. KDD Student Travel Grant, 2011.
  6. One year scholarship from Computer Science and Engineering department at ASU.
  7. IBM Bravo Award for performing and delivering the project before the deadline, 2006.

 

Book

Georey Barbier, Zhuo Feng,  Pritam Gundecha and Huan Liu. "Provenance Data in Social Media", Morgan & Claypool Publishers, 2013.

 

Journals, Tutorials, and Encyclopedia Articles

  1. Pritam Gundecha, Managing a Users Vulnerability on a Social Networking Site,  PhD Thesis, 2015
  2. Pritam Gundecha, Georey Barbier, and Huan Liu. "User Vulnerability and its Reduction on a Social Networking Site", Journals of Transactions on Knowledge Discovery from Data (TKDD), 2014.
  3. Pritam Gundecha, and Huan Liu. "Mining Social Media : A Brief Introduction". The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) TutORials, 2012.
  4. Zhuo Feng,  Pritam Gundecha, and Huan Liu. "Social Provenance". Encyclopedia of Social Network Analysis and Mining (ESNAM), 2012. (second edition with updates  coming in 2017)
  5. Pritam Gundecha, "EcoBand-Pro: Economical Bandwidth Provisioning Schemes for Periodically Measured Non-Stationary Traffic",  MS Thesis, 2010.

 

Conference Papers

  1. Shereen Oraby, Pritam Gundecha , Jalal Mahmud, Mansurul Bhuiyan, and Rama Akkiraju. "How May I Help You?: Modeling Twitter Customer Service Conversations Using Fine-Grained Dialogue Acts", Under Submission, ACM IUI, 2017.
  2. Pritam Gundecha , Jiliang Tang, Xia Hu, and Huan Liu. "Exploring Personal Attributes from Unprotected Interactions". The International AAAI Conference onWeb and Social Media (ICWSM). 2016.
  3. Suhas Ranganath, Pritam Gundecha , and Huan Liu. "A Tool for Assisting Provenance Search in Social Media". Demonstration Paper. The 22nd ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM), 2013.
  4. Pritam Gundecha, Zhuo Feng, and Huan Liu. "Seeking Provenance of Information in Social Media". Short Paper. The 22nd ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM), 2013.
  5. Suhas Ranganath, Pritam Gundecha , and Huan Liu. "A Tool for Assisting Provenance Search in Social Media". Demonstration Paper. The 22nd ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM), 2013.
  6. Zhuo Feng, Pritam Gundecha , and Huan Liu. \Recovering Information Recipients in Social Media via Provenance". Short Paper. The IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining (ASONAM), 2013.
  7. Pritam Gundecha , Suhas Ranganath, Zhuo Feng, and Huan Liu. "A Tool for Collecting Provenance Data in Social Media". Demonstration Paper. The 19th ACM SIGKDD International Conference On Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD), 2013.
  8. Pritam Gundecha , Georey Barbier, and Huan Liu. "Exploiting Vulnerability to Secure User Privacy on a Social Networking Site". The 17th ACM SIGKDD International Conference On Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD), 2011.  Media Coverage: ReadWriteWeb, New Scientist, Toronto Star and many other media sites
  9. Xi Fang, Dejun Yang, Pritam Gundecha , and Guoliang Xue. "Multi-Constrained Anypath Routing in Wireless Mesh Networks". The 7th IEEE Communications Society Conference on Sensor, Mesh and Ad Hoc Communications and Networks (SECON), 2010.

 

Patents

  1.  Jalal Mahmud, Pritam Gundecha , Rama Akkiraju, Vibha Sinha, Anbang Xu. "A system and a method for recommending the next dialog act of a participant in a conversation", IBM Disclosure No. AUS820160787, 2016.
  2. Jalal Mahmud, Pritam Gundecha , Rama Akkiraju, Vibha Sinha, Anbang Xu. "A system and a method for validating the next dialog act of a participant in a conversation", IBM Disclosure No. AUS820160788, 2016.
  3. Rama Akkiraju, Jalal Mahmud, Vibha Sinha, Anbang Xu. Pritam Gundecha , Mansurul Bhuiyan. "A System and Method for Assessing the Structural Quality of Conversations", Disclosure No. AUS820160790, 2016.
  4. Liang Gou, Pritam Gundecha , Jalal Mahmud, and Rama Akkiraju. A System and a Method Analyzing and Optimizing Tone for Achieving Desired Reception from Target Audience", IBM Docket No. AUS9-2016-0619-US1, 2016.
  5. Pritam Gundecha , Jiliang Tang and Huan Liu. Systems and Methods for Predicting Personal Attributes based on Public Interaction Data US Patent Application Number: 62/164,907, 2015.

 

Technical Reports

  1. Pritam Gundecha , Jiliang Tang, and Huan Liu. "Predicting a Users Action on a Post in a Crisis". Under Review. 2015.
  2. Pritam Gundecha , Wesley Giord, Ashish Jagmohan, and Anshul Sheopuri. "Improving User Engagements on a Micro-blogging Site". 2014.

 

Invited Talks

  1. Pritam Gundecha, and Huan Liu. "Mining Social Media : A Brief Introduction". The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) TutORials, 2012.
  2. Pritam Gundecha and Huan Liu. "Mining Social Media: A Brief Introduction". Decision Systems Seminar at ASU (Oct 2012).
  3. Huan Liu and Pritam Gundecha. "In Social Media, Your Vulnerability May Be Beyond Your Control". Information Assurance Center Seminar at ASU (Sept 2011).

 

Selected Press Coverage (where I  personally interviwed before publishing or invited to write a blog)

  1. Bluemix Customer Newsletter "IBM Watson just got more accurate at detecting emotions" (Oct 20, 2016).
  2. Read Write Web. "How Vulnerable Are Your Facebook Friends to Attacks?" (Aug 24, 2011).
  3. ASU News. "Improving social media network security" (Aug 29, 2011).
  4. New Scientist. "Dumping friends on Facebook helps make you secure" (Aug 30, 2011).
  5. Toronto Star. "How to determine which of your Facebook friends to get rid of" (Sept 1, 2011).

 

Academia Services

  1. PC member:  ICWSM 2017, IJCAI 2016, ICWSM 2014, and EB-ASONAM 2013
  2. Reviewed the conference and journal papers for KDD, WWW, WSDM, CIKM, ICWSM, SDM, ICDM, ASONAM, TKDD, TOMCCAP and Journal on Information Sciences, etc.
  3. Memberships: IEEE, ACM and INFORMS.