Conference Program

CoDS 2015 will be held from March 18-21, 2015 at Chancery Pavilion, 135 Residency Road in Bangalore.

Day 1 : Wednesday, March 18, 2015
08:45 – 9:15
Conference Registration
09:15 – 9:30
Opening Remarks from Conference Chairs
09:30 – 10:30
Keynote Talk:
"MapReduce Algorithms", Jeff Ullman, Stanford University
Tea/Coffee Break
Research Track I: Novel Applications
Session Chair: Shantanu Godbole
  1. "Categorising videos using a personalised category catalogue", R. Bairi, A. Vani, P. Ahuja, G. Ramakrishnan
  2. "A knowledge reuse framework for improving novelty and diversity in recommendations", A. Pathak, B. Patra
  3. "Correlating Night-time Satellite Images with Poverty and other Census Data of India and Estimating Future Trends", S. Chandani, R. Radhakrishnan, Nischal K N, S. Mehta
  4. "Enhancement to Community-based Multi-relational Link Prediction using Co-occurrence Probability Feature", T. Jaya Lakshmi, S. Durga Bhavani
Keynote Talk:
"Machine Learning@Amazon", Rajeev Rastogi, Amazon
Tea/Coffee Break
Research Track II- Analysis of Networks and Social Media
Session Chair: Charles Elkan
  1. "Measuring Network Centrality Using Hypergraphs", S Roy, B. Ravindran
    (Best Student Paper)
  2. "Whom-to-Interact: Does Conference Networking Boost Your Citation Count?", S. Pramanik, P. H. Yerra, B. Mitra
  3. "Community Reaction - From Blogs to Facebook", B. V. Srinivasan, A. Natarajan, R. Sinha, M. Sinha

Day 2 : Thursday, March 19, 2015
09:30 – 10:30
Keynote Talk:
"Computer Agents that Interact Proficiently with People", Sarit Kraus,Bar-Ilan University
Tea/Coffee Break
Research Track III: Foundations
Session Chair: Satnam Singh
  1. "Distributing a Trust Framework for Utilitarian Data Exchanges in Inter-Organizational Collaborations", C. Jog, S. Agrawal, S. Srinivasa
  2. "Direct Acyclic Graph Based Multi-class Twin Support Vector Machine for pattern classification", D. Tomar, S. Agarwal
  3. "From Multiple Views to Single View : A Neural Network Approach", S. Rongali, S. Chandar, B. Ravindran
  4. "Monotonous (Semi-)Nonnegative Matrix Factorization",N. Bhatt, A. Ayyar
Keynote Talk:
"Resilient cities and urban analytics: The role of big data and high performance pervasive computing", Madhav Marathe, Virginia Tech
Invited Student Talks
Session Chair: Vikas Raykar

1. "Consistency of Spectral Partitioning of Uniform Hypergraphs under Planted Partition Model",
Debarghya Ghoshdastidar
2. "Online Decision-Making in General Combinatorial Spaces", Arun Rajkumar
Tea/Coffee Break
Invited Student Talks
Session Chair: Vikas Raykar

3. "New Rules for Domain Independent Lifted MAP Inference,"
Happy Mittal
4. "On the Permanence of Vertices in Network Communities", Tanmoy Chakraborty
5. "FastXML: A Fast, Accurate and Stable Tree-classifier for eXtreme Multi-label Learning", Yashoteja Prabhu

Day 3 : Friday, March 20, 2015
09:30 – 10:30
Keynote Talk:
"Broad Data:Challenges on the emerging Web of data", Jim Hendler, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Tea/Coffee Break
Research Track IV: Time Series Analysis
Session Chair : Partha Talukdar
  1. "Multi-Sensor Event Detection using Shape Histograms", E. Hassan, G. Shroff, P. Agarwal
    (Best Paper)
  2. "Fast Approximate Dynamic Warping Kernels", Nagendar G, C.V. Jawahar
  3. "Efficiently Discovering Frequent Motifs in Large-scale Sensor Data", P. Agarwal, G. Shroff, S. Saikia, Z. Khan
Data Challenge Talks and Demos by Qualifying Teams
Session Chair : Shourya Roy
  1. "Traffic Karma", K. Pant, D. Talukder, P. Biyani, IIIT Delhi
  2. "Nexus", D. Semwal, N. Unny, S. Galhotra, A. Arora, S. Patil, Xerox Research Centre India
  3. A. Agarwala, A. Pathaka, A. Chakraborty, B. Patra, Microsoft R & D Pvt. Ltd and NIT Rourkela
  4. R. Choudhary, P. Tejaswin, R. Kumar, S. Gupta, P. Ojha, VIT University
  5. A. Jain, A. Kumar, J. Garg, P. Jalan, U. Patange, IIT Kanpur
Tea/Coffee Break
Poster Session


Day 4 : Industry Workshop, Saturday, March 21, 2015
8:30 - 9.30 AM
Workshop Registration
8:50 - 9.00
Opening Remarks by Workshop Chair
9:00 - 9.30
“Analytics for Surveillance and Operational Leverage”
Yogesh Chati and Anurag Ved, Vice Presidents, Goldman Sachs
9.30 - 10.00
“Data Science in the Cloud using Microsoft Azure”        
Vani Mandava, Senior Program Manager,  Microsoft Research.
10.00 - 10.30
Technical  Talk by        
Dr. Karthik Visweswariah, Senior Manager, Business Analytics and Math. Sciences, India Research Laboratory, IBM
10.30 - 11.00
11:00 - 11.30
“Computational Challenges in Data Analytics"        
Praphul Chandra, Principal Data Scientist, Hewlett Packard
11.30 - 12:00
"Business-time Big Data Analytics – Going beyond real-time analytics"        
Dr. Shriram Revankar, Senior Director, Adobe Research Labs, India
12.00 - 12.30
"Data Analytics – trends and challenges "        
Dr. Lipika Dey, Principal Scientist,  TCS Innovation Labs, India
12.30 - 13.30
13.30 - 14.00
“Healthcare Analytics”        
Dr. Vaibhav Rajan, Research Scientist, Xerox Research Center India
14.00 - 14.30
"Reviews and Ratings Fraud Detection in E-Commerce"        
Dr. Mohit Kumar, Principal Data Scientist, Flipkart
14.30 -  16.00
Panel Discussion : “Data Science in Indian Startups”        
       Session Chair: Dr. Satnam Singh, Director/Data Scientist, CA Technologies        
       Distinguished Panellists:        
       1.       Mr. Varun Aggarwal, Co-founder and CTO, Aspiring Minds        
       2.       Mr. Shashwat Agarwal, Principal Architect, Flipkart        
       3.       Dr. Anjaneyulu Kuchibotla, Head of Kaybus India        
       4.       Dr. Ramesh Hariharan, Co-Founder and CTO, Strand Life Sciences        
       5.       Mr. Srikanth Muralidhara, Co-Founder and Sales Head, Flutura Decision Sciences and Analytics
16.00 - 17.00
Vote of Thanks  - Dr. Manish Gupta
High Tea and Networking