Romil Bansal

Romil Bansal

Research Student
Search and Information Extraction Lab
IIIT Hyderabad

Personal Profile

I'm a second year MS (by Research) student at IIIT - Hyderabad. I am currently working at Search and Information Extraction Lab (SIEL) at International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad under the guidance of Prof. Vasudeva Verma. I mostly work in the area of Social Media Analytics (understanding short/noisy text) and User Modeling (User Modeling in Social and Ubiquitous environment).

Work Experience

Research Assistant, SIEL

December, 2012 - December, 2014

I am working on the Sandhan , a Cross Language Information Access (CLIA) project funded by Department of Defence (Govt. of India). As a part of sub-team of IIIT Hyderabad, I am working on query formulation pipeline where my main focus is to develop query translation and transliteration engine for enabling cross language search in 7 different indian languages.

Assistant System Engieer, TCS Innovation Labs

July, 2011 - July, 2012

Worked with Multimedia Team at TCS Innovation Labs for creating Multimedia Research Artifacts for TCS Innovation Labs.

Teaching Experience

Teaching Assistant, Machine Learning, IIIT Hyderabad

Monsoon, 2014

Assisted Dr. Shailesh Kumar for the Machine Learning course during Monsoon 2014.

Teaching Assistant, Information Extraction and Retrieval, IIIT Hyderabad

Spring, 2014

Assisted Prof. Vasudeva Varma for Information Extraction and Retrieval course during Spring 2014

Teaching Assistant, Web Mining, IIIT Hyderabad

Monsoon, 2013

Assisted Dr. Manish Gupta for the Web Mining course during Monsoon 2013


International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad

M.S. (by Research), July, 2012 - Present

Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology, Delhi

Bachelor of Engineering, 2007-2011


Linking Entities in #Microposts

In Proceedings of #Microposts2014, 4th workshop on 'Making Sense of Microposts' at World Wide Web Conference (WWW) 2014

EDIUM: Improving Entity Disambiguation via User Modeling

ECIR '14, Proceedings of 36th European Conference on Information Retrieval

Entity Tracking in Real-Time using Sub-Topic Detection on Twitter

ECIR '14, Proceedings of 36th European Conference on Information Retrieval

TWIPIX: a web magazine curated from social media

MM '12 Proceedings of the 20th ACM international conference on Multimedia



Filed by TCS Innovation Labs, India 3124/MUM/2012

Select Projects

Author Profiling: Predicting Age and Gender from Blogs

PAN CLEF 2013 Author Profiling Task, Link

FeedPeek: Summarizing your feeds

Feed Summarizing System, Link

FaceShows: A Social Sentiment System

Email Sentiments Analysis System, Link

Modeling User Activity for conserving power on Smartphone

User Modeling and Ubiquitous Computing, Under Review

Traffic Congestion Detection (on Indian Roads)

Analysing traffic through CCTV camera on Indian Roads, Link

AAS: Automated Attendance System

Face Detection and Recognition System for Automated Attendance at IIIT , Link

Twitbookmarks: Tagging you bookmarks

Tags Recommendation System based on User's Twitter feeds , Link


  • Information Retrieval and Extraction
  • Natural Language Applications
  • Statistical Methods in AI
  • Digital Image Processing
  • Data Mining
  • Machine Learning
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Game Theory (Coursera)
  • Probabilistic Graphical Models (Coursera)
  • Social Network Analysis (Coursera)