I am a Ph.D. student at the School of Information at the University of Texas at Austin. My faculty advisor is Dr. Matt Lease. I am a part of the Information Retrieval and Crowdsourcing Lab. Before joining the Ph.D. program, I worked as a Software Engineer in Microsoft and as a Decision Scientist in Mu Sigma.
I received my Bachelor of Engineering Degree in Computer Science and Technology from IIEST, Shibpur.
My general area of interests are Information Retreival, Natural Language Processing and Human Computation.
My broad research interest is in Fairness, Accountability and Transparency of Information access systems. Information Access systems play an increasing role in deciding what information to provide and how that information is presented. As a consequence, information access systems have the power to significantly shape user beliefs. My research considers three aspects of information access systems:
I help organize a FAT* Reading group where we discuss recent literature in that problem space. More information here.
Paper on Communicating User Bias in Fact-Checking is accepted in SIGIR Workshop on FACTS-IR
SIGIR Forum Article on research agenda in FACTS-IR
Paper on bias in visual question answering datasets is accepted in ASIS&T ‘19
Dataset bias: A case study for visual question answering
Anubrata Das, Samreen Anjum and Danna Gurari
Proceedings of the Association for Information Science and Technology 56, no. 1 (2019): 58-67.
CobWeb: A Research Prototype for Exploring User Bias in Political Fact-Checking
Anubrata Das, Kunjan Mehta, and Matthew Lease
FACTS-IR Workshop, SIGIR 2019. [slides]
This is a working paper and we will update the paper with some details soon
A Conceptual Framework for Evaluating Fairness in Search
Anubrata Das and Matthew Lease
arXiv preprint arXiv: arXiv:1907.09328 (2019)
Interactive information crowdsourcing for disaster management using SMS and Twitter: A research prototype
Anubrata Das, Neeratyoy Mallik, Somprakash Bandyopadhyay, Sipra Das Bit, and Jayanta Basak
IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communication Workshops (PerCom Workshops) 2016
Predicting trends in the twitter social network: A machine learning approach
Anubrata Das, Moumita Roy, Soumi Dutta, Saptarshi Ghosh, and Asit Kumar Das
In International Conference on Swarm, Evolutionary, and Memetic Computing, Springer, Cham, 2014.