Partha Pratim Das

Partha Pratim Das, Ph.D.

Visiting Professor, Department of Computer Science and Director, Center for Data Science and Analytics

Ashoka University

Dr. Partha Pratim Das is a Visiting Professor at the Department of Computer Science and the Director of the Center of Data Science and Analytics at Ashoka University. He is on long leave from IIT Kharagpur where he is a Professor at the Department of CSE. Partha has over 24 years of experience in teaching and research and about 13 years of experience in the Software Industry.

Since 2014 Partha has been involved in R&D and education on impact projects using huge volumes of integrated and curated data and tools of AI. From 2015 to 2022, he initiated and led the National Digital Library of India Project of MoE, GoI to create an open educational library having about 100 million+ free content organized by the educational needs of the users. He has also been developing a curated repository of audio and videos for Indian Classical Dance (Bharatanatyam) for AI-driven research in modeling, preservation, and tutoring. The repository has 80TB of 1200+ hours of annotated recordings and is used in dance research by several scholars. Since joining Ashoka in July 2022, Partha has led the initiative for the creation of a data lake at Ashoka which will host research data for climate, health, social and physical sciences, and others. He has been the Program Director for PEDP on “Data Science for Social Impact”, funded by Over 50 working professionals have been trained in the first cohort of PEDP in a 20-week-long online program. Partha leads the Project on “Indian food knowledge graph for personalized digital health”