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Dr Arindam Pal

Senior Research Scientist


I am a Senior Research Scientist at Data61 in Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) and a Conjoint Senior Lecturer at University of New South Wales. Previously, I was a Research Scientist at TCS Research and Innovation. I earned my Ph.D. in Theoretical Computer Science (TCS) from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi. My Ph.D. research advisors were Professor Amit Kumar and Professor Naveen Garg.

My primary areas of expertise are Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML). This is the scientific study of algorithms and statistical models that computer systems use to perform a specific task, without using explicit instructions. My broad research interests are:

  • Artificial Intelligence, Data Science and Machine Learning
  • Analysis of Complex Networks and Social Networks
  • Approximation, Randomized and Online Algorithms
  • Combinatorial Optimization and Mathematical Programming
  • Cyber Security

In my previous life, I worked as a Technical Lead at Yahoo! Research and Cognizant, and as a Software Design Engineer at
Microsoft Corporation
and Novell Inc. I also did internships at IBM Research and Yahoo! Labs. I completed my Master of Engineering from the Department of Computer Science and Automation, Indian Institute of Science Bangalore and Bachelor of Engineering from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, both in Computer Science and Engineering. I had the privilege of working with Professor Samiran Chattopadhyay at Jadavpur University and Professor Ramesh Hariharan at IISc Bangalore, who is the Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Strand Life Sciences.

I was born and brought up at Bidhannagar (Salt Lake City), Kolkata. I studied till my class 10 in Bidhannagar Government High School, from where I passed Madhyamik Pariksha (Secondary Examination). I studied in St. Xavier's College, Kolkata (Wikipedia article) for my standard 12. From here, I passed Uchcha Madhyamik Pariksha (Higher Secondary Examination).

Academic Qualification

Professional Experience

Professional Services

  • Senior Member of ACM
  • Senior Member of IEEE

Academic Qualifications

  • 2012

    Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
    Indian Institute of Technology Delhi

  • 2002

    Master of Engineering (M.E.)
    Indian Institute of Science Bangalore

  • 2000

    Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.)
    Jadavpur University Kolkata

Current Roles

  • Senior Research Scientist

  • Senior Research Fellow
    Cyber Security CRC

  • Conjoint Senior Lecturer
    University of New South Wales

Professional Experiences

  • 2013-2019

    Research Scientist
    TCS Research and Innovation

  • 2006-2007

    Technical Lead
    Yahoo! Research

  • 2005-2006

    Technical Lead

  • 2002-2005

    Software Design Engineer
    Microsoft Corporation

  • 2002-2002

    Software Development Engineer
    Novell Inc