Dr. Asif Ekbal

Associate Professor
Room No-410, Block-3
Department of Computer Science & Engineering
IIT Patna
Phone: +91-6115-233-8090 (Office) & +91-8521274830 (Mobile)
Email: asif@iitp.ac.in & asif.ekbal@gmail.com

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Outreach and other Academic Engagement

Chair/Area Chair/SPC
  1. PC Chair, ICONIP 2022
  2. Area Chair, Language Resources & Evaluation, EACL 2021
  3. Area Chair, Question-Answering, HLT/NAACL 2019
  4. Senior PC Member: AAAI 2021, 22;  IJCAI 2020,21, 2022
Editorial Board
  1. Academic Editor, PlosOne
  2. Computer Speech and Language, Elsevier
  3. Associate Editor, ACM TALLIP, ACM
  4. Associate Editor, Sadhana, Proceedings of Indian Academy of Sciences, Springer
  5. Associate Editor, Machine Transalation Journal, Springer
  6. Associate Editor, SN Computer Science, Springer
Memberships (Professional & Govt bodies)
  1. Member, AI Standardization, Govt of India
  2. Secretary, NLP Association of India
  3. Member:- ACL, ACM, IEEE
Program Committee Member
  1. EMNLP-2017, ICON-2016, FLAIRS ANLP Tracks-16, 15, 14, 13, 12, 11
GIAN Workshop
  1. Big Social Data Analytics, Feb 26-Mar 02, 2018 (foreign expert: Prof. Erik Cambria, NTNU, Singapore)
  2. Neural Machine Translation, Dec 4-11, 2017(foreign expert: Prof. Andy Way, DCU, Ireland)
  3. Introduction to Natural Language Processing", May 2-8, 2016 (foreign expert: Prof. Sadao Kurohashi, Kyoto University, Japan).
  4. Cognitive Science for Computational Linguists", December 8-14, 2016 (foreign expert: Prof. Massimo Poesio, University of Essex, United Kingdom)
  5. Multiobjective Optimization, December 15-22, 2016 (foreign expert: Prof. Carlos A. Coello Coello, Mexico)
Conference/Workshop Organization
  1. Organising Chair, ICON 2020
  2. Student Paper Competition Chair, 13th International Conference on Natural Language Processing (ICON-2016), 17-20 Dec 2016, IIT-BHU Varanasi, India.
  3. Organizing Chair, First International Workshop on Optimization Techniques for Human Language Technology, COLING-12
  4. Organizing chair, Indo-Australia Workshop on Optimization Techniques for Human Language Technology, IIT Patna, India on December 16, 2012.
  5. Organizing Committee Member, First Workshop on South and Southeast Asian Natural Language Processing held with COLING 2010
  6. Organizing Co-chair, 5th CLIA workshop held with IJCNLP 2011, November 13, 2011.
Journal Reviewer
  1. IEEE Transaction on Affective Computing,  IEEE Transaction on ACM TALLIP, Elsevier Journals (AI, KBS, IPM etc)
  2. TACL