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Jiaul Hoque Paik

Visiting Scientist

Ph.D (Computer Science)
I am joining University of Maryland, College Park, USA in June

Information Retrieval Lab
Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Unit
Indian Statistical Institute
203 B.T. Road,
Kolkata 700 108, INDIA
Phone: +91 33 2575 2858.

"The test of all knowledge is experiment. Experiment is the sole judge of scientific truth." -- Richard Feynman.

"If others would think as hard as I did, then they would get similar results." -- Issac Newton.

"In mathematics you do not understand things, you just get used to them." -- John Von Neumann.

Research | Books | Resources | My Co-authors | Publications | Important Lessons


I am interested in Information Retrieval (Search engine). Truthfully speaking, I am not only interested in search, I am passionate about it. I am also interested in Text Mining, Machine Learning and the particular kinds of Graph Algorithms that help to solve the Search problems. The other areas that fascinate me include Data Structure, Algorithm Design and Analysis and Programming (mostly C).


1. How to Solve It : By George Polya. A great book on problem solving.
2. How to Lie With Statistics : By Darrell Huff. A book on common sense in mathematics.
3. The Mythical Man Month : By Frederic P. Brooks Jr. A classic in computer science.
4. The Elements of Style : By William Strunk Jr. Particularly for english writing style but also correlated with programming style.
5. Programming Pearls : By Jon Bentlay. A delightful book for the programmers.


1. Information Retrieval Resources and NLP Resources.
2. Dictionary of Algorithms and Data Structures.
3. Free Computer Science Books, Tutorials etc.
4. Online Computer Science Video Lectures.
5. Donald Knuth's Lectures on Problem Solving.
6. Literate Programming -- Computer Programming as Work of Literature.



Important Lessons

1. You and Your Research. A stimulating talk on how to do research individually By Richard Hamming.
2. Pleasure of finding things out By Richard Feynman
3. Ways of thinking By Richard Feynman
4. Character of Physical Law A series of beautiful lectures By Richard Feynman
5. Advising Students for Success: Jeff Ullman shares his experience on supervision.

Acknowledgment : I borrowed the skeleton of this page from Dr. Mandar Mitra.