Malay Bhattacharyya

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Malay Bhattacharyya is currently an Associate Professor of Machine Intelligence Unit, an Associate Member of Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, and an Associate Member of Technology Innovation Hub on Data Science, Big Data Analytics, and Data Curation at Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata. He is a certified Design Thinker from MIT Sloan School of Management and holds a doctorate in Computer Science from Indian Statistical Institute. He has a couple of decades of teaching and research experience including short academic visits at Stanford University, University of Ljubljana, and Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. He is currently serving as a member of the Assessment & Search Committee, ACM Publications Board. He served in The Lancet COVID-19 Commission: India Task Force during 2021-22.

His current research interests encompass Computation for Social Good and Computational Healthcare. He has published research studies in high-impact journals like Cell, Nature Medicine, The Lancet Microbe, The Lancet Regional Health - Southeast Asia, and top-notch conferences like IEEE ICDE, ACM CHI, ACM CSCW. His research has received generous funding from DRDO, Google, DST and MeitY, Government of India, totaling about INR 4 Crores (~ USD 0.5 Million). He is a recipient of the Impact Scholars Award from Google (2021), Young Engineer Award from INAE (2018), Young Engineers Award from IEI (2016-17), BIRD Award from Bioclues Organization (2015), Young Scientist Award from ISCA (2013-14), and won several best paper and best reviewer awards. He became an INAE Young Associate in 2018 and a Sir Visvesvaraya Young Faculty Research Fellow in 2015-16. He advises NGOs like MDCRC, mentors Startups like Assessli, and reinforces Talent Development to companies like Tata Steel.



  • January 2023 - To date

    Associate Professor

    Machine Intelligence Unit

    ISI, Kolkata

    Courses: Introduction to Programming and Data Structures - Fall 2023; Computing Lab - Fall 2023; Management of Data - Spring 2023, Fall 2023, Spring 2024; Operating Systems - Spring 2023; Database Management Systems - Spring 2023, Spring 2024.
  • September 2021 - To date

    Associate Member

    Technology Innovation Hub on Data Science, Big Data Analytics, and Data Curation

    ISI, Kolkata

    Courses: TBA.
  • July 2019 - To date

    Associate Member

    Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

    ISI, Kolkata

    Courses: Machine Learning for Practitioners - Fall 2019; Business Analytics - 2022.
  • July 2018 - December 2022

    Assistant Professor

    Machine Intelligence Unit

    ISI, Kolkata

    Courses: Operating Systems - Spring 2022; Database Management Systems - Spring 2019, Spring 2020, Spring 2021, Spring 2022; Fundamentals of Database Systems - Fall 2019, Fall 2020, Fall 2022; Computational Molecular Biology and Bioinformatics - Fall 2021; Introduction to Programming - Fall 2020; Computing Lab - Fall 2020, Fall 2021; Data and File Structures Lab - Fall 2018, Fall 2019.
  • May 2014 - July 2018

    Assistant Professor

    Department of Information Technology

    IIEST, Shibpur

    Courses: Modelling and Simulation Lab - Spring 2017, Spring 2018; Bioinformatics - Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017; Software Engineering - Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Fall 2017; Information and Coding Theory - Fall 2014, Fall 2015, Fall 2016, Fall 2017; Information and Systems Security - Fall 2014, Fall 2015, Fall 2016, Spring 2018.
  • February 2014 - March 2014

    Visiting Researcher

    Indo-French Centre for Applied Mathematics

    IISc, Bangalore



  • March 2018 - June 2018

    Executive Education

    Mastering Design Thinking

    MIT Sloan School of Management

    Project Title: KeepSaker - Keeping alive and sharing the best memories of your life.

  • August 2007 - April 2014

    Doctor of Philosophy

    Computer Science

    ISI, Kolkata

    Dissertation Title: Mining Co-expression Networks: Applications to MicroRNA Regulation and Disease Analysis.


Awards & Honors





Arpita Sarkar, Postdoctoral Fellow Paramita Koley, Postdoctoral Fellow Abhishek Ray, Junior Research Fellow
PhD (NIT Jamshedpur) PhD (IIT Kharagpur) MTech (Jadavpur University) + PGDSMA (ISI Kolkata)
Aarti Kumari, Junior Research Fellow Enakshi Ghosh, Junior Research Fellow    Jyoti Patel, Project Linked Person
MTech (Nirma University) + PGDAIML (NIT Warangal)    MTech (Calcutta University) MSc (University of Delhi)




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