Sayan's bio

Sayan Ranu holds the joint positions of Nick McKeown Chair Associate Professor at the Department of Computer Science and Eng. and the Yardi School of AI at IIT Delhi. His research interests span the broad area of machine learning and data mining for graphs. Sayan obtained his PhD from the Department of Computer Science, University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) in March 2012. Sayan has received several awards and recognitions including Indian National Science Academy (INSA) Associate Fellowship 2023, Mrs. Veena Arora Early Career Faculty Research Award of IIT Delhi 2023, Associate of the Indian Academy of Sciences (IASc) 2020, top-10 papers of WSDM2023 selection, best paper award at the International Conference on Web Information Systems Engineering (WISE) 2016, Best-of-IEEE-ICDM-2016 selection, and most reproducible paper award at SIGMOD 2018. Sayan regularly serves in the program committees and review panels of prestigious conferences and journals and has been awarded Outstanding Reviewer Awards at WSDM 2021 and VLDB 2022. Sayan has been granted 5 US patents. Sayan’s dissertation on graph based techniques for querying and mining molecular databases served as the seed idea behind a life science based R&D start-up focusing on advanced technology for drug discovery.