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Jagat Sesh Challa


Short Bio

Jagat Sesh Challa is currently working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Information Systems, Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani. He is a core researcher of Advanced Data Analytics and Parallel Technologies Laboratory. He completed his Bachelor's degree - M.Sc. (Tech.) Information Systems, Master's degree - M.E. Software Systems and Ph.D. (Computer Science), all three from the Department of CSIS, BITS Pilani. His area of doctoral research includes - High Performance Data Mining and Stream Analytics with specific focus on data indexing structures and techniques for handling big data. He also worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Centre for Ultra-Scale Computing and Information Security Lab in the Electrical and Computer Science Department of Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, USA, where he worked upon Stream Analytics and Materials Informatics. He has published his work in top tier conferences such as IEEE Cluster, IEEE Big Data, ACM ICDCN, etc. and SCI journals such as Big Data Research, TETA, etc.. He has also served as an independent reviewer for journals like ACM TKDD, IEEE IoTJ, Elsevier ComNet, etc. and conferences such as IEEE Big Data, DASFAA, CVIP, ICCI, etc. He is a member of ACM and IEEE. His current research interests include - Big Data Analytics, HPC, Stream Analytics, Computer Vision, Materials Informatics and Network Forensics.

Dr. Jagat is also the Program Coordinator for BITS Pilani Postman Classroom Program and the Incharge of the Postman API and Coding Innovation Lab at Incubation and Innovation Center at Pilani Campus.
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Educational Qualifications

  • Postdoctoral Fellow (Feb 2020 - Jan 2021), Centre for Ultra-Scale Computing and Information Systems (CUCIS), Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Northwestern University, USA
  • Ph.D. (2013-2019), Advanced Data Analytics and Parallel Technologies (ADAPT) Lab, Dept. of Computer Science & Information Systems, BITS-Pilani, India
  • M.E. Software Systems (2010-2012), BITS-Pilani
  • M.Sc. (Tech.) Information Systems (2006-2010), BITS-Pilani



Dept. of CSIS, Pilani Campus
New Academic Building
BITS, Pilani
Rajasthan, India - 333031
Ph: +91 1596 255735 (Desk) / 255437 (ADAPT Lab) / 255405 (Office)
Email: jagatsesh[AT]

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