Professor, Department of Computer Science & Information Systems, BITS Pilani, Pilani Campus
Prof. Poonam Goyal is Professor in the department of Computer Science & Information Systems, Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani, Pilani Campus. She heads the Web Intelligence and Social Computing Laboratory (WiSOC Lab) of the department. She is also a core member of Advanced Data Analytics and Parallel Technologies Laboratory (ADAPT Lab) and APPCAIR. Prof. Poonam received her ME degree in Software Systems in BITS Pilani and Ph.D. (Mathematics) from IIT Roorkee.
She specializes in the areas of Big Data Analytics, High Performance Computing, Multimedia Retrieval, Computer Vision and Natural Language Processing. Her research has contributed in various social and scientific domains like social media analytics, multi-modal knowledge graphs, bio-informatics, etc. She has published several research articles in various top tier conferences and journals such as IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing Communications and Applications, IEEE Transactions on Social Computing, Journal of Data Science and Applications, IEEE Cluster, IEEE Big Data, IEEE HiPC, IEEE/ACM/ASA DSAA, ACM ICMR, etc. She has also filed a few patents related to knowledge graphs. She is also a part of program/review committee of various conferences and journals, and served as PI/Co-PI for several sponsored research projects.
She is a recipient of 2021 Google AI for Social Good research award and 2010 IBM Research Innovation Award under the Smarter Planet Initiative in the area of Scalable Data Analytics. She has been recognized by "India AI" (a Govt. body which is an initiative of MEITY, NeGD, and NASSCOM) as one of the 8 leading women AI researchers in India on International Women's day 2021.