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Prof. Pushpak Bhattacharyya is Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at IIT Bombay. He earned his B. Tech. degree from IIT Kharagpur in 1984 and his M. Tech. from IIT Kanpur in 1986. He completed his PhD from IIT Bombay in 1994. He was a Visiting research fellow in Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1990. He is well known for his contributions to natural language processing and has several distinctions in that field. He has also currently been appointed as Vijay and Sita Vashee Chair Professor.

A highly recognised researcher, Prof. Bhattacharyya is a member of National Knowledge Commission: task force on translation, set up by the Prime Minister of India and Committee on Language Technology, set up by the Planning Commission of India, 2006. For his outstanding contribution to computer science, he has received many accolades including IBM Innovation award (2007), Yahoo Faculty Award (2011), P. K. Patwardhan Award for Technology Development (2008), and VNMM Award of IIT Roorkey (2014). He is also an associate editor of ACM Transaction of Asian Language Information Processing (TALIP) (since 2011), chair of lexical resources committee of Asian Federation of NLP and board member of Global Wordnet Association. Prof. Bhattacharyya is member of the Committee to decide Language Technology Policy, Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD). 

Prof. Bhattacharyya specializes in Natural Language Processing (NLP), Machine Learning (ML), Machine Translation (MT), Cross Lingual IR (CLIR) and Information Extraction (IE). Recently his text book "Machine Translation" has been published by CRC Press, Taylor and Francis Group, USA. Students of MT, NLP and ML, with interest in Indian Languages should find this book very helpful.

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