Professor Sivaji Bandyopadhyay obtained his Bachelor of Computer Science and Engineering (BCSE) from Jadavpur University in 1985, Master of Computer Science and Engineering (MCSE) from Jadavpur University in 1987 and PhD (Engg.) from Jadavpur University in 1998. His main area of research is Natural Language Processing. He is Professor in Computer Science and Engineering at Jadavpur University (currently on-lien) since 2001. He has joined as the Director of NIT Silchar on 1st December, 2017. Prior to that, he was the Head, Computer Science and Engineering Department, Jadavpur University during 2012-2014, Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Jadavpur University, during 2013-2016, Director, Computer Aided Design Centre, Jadavpur University during 2012-2017, Coordinator, TEQIP-II, Jadavpur University during 2013-2016 among other responsibilities.
Professor Bandyopadhyay has supervised over 11 PhD students and a total of 12 PhD scholars are currently working under his supervision. He has published around 49 research articles in reputed journals and 250 research publications in reputed conferences, workshops or symposiums. He has also authored two books. He has completed 4 international research and development projects - with France, Mexico, Japan as the Principal Investigator in the area of Sentiment Analysis, Question Answering, and Textual Entailment. He was the Chief Investigator of 8 National level consortium mode projects in the areas of Machine Translation - English to Indian languages and Indian language to Indian languages, cross lingual information access, development of tree bank for Indian languages among others. Currently, he is executing three international projects funded by SPARC (MHRD) with Germany, ASEAN (DST) with Indonesia and Malaysia, DST and CNRS with France. The Center for Natural Language Processing (CNLP), a research center has been established at NIT Silchar under his leadership.
Professor Bandyopadhyay has various International research collaborations and visited several countries to deliver invited talks. He is regularly organizing the workshop series "Sentiment Analysis where AI meets Psychology (SAAIP)". He was the Program Chair of the 14th International Conference on Natural Language Processing (ICON 2017). He has started the International Conference on Big Data, Machine Learning and Applications (BigDML) in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at NIT Silchar to be held in December, 2019.