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About Me

I am Soumi Das, a post-doctoral researcher at Max Planck Institute for Software Systems, Saarbruecken advised by Professor Krishna Gummadi. Presently I’ll be working on understanding the robust representations learnt by large foundation models. I have worked in my PhD tenure under the supervision of Dr. Sourangshu Bhattacharya in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering (C.S.E), Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur. I joined Complex NEtwork Research Group (CNeRG) of this department in May, 2017. My research area during PhD broadly spans Machine Learning and Computer Vision and dealing with subset selection problems in the field of data-centric AI.


I have completed my B.Sc (Computer Science Honours) from St. Xaviers College in 2014. Then I completed my M.Sc (Computer Science) from the Institute of Science, Banaras Hindu University (B.H.U) in 2016. I submitted my PhD thesis entitled ‘Algorithms for online subset selection and data valuation in data-centric AI’ at IIT Kharagpur in July 2023.


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Explainability in Computer Vision

Explainability or Interpretability?

Curriculum Vitae



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