Dr. Anand
Dr. Ashish Anand
Associate Professor
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
IIT Guwahati, Assam, India - 781039
  +91 361 258 2374
  anand [dot] ashish [at] iitg.ac.in
Research Area

Natural Language Processing (NLP)
Biomedical Text Mining
Computational Biology
Deep Learning

News and Activities

Jun 03, 2020
[Journal Paper] Congratulations to Madhusudan for his paper getting accepted in Journal of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology.
Jan 02, 2020
[Ph.D. Defense] Congratulations to Saptarshi for defending his Ph.D. thesis successfully.
May 07, 2020
[Student Grant] Congratulations to Aakansha for full conference grant at WCCI-IJCNN 2020.
Mar 21, 2020
[Conf Paper] Congratulations to Aakansha for her paper getting accepted in IJCNN 2020.
Jan 06, 2020
Dr. Awekar presented joint work with Akshay and Ashish at CoDS COMAD 2020.

Professional Experience

  • Associate Professor (March, 2018 - till date), Dept of Computer Sc and Engg, IIT Guwahati, India
  • Assistant Professor (Feb, 2011 - March, 2018), Dept of Computer Sc and Engg, IIT Guwahati, India
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Sep, 2009 - Dec, 2010), Systems Biology Lab, Institute Pasteur, Paris, France
  • Research Associate (Mar, 2009 - Aug, 2009), Machine Learning Lab, School of Electriacal and Electronic Engg, Nanyang Technological Institute, Singapore
  • Project Associate (Aug, 2004 - Dec, 2005), BSBE, IIT Kanpur, India
  • Visiting Research Student (Nov, 2002 - Jul, 2004), Androgen Receptor Laboratory, Biomedicum, University of Helsinki, Finland


  • PhD (School of Electrical and Electronics Engineering), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (2006-2009)
  • Int MSc (Mathematics and Sc Computing), Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India (1997-2002)


Ashish has joined the Dept of CSE, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati in Feb, 2011. He did his Masters (Int-MSc, 5 years) in Mathematics and Scientific Computing from Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur. Thereafter, he joined Androgen Receptor Laboratory (University of Helsinki, Finland) as a visiting research student. That was the place where he got introduced to exciting biology compared to the boring school days biology. Computational challenges arising from efforts to understand biology fascinated and motivated him to continuing research in this highly interdisciplinary area. Later he joined a collaborative project of Prof Pradip Sinha and Prof K Deb (at IIT Kanpur) to understand neoplastic cancer in the model organism D. Melanagastor. He did his PhD from Nanyang Technological University on "Computational Inteliigence Methods for Problems in Computational Biology". In particular he worked on multi-class classification, template clustering for short time series data and imbalanced binary classification problems. And prior to joining IIT G, he was part of European Consortium, BaSySBio at Systems Biology Lab (Group Leader: Dr Benno Schwikowski) Institut Pasteur, Paris. His post-doc work was mainly concentrated on regulatory network reconstruction and pathway analysis.