Srinath Srinivasa heads the Web Science lab and is the Dean (R&D) at IIITB. Srinath holds a Ph.D (magna cum laude) from the Berlin Brandenburg Graduate School for Distributed Information Systems (GkVI) Germany, an M.S. (by Research) from IIT-Madras and B.E. in Computer Science and Engineering from The National Institute of Engineering (NIE) Mysore. His research interests are in understanding how the WWW is affecting humanity; and how the web can enable social empowerment and capability building. He has participated in several initiatives for technology enhanced education including the VTU Edusat program, The National Programme for Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL), a Switzerland based online MBA school called Educatis, and IIITB’s educational outreach program with Upgrad. He is a member of various technical and organizational committees for international conferences like International Conference on Weblogs and Social Media (ICWSM), ACM Hypertext, International Conference on Management of Data and Data Sciencec (COMAD/CoDS), International conference on Ontologies, Databases and Applications of Semantics (ODBASE), International Conference on Big Data Analytics (BDA), etc.
As part of academic community outreach, Srinath has served on the Board of Studies of Goa University and as a member of the Academic Council of the National Institute of Engineering, Mysore. He has served as a technical reviewer for various journals like the VLDB journal, IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, and IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing. He is currently serving as an Associate Editor of the journal Sadhana from the Indian Academy of Sciences. He is also the recipient of various national and international grants and awards, from foundations and companies like: EU Horizon 2020, UK Royal Academy of Engineering, Research Councils UK, MEITy, DST, Siemens, Intel, Mphasis, EMC and Gooru.
Current Professional Outreach:
- PC Member of ACM Hypertext
- PC Member of Socinfo: International Conference on Social Informatics
- PC Member of APCOSE: INCOSE Asia-Pacific Conference on Systems Engineering
- PC Member of ACM COMAD/CoDS
- PC Member of International Conference on Distributed and Internet Technology (ICDCIT)
- Steering Committee Member of International Conference on Big Data Analytics (BDA)
- Associate Editor for Sadhana