Sayan Ranu

Assistant Professor, CSE, IIT Delhi

Sayan Ranu is an assistant professor in the department of Computer Science and Engineering at IIT Delhi. His research interests include spatio-temporal data analytics, graph indexing, and mining, and bioinformatics. Prior to joining IIT Delhi, he spent close to three years as an Assistant Professor at IIT Madras and a year and a half in the role of a Research Scientist at IBM Research.

He obtained his PhD from the Department of Computer Science, University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) in March 2012. He was a recipient of the “Distinguished Graduate Research Fellowship” at UCSB. He obtained his Bachelor of Science from Iowa State University, where he received the “President’s top 2% of the class” award.
He has published more than 35 papers in premier database, data-mining and bioinformatics venues, including SIGMOD, VLDB, KDD, and WWW. He received the Best Paper Award at the International Conference on Web Information Systems Engineering (WISE) 2016, Best-of-IEEE-ICDM-2016 selection, and Most Reproducible Paper Award at SIGMOD 2018. Sayan regularly serves in the program committees and review panels of prestigious conferences and journals including KDD, ICDE, ICDM, WWW, CIKM, TKDE, and VLDB Journal.
Sayan has been granted 4 US patents. Sayan’s dissertation on graph based techniques for querying and mining molecular databases served as the seed idea behind a life science based R&D start-up focusing on advanced technology for drug discovery. Sayan maintains his social footprint in his LinkedIn profile as well as his IIT-D homepage.