Last updated 13th September 2020
Kamal Karlapalem

Kamal Karlapalem


SemanticScholar, DBLP, LinkedIn

Kamalakar Karlapalem joined IIIT, Hyderabad faculty in December 2000, and heads the Data Science and Analytics Center, and Agents and Applied Robotics Group.

He is an applied computer scientist with broad research interests: from conceptual modeling, workflow systems to distributed database systems and performance, from core clustering and classification algorithms in data mining to information extraction from actionable texts, from high dimensional intensive data visualization to visual query exploration, from multi-agent systems based simulation to multi-robotic solutions, and recently, he started AI for society. He has graduated eight Ph.D. and over fifty Masters by Research students.

He with his students has participated in various academic challenges, and competitions like RoboCup, TAC SCM, VAST, and CLEF, and have secured top three positions in them.

His teaching interest range from introductoy courses - computer programming, databases, to core courses in database systems, and operating systems, and elective and advanced courses in data mining/analytics and multi-agent systems.

He is an alumnus of Indian Statistical Institute (M.Stat), IIT, Kharagpur (M.Tech) and Georgia Tech (Ph.D., 1992) and was a faculty member in the computer science department at HKUST (1992-2000), before joining IIIT Hyderabad.


Intensive Data Visualisation System -

VAST Challenge 2018, VDA 2016, VIS LDAV 2012 Poster, SSDM 2011, AVI 2010, VAST 2009 Poster, VIS 2009 VAST Challenge, KDD VAKD 2009

Multi Agent Robot Systems -

MRS 2019-1, MRS 2019-2, RO-MAN-2019, ARMS 2019, AAMAS 2016 arXiv

Multi Agent Systems Simulation -

AAMAS 2020 , SummerSim-2019 , AAMAS 2018, IJCAI 2018 (Demo), AAMAS 2015 arXiv, AAMAS 2013, AAMAS 2013 Demo

Semantics Extraction from Actionable Text -

ACM Txns. Computing & Health, WWW WS 2019, ECIR WS 2019, KDD WS 2018, ECIR WS 2018, ICWSM 2018, CLEF 2015, ICDM WS 2015, WWW WS 2014 MSM, WWW WS 2013

Workflow Systems -

Dagsthul 2018, ER 2018, ER 2017, Inf Systems 2016, ER 2016, ICEGOV 2014, WITS 2015, WITS 2012, IEEE TSC 2012

AI for Social Good -

Human Assisted Navigation

Data Systems and Data Mining -

BIRTE 2019, ICDM WS 2018


Energy Conscious Payload Transport Robot

Loosely Coupled Payload Transport Robot

Flexible Payload Transport Robot

Visual Data Exploration

Multi Modal Traffic Simulation

Chain Catch with Robots


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Ritesh Tiwari (1979-2009)

Ritesh Tiwari joined me as PhD student in 2004. Rtiesh and I were working on two important problems dealing with insider acttacks and information security assurance. In November, 2007 he was diagonized with leukemia. Ritesh fought a long battle with tremendous courage against the dreaded disease until the last moment before he lost on October 4th 2009.

In 2006, Ritesh was selected as Microsoft PhD Student Fellow. In July, 2007, he secured ‘Best Student Paper Award’ in IEEE Services Computing Conference.

We remember Ritesh as a pleasant, humble, ever accommodating, and gentle person, and one who generously helps everybody. He had fantastic work ethic and was a researcher with great promise.We will always miss him!


Seeking Post-Doctoral Researchers. Email your resume.

Research Associateship
Minimum One Year. Email your resume with special emphasis on any major (research) projects undertaken.

If you are an IIITH graduate, email your resume. Otherwise, you need to do a Research Associateship (see above) under my guidance to be considered.

No short-term Internships


Mihir Shekhar, Ch. Raghavendra, Rahul Tallamraju, Garima Jindal

Aman Mehta, Aashay Singhal, Srineni Yahnit, Monica Palla, Sharvya Kanchi, C. Jayitha, Pooja Srinivas, Ayushi Gupta, Subhasis Chand, Abhay Rawat, Shrey Agrawal, Aman Varshney, Abhijeet Mishra, Sravya Garapati, Ayush Datta, Pallav Tinna, Neha Soorma


Chi-wai Fung, Dickson Chiu, Eleanna Kafeza, Patrick, C. K. Hung, P. Radha Krishna, Lini Thomas, Satya Valluri, Soujanya Vadapalli

So-Siu Kai, Wong Hing Kee, Kin Chu Chan, Helen Yeung, Patrick C. K. Hung,
Srilakshmi Pothana, Vandana Ponnuru, Neha Gupta [Sharma], Jhansi Rani Vennam, Jagpreet (Khaneja) Mahajan, Ravi Shankar Penta, Karteek Babu Jasti,  Swati Sharma, Meghana Lowelekar, Vishal Dwivedi, Phanikumar Bhamidipati, Vidit Bansal, Koteswara Rao Kolli, Raghavendran Balu, Rahul Sarika, Sadhu Harith Siddhartha, Sri Lakshmi Nunna, Padmini Velidi,  Saurabh Kumar, Hareesha Tamatam, Ravali Pochampally, Shraddha Agrawal, Nahil Jain, Ankita Vimal, Anushri Khandekar, Shubangi Sharma, Apeksha Khare, Prapulla Golla, Sandhya Sachidanandan, Bharath Vissapragada, Yash Gupta, Prashant Sethia, Deepika Pathania, Shipra Malhotra, Sindhu Kolli,

Himanshu Jain [IAS 2017], Garima Agrawal [IPS2018, IAS2019]

Samrat Nagarjuna Pasila, Anuj Toshniwal, Kuldeep Porwal, Avni Varma, Nishta Madaan, Ruchi Parikh, Sabitha Sarvasiddhi, Pratyush Sambaturu, Yashasvi Pochampally, Navya Yarrabelly, Garima Ahuja, Pulkit Varma, Vivek Hamirwasia , Akshat Tandon, Aditya Motwani, Syed Juned Ali, Anura Mohania, Pabitra Mohapatra


International Instistitute of Information Technology, Hyderabad (IIIT-H) [July 2004-Present, Professor; Dec 2000 - June 2004, Associate Professor; July 2006 - July 2015, Dean (Academics)]

Indian Institute of Information Technology, Chittor [In Charge Dean (Academics) [July 2016 - April 2019]

IIT, Gandhinagar [July 2015-June 2016, On Leave from IIIT-H, Professor]

Indian School of Business, Hyderabad [Aug 2013-Jul 2015, Guest Faculty CBA Program]

Hong Kong Univeristy of Science and Technology (HKUST) [Dec 1992-Nov 2000, Assistant/Associate Professor]

Georgia Institute of Technology (GaTech) [Aug 1990 - Dec 1992, Ph.D. Student]

Hewlett Packard @Current Apple Park (HP sold the land to Apple) [July 1989 - Dec 1989, Intern]

University of Florida [Aug 1988 - July 1990, Ph.D. Student]

Tata Consultancy Services [1987-1988, Software Development Engineer, @TRDDC, Pune & TCS Mumbai, Chennai]

Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur[1985-1986, M.Tech (CSDP)]

Indian Statistical Institute Delhi/Calcutta [1983-1985, M.Stat (ASDA)]

University of Bombay [1980-1983, BSc(Mathematics)]