Update: I defended my PhD dissertation in Spring 2016 and accepted a position at Bosch Research and Technology Center, North America as a Research Scientist. Here is my updated homepage: http://pramodatre.github.io/

Pramod Anantharam Semantic Web - Information Extraction - Predictive Analytics - Machine Learning - Data Science for Social Good

I am a PhD candidate at the Kno.e.sis Center, Wright State University, Dayton, OH. I work in the area of Semantic Web under the guidance of Prof. Amit P. Sheth, who is the founder and executive director of Kno.e.sis Center. I'm co-advised by Prof. T. K. Prasad with whom I work on devising algorithms to deal with heterogeneity, uncertainty, incompleteness, and dynamism in domains such as sustainability (e.g., Smart Cities) and Healthcare. I'm passionate about data science for social good which resonates in my research projects.



I enjoy applying knowledge informed probabilistic reasoning (mainly Bayesian Reasoning) and Machine Learning techniques to solve challenging problems in sustainability and healthcare. My research interests include Semantic Web, Information Extraction, Internet of Things (IoT), and knowledge representation and reasoning under uncertainty.

Specifically, I work on algorithms that can leverage existing knowledge of a domain (e.g., ConceptNet, domain ontology, dictionaries) to complement structure and parameters of probabilistic models. My thesis work involves extracting events, understanding events, and recommending actions using probabilistic models in domains such as Smart Cities and Healthcare.


Past Projects

Awards and Recognition

Invited to the NSF funded Data Science Workshop, 2015 at University of Washington, Seattle, Aug 5-7, 2015

I was offered the Eric & Wendy Schmidt Data Science for Social Good Fellowship for Summer 2014

A short article on my research appeared on our university newsroom, Nov 2013.

Invited for participation in Dagstuhl Seminar on Physical-Cyber-Social Computing, 2013.

Invited for a fully funded visit to University of Debrecen, Hungary, to talk on Data Analytics for IoT at a Faculty Seminar, October 2013.

NSF Travel Award for attending the International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC) 2012.

Best research showcase award (three out of 40 interns were chosen) for my internship work at IBM Research, India, in Summer 2012.


Journal Papers


Technical Reports

Conference/Workshop Papers

  • Pratikkumar Desai, Cory Henson, Pramod Anantharam, Amit Sheth, 'SECURE: Semantics Empowered resCUe Environment', In: Proceedings of 4th International Workshop on Semantic Sensor Networks 2011 (SSN 2011), co-located with the 10th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2011), Bonn, Germany, pp. 110-113, 2011.
  • Krishnaprasad Thirunarayan and Pramod Anantharam, 'Trust Networks: Interpersonal, Sensor, and Social,' In: Proceedings of 2011 International Conference on Collaborative Technologies and Systems (CTS 2011), pp. 13-21, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, May 23-27, 2011 (invited paper).
  • Satya S. Sahoo, D. Brent Weatherly, Raghava Mutharaju, Pramod Anantharam,Amit P. Sheth, Rick L. Tarleton 'Ontology-driven Provenance Management in eScience: An Application in Parasite Research', OnTheMove Federated Conferences & Workshops (OTM 2009) - ODBASE& #39;09, Vilamoura, Algarve-Portugal, Nov 03 - 04 - 05, 2009.
  • Ashutosh Jadhav, Wenbo Wang, Raghava Mutharaju, Pramod Anantharam, Vinh Nyugen, Amit P. Sheth, Karthik Gomadam, Meenakshi Nagarajan, and Ajith Ranabahu 'Twitris: Socially Influenced Browsing' Semantic Web Challenge 2009, 8th International Semantic Web Conference, Oct. 25-29 2009, Washinton, DC, USA.
  • Pramod Anantharam, Satya S. Sahoo, D. Brent Weatherly, Flora Logan, Raghava Mutharaju, Amit P. Sheth, and Rick Tarleton. 'Trykipedia: Collaborative Bio- Ontology Development using Wiki Environment' Ohio Collaborative Conference on BioInformatics (OCCBIO 2009), June 14-17, 2009.
  • Raghava Mutharaju, Satya S. Sahoo, D. Brent Weatherly, Pramod Anantharam, Flora Logan, Amit P. Sheth, and Rick Tarleton. 'Ontology Driven Integration of Biology Experiment Data', Ohio Collaborative Conference on BioInformatics (OCCBIO 2009), June 14-17, 2009.

Professional Activities

  • PC member, 13th European Semantic Web Conference (ESWC), 2016
  • PC member, Web Science track at the 25th International World Wide Web Conference (WWW 2016)
  • PC member, Semantics and Big Data at the 25th International World Wide Web Conference (WWW 2016)
  • PC member, Semantic Sensor Networks and Terra Cognita (SSN-TC), @ISWC 2015
  • PC member, Journal of Internet Services and Applications
  • PC member, ISWC2015 - Research Track
  • PC member, The 6th Workshop on Semantics for Smarter Cities (S4SC 2015) @ ISWC2015
  • PC member, WWW2015 - Web Science Track
  • PC member, WWW2015
  • PC member, 5th Workshop on Semantics for Smarter Cities, collocated with the 13th International Semantic Web Conference, 2014
  • PC member, Second International Workshop on Internet of Things, in Conjunction with CollaborateCom 2014
  • PC member, Semantic Sensor Network Workshop, ISWC 2013
  • PC member, ISWC 2014
  • External reviewer, ESWC 2014
  • PC member, The ICSE 2014 Workshop on Inclusive Web Programming
  • PC member Hypertext 2014
  • PC member WWW2014, Web Science Track
  • External reviewer WWW2014
  • PC member SSN Workshop, ISWC 2013
  • PC member IEEE iThings2013
  • External reviewer, ISWC 2013
  • PC member DeRiVE Workshop, ISWC 2013
  • PC member IJCAI 2013
  • PC member IEEE conference on Internet of Things, 2013
  • External reviewer AAAI AIW 2013
  • External reviewer WWW2013
  • External reviewer HTS2013
  • External reviewer WWW2012
  • External reviewer EKAW2012
  • External reviewer ER2012

  • Society Membership:
    SIAM (Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics)

    Selected Presentations


    pramod [at] knoesis [dot] org,

    pramod [dot] atre [at] gmail [dot] com