National Institute Of Technology,Kurukshetra



Name : Vikram Singh
Designation : Assistant Professor
Qualification : Ph.D(NIT Kurukshetra), M.Tech (SC&SS, JNU, New Delhi), BTech (UIT, RGPV (Bhopal))
Current Address :

Computer Engineering Department, NIT Kurukshetra, Haryana-136119, India

Phone 1 (office) : 01744-233530, 88160 86589
Phone 2 (office) :
Email :

Area Of Intrest :

Teaching Interest: Database System, Information Retrieval, Information Science

Current Research Activities: Interactive Information Search, Exploratory Data Analytics, Data Valuation for AI & ML, Soft Data (Sentiment, Micro-Emotion) Analytics, Social Network Science.

# lectures (CAY, 2021-22) : Database System (July-Nov, BTech):

# lectures (ACY 2020-21): IR&Web Search (Jan-May, MTech):

#Upcoming Development Activity (lecture/FDP/workshop/tutorial):

(i) Expert Talk on 'Modeling Human Intelligence: A paradigm Shift in Human-Centric Information System Design', AICT-ISTE  Sponsored Workshop on "AI & ML using Python", 06-11 Dec 2021, Dept. of Computer Application, ECB, Bikaner. 

(ii) Tutorial on 'AIM for IDEA: Adaptive Intent Modeling for Interactive Data Exploration and Analysis, co-located to 9th International Conference on Big Data Analytics (BDA 2021), 15-18 Dec 2021, IIIT Allahabad, India. 

Experience :

Teaching: 09 Years ( 2012 Onwards).        

Industry: 03 Years (between 2009-2012). 

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Other :

Research Publications::  (Journals- 18 & Conf.'s - 41 , as of Sep 2021)

    ## Best-5 Peer-Reviewed Journal Publications 

  • Vikram Singh, 'Progressive Intent Model for Similarity Search', In IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, 2020 (Accepted).
  • Tirthankar Barik, Vikram Singh, 'AQtpUIR: Adaptive query term proximity based user Information Retrieval'. Journal of Information and Optimization Sciences, 1-19,2020
  • Vikram Singh, 'Progressive Intent Modeling for Exploratory Search', In ACM Transactions on Information System (TOIS), 38(4),2020 (Accepted).
  • Vikram Singh, 'Correlating ‘Pre-search’ and ‘In-search’ Context to Predict Search Intent for Exploratory Search', Journal of Business Intelligence & Data Mining,18 (04), 2020 (Accepted).
  • Vikram Singh, 'An Overview of User-Interactions in Exploratory Search: Theoretical Foundations, Techniques, and Research Issues', Journal of Business Information System, 30(3).  

   ## Best-5 Int. Conference/Workshop Publications 

  • Vikram Singh & Mayank Dave. "Improving Result Diversity Using Query Term Proximity in Exploratory Search." In International Conference on Big Data Analytics(BDA'2019), pp. 67-87. Springer, Cham, 2019. 
  • Vikram Singh, "A progressive query materialization for interactive data exploration." In Proceeding of 1st International Workshop, Social Data Analytics and Management (SoDAM’2016) Co-located at 44th Very Large Database (VLDB'2016), pp. 1-10. 2016. 
  • Jay Patel and Vikram Singh. "Query morphing: A proximity-based approach for data exploration and query reformulation." In International Conference on Mining Intelligence and Knowledge Exploration(MIKE'2017), pp. 261-273. Springer, Cham, 2017.
  • Vishal Sheokhand and Vikram Singh. "Best effort query answering in dataspaces on unstructured data." In 2016 International Conference on International Conference on Management of Data (ACM COMAD'2016), pp. 155-159. ACM, 2016.
  • Vikram Singh, Singh, V. (2016). Multi-objective Parametric Query Optimization for Distributed Database Systems. In Proceedings of Fifth International Conference on Soft Computing for Problem Solving (SocPros) (pp. 219-233). Springer, Singapore.

(visit Google Scholar page for detailed list).    

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Achievements (Awards/Recognitions) :: 

       ## Awards :: (05)

  • Paper titled 'Query Morphing: A Proximity-Based Approach for Data Exploration and Query Reformulation' was awarded as 'Best Student Paper' at 5th Int. Conf. on Mining Intelligence and Knowledge Exploration (MIKE'2017), Dec 13-15, 2017, IDBRT, Hyderabad, India.
  • Paper titled 'Multi-objective Parametric Query Optimization for Distributed Database Systems' awarded as 'Innovative Design for Computing' at 5th Int. Conf. on Soft Computing for Problem Solving (SocProS'2015) at IIT Roorkee (Saharanpur Campus), India
  • Paper titled 'Best-effort Query Answering in DataSpaces on Unstrcurted Data', awarded as 'Best Student Paper', at 11th Int. Conf. on Computing, Communication, and Automation (ICCCA'2016), April 29-30, 2016.
  • Paper titled 'Generating Optimal Query Plans for Distributed Query Processing using Teacher-Learner Based Optimization' was awarded as 'Best Paper Award' at 11th Int. Conf. On Data Mining and Warehousing (ICDMW at IMCIP'2015), Bangalore, India.          
  • Paper titled 'Efficient Algorithm for Web Search Query Reforumaltion Using Genetic Algorithm' awarded 'Best Student Paper' in 2nd Int. Conf. on Computational Intelligence in Data Mining (ICCIDM'2015) at RIT Berhampur, India, Dec 05-06 2015.

       ## Recognitions : (05)

  • Recognized with 'Special Contribution', during 1st Toyhackthon, organized by MHRD (GoI), Feb 2021'.
  • Recognized with 'Excellence in Digital Initiative for Futuristic Library', during 29th National Conference on 'Digital Digital Revolution and Challenges for Libraries', organized by HLA with NIT Kurukshetra, Aug 12-13, 2017, for the successful implementation of  IDR, (for National Digital Library (an MHRD GOI Initiative)'.
  • MTech Scholar (Vikas Mishra) thesis on ‘Multi-Objective Parametric Query Optimization of Distributed Database’, is selected in the 'Student Symposium' at 4rth International Conf. on Big Data Analytics (BDA'2015) at NIT Warangal, India.
  • MTech Scholar (Balwinder Saini) thesis on 'Probabilistic Information Model using Vectors for Information Retrieval Systems' is selected as study material in Central Library, JNU, New Delhi,
  • Recognized with 'Excellence in Service', during Dec 2011, at MSIL, India, for the successful implementation of 'eBizNet Solutions'.

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Development Activities Conducted ::

       ## Conf./FDP/STC/STTP Organized ::  (10)   

  • Organized AICTE ATAL sponsored 05 FDP on 'Machine Intelligence for Information Retrieval', November 04-08, 2020, at Comp. Engg. Dept., NIT Kurukshetra.
  • Organized 2nd TEQIP-III sponsored 05 days FDP on 'Designing Pedagogies for Online Teaching & Learning, September 23-27, 2020, NIT Kurukshetra & ECB Bikaner. 
  • Organized TEQIP-III sponsored 05 days FDP on 'Designing Pedagogies for Online Teaching & Learning, August 10-14 2020, at Comp. Engg. Dept, NIT Kurukshetra.
  • Organized TEQIP-III sponsored 05 days STTP on 'Data Science & Learning Systems for Engineering Research & Design', June 24-30 2020, Jointly with ECB Bikaner.
  • Organized TEQIP-III sponsored 05 days STTP on 'Design & Development of MOOCs', Jan 02-06 2020, at Comp. Engg. Dept., NIT Kurukshetra
  • Organized 1st Springer Int. Conf. on Machine Learning, Image Processing, Network Security & Data Sciences (MIND'2019), March 03-05 2019, at Comp.Engg. Dept., NIT Kurukshetra, India
  • Organized 03 Days FDP on 'Agile Methodology',(in collaboration with Infosys Ltd) April 03-05, 2015, at Comp. Engg. Dept., NIT Kurukshetra.
  • Organized 2nd Int. Workshop on Big Data Analytics(WBDA'17), March 17-19, 2017, School of Computer & Systems Sciences, JNU, New Delhi.
  • Organized, 1st Int. Workshop on Big Data Analytics (WBDA'15), Dec 20-23, 2015, School of Computer & Systems Sciences, JNU, New Delhi
  • Organized National Conference on 'Methods and Modeling in Computing', Dec 15-17, 2013, School of Computer & Systems Sciences. JNU, New Delhi.

      ## Expert Lecture Delivered:: (21)

  • Expert Talk on  'Levarging Soft Data Intelligence:  A futuristic AI-enabled System Design Strategy', AICTE ATAL Sponsored FDP, on 'AI & Its application for Research & Development, 22-26 Nov 2021'CSIR AMPRI (Bhopal), India.
  • Expert talk on 'Designing Modern Information Search Systems', on 17 Nov 2021, SAGE University, Bhopal (MP), India. 
  • Demonstration Session of  'Samarth ERP Implementation and Modules', with the University of Ladakh, 12 Oct 2021.
  • Expert lecture on "Artificial Intelligence" on 'How to build a Mathematical Model for Computer Science Research Problem', Centre of Excellence for Intelligent Human-Computer Interaction, CMR Institute Technology, Bengaluru, India, 25 Aug 2021. 
  • Keynote Talk on "Context-Aware Information Retrieval Framework for Modern Applications", during 1 Int. Conf. on Innovations in Computer & Information Science (ICICIS 2021), 27-29 Aug 2021. 
  • Demonstration Session of  'Samarth ERP Implementation and Modules for NIT KKR', with NIT Delhi, 12 April 2021.
  • Expert lecture on AICTE sponsored FDP  on "Artificial Intelligence" on 'The Fourth Paradigm: role of Visualization for user-centric Data Discovery', CSIR AMPRI, Bhopal (MP), 05-09 July 2020
  • Expert lecture on "Modelling Human Interactions on Information Visuals: A paradigm shift in Interactive Information Search (‘as a use-case of Human-Centric Computing’)", during AICTE ATAL sponsored FDP on 'Human-Centred Computing (HCC)', 15-19 Feb 2021 at Gauhati University, India. 
  • Expert lecture on 'Modelling Human Information Interactions on Information Visuals: A new paradigm for Information Seeking', during AICTE ATAL sponsored FDP on 'Human-Centred Computing (HCC)', 01-06 Feb 2021 at CMR Institute of Technology, Bengaluru. 
  • Demonstration Session of  'Samarth ERP Implementation and Modules for NIT KKR', wit NIT Jaipur, 02 Feb 2021.
  • Expert lecture on 'Modeling Human Intelligence for futuristic AI-enabled Information System', during AICTE ATAL, sponsored FDP on 'Artificial Intelligence', 16-20 Nov 2020 at CSIR AMPRI, Bhopal (MP), India.
  • Demonstration Session of  'Samarth ERP Implementation and Modules for NIT KKR', with NIT Silchar, 02 Jan 2021.
  • Expert Lecture delivered on 'Paradigm Shift in Information Search: Modeling User's Behaviour & Modelling User-Centric Relevance Measures' during 05-day AICTE ATAL sponsored FDP 'Machine Intelligence for Information Retrieval'  Computer Engg. Dept., NIT Kurukshetra, 04-08 Nov 2020.
  • Expert Lecture delivered on 'Effective Teacher-Learner Interactions during Online Teaching: using Kahoot, Mentimeters, etc', during FDP on "Effective Teaching, at IIT KGP, 29 Oct 2020.
  • Expert Lecture delivered on 'Role of Screencasting for Educational video', during 05 days FDP "Design Pedagogies for Online Teaching & Learning" jointly organized by NIT Kurukshetra & ECB Bikaner, India, 23-27 Sept 2020.
  • Expert Lecture delivered on 'Progressive Assessment & Grading using e-assessment tools & platform for Online classroom activities', during 3rd 05 days FDP "How to teach Online', at IIM Indore, 21-25 Sept 2020.
  • Expert Lecture delivered on 'An Exploratory view: Role of AI for Electrical Engineering" during 05 days STC "Next Generation Computing: IoT, AI Blockchain in Energy Sector' at  College of Engineering Roorkee, Roorkee, India,  21-25 Sept 2020.
  • Expert Lecture delivered on 'Role of e-assessment for Online classroom activities', during 1st 05 days FDP "How to teach Online", at IIM Indore, 27-31 August 2020.   
  • Expert Lecture delivered on 'Screen-casting for Online Teaching & Learning" during 05 days FDP on "Assisting Technologies for Online Teaching & Learning' at  JIIT Noida (UP), India, 27-31 July 2020. 
  • Expert Lecture delivered on 'Information Visualization support for User-centric IR: Revisiting Taxonomy, Exploring Advancements & Futuristic Paths', during 05 days National Workshop on "Data Science, Image Processing and Deep Learning Applications' at CSE Dept, UIT, BU (Bhopal), 11-16 June 2020.
  • Expert Lecture delivered on 'Paradigm Shift in Information Retrieval: Exploring the Role of User Search Intent & Context"  during 05 days National Workshop on "Data Science, Image Processing and Deep Learning Applications" at CSE Dept, UIT, BU (Bhopal), 11-16 June 2020.
  • Keynote Talk on  'Data-Value for AI & Machine Learning Models', Dec 17-20, 2019

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PhD Thesis  Supervised:: (01)

  • Ms Manisha, 'Intent Modeling for  Information Search and Recommendation' CAY 2021-22 [ongoing]  (Dept. of Computer Sc. Central University of Haryana, Mahendergarh, India. 

M.Tech Dissertations Supervised:: (15)

  • Harshal A., 'Topic Evolution Model for Interactive Information Search', CAY 2021-22 [ongoing]
  • Arbaz Khan, 'Perception of Enviorment & Dynamic Objects', CAY 2021-22 [ongoing]
  • Kuldeep Singh, 'Multimodal Emotion Recognition', CAY 2021-22 [ongoing]
  • Chandradeep Kumar, 'Efficient  Hamming-Space-Based Similarity Search Strategies', ACY 2020-21.
  • Neha Verma, 'An Adaptive Query-Based Framework for Data Valuation', ACY 2020-21.
  • Tirthankar Barik, 'Modeling Query Term Proximity for  User-Centric Data Exploration', ACY 2019-20.
  • Samit Kumar, 'Data Exploration using Negation Queries' ACY 2018-19.
  • Jay Patel, 'Query Morphing: Proximity-driven Data Exploration Approach', ACY 2017-18.
  • Vaibhav Kumar, 'Automatic Intent Modeling for Data Exploration', ACY 2017-18.
  • Archana Kumari, 'Guiding the User: 'Feedback-driven Result Ranking and Query  Refinement for Data Exploration', 2016-17
  • Komal Singh, 'Answering Graph Pattern Query using Incremental Views', ACY 2015-16
  • Vishal Sheo, 'Best-Effort Query Answering in Dataspaces on Unstructured Data', ACY 2015-16.
  • Vikas Mishra,' Multi-Objective Parametric Query Optimization of Distributed Database', ACY 2014-15. 
  • Balwinder Saini, 'Probabilistic Information Model using Vectors for Information Retrieval Systems', ACY 2013-14. 
  • Satish Kumar,' Ontology Matching and Mapping using Document Vectors', ACY 2013-14.

B.Tech Project Guided & Mentored:: (35 & 30)

  • Total 23 Project Groups (at least 03 students) of NIT Kurukshetra.
  • 12 Project Groups (at least 02 students) of outside Institutions, e.g. IIT Delhi, IIT Goa, NIT Surathkal, etc.
  • Mentored 30 Students for Internship & 04 Studenst for Project work. 

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Institutional & Departmental Responsibility :: (11)

  • Faculty Incharge (Examination), Sep 2021 (onwards)
  • Nodal Officer ERP SAMARTH (NIT Kurukshetra), April 2020 (onwards)
  • SPOC (ERP SAMARTH, NIT Kurukshetra) , April 2020 (onwards)
  • Prof-in-Charge (Institutional Data Repository (IDR), for NDL project of MHRD, IND)  
  • SPOC (NPTEL, Local Chapter), Oct 2018 (onwards).
  • Member of BOS(Computer Engg Dept.), Oct 2021 (onwards)
  • Member of DAC (Computer Engg Dept.), Jan 2021 (onwards)
  • Member of DPC (Computer Engg Dept.), Jan 2019 (onwards)
  • Designated as Institute’s ‘Liaison Officer’ (OBC Category), from Feb. 2014 to June 2019.
  • Member of Institute Library Committee, July 2013 to June 2019. 
  • Member of Institute Incubation & Innovation Club, Aug 2015 to Sep 2017. 

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  • Member of MTech Dissertation Evaluation Committee, IIIT Allahabad (UP), India, June 2021.
  • Participated 4rth ISEA-ISEAP 2020, 27-01 March 2020, at IIT Guwahati, India. 
  • Facilitated at NPTEL SPOC Workshop, 01 Feb 2020, IIT Kanpur (Extension Campus).  
  • Member of NBA Committee, (for Visit to ECB, Bikaner), Sept 2019. 


  • Established a public library, Coordination with MPLAD at GHSS, Ramasthan, Satna(MP), 2015      
  • Active volunteer at NGO ‘SMILE’ and ‘I-Saksham’, Since 2013
  • Active Member of ‘Teach India’ Campaign, Since 2010