Soujanya Poria, Ph. D.


Soujanya Poria holds a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from the University of Stirling, UK. He is a recipient of the prestigious early career research award called ‘NTU Presidential Postdoctoral Fellowship’ in 2018 which offers him a research grant worth US$150,000. Before taking up his presidential fellowship position at NTU, Soujanya was a scientist at the A*STAR and the Temasek Laboratory, NTU. He is also (co-)PI of multiple academic and industrial grants with the amount totaling to US$ 250,000. Soujanya has co-authored more than 60 papers, published in top-tier conferences and journals such as ACL, EMNLP, AAAI, NAACL, Neurocomputing, Computational Intelligence Magazine, etc.. He is also an adjunct faculty at Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, Delhi, India and an adjunct scientist at A*STAR, Singapore. Soujanya served as a senior PC member at AAAI 2019, IJCAI 2019 and often serve as a PC member in reputed conferences such as ACL, EMNLP, IJCAI, NAACL. He was an area co-chair of the sentiment analysis track at NAACL 2019 and a publicity chair at *SEM 2019. Soujanya has given several invited talks at venues like CICLing 2018 which is a large international NLP conference. Soujanya has Google Scholar citations of more than 3700 and his h-index is 35. Three of Soujanya’s papers are listed as Web of Science highly cited papers in the field of Computer Science. Recently, in an article published in the Journal of Information Sciences, Soujanya has been listed as one of the most prolific and impactful researchers from 2000 to 2016 in the field of sentiment analysis.

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