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Raman “Chandra” Chandrasekar

Clinical Professor - Seattle


Office Location

Northeastern University - Seattle
401 Terry Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109

Mailing Address

Northeastern University
ATTN: Raman Chandrasekar
401 Terry Ave N
Seattle WA 98109


  • PhD in machine translation, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research/University of Bombay
  • MS, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.


Where did you grow up?

Chennai (Madras), India

What are the specifics of your educational background?

I have a background in research and engineering management, with a focus on addressing real-world problems in natural language processing, information retrieval, and machine learning. I have experience incubating and deploying applications in areas such as web-scale search, text mining, topical news dissemination, and context extraction.

What are your research interests?

Artificial intelligence.

What are the specifics of your industry experience?

I received a PhD in machine translation from the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Bombay, and worked there and at the National Centre for Software Technology, Bombay, focusing on various aspects of artificial intelligence. Later, I worked at the Institute for Research in Cognitive Science at the University of Pennsylvania on automatic sentence simplification and using natural language processing to improve search. From 1998 to 2010, I was a researcher at Microsoft and Microsoft Research, Redmond, working on search, text mining, news dissemination, human computation, and related areas. Then, I worked at the news-dissemination startup Later, I managed the development of web-scale academic search products at ProQuest, Seattle. More information about my papers and patents are available via Google Scholar, USPTO, and Semantic Scholar.