Laboratory for Computational Social Systems (LCS2) is a multi-institute research group led by Dr. Tanmoy Chakraborty and Dr. Md. Shad Akhtar. Broad research interests of this group include Natural Language Processing, Social Computing, and Graph Mining.


  • February 01, 2023
    PNAS NEXUS 2023: Vasu Goel, Dhruv Sahnan, Subhabrata Dutta, Anil Bandhakavic, and Tanmoy Chakraborty. Hatemongers ride on echo chambers to escalate hate speech diffusion, PNAS NEXUS 2023.
  • January 25, 2023
    TheWebConf 2023: Aseem Srivastava, Ishan Pandey, Md Shad Akhtar and Tanmoy Chakraborty. Response-act Guided Reinforced Dialogue Generation for Mental Health Counseling.
  • January 22, 2023
    EACL 2023: Shivam Sharma, Atharva Kulkarni, Tharun Suresh, Himanshi Mathur, Preslav Nakov, Md. Shad Akhtar, Tanmoy Chakraborty. Characterizing the Entities in Harmful Memes: Who is the Hero, the Villain, the Victim?
  • January 09, 2023
    ACM Computing Surveys: Tanmay Garg, Sarah Masud, Tharun Suresh, Tanmoy Chakraborty. Handling Bias in Toxic Speech Detection: A Survey.
  • November 24, 2022
    Tharun Suresh has been awarded a gold medal for his academic performance across M.Tech departments for the batch of 2022.
  • November 18, 2022
    AAAI 2023: Shivani Kumar, Ishani Mondal, Md Shad Akhtar, Tanmoy Chakraborty. Explaining (Sarcastic) Utterances to Enhance Affect Understanding in Multimodal Dialogues.
  • November 18, 2022
    AAAI 2023: Shivam Sharma, Siddhant Agarwal, Tharun Suresh, Preslav Nakov, Md. Shad Akhtar, Tanmoy Chakraborty. What do you MEME? Generating Explanations for Visual Semantic Role Labelling in Memes.
  • October 28, 2022
    Megha Sundriyal has recieved the EMNLP Diversity and Inclusion Subsidies (D&I) award.

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