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Dr Deepak Ajwani


Deepak Ajwani

Lecturer/Assistant Professor In Computer Science
School of Computer Science
01 716 2911
University College Dublin, School of Computer Science, Science Centre - West Belfield Dublin 4


Dr. Deepak Ajwani is Lecturer/Assistant Professor at the School of Computer Science, University College Dublin. His research is at the confluence of diverse areas such as algorithms and data structures (with a focus on scalable graph algorithms), algorithm engineering, semantic analysis, natural language processing and machine learning. Prior to this appointment, he worked as a research scientist at Nokia Bell Labs. As part of his work at Nokia Bell Labs, he co-lead the design and development of a cognitive computing tool for interpreting, organizing and navigating unstructured content. He addressed critical problems in the area, including (i) disambiguation of natural language text, (ii) automated topic labelling of a document, (iii) automatically extending knowledge hierarchies, (iv) automatically cleaning knowledge hierarchies and (v) comparing knowledge hierarchies. He received his Ph.D. from Max Planck Institute for Informatics in 2008, for his work on I/O-efficient graph traversal algorithms. Thereafter, he worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher at MADALGO - Centre for Massive Data Algorithms, where he developed shared memory multicore algorithms for discrete optimization problems. In 2010, he was awarded a grant of around 75,000 Euro from the Irish Research Council for Science, Engineering and Technology (IRCSET) and IBM Research for a project on designing graph partitioning and repartitioning techniques in the context of Exascale stream computing systems. As part of this Postdoctoral work carried out at University College Cork, he proposed a methodology to co-optimize the inter-related hard problems of interconnect topology configuration, graph partitioning and routing, that provided fairly good solutions in very little time.


  • Postdoc
    Aarhus University, Denmark1 Oct 2008 - 30 Sep 2010
  • Postdoc
    University College Cork, Ireland15 Nov 2010 - 14 Nov 2012


  • Research Scientist
    Nokia Bell Labs3 Dec 2012 - 31 Dec 2018
  • Software Engineer
    Read-Ink Technologies Pvt. Ltd.1 Jul 2003 - 15 Oct 2003


  • BTech
    Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
  • MSc
    University of the Saarland
  • MTech
    Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
  • PhD
    University of the Saarland