About Me!

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Hi! I'm Nilesh Bansal. I graduated with PhD from the University of Toronto. For my thesis, I worked on the BlogScope project, which lead to creation of Sysomos, a social media analytics company I co-founded with Prof. Nick Koudas. Now, I am working on developing a disruptive retail marketing platform at Aislelabs. At Aislelabs, we provide SaaS platform for in-store analytics and personalized message delivery platform. In my free time, I participate in the open source community. Before coming to UofT, I did my bachelors at IIT Bombay.

You can say hello to me at nilesh@cs.toronto.edu


Research!

These days I am playing with large amounts of unstructured data. Take a look at my LinkedIn profile or visit my DBLP entry to know more. Below is the list of my research publications:


Alex Cheng, Nilesh Bansal, Nick Koudas Peckalytics: analyzing experts and interests on Twitter, In Proceedings of the ACM SIGMOD International Conference on Management of Data, SIGMOD 2013, New York, NY, June 22-30 2013.

Michael Mathioudakis, Nilesh Bansal, Nick Koudas Identifying, Attributing and Describing Spatial Bursts, In Proceedings of the 36th International Conference on Very Large Data Bases, VLDB 2010, Singapore, Sept 2010.

Nikos Sarkas, Nilesh Bansal, Gautam Das, Nick Koudas Measure-driven Keyword-Query Expansion, In Proceedings of the 35rd International Conference on Very Large Data Bases, VLDB 2009, Lyon, France, Aug 24-28 2009.

Manos Papagelis, Nilesh Bansal, Nick Koudas Information Cascades in the Blogosphere: A Look Behind the Curtain, In Proceedings of the 3rd International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media, ICWSM 2009, San Jose, California USA, May 17-20 2009, Poster.

Yin Yang, Nilesh Bansal, Wisam Dakka, Panagiotis Ipeirotis, Nick Koudas, Dimitris Papadias Query by Document, In Proceedings of the 2nd ACM International Conference on Web Search and Data Mining, WSDM 2009, Barcelona, Spain, Feb 9-12 2009.

Nilesh Bansal, Sudipto Guha, Nick Koudas, Ad-Hoc Aggregations of Ranked Lists in the Presence of Hierarchies, In Proceedings of the ACM SIGMOD International Conference on Management of Data, SIGMOD 2008, Vancouver, Canada, June 9-12 2008. (slides)

Nilesh Bansal, Fei Chiang, Nick Koudas, Frank Wm. Tompa, Seeking Stable Clusters in the Blogosphere, In Proceedings of the 33rd International Conference on Very Large Data Bases, VLDB 2007, Vienna, Austria, Sept 23-28 2007. (slides)

Nilesh Bansal, Nick Koudas, BlogScope: A System for Online Analysis of High Volume Text Streams, In Proceedings of the 33rd International Conference on Very Large Data Bases, VLDB 2007, Vienna, Austria, Sept 23-28 2007, Demonstration Proposal.

Nilesh Bansal, Nick Koudas, Searching the Blogosphere, In Proceedings of the 10th International Workshop on Web and Databases, WebDB 2007, (co-located with SIGMOD) Beijing, China, June 15 2007. (slides)

Nilesh Bansal, Nick Koudas, BlogScope: Spatio-temporal Analysis of the Blogosphere, In Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on World Wide Web, WWW 2007, Banff, Canada, May 8-12, 2007, Poster.