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.


  • November 18, 2022
    Paper accepted at AAAI 2023 Shivani Kumar, Ishani Mondal, Md Shad Akhtar, Tanmoy Chakraborty. Explaining (Sarcastic) Utterances to Enhance Affect Understanding in Multimodal Dialogues.
  • November 18, 2022
    Paper accepted at 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.
  • October 28, 2022
    Karish Grover has recieved the Microsoft travel grant towards his NeurIPS paper.
  • October 25, 2022
    Dr. Md Shad Akhtar has received the CORE Research Grant, funded by SERB, on “Development of Multilingual and Multimodal Models for Online Deception Detection to Empower Law-enforcement Agencies” for three years.
  • October 15, 2022
    Dr. Tanmoy Chakraborty and Dr. Md Shad Akhtar have featured in the list of the World’s Top 2% scientists database 2022 recently released by Elsevier and Stanford University.
  • October 12, 2022
    Several openings for Postdoc/PhD/MSR/RA. Check the details here.
  • October 06, 2022
    Dr. Tanmoy Chakraborty received Indo-German Paired Early Career Fellowship in Applied Research (PECFAR).

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