Suman Kundu

Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Engineering

Indian Institute of Technology Jodhpur


Suman Kundu is an Assistant Professor of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology Jodhpur. He received B.Tech in Information Technology from West Bengal University of Technology, Kolkata, India in 2005 and M.E. in Software Engineering from Jadavpur University in 2009. His doctoral research was carried out at Center for Soft Computing Research, Indian Statistical Institute between 2010 and 2015. He had visited engine group at Wroclaw University of Science and Technology from June 2018 to April 2019 for his postdoctoral research.

Dr. Kundu has more than 6 years of industrial software development experience with ZINFI Software Systems Pvt. Ltd., Kolkata. He published 8 articles in the area of social network analysis, granular computing, soft computing. His research interests includes social network analysis, network data science, soft computing, crowd sourcing, fuzzy and rough set, and granular computing.


  • Social Network Analysis
  • Network Data Science
  • Crowdsourcing
  • Granular Computing
  • Soft Computing


  • PhD in Social Network Analysis, 2017

    Center for Soft Computing Research, Indian Statistical Insitute (Degree awarded by Jadavpur University)

  • ME in Software Engineering, 2009

    Jadavpur University, Kolkata

  • BTech in Information Technology, 2005

    Netaji Subhash Engineering College, Kolkata



Assistant Professor

Indian Institute of Technology, Jodhpur

Jul 2019 – Present Jodhpur, Rajasthan

Responsibilities include:

  • Teaching

    • Spring 2020: Software Engineering (UG)
    • Fall 2019: Algorithm Design and Analysis (UG)
    • Fall 2019: Algorithms for Big Data (PG)
  • Research



Wroclaw University of Science and Technology

Jun 2018 – Apr 2019 Wroclaw, Poland
Research on fusion and uncertainties in information diffusion


Zinfi Software Systems Pvt. Ltd.

Jan 2016 – May 2018 Kolkata, India
Responsibilities include:

  • Designing Product Architecture
  • Introducing state-of-the art process and technologies
  • Advising and mentoring engineering team

Visiting Research Fellow

Center for Soft Computing Research, Indian Statistical Institute

Jan 2016 – Feb 2018 Kolkata, India
Postdoctoral research on link prediction

Senior Research Fellow

Center for Soft Computing Research, Indian Statistical Institute

Apr 2010 – Oct 2015 Kolkata, India
Doctoral research for the thesis title Granular model for Social Networks, Target Set Selection and Fuzzy-rough Community Detection

Senior Software Engineer

Zinfi Software Systems Pvt. Ltd.

Mar 2006 – Apr 2010 Kolkata, India
Responsibilities include:

  • Started as a trainee software developer
  • Eventually promoted to lead a team of 5-10 developers
  • Design and developed product module
  • Managing different stages of SDLC

Recent Publications

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Total Influence and Hybrid Simulation of Independent Cascade Model using Rough Knowledge Granules

The paper defines a new theoretical measure Total Influence, of a node as well as a set of nodes in the social network. Total influence …

Double bounded rough set, tension measure, and social link prediction

The paper describes a new approach of viewing a social relation as a string with various forces acting on it. Accordingly, a tension …

Deprecation based greedy strategy for target set selection in large scale social networks

The problem of target set selection for large scale social networks is addressed in the paper. We describe a novel deprecation based …

FGSN: Fuzzy Granular Social Networks - Model and applications

Social network data has been modeled with several approaches, including Sociogram and Sociomatrices, which are popular and …