swasti.hss's picture
Dr. Swasti Mishra
Assistant Professor
Department of Humanistic Studies IIT (BHU)
swasti.hss@iitbhu.ac.in
9389156777
Area of Interest: 
Sociolinguistics, Language Culture & Society, lexicon and Lexicography, lexical semantics, Computational Lexicography, Applied Linguistics, Computational Linguistics

Educational Qualifications:

  • Post Doc in Cognitive Linguistics  - Deptt of Science & Technology(DST), New Delhi.
  • Ph. D.  in Sociolinguistics                 -  Deptt. of Linguistics,  Dr. B.R. Ambedekar University, Agra.
  • M. A. in Linguistics                           - Deptt.  of Linguistics,  Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi.
  • M. A. in Sanskrit                                -  Deptt  of Sanskrit,  Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi.
  • B. A.                                                    -  St. John’s College of  Dr. B.R. Ambedekar University, Agra.

 
 Professional Experience:

  • Consultant,  & Principal Investigator  -  DST(CSI)PDF Project, Department of Humanistic Studies, IIT (BHU), (2014-2018).
  • Project Fellow                                        -     MMV, Banaras Hindu University,(2013-2014).
  • Consultant                                             -     National Translation Mission, Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore, (2008-2009).
  • Resource Person                                  -  Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore, (2004-2008).
  • H.P Shastri Research Fellow               -  The Asiatic Society, Kolkata, (2002-2004).

 
Educational Administrative Experience:

  • Convener: DFC, Department of Humanistic Studies, IIT BHU. 
  • Convener: ARC, Department of Humanistic Studies, IIT BHU. 
  • Member: DUGC, Department of Humanistic Studies, IIT BHU.
  • Member: of Leadership Development in Higher Education (LDP) Committee, IIT (BHU). 
  • Member: of Two Sub-Committees for Centenary Celebration, IIT (BHU).      

 
Conferences/ Workshops/ Seminar/ Symposia Organized:

  • Member Organizing Committee- Vigyan-tatha-samskriti sabha – under PROJECT Varanasi (February 21 - 22, 2017) at IIT (BHU).
  • Member Organizing Committee- 13th International Conference on Natural Language Processing (ICON-2016), Dec. 17-20, 2016, held at IIT (BHU) Varansi-5.
  • Member Organizing Committee- Regional Symposium on Natural Language Processing (regICON-2016), Dec. 16, 2016. Organized by Department of Computer Science and Engineering, IIT (BHU) Varansi-5.
  • Co- Coordinator- Workshop on Morph Analysis for Bhojpuri, June 08-10, 2015. Organized by Department of Computer Science and Engineering, IIT (BHU) Varansi-5.
  • Co- Coordinator- Rashtriya Karyashala Bhojpuri Aur Computer Anuprayog, March 23, 2015. Organized by Bhojpuri Adhyayan Kendra, BHU and IIT (BHU).
  • Member Organizing Committee- Regional Symposium on Natural Language Processing (regICON-2015), March 21-22, 2015. Organized by Department of Computer Science and Engineering, IIT (BHU) Varansi-5.  

Courses Taught:

  • Ph. D. Computational Linguistics 
    • Introduction to Linguistics - 1
    • Introduction to Linguistics - 2
    • Linguistics Data: Collection and Analysis
    • Linguistics Data: Collection and Modeling
  • Human Value Courses for UG & Ph. D. Students: 
  • Regularly participated in the teaching program of Indian studies of University of IOWA, University of Mount Alison, University of Guelph at Dhvanyaloka and Vivekanand Centers for Indian Studies, Mysore from 2004 to 2009.

Lectures delivered in Other Institutions:

  • Delivered lecture on “Challenges for Bhojpuri in the Context of Language Technology” at Bhojpuri Adhyayan Kendra, BHU, Varanasi on 21 Feb. 2018.
  • Gave presentation on “Project Varanasi: Historical Evolution of India and Varanasi”, ‘International Seminar on 'Historical Evolution of India’ jointly organized by RMIC and (SANDHI) IIT Kharagpur at  RKM Institute of Culture, Kolkata on 11 May 2017.
  • Delivered lecture on “Linguistic Aspect of Machine Translation & Building Machine Translation Systems for Bhojpuri, Maithili and Magahi” at Amity Institute of Information Technology, Amity University, Lucknow on 25 Jan. 2017.
  • Delivered lecture on “Various Aspects of Sanskrit Computational Linguistics” at Bharat Adhyayan Kendra, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi on 30 April 2016.
  • Delivered lecture on “Bhojpuri in the Context of Machine Translation and Language Technology” at Bhojpuri Adhyayan Kendra, BHU, Varanasi on 27 Sept. 2016.
  • Delivered lecture on “Working Towards Building Machine Translation Systems for Bhojpuri, Maithili and Magahi”, at Dept. of Language Technology, MGAH University, Wardha on 09 April, 2016.
  • Delivered lecture on “Machine Readable Dictionary: An Integral Part of MT System” at Bhojpuri Adhyayan Kendra, BHU, Varanasi on 23 March 2015.
Consultancy:
 
Period Organization Nature of Work
From 13-12-2010 – till date Harper Collins Publishers, Glasgow, UK. Lexicography, Translation, Content modification etc.

 
Membership in Professional Bodies:

  • Life Member of The Asiatic Society, Kolkata.
  • Life Member of Global Association for Humanities and Social Science Research (GAHSSR)

Publications:

  • Chief Editorial Consultant of Collins Cobulid Learner’s English-English-Hindi Dictionary, 2015, Harper Collins Publishers, Glasgow, UK.
  •  Consultant of Collins Essential English-English-Hindi Dictionary, 2015, Harper Collins Publishers, Glasgow, UK.
  • Chief Editorial Consultant of Collins Cobuild Advanced English-English-Hindi Dictionary, 2012, Harper Collins Publishers, Glasgow, UK.
  •  Chief Editorial Consultant of Collins Cobuild Intermediate English-English-Hindi Dictionary, 2012, Harper Collins Publishers, Glasgow,  UK. 
  • Assistant Editor for Longman-CIIL English-Hindi Basic Dictionary. 2011, Pearson-Longman.

E-Learning Course Content:

  • Audio-Visual course content for 'Hindi Online Language Learning Program', Central Hindi Directorate (CHD), New Delhi.

Papers Presented in National & International Conferences,Seminars & Workshops:

  • Swasti Mishra, 2016, presentation on ‘Study of Banarasi Paan & Wood craft Industry of Varanasi city’ ,  Sandhi, A science- Heritage Initiative Workshop.’ By the Ministry of HRD, India, GOI, held at IIT (BHU).
  • Swasti Mishra, 2014, ‘Settlement Pattern of Communities and their Role in Creative Economy of Varanasi: Past and Present’, Science and Heritage Initiatives (SANDHI) Workshop, at Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur.
  • Swasti Mishra, 2012, “Tibbati Bhasha Aur Samaj Ka Vartman Paridrishya”, International Seminar on 'Indigenous and Ethnic Himalayan Languages, Literature & Culture' organized by the Dept. of Indian Languages, Banaras Hindu University.
  • Swasti Mishra, 2006, “Kaksha ka sanshlisht Parirup: Antartane dvara Hindi Bhasha ka Vivechanatmak Adhyayan”, 28th All India Conference of Linguists held at Dept. of Linguistics  B.H.U.
  • Swasti Mishra, 2004, “Folk and Classical Religious Cults As Reflected In Bhojpuri Folk songs: With Special Reference to Local Deities" at The Asiatic Society, Kolkata.
  • Swasti Mishra, 2004, “Bhojpuri Ballads: A Sociolinguistic Perspective”, National Seminar on 'Linguistics for Literature' organized by the Dept. of Linguistics, BHU.
  • Swasti Mishra, 2003, “Language Problems and Language Planning Perspectives in Hindi Speaking States” National Seminar on 'Language Education and Literacy' organized by Dept. of Linguistics, BHU.
  • Swasti Mishra, 2003, “Certain Types of Bhojpuri Folk Songs: A Retrospect" at The Asiatic Society, Kolkata.
Completed:
  • Language Coordinator: 'BHM Corpora project' ,2005, Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore.
  • Principal Investigator: Cognitive Linguistic Study of Perception Verbs in Hindi and English: In the Context of Machine Translation’, 2014-2016, Department of Science & Technology (DST), New Delhi.
  • Co- Principal Investigator: ‘Machine Readable Dictionary of Bhojpuri, Magahi and Maithili’, 5-7 months from Jan. 2015, Project Varanasi, Indian Institute of Technology (BHU), Varanasi.
  • Co- Principal Investigator: ‘Resources and Tools for Bhojpuri, Maithili and Magahi Machine Translation System’, 3-5 months from June 2015, Project Varanasi, Indian Institute of Technology (BHU), Varanasi.
  • Co- Principal Investigator: ‘Resources and Tools for Bhojpuri, Maithili and Magahi Machine Translation System Phase-II’ & Phase-III, 6 months from Nov. 2015 & from Dec. 2016, Project Varanasi, Indian Institute of Technology (BHU), Varanasi.
  • Co- Principal Investigator: ‘Assembly of Machine Translation for Bhojpuri and Maithili’, 18 months from Dec. 2016, Project Varanasi, Indian Institute of Technology (BHU), Varanasi.

Ongoing:

  • Co- Principal Investigator: ‘Wood Craft Industry of Varanasi’, 6 months from March 2016, Project Varanasi, Indian Institute of Technology (BHU), Varanasi.
  • Co- Principal Investigator: ‘Study of Banarasi Pan with Special Reference to Pandariba’, 6 months from April 2016, Project Varanasi, Indian Institute of Technology (BHU), Varanasi.

 
Ongoing (Collaborative Projects):

  • Co- Principal Investigator: ‘Making of a Document/Permanent Exhibition/E- Archiving of Convergent Genres(under Vedangas)’, 18 months from Oct. 2016, Project Varanasi, IIT (BHU) & IIT Kharagpur.
  • Co- Principal Investigator: ‘Urban Creative Cluster augmentation in Varanasi’, 18 months from Oct. 2016, Project Varanasi, IIT (BHU) & IIT Kharagpur.
  • Co- Principal Investigator: ‘Meditation App Development using Feedback from Various Varanasi Meditation Traditions’, 18 months from Oct. 2016, Project Varanasi, IIT (BHU) & IIT Kharagpur.
  • Co- Principal Investigator: ‘Old Age Homes in Varanasi: Exploring the Holistic Wellbeing of the Elderly and Financing towards Developing a Sustainable and Integrated Model’, 18 months from Oct. 2016, Project Varanasi, IIT (BHU) & IIT Kharagpur.