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Dr. Swasti Mishra
Assistant Professor
Department of Humanistic Studies IIT (BHU)
swasti.hss@iitbhu.ac.in
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Area of Interest: 
Sociolinguistics, Language Culture & Society, 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 Linguistics                           -  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. (2018-2019, 2019-2020, 2020-2021)
  • Convener: ARC, Department of Humanistic Studies, IIT BHU. (2018-2019, 2019-2020, 2020-2021)
  • Member: DUGC, Department of Humanistic Studies, IIT BHU.
  • Member: CFC, Department of Humanistic Studies, IIT BHU.
  • Member: WC, Department of Humanistic Studies, IIT BHU.
  • Member: TTC, Department of Humanistic Studies, IIT BHU.
  • Member: S/CC, 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- "Bhasha Chintan" International Webinar Series on Linguistics, 06-June-2020 to 25-July-2020.
  • Member Core Organizing Committee- International Conference onHuman Values in Higher Education (ICHVHE-2019) –  (March 01-03, 2019) at IIT (BHU).
  • Member Organizing Committee- Experimental and Empirical Methods in Linguistics (QIP-CEP EEL 2018) – jointly organized by Department of Computer Science & Engineering and Department of Humanistic Studies, IIT (BHU) (June 04-11, 2018) at IIT (BHU).
  • 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. / PG Courses: 
    • Introduction to Linguistics - 1
    • Introduction to Linguistics - 2
    • Linguistics Data: Collection and Analysis
    • Sociolinguistics
  • UG Courses: 
    • Language and Linguistics (Convener)
    • Language, Media and Technology (Convener)
    • Education and Self (Convener)
    • Universal Human Values 

PhD. Supervision:

    • Milan Chauhan
    • Ajeet Singh
    • Hok Chheangkhy (ASEAN Fellow)

 

Teaching Collaboration:

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.

 

 
Reviewer:
 
  • IEEE Access
  • National level STRIDE Projects

International Visits:

 
Sl No.  Institutes/Organizations Visited  Purpose of Visit
1. Department of Religion and Theology, Vrije University, Amsterdam, Netherlands To discuss joint research proposal & other collaboration possibility with the chair of Hindu Spirituality & Society
2. Indology Department, Wurzburg University, Germany. Invited to deliver a talk in an International Workshop
3. Chair of Indology, Indology
Department, Wurzburg University, Germany
Invited as Visiting Faculty for “Short Term Lectureship”. Delivered lectures & had interaction sessions with students during this period.
 
4. Georgia Institute of Technology,
Atlanta, USA
Invited for final review of “Varanasi Smart City Studio-2019” project.

 

Invited Talks & Lectures delivered in Other Institutions:

  • Invited talk on “ Campaigning for Hindi: The Nagari Movement at Banaras and BHU”, International Workshop on "Indo-German Encounters and Cultures of Learning between the 19th and 21st Centuries" at the Indology Department, Wurzburg University, Germany, on 12 Nov. 2019.
  • Participated in Plenary Session of “Bhartiya Bhashaon me Takniki Shiksha ka Vikalpa” a two days national seminar at Indian Institute of Information Technology, Pune, on 01-Sept-2019. 
  • Delivered lecture on “ Heritage and Cultural Aspects of Varanasi” in the Final Review of the Varanasi Smart City Studio Project, organized by School of City Planning at Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA, 18-24 April 2019.     
  • Participated in Plenary Session “Varanasi A Celebration of Creativity & Freedom” a part of an international Symposium on 'Creativity & Freedom' at India International Centre, Delhi, on 06 Feb 2019. 
  • Invited talk on “Challenges for Bhojpuri in the Context of Language Technology” at Bhojpuri Adhyayan Kendra, BHU, Varanasi on 21 Feb. 2018.
  • 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.
  • Invited talk 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:

    • Linguistics and Allied Disciplines, Dr. Neelam Yadav & Dr. Swasti Mishra, 2021, Insha Publication, New Delhi, India.
    • 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.

    Papers:

    • Rajesh Kumar Mundotiya, Swasti Mishra, Anil Kumar Singh, (2021), “Hierarchical Self Attention based Sequential Labelling Model for Bhojpuri, Maithili and Magahi Languages” , Journal of King Saud University – Computer and Information Sciences, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jksuci.2021.09.022 (Impact Factor: 13.473) 
    •  R. Mundotiya, M. Singh, R. Kapur, Swasti Mishra, Anil Kumar Singh, (2021), “Linguistic Resources for Bhojpuri, Magahi and Maithili: Statistics about them, their Similarity Estimates, and Baselines for Three Applications”, Journal: ACM Transactions On Asian And Low-Resource Language Information   Processing (TALLIP), (Impact Factor: 1.420)
    • Swasti Mishra, Milan Chauhan, (2020) “Kashi Labh Mukti Bhawan: A Place for Salvation (Mukti)”, Journal: OM RISE, (from the Chair of Hindu Spirituality and Society Vrije University Amsterdam, The Netherlands) Vol. 4
    • Swasti Mishra (2017), ‘Bhojpuri Kriya Sanrachana’ Journal: “Bhojpuri Janpad”, BHU, ISSN: 2320-8309, Vol. 3
    • Swasti Mishra, (2017), “Sanskrit Sahitya me Stri Vimarsha Ka Samajbhashik Vishleshan”, Journal: “Udgata Kashi” ISSN: 2350-0034, Vol. 3
    • Swasti Mishra, "Bahubhashikata evam Bharat me Bahubhashikata ki Sthiti", “Gaveshana” ISSN: 0435-1460, Vol. 95/96,

    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.

    Ongoing (Collaborative Projects):

    • संयोजक- शब्दावली निर्माण एवं अनुवाद कार्य समीति, भारतीय भाषाओं में तकनीकी शिक्षा का विकल्प परियोजना (Bhartiya Bhashaon me Takniki Shiksha ka Vikalpa"- Project), Indian Institute of Information Technology, Pune.
    • 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.

    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.
    • 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.

     
    Completed (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.