Senior Lecturer Ajay Bansal joined Arizona State University in Spring 2011. Prior to joining ASU, he was a Visiting Assistant Professor at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. He also worked in the industry for 4 years as a Software Engineer at SIEMENS India, Metallect Corp., and Tyler Technologies in Plano, TX. His primary research focuses on semantics and implementation of declarative programming languages, specifically in the areas of Logic Programming and Answer Set Programming. He is also interested in Data Mining, specifically Opinion Mining and Classification algorithms. He has also been working in the area of Web service description, discovery & composition and was involved in the design and development of a Web service description language called USDL (Universal Service-Semantics Description Language).
Ph.D., Computer Science, The University of Texas at Dallas, 2007
M.S., Computer Science, Texas Tech University, 2002
B.Tech., Computer Science & Engineering, National Institute of Technology – Warangal, India, 1999
Logic Programming, Constraint Programming, Answer Set Programming, Data Mining, Machine Learning, Semantic Computing, Service-Oriented Architecture.
Honors and awards
- Department of Engineering’s Teaching recognition award for 2013 at ASU.
- Postdoctoral Fellowship, Dept. of Computer Science, Georgetown University, 2008.
- Best Paper Award at the European Conference On Web Services (ECOWS) for the paper titled “Universal Service-Semantics Description Language (USDL)” in 2005.
- Faculty Mentor, CS Club on Polytechnic Campus.
- Co-Chair of the Web Services Challenge (WSC), 2009.
- Academic Director, Computer Science Summer Camp for high school students at Georgetown University, 2008.