I am a PhD student at eXascale Infolab/University of Fribourg since September 2018 and, I work on detecting significant news events using Social media. I completed my Master’s in Computer Science from TU, Kaiserslautern (Germany) with specialization in Intelligent Systems. For my Master’s thesis, I worked on Social network analysis techniques for academic Communities. As part of a DFG funded project, LOC-DB I also worked on extraction of structured textual information from bibliographical document images using Deep learning.


  1. Akansha Bhardwaj, Dominique Mercier, Hisham Hashmi, Sheraz Ahmed, and Andreas Dengel. “Academic Community Explorer (ACE) for Syntactic, Semantic and Pragmatic Document Analysis.” In 14th IAPR International Conference on Document Analysis and Recognition, ICDAR 2017, Kyoto, Japan, November 9-15, 2017, 262–67, 2017. Bibtex PDF