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Dr Abhishek Dasgupta

Fellow, Junior Research Fellow

Research Software Engineer

Department of Computer Science

DPhil (Oxon), BS, MS (Kolkata)

I am a Research Software Engineer (RSE) within the Research Software Engineering group at the University of Oxford. As an RSE, I am interested in improving software sustainability, software development productivity and reproducibility of research software through training and outreach. Other than my work in research software engineering, I apply novel machine learning and network science techniques to problems in computational social science and political science.

Currently, I am part of the engineering team at, a multi-disciplinary collaborative project that is developing a repository and visualization platform enabling open access to real-time epidemiological anonymized line-list data. Previously, I have contributed to LanguageScreen, a platform that assesses language skills in primary school children and informs intervention studies.

Prior to my current role as a research software engineer, I did my DPhil in Computer Science from the University of Oxford, before moving to a postdoctoral position in the Department of Politics and International Relations at Oxford. I have continued my association with the Department of Politics and International Relations, collaborating with researchers on projects such as political polarization in social media and developing a measure of significance for legislation.

As of 2021, I am a Software Sustainability Institute Fellow and a Reproducible Research Oxford Fellow.