Arpit Rana

Arpit Rana
Arpit Rana
PhD (Computer Science), University College Cork, Ireland

Contact Details

#3105, FB-3, DA-IICT, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India – 382007


Dr. Arpit Rana did his Ph.D. from University College Cork, Ireland, in 2020. Before joining DA-IICT, He worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Toronto (U of T), Canada.


Applied Machine Learning, Recommendation Systems, Multimodality, and their applications in Digital Innovation and Transformation


Conference Papers

  • Arpit Rana and Derek Bridge. 2017. Explanation Chains: Recommendation by Explanation. 11th ACM Conference on Recommender Systems Poster Proceedings (RECSYS’17), Como, Italy.
  • Arpit Rana and Derek Bridge. 2018. Explanations that are Intrinsic to Recommendations. 26th ACM Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization (UMAP’18), Singapore, Singapore.
  • Arpit Rana and Derek Bridge. 2020. Navigation-By-Preference: A New Conversational Recommender with Preference-Based Feedback. 25th ACM Conference on Intelligent User Interface (IUI’20), Cagliari, Italy
  • Shengnan Lyu, Arpit Rana, Scott Sanner, and Mohamed Reda Baudjenek. 2021. A Workflow Analysis of Context-Driven Conversational Recommendation, 30th International Conference on the World Wide Web (WWW’21), Ljubljana.

Journal Articles

  • Arpit Rana, Rafael Martins D'addio, Marcelo Manzato, and Derek Bridge. 2022. Extended Recommendation-By-Explanation. User Modeling and User-Adapted Interaction, Springer. 
  • Arpit Rana, Scott Sanner, Mohamed Reda Baudjenek, Ron Dicarlantonio, and Gary Farmaner. 2023. User Experience and the Role of Personalization in Critiquing-Based Conversational Recommendation. The ACM Transactions on the Web (TWeb).


  • Introduction to Data Mining (Technical Elective - B.Tech. III/ IV Year)
  • Recommendation Systems (Technical Elective - PG Level Course)
  • Data Structures (B.Tech. I Year)
  • Object-Oriented Programming (M.Sc. (IT) I Year)
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