I am a Ph.D. scholar at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Madras. I am also associated to the Robert Bosch Centre for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence. My work involves modelling complex systems as hypergraphs and multiplex networks, and learning from such networks. Recently, I have worked on the problems of hypergraph clustering, hyperedge prediction and centrality for multilayer networks.


  1. Kumar, Tarun, Sankaran Vaidyanathan, Harini Ananthapadmanabhan, Srinivasan Parthasarathy, and Balaraman Ravindran. “A New Measure of Modularity in Hypergraphs: Theoretical Insights and Implications for Effective Clustering.” In International Conference on Complex Networks and Their Applications, pp. 286-297. Springer, Cham, 2019. link
  2. Kumar, Tarun, Manikandan Narayanan, and Balaraman Ravindran. “Effect of Inter-layer Coupling on Multilayer Network Centrality Measures.” Journal of the Indian Institute of Science: 99, 237–246 (2019) doi:10.1007/s41745- 019-0103-y. link



  1. Ph.D. - Indian Institute of Technology Madras (2016 - )
  2. M.Tech - Shiv Nadar University (2013-2015)
  3. B.Tech - Punjab Technical University (2009-2013)


  1. CSIR Junior Research Fellowship (NET - all India rank - 94)
  2. SERB Junior Research Fellowship (JEST - all India rank - 56)