Professor Ashish Ghosh
Indian Institute of Statistics, Kolkata
Professor Ashish Ghosh Professor in the Machine Intelligence Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, Calcutta. Short Biography: Ashish Ghosh is a Professor of the Machine Intelligence Unit and the In-charge of Center for Soft Computing Research at the Indian Statistical Institute, Calcutta. Received the B.E. degree in Electronics and Telecommunication from the Jadavpur University, Calcutta in 1987, and the M.Tech. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from the Indian Statistical Institute, Calcutta in 1989 and 1993, respectively. He received the prestigious and most coveted Young Scientists award in Engineering Sciences from the Indian National Science Academy in 1995; and in Computer Science from the Indian Science Congress Association in 1992. He has been selected as an Associate of the Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore in 1997. He visited the Osaka Prefecture University, Japan with a Post-doctoral fellowship during October 1995 to March 1997; and Hannan University, Japan as a Visiting Faculty during September-October, 1997, September-October, 2004 and October-November, 2008. Also visited Hannan University, Japan as Visiting Professor with a fellowship from Japan Society for Promotion of Sciences (JSPS) during February-April, 2005. During May 1999 was at the Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing with CIMPA (France) Fellowship. He was a Visiting Researcher at the National Research Center for Information Technology (GMD), St. Augustin, Germany during January-April, 2000, and at the Aachen University, Germany in September 2010 with an European Commission Fellowship. During October-December 2003 he was a Visiting Professor at the University of California, Los Angeles; and during December 2006-January 2007 he was at the Computer Science Department of Yonsei University, Korea. His visits to University of Trento & University of Palermo (Italy) during May-June 2004, March-April 2006, May to June 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010 were in connection with collaborative international projects. He also visited various Universities/Academic Institutes and delivered lectures in different countries including South Korea, Poland, and The Netherlands. His research interests include Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning, Data Mining, Image Analysis, Remotely Sensed Image Analysis, Soft Computing, Fuzzy Sets and Uncertainty Analysis, Neural Networks, Evolutionary Computation and Bioinformatics. He has already published more than 100 research papers in internationally reputed journals and refereed conferences, has edited 8 books, and is acting as a member of the editorial board/associate editor of various international journals. He served in the capacity of Program Chair, Tutorial Chair, Plenary Speaker, and as member of programme committees of many international conferences also. He is a member of the founding team that established the Institute of machine Intelligence, and a National Center for Soft Computing Research at the Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata in 2004 with funding from the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Govt. of India.