Prof. Prabir Kumar Biswas
Prof. Prabir Kumar Biswas, Professor, Electronics & EC Engineering, IIT Kharagpur, Head, Computer & Informatics Centre IIT Kharagpur

Prof. Prabir Kumar Biswas received his B.Tech.,M.Tech., and Ph.D. degrees in Electronics and Electrical Communication Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur in 1985, 1989, and 1991 respectively. He served Bharat Electronics Ltd. (BEL), Ghaziabad as a Deputy Engineer during the period 1985 to 1987. In 1991 he joined the faculty of the Department of Electronics and Electrical Communication Engineering at IIT Kharagpur where he is presently a Professor and also holding the position of Head of the Department. He served as the Head of the Computer and Informatics Center at IIT Kharagpur from March 2008 to December 2014. Prof. Biswas visited the University of Kaiserslautern, Germany during March 2002 to February 2003 as Alexander von Humboldt Fellow. His research interests are in image and video processing, pattern recognition, multimedia systems etc. He has supervised 12 doctoral students, and published more than 100 research papers in various international and national journals and conference proceedings in these areas. He has prepared four online Video Courses under NPTEL program. Prof. Biswas is a Senior Member of the IEEE. He also holds life membership of Indian Unit of Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence (IUPRAI, India). He has served as a member of technical program committees of several national and international conferences, and served as Organizing Chair of Indian Conference on Computer Vision, Graphics and Image Processing (ICVGIP) in 2008

Dr. K. Thangavel
Dr. K. Thangavel is the Professor and Head of the Department of Computer Science at Periyar University. He pursued his M.C.A and awarded Ph.D. His research areas are Data Mining, Bioinformatics, ImageHe started his career as a Lecturer in Mathematics, Gandhigram Rural Institute from 1989 to 1999. Then he worked as Reader in Mathematics, Gandhigram Rural Institute, Gandhigram from 1999 to 2006, Professor of Computer Science, Periyar University, Salem from February 2006 to till date. His areas of interest: Data Mining, Image Processing, Soft Computing, Bio-Informatics Optimization Algorithms and Pattern Recognition. He produced 16 Ph.Ds, Published 122 papers, etc.

Dr. C. Kesavadas
Dr. C. Kesavadas, is the Professor and HOD of the Department of Imaging sciences and Interventional Radiology,SreeChitraTirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Trivandrum, Kerala. He completed his MBBS from Calicut Medical College in 1989. Diploma in Medical Radio-Diagnosis from Medical College, Trivandrum, University of Kerala in1993, MD ( Radio-Diagnosis) - Medical College, Trivandrum1994. He have fellowship: Neuroradiology - Department of Neuroradiology, Scientific Institute & University Hospital San Raffaele, Milan, Italy –2002. He started his career in 1995 as a Lecturer in Radiology at RCC, Trivandrum. 

Then he worked as ain Radiology at SCTIMST (from1995). He also worked as the Former Assistant, Associate & Additional Professor in Radiology at SCTIMST (from August1998) . Now he is the professor and HOD on imaging dept. He have 241 publications. His areas of interest include, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (including MR spectroscopy ,Diffusion/Perfusion Imaging, Susceptibility weighted imaging and Functional MRI) Neuroradiology (Especially Neuroimaging in Epilepsy, Brain tumor, Pediatric Neuroradiology, Movement disorders, Dementia and Stroke) Medical Imaging Informatics.

Dr Elizabeth Sherly
Elizabeth Sherly, received her Ph.D in Computer Science from University of Kerala in 1995, currently working as Professor of Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management-Kerala (IIITM-K), a Kerala Government Higer Educational organization at Technopark, Trivanrum, Kerala. She served as the Director of the institute in 2009-2012. Having more than 30 years of experience in teaching and research in Computer Science, her major research work involves Pattern recognition, Natural Language Processing, Automatic Speech Recognition System and Medical Image Processing..

She is actively working on promoting virtual learning system with a pedagogy model of Technology Enhanced Learning to the Educational Community. Cloud Computing and Object Technology Modelling are also her passionate areas.She is the Chief Investigator of two prestigious MeitY projects, Government of India sponsored projects of TDIL (Technology Development in Indian Languages) and one another MICRONet project of ITRA, Media Lab Asia, GOI. Established and heading two centres, Virtual Resource Centre for Language Computing (VRCLC) and Center of Excellence in Pattern and Image Analysis (CEPIA), where Language computing research and Image Processing development using Machine Intelligence are carrying out.


Dr. Gopakumar G.
Dr. Gopakumar G. currently serves as Assistant Professor at the department of Computer Science and Engineering, Amrita School of Engineering, Amritapuri campus. He is a post-graduate (M.Tech.) in Digital Image Computing from the Department of Computer Science, University of Kerala (Karyavattom Campus) and a graduate in Computer Science and Engineering from College of Engineering Karunagappally. Dr. Gopakumar pursued his Ph.D. from Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology in Computer Vision (Medical Image Analysis) under the guidance of Dr. Gorthi R. K. Sai Subrahmanyam. His research thesis is entitled 'Automatic Feature Extraction and Classification of Cell images for Cytopathology'.