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Sankar Kumar Pal

Distinguished Scientist and Former Director




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Indian Statistical Institute


Honoured with Padma Shri in Science and Engineering 2013

Award Ceremony  Part-1  &  Part-2



Forthcoming Talks:


  •  Keynote speaker at 5th Intl Conf. on Informatics, Electronics & Vision (ICIEV), 13-14 May 2016, University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  •  Keynote speaker at the 1st Mediterranean Conference on Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence (MedPRAI 2016), Larbi Tebessi University, Tebessa, Algeria, Nov 22-23, 2016
  •  Series of invited talks at Data Mining Services, Ltd., UK during June 13-17, 2016.
  •  Invited talks at Imperial College, London, and at the University of Kent, Canterbury during June 7-10, 2016

Educational Background

  •  B. Sc. (Hons.) in Physics, Calcutta University, India, 1969.

  •  B. Tech.  in Radio Physics and Electronics, Calcutta University, India, 1972.

  •  M. Tech. in Radio Physics and Electronics, Calcutta University, India, 1974.

  •  Ph.D. in Radio Physics and Electronics, Calcutta University, India, 1978-79. (Work carried out at Indian Statistical Institute, Calcutta as its Research Fellow) 

  •  Ph. D. and DIC in Electrical Engineering, Imperial College of Science and Technology, London University, London, 1982



   Life Fellow, The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (Life Fellow, IEEE), USA.
   Fellow, The International Association for Pattern Recognition (Fellow, IAPR), USA.

   Fellow, The International Fuzzy Systems Association (Fellow, IFSA), USA.
   Fellow, The World Academy of Sciences: For the advancement of science in developing countries (FTWAS), Italy.
   Fellow, Indian National Science Academy (FNA), India.


  •  Conferred Padma Shri in Science and Engineering 2013 (one of the country's highest civilian awards).


Research Interests

Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning, Image/Video Processing, Data Mining, Soft Computing, Granular Computing, Fuzzy-Rough Computing, Neural Nets, Web Intelligence, Bioinformatics, Social Networks and Machine-Mind Development.

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Founder of a National Center

Under his leadership the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Govt. of India has established through its IRHPA (Intensification of Research in High Priority Areas) scheme the Center for Soft Computing Research: A National Facility at ISI. The center, the first of its kind in the country, plays a major role in the current and future IT perspective of the nation, and provides a strong base for research and training for both national and international participants with links to industries and premier institutes in India and abroad.

Contact Address

Distinguished Scientist and Former Director
Indian Statistical Institute
203 Barrackpore Trunk Road
Kolkata - 700 108, INDIA
Phone (O): (+91)(33) 2575-2040/3101
Fax : (+91)(33) 2578-3357; (+91) (33) 2578-8699
E-mail: sankar@isical.ac.in sankarpal@yahoo.com


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