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Sankar Kumar Pal

Distinguished Scientist and Former Director

J C Bose National Fellow



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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 speech at The 9th International Conference on Future Generation Communication and Networking (FGCN-2015), Jeju Island, Korea, Nov 25-28, 2015
Invited talk at WICI Annual Workshop in Beijing Dec 26, 2015.



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



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

   Fellow, The International Fuzzy Systems Association (Fellow, IFSA), USA.
   Fellow, Third World Academy of Sciences (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 Processing, Data Mining, Soft Computing, Fuzzy Sets and Uncertainty Analysis, Neural Nets, Genetic Algorithms,  Rough Sets, Web Intelligence and Bioinformatics.

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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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