About Myself

I am an IEEE CIS Distinguished Lecturer for the period 2014-2016.
I am a Fellow of the IEEE, for contributions to neuro-fuzzy and hybrid approaches in pattern recognition, Fellow of the IAPR, and Fellow of the INAE and NASI India
My research interests include pattern recognition, data mining, bioinformatics, soft computing and medical imaging. 

My Contact Address:
Machine Intelligence Unit 
Indian Statistical Institute 
203 B. T. Road 
Kolkata 700 108, INDIA 

Telephone: (+91) (33) 2575 3102  
Fax: (+91) (33) 2578 3357 

`` How I Became What I Am" in Lilavati's Daughters: The Women Scientists of India, R. Godbole and R. Ramaswamy (Eds.), Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore, pp. 196-197, 2008. (ISBN 978-81-8465-005-1) 

A Bangla clip from ``Sananda", August 15, 2000 

My parents, the late Dr. Maya Mitra (nee Kundoo) and the late Dr. Girindra Nath Mitra, had the rare privilege of publishing research articles in ``Nature". They inspired me to achieve; whatever I am today, I owe it to their immense love and sacrifice for me.

My citations by Google Scholar .

``Reminisces from the Past" in The Mind of an Engineer", P. Ghosh and B. Raj (Eds.), Indian National Academy of Engineering, pp. 261-266, 2016. (ISBN 978-981-10-0118-5) 

My daughter, Somosmita

Organizing Special Session ``SS_29: Advances in Soft Computing Modelling for Biomedical Data", at FUZZ IEEE 2017, Naples, Italy. 

Short Biography

Sushmita Mitra is a full Professor at the Machine Intelligence Unit (MIU), Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata. She was the Head of MIU during the period 2010 to 2012. From 1992 to 1994 she was in the RWTH, Aachen, Germany as a DAAD Fellow. She was a Visiting Professor in the Computer Science Departments of the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada in 2004, 2007; Meiji University, Japan in 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007; and Aalborg University Esbjerg, Denmark in 2002, 2003. Dr. Mitra received the National Talent Search Scholarship (1978-1983) from NCERT, India, the University Gold Medal in 1988, the IEEE TNN Outstanding Paper Award in 1994 for her pioneering work in neuro-fuzzy computing, and the CIMPA-INRIA-UNESCO Fellowship in 1996.

She is the author of the books ``Neuro-Fuzzy Pattern Recognition: Methods in Soft Computing" and ``Data Mining: Multimedia, Soft Computing, and Bioinformatics" published by John Wiley, and ``Introduction to Machine Learning and Bioinformatics", Chapman & Hall/CRC Press, beside a host of other edited books. Dr. Mitra has guest edited special issues of several journals, is an Associate Editor of ``IEEE/ACM Trans. on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics", ``Information Sciences", ``Neurocomputing", and is a Founding Associate Editor of ``Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery (WIRE DMKD)". She has more than 100 research publications in referred international journals. According to the Science Citation Index (SCI), two of her papers have been ranked 3rd and 15th in the list of Top-cited papers in Engineering Science from India during 1992--2001.

Dr. Mitra is a Fellow of the IEEE, IAPR, and Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering and The National Academy of Sciences, India. She is an IEEE CIS Distinguished Lecturer for the period 2014-2016. She has served in the capacity of Program Chair, Tutorial Chair, Plenary Speaker, and as member of programme committees of many international conferences. Her current research interests include data mining, pattern recognition, soft computing, medical image processing, and Bioinformatics.