Research Interests :
Utpal Garain received his bachelor and master degrees in computer science and engineering in 1994 and 1997,respectively from Jadavpur University, India and Ph.D. degree from Indian Statistical Institute in 2005. He received post doctoral fellowship from CNRS, France and studied in Univ. of Rouen, France for one year in 2004. After starting his career in software industries like Larsen & Toubro Ltd. Mumbai, Dun & Dradstreet Satyam Software, Chennai, etc. later on, he joined Indian Statistical Institute where he is, at present, serving as a Professor. His research interest is now focused on exploring deep learning methods for language, image and video analysis including NLP tools, OCRs, handwriting analysis, computational forensics, and like. His research is additionally influenced by the TDIL need (technology development in Indian languages). Dr. Garain is one of the associate editors of Int. J. on Document Analysis and Recognition (IJDAR). At present, he is the Chair for IAPR Technical Committee (TC-6) on Computational Forensics. Prof. Garain has been serving as program committee member for several international conferences including ICPR, ICDAR, ACM-SAC, etc. Moreover, he has been regularly reviewing papers for several international journals including IEEE PAMI, SMC, EvC, IJDAR, PR, PRL, Image & Vision Computing, etc. For his significant contribution in pattern recognition and its applications for language engineering, Prof. Garain received the Young Engineer Award in 2006 from the Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE). In 2011, he received the prestigious Indo-US Research Fellowship (IUSSTF) in the field of Engineering Sciences for conducting research on information retrieval in the Univ. of Maryland, College Park, MD. In 2016, Prof. Garain received JSPS Invitational Fellowship for Research in Osaka University, Japan.