Biographical Sketch




Starting as an electronic engineer (1983-'87),  Prof. Ashish Ghosh moved to computer science during his master's (1987-'89), and finally to Artificial Intelligence (AI) during PhD (1993).  Completing post-doctoral research in Japan (1995-'96), he joined as a faculty member at ISI (1997), now a full professor, and contributing immensely to the field of AI, machine learning, image/video analysis and data science. He has already published about 250 research articles on these subjects; and has an H-index 40.

For his pioneering contribution in computational intelligence and image analysis, he earned Young Scientist award from Indian Science Congress (1992), Young Scientist Medal from INSA (1995), and Young Associateship of Indian Academy of Sciences (1997). He is a Fellow of the West Bengal Academy of Science and Technology. For his excellent service to IEEE, he received IEEE-GRSS Regional Leader Award, 2019.

He visited various Universities/Academic Institutes in connection with conducting collaborative research/projects and deliver lectures in different countries including  China, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Poland, Portugal, South Korea, Thailand, The Netherlands, UK and the USA.

He served as plenary/keynote speakers in many international conferences in India and abroad. To upgrade and nurture the engineering community, he disseminated seminar lectures and conducted several workshops /short-term courses in different parts of India on upcoming topics of AI, machine learning, image & video analysis and data science. As PI and Co-PI, he completed seventeen projects of national and international importance, funded by Government of India, European Commission, Indo-Italy and Indo-US forum for science & technology.

He is a member of the founding team that established the National Center for Soft Computing Research at the Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata in 2004 with funding from the Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India. Since 2010, he is acting as the In-charge of this Center that has been recognized as an Associate Institute of ISI. He also served as the Head of the well-known Machine Intelligence Unit of ISI during 2013-2014. He is a member of the Research & Technical Advisory Committee of many Academic organizations, and SEBI (Mumbai, India), and is nominated to the Academic Council of Banasthali Vidyapith as an Eminent Educationist.

He is currently leading the Data Science Research consortium project as the Theme Coordinator to manage a number of projects assigned to different reputed Indian Institutes under ICPS program of DST. He is an Associate Editor of several International journals, like, IET Journal of Computer Vision, CAAI Transactions on Intelligence Technology (published from IET) and Sadhana, Journal of Banking and Financial Technology, and a Series Editor of Communications in Computer and Information Science (CCIS), Springer-Nature.


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