Biographical Sketch

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Malay K. Kundu received his B. Tech., M. Tech. and Ph.D (Tech.) degrees in Radio physics and Electronics all are from the University of Calcutta .

In 1976, he joined the process automation group of research and development division at the  Tata Iron and Steel company (TISCO), Jamshedpur, as assistant research engineer and worked in the field of instrumentation and process automation related to iron and steel making for six years and was awarded for his excellent contribution in some important projects.

In 1982, he joined the Indian Statistical Institute(ISI), Kolkata, as a faculty member. Currently he is a professor in the Machine Intelligence Unit of this Institute. He had been the Head of the Machine Intelligence Unit during September 1993 to November 1995. From September 2004 to September 2006, he was the Professor In-charge(Chairman) of the Computer & Communication Sciences Division of the Institute. He is the Co-Principal Investigator  of the Center for Soft Computing Research : A National Facility funded by DST, Govt. of India. In 2013, He was selected as INAE ( Indian National Academy of Engineering) Distinguished Professor. He was retired from the service of the institute as Professor (HAG) in December 2013. Currently he is the INAE Distinguished Professor in the Machine Intelligence Unit of this Institute.

He received the Sir. J. C. Bose memorial award of the Institute of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (IETE), India in the year 1986 and VASVIK award (Indian equivalent of the Mallard award of U.K.) for industrial research in the field of Electronic Sciences  & Technology for the year 1999.

He is  Fellow of the International Assiciation for Pattern Recognition(FIAPR), Indian National Academy of Engineering(FNAE), National Academy of Sciences, India (FNASc.) and the IETE (FIETE). A senior member of the IEEE, USA and the founding life member & Vice President of the Indian Unit for Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence (IUPRAI) , the Indian associate (organization) of the International Association for Pattern Recognition (IAPR) from 2004 till 2014.

His current research interest includes Image processing & analysis Data compression,  Machine vision,   Fractals, Wavelets , Content Based  Retrieval,  Soft Computing and Digital watermarking.

He has contributed about 150 research papers in well known and prestigious archival journals, international refereed conferences and in the edited monograph volumes. He  co- authored one book titled Soft Computing for Image Processing published from Physica-Verlag, Heidelberg in 2000. He is the holder of nine U.S patents, two E.U and two International patents.

During 1988-89, he was at the A.I. Laboratory of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, U.S.A., as a visiting scientist under U.N. Fellowship program . He visited the INRIA Laboratory and International Center for Pure and Applied Mathematics (ICPAM) at Sophia Antipolis, France, in 1990, and also in 1993 under UNESCO-INRIA-CIMPA fellowship program.

He served as technical session chair, organizing chair, general chair and technical program committee member for various International and national conferences. 



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