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Sankar Kumar Pal

National Science Chair, GoI

President, ISI

Distinguished Scientist and Former Director


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Indian Statistical Institute


Granular Video Computing: with Rough Sets, Deep Learning and in IoT, World Scientific, 2021                      


Honoured with Padma Shri in Science and Engineering 2013

Padma Award Ceremony  Part-1  &  Part-2


Forthcoming Talks:

  • Invited talk at the Texas A&M University at Qatar, Doha, March 25, 2024.
  • Keynote talk at Data Fusion Conference 2024 (Nation-wide top-level event on AI & Data Science), Moscow, Russia, April 17 and 18, 2024.

Educational Background

  •  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, Indian Statistical Institute/ Calcutta University, India, 1978-79. (Enrolled and studied at Indian Statistical Institute, Calcutta as its Ph.D. student; degree was awarded by Calcutta University)

  •  Ph. D. and DIC in Electrical Engineering, Imperial College of Science and Technology, London University, London, 1982.

  •  Post Doctorate: Imperial College, London; UC, Berkeley, CA, and UMD, College Park, MD; and NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX.


Academic Honours


Life Fellow, The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (LFIEEE)

            Fellow, The International Association for Pattern Recognition (FIAPR)

            Fellow, The International Fuzzy Systems Association (FIFSA)

            Fellow, The International Rough Set Society (FIRSS)

            Fellow, Asia-Pacific Artificial Intelligence Association (FAAIA)
            Fellow, International Artificial Intelligence Industry Alliance (FAIIA)

            Fellow, The World Academy of Sciences: For the advancement of science in developing countries (FTWAS)

Founding Fellow, Web Intelligence Academy (FWIA)

Foreign Member, European Academy of Sciences and Arts (MEASA)


            Fellow, Indian National Science Academy (FNA)

            Fellow, Indian Academy of Sciences  (FASc)

            Fellow, The National  Academy of Sciences, India (FNASc)

            Fellow, Indian National Academy of Engineering (FNAE)


  •  Conferred Padma Shri in Science and Engineering 2013 (one of the country's highest civilian awards).

Research Interests

Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning, Image/Video Processing, Data Mining, Soft Computing, Granular Computing, Fuzzy-Rough Computing, Neural Nets, Web Intelligence, Bioinformatics, Social Networks and Machine-Mind Development.

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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


National Science Chair, Govt. of India
President, ISI
Distinguished Scientist, and

Former Director Indian Statistical Institute

Center for Soft Computing Research

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



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