About Myself


Full Professor (HAG) at the Machine Intelligence Unit of the Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata.

Fellow of TWAS, Fellow of the IEEE, for contributions to neuro-fuzzy and hybrid approaches in pattern recognition, Fellow of the INSA, Fellow of the IAPR, Fellow of the AAIA, and Fellow of the INAE and NASI India
Recipient of prestigious J. C. Bose National Fellowship in 2021.
Member, Inter-Academy Panel for Women in STEMM.

Research interests include data science, machine learning, bioinformatics, soft computing and medical imaging. 

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).

* A television interview `` clip from University of San Pablo, Arequipa, Peru ", June 2019.

* p. 21 of `` A Braided River: The Universe of Indian Women in Science", C. Coley and C. Gressel, UNESCO New Delhi, 2022. (ISBN 978-81-89218-82-9)

* p. 21-24 of ``Real Leaders, Real Stories", S. Sukhu and C. Shankar, Tata Consultancy Services Limited, 2022.  

* Interview clip at International Council of national Academies of Engineering and Technological Sciences " (CAETS 2022) Conference, Versailles, France, September 2022.

* p. 92-93 of `` Women Engineers in India, Vol. I", P. Ghosh, Indian National Academy of Engineering, 2022. (ISBN 978-81-7480-362-7)

* An interview `` clip from the International Association for Pattern Recognition (IAPR)", featuring Diversity in the Pattern Recognition Community, March 2023.

Short Biography

Sushmita Mitra is a full professor at the Machine Intelligence Unit (MIU), Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata. 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; Meiji University, Japan; and Aalborg University Esbjerg, Denmark. 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, the CIMPA-INRIA-UNESCO Fellowship in 1996, and Fulbright-Nehru Senior Research Fellowship in 2018-2020. She was the INAE Chair Professor during 2018-2020. Dr. Mitra has been awarded the prestigious J. C. Bose National Fellowship, 2021.

Dr. Mitra 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", ``Fundamenta Informatica", ``Computers in Biology and Medicine", SN Computer Sciences and is a Founding Associate Editor of ``Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery (WIRE DMKD)". She has more than 150 research publications in referred international journals. According to the Stanford List, Dr. Mitra is ranked among the top 2% scientists worldwide in the domain of Artificial Intelligence and Image Processing.

Dr. Mitra is a Fellow of the IEEE, The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS), Indian National Science Academy (INSA), International Association for Pattern Recognition (IAPR), Asia-Pacific Artificial Intelligence Association (AAIA), and Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE) and The National Academy of Sciences, India (NASI). She serves as a Member of the Inter-Academy Panel for Women in STEMM. She has visited more than 30 countries as a Plenary/Invited Speaker or an academic visitor. She served in the capacity of General Chair, Program Chair, Tutorial Chair, of many international conferences; was the Chair, IEEE Kolkata Section (2021-2022) and an IEEE CIS Distinguished Lecturer. Her current research interests include data science, machine learning, soft computing, medical image processing, and Bioinformatics.