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  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.

1990-1994: Bachelor of Computer Science & Engineering (WBJEE Rank: 22) from Jadavpur University, Kolkata 700 032. Final Year Project Title: Classification in printed character recognition.
1995-1997: Master of Computer Science & Engineering from Jadavpur University, Kolkata 700 032. Dissertation Title: An efficient algorithm for recognition of mathematical expressions in document images.
2005: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Computer Science from Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, India. Thesis Title: Recognition of Printed and Handwritten Mathematical Expressions.

July 2015 - till date: Professor, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata.
June 2009 - June 2015: Associate Professor, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata.
December 2006 - May 2009: Assistant Professor, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata.
June 1999 - November 2006: Lecturer Equiv., Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata.
September 1997 - June 1999: Project scientist, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata.
March 1997 - August 1997: Software engineer, Cognizent Technology Solutions, India.
July 1994 - August 1995: Graduate Engineer, Larsen & Toubro Ltd., Mumbai, India.

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