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Kumar Sankar Ray

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Background

  • Kumar Sankar Ray was born on June 24, 1955 in Burdwan, West Bengal, India. Son of Anil Kumar Ray and Sunity Ray.


Education

  • Bachelor of Engineering, Bengal Engineering College, Howrah, India, 1977.

  • Master of Science in Control Engineering, University of Bradford, England, 1980.

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering, Calcutta University, 1987.

  • Postdoctoral training, University of Texas, Austin, USA, 1991.


Career

  • Instrumentation Engineer at Development Consultant Private Ltd. (DCPL), Kolkata, 1980-1982;

  • Computer Engineer at Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, April, 1982-1987;

  • Associate Professor in Computer and Communication Science Division at Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, 1988-1992;

  • Professor in Computer and Communication Science Division at Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, since 1993 to present.

  • Adjunct faculty in computer science at Bengal Engineering College, Howrah, 1986-1990.

  • Consultant scientist at Institute of Modern Management, Kolkata, 1988-1990.

  • Visiting scientist at University of Calcutta, since 1994.

  • Member of task force committee for application of Artificial Intelligence in Power System, Government of India, Department of Electronics, 1987.


Membership

  • President at Indian Statistical Institute Workers' Organization, Kolkata, 1987-1989, 1992-1993.  

  • Member at Indian Society for Fuzzy Mathematics (founder), Indian Unit for Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence.


Interests

Music and Book writing (scientific and commercial)


Personal Life

Married, Dhira Basu (Ray), January 20, 1983. 1 child, Aratrika.

father:

Anil Kumar Ray

mother:

Sunity Ray

spouse:

Dhira Basu (Ray)

child:

Aratrika Ray

 

Experience

Prof. Kumar S. Ray received the B.E. degree in the mechanical engineering in 1977 from Bengal Engineering College, Shibpur, Howrah India, the M.Sc. degree in control engineering in 1980 from the University of Bradford, Bradford, U.K., and the Ph.D. degree in Computer Science in 1987 from Calcutta University. He is currently a Professor of Electronics and Communication Sciences Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata. He was Visiting Faculty Member of the University of Texas at Austin under a United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) fellowship in 1990. He has around 78 journal publications to his credit. He is the co-author of two edited volumes of North-Holland. Dr. Ray was a member of task force committee of the Government of India, Department of Electronics (DoE/MIT), for the application of AI in power plants. He is the founder member of Indian Society for Fuzzy Mathematics and Information Processing (ISFUMIP) and member of Indian Unit for Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence (IUPRAI). In 1991, he was the recipient of the K.S. Krishnan memorial award for the best system oriented paper in computer vision. Biographical sketch of Prof. Kumar Sankar Ray has been published in Marquis who's who in the World 2007 and Marquis who's who in Asia. His fields of interests are control theory, computer vision, AI, machine learning, deep learning, pattern recognition, fuzzy reasoning, neural networks, genetic algorithms, qualitative physics, DNA computing and possibilistic approach to quantum physics.


Details of Ph.D. Supervision (with the name of Institute/ University where the thesis had been submitted):

Title of the thesis                   : Polygonal Approximation and Scale-Space Analysis of

                                                  Closed Digital Curves

Submitted at                          : Indian Statistical Institute

Year                                         : 1994

Name of the student              : Bimal Kumar Ray


 Title of the thesis                   : Neuro Fuzzy Reasoning for Pattern Classification and

                                                  Object Recognition

Submitted at                          : Indian Statistical Institute

Year                                         : 1997

Name of the student              : Jayati Ghoshal



Title of the thesis                   : Similarity Based Approximate Reasoning

Submitted at                          : Indian Statistical Institute

Year                                         : 1999

Name of the student              : Swapan Raha


Title of the thesis                   : Reasoning and Classification based on DNA Computing

Submitted at                          : Jadavpur University

Year                                         : 2017

Name of the student              : Mandrita Mondal


Title of the thesis                   : Computation Power of Watson-Crick Automata and its variant

Submitted at                          : Indian Statistical Institute

Year                                         : 2018

Name of the student              : Kingshuk Chatterjee


List of Recent Research Guidance:

  1. Prithwineel Paul: Post Doctoral Visiting Scholar from 01.01.2018 to 31.03.2018.

  2. Mandrita Mondal: CSIR Research Associate (RA).

  3. Sandip Paul: INSPIRE SRF at ISI Kolkata; PhD registration at CSE Dept at Jadavpur University.

  4. Debayan Ganguly: CSIR SRF; registered for PhD at Calcutta University.


Details of Teaching Activities:

From 1993 to 2001 continuously I independently taught two M.Tech (CS) courses; namely Artificial Intelligence & Expert System (complete one semester) and Computer Vision (complete one semester).

From 2007 to 2009 I independently taught M.Tech (CS) course; namely Artificial Intelligence and Computer Vision course with S.N.Biswas.

From 2017 to 2018 I independently taught M.Tech (CS) course; namely Artificial Intelligence.

 

International Recognition

Biographical sketch of Prof. Kumar Sankar Ray has been published in Marquis who's who in the World 2007 and Marquis who's who in Asia

Research Advisor of NAN YANG ACADEMY OF SCIENCES, Singapore

 

Memorable moments/Events

Coming Soon...

 
 

Let’s Connect

Indian Statistical Institute, 203 B. T. Road, Kolkata-700108, West Bengal, India

+91 8981074174

 

+91 8981074174

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