Dr. Santanu Chaudhury is currently a Schlumberger Chair Professor in the department of Electrical Engineering, IIT Delhi and was the Dean of UG Studies, IIT Delhi. He received his PhD in Computer Science and Engineering from IIT Kharagpur and a B.Tech in Electronics and Electrical Communication Engineering, IIT Kharagpur.
Prof. Santanu Chaudhury is an authority in the area of visual information processing and multimedia computing. He has developed a new approach for recognition of occluded 2D shapes, which had led to the development of new techniques for a variety of pattern recognition problems. The concept of mixed-category perception neural classifiers introduced by him and his collaborators was a novel concept with significant impact. A distinct line of approach for shape recognition using evolutionary algorithms emerged on the basis of his work. His was one of the earlier works to establish the advantage of using multiple neural classifiers for difficult biometric pattern recognition problems like signature recognition and this has led to a number of applications adapting the strategy proposed by him.
Dr. Chaudhury is a Fellow of Indian National Academy of Engineers, Indian National Academy of Sciences, Allahabad and was awarded Indian National Science Academy (INSA) medal for ‘Young Scientists’ in 1993.
Dr. Santanu Chaudhury is the winner of the ACCS-CDAC Foundation Award for 2012.
- ADCOM 2012 Keynote Presentation