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Dr. Partha P Chakrabarti

Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
Director and Professor, Computer Science and Engineering
Dr. Partha Pratim Chakrabarti is an Indian computer scientist, a distinguished professor and currently the director of IIT Kharagpur. He has made pioneering research contributions and has solved a number of open problems. His work has been incorporated in standard text books as well as industry level tools of major international companies. He has published more than 200 papers in international journals and conferences and supervised two dozen PhD students. He has worked closely with Government as well as industry on various problems and has successfully led and completed large projects and programs at national and international levels. Important among them include projects with DST, CSIR, IGSTC, Volkswagen Foundation, National Semiconductor Corporation, Sun Microsystems, Intel Corporation, Synopsys, General Motors, and Xerox. He is a well-known teacher and mentor who has not only graduated a large number of students and developed well appreciated teaching modules, but has also motivated and championed many student innovation and entrepreneurial activities which have achieved unique successes.

Dr. Chakrabarti completed his B.Tech in 1985 and PhD in 1988 from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur. He is also an honorary awardee of Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for Science and Technology, the highest science award in India, for the engineering category in 2000. He was the Professor-in-Charge of the state of the art VLSI Design Laboratory which he helped set up and has been the Dean of Sponsored Research and Industrial Consultancy at IIT Kharagpur and Head of the Advanced Technology Development Centre. He was also the co-Director of the strategic General Motors-IIT Kharagpur Collaborative Research Laboratory on Electronics, Controls and Software. He pioneered the development of the Incubation Programme at IIT Kharagpur. His areas of interest include Artificial Intelligence (AI), Formal Methods, CAD for VLSI & Embedded Systems, Fault Tolerance and Algorithm Design.

Dr. Chakrabarti received the President of India Gold Medal (1985), the INSA Young Scientist Award (1991), Anil K Bose Award (1995), INAE Young Engineer’s Award (1997), the Swarnajayanti Fellowship (1997-98), Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize (2000), INAE Visweswarya Chair Professorship (2007-9), J.C. Bose Fellowship (2013) and many other awards. He has been elected a Fellow of the Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi, the Indian Academy of Science, Bangalore, Indian National Academy of Engineering and the West Bengal Academy of Science & Technology.