Dr. Jayanta Mukhopadhyay (Mukherjee)
received his B.Tech., M.Tech., and Ph.D. degrees in Electronics and
Electrical Communication Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology
(IIT), Kharagpur in 1985, 1987, and 1990, respectively. He joined the faculty
of the Department of Electronics and Electrical Communication Engineering at
IIT, Kharagpur in 1990 and later moved to the Department of Computer
Science and Engineering where he is presently a Professor. He also holds the office of Dean, Outreach of the Institute. He served as the
head of the Computer and Informatics Center at IIT, Kharagpur from September 2004 to July 2007. He also served as the head of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering and the School of Information and Technology from April, 2010 to March, 2013.
He was a Humboldt Research Fellow at the Technical University of Munich in Germany for one year in 2002.
He also has held short term visiting positions at the University of California, Santa Barbara, University of Southern California, and the National University of Singapore.
His research interests are in image processing, pattern recognition, computer graphics, multimedia systems and medical informatics. He has published more than 300 research papers in journals and conference proceedings in these areas. He received the Young Scientist Award from the Indian National Science Academy in 1992. Dr. Mukherjee is a Senior Member of the IEEE.
He is a fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE).