Prof. P P Chakrabarti, Director, IIT Kharagpur has recently been honoured by the Indian Electronics & Semiconductor Association (IESA) with the TechnoVisionary - Life Time Achievement 2016. This award is for lifetime achievement by an Indian academician who has made significant contribution to the field Electronics and Semiconductor field through research and development. Prof. Chakrabarti has been awarded for his outstanding contributions in the fields of Algorithms, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and CAD for VLSI design.
Apart from the aforesaid research areas, Prof. Chakrabarti’s areas of interest include Formal Methods, CAD for Embedded Systems, Fault Tolerance, Algorithm Design and Digital Repositories. His main focus is in the area of Artificial Intelligence Algorithms and Development of Automated Reasoning Frameworks that combine search, optimization, deduction, learning and decision making, especially under time and memory constraints. He is inter