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 interested in applications of the above methods to design, analysis, synthesis, scheduling and verification of complex fault tolerant embedded real-time systems including digital, mixed signal, automotive, microfluidics, etc. He is also interested in design of large complex digital repositories and leads national efforts related to the National Digital Library of India, the Digital Earth Initiative, Science and Heritage (SANDHI), Signals & Systems in Life Science, etc., which enable the use of search, reasoning and data analytics to problems of societal use. He is also keen in developing teaching innovations and academic networks. He leads the national effort on GIAN and has been a key contributor to NPTEL, T10KT, Pedagogy, etc.
IESA is the premier trade body representing the Indian Electronic Systems Design and Manufacturing (ESDM) industry. IESA’s member base of 260+ companies represent the spectrum from large Global Corporations to large domestic technology companies including startups and SMEs in the Electronics and Semiconductor space, academic institutions and Venture Capital firms.