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Brief Resume of Prof. Ajoy Kumar Ray
Prof. Ajoy Kumar Ray joined Bengal Engineering and Science University, Shibpur as its Vice Chancellor with effect from 01.03.2009. He is also the first Director of Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology (IIEST), Shibpur with effect from 4th March, 2014. Currently he is on lien from IIT Kharagpur, where he is a Professor of Electronics and Electrical Communication Engineering and former Head, School of Medical Science and Technology at IIT Kharagpur.
As Vice Chancellor of BESU Shibpur, he has brought major transformation of the university, in diverse areas of academics – education, research, sponsored research and many outreach programs.
Prof. Ray had his Bachelor's degree from Bengal Engineering College, Shibpur, followed by M.Tech and Ph.D from Electronics and Electrical Communication Engineering Department of IIT Kharagpur. He joined IIT Kharagpur as a Faculty member in 1980.
He has successfully completed more than twenty research projects, sponsored by several agencies, like Defence Research & Development Organization, Department of Atomic Energy, Department of Science and Technology and so on. He has also worked on several consultancy projects of multinational and national industries.
Prof. Ray was the Principal Investigator of research projects, sponsored by Intel Corporation during 1997 – 2004. During the course of this research project, Prof. Ray was the co inventor of six US patents jointly with Intel Corporation. Prof. Ray was the Chief Investigator of a number of Medical Imaging projects sponsored by Texas Instruments at the School of Medical Science and Technology at IIT Kharagpur. As a part of this project, he, along with other team members have filed six USA patents jointly with Texas Instruments.
Prof. Ray was associated with the University of Southampton as Senior Research Fellow during 1989-90 and led the research group on 'Image and Video Processing' of Avisere Inc., USA during 2004-2005.
He has co-authored about 150 research papers in International journals and International Conferences. He has authored five books published by International Publishing Houses, such as John Wiley, Tata McGraw Hill, Prentice Hall of India and Taylor and Francis Publication, including one in Chinese.
In addition, under his leadership, his group in the School of Medical Science and Technology has initiated a number of medical projects on 'Molecular Imaging' and Image Processing, Medical Instrumentation, etc. Prof. Ray is the Fellow and Member of many professional bodies and is involved with a large number of Universities in various academic bodies.
He has been associated with Nehru Museum of Science and Technology, IIT Kharagpur as Secretary and Chairman from 1991 – 2006.
His current research interest includes Medical Imaging and Image Processing, Pattern Recognition and Machine Intelligence.