ASET Colloquium

Machine Learning: An Engineering perspective

by Prof. Subhasis Chaudhuri (Director, IIT Bombay)

Tuesday, September 15, 2020 from to (Asia/Kolkata)
at Online
Engineer's Day 2020 Commemorative ASET Colloquium.

On the engineers’ day, we visit the currently all pervading machine learning technology. Being a practitioner’s delight, it has been shown to be very effective in diverse applications, offering a performance much better than classical pattern recognition or estimation methods. Notwithstanding that, once in a while a professor gets to hear from the graduating student that the machine has learnt but the student did not any! In this talk we try to dissect this statement by first reviewing the basics of machine learning and how it departs from the classical systems engineering. We present some examples from the image processing domain and see how we take advantage of this technology in solving difficult problems.

About the Speaker:

Prof. Subhasis Chaudhuri is currently the Director of IIT Bombay, prior to which he has been the K.N. Bajaj Chair Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering. He did his B.Tech. in Electronics & Communication Engineering from IIT Kharagpur in 1985, M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from University of Calgary in 1987 and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering in 1990 from University of California, San Diego. He joined IIT Bombay as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering in November 1990 and has been here since then. He has held a number of important administrative positions at IIT Bombay, such as Gymkhana Chairman (Cultural), Convener of UGAPEC, Professor Incharge of IIT Bombay-Monash Research Academy, Head of the Department of Electrical Engineering, Dean (International Relations) and Deputy Director (Academic & Infrastructure Affairs). He has received major awards recognizing his research excellence, which include the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize (CSIR), Swarnajayanti Fellowship (DST), J.C. Bose Fellowship (DST), Dr. Vikram Sarabhai Research Award, NASI-Reliance Award, the G.D. Birla Research Award and “TUM Ambassador” Award among several others. He is a Fellow of Indian National Science Academy (INSA), Indian Academy of Sciences (IASc), Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE), National Academy of Science India (NASI) and IEEE, USA, and has also served on the Council of INSA. He has been recognized as a Distinguished Alumnus of IIT Kharagpur. Prof. Chaudhuri is a member of the Expert Committee of Institution of Eminence, Govt. of India., member of the Institute Body of AIIMS, Nagpur and member of the Governing Board of Indo-US Science & Technology Forum (IUSSTF). His research area includes computer vision, machine learning and computational haptics. He has over one hundred journal publications and over two hundred conference presentations. He has authored 7 monographs published by Springer NY, and filed 13 National/International Patents. He has served in the editorial board of several International journals like IEEE Trans. PAMI, International Journal of Computer Vision, and SIAM Journal of Imaging Science. He has guided over 25 Ph.D. Students and 100 M.Tech. students.
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