Prof. Arun Kumar Majumdar
Dr. Arun Kumar Majumdar joined JIS Institute of Advanced Studies and Research, West Bengal, in 2019 as an Emeritus Professor. Prior to joining JISIASR, he was Professor of Eminence and Pro Vice Chancellor of Adamas University, West Bengal. Professor Majumdar joined Adamas University after retirement from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur where he was a Professor of Computer Science and Engineering. He served Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, for more than three decades and held several administrative positions that include Deputy Director from 2009-2012, Dean (Faculty and Planning) from 2002-2005, Head of the Computer Science and Engineering Department from 1992 to 1995 and again from 1998 to 2001, Head of the Computer and Informatics Centre from 1999 to 2003 and Head of the School of Medical Science and Technology from 2005-2006. As Principal investigator Dr. Majumdar has supervised several research and industrial consultancy projects sponsored by different Govt. Agencies, Industries and Financial Institutions like Defense Electronics Application Laboratory (DEAL) Dehradun, Ministry of Information Technology Govt. of India, Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India, Department of Information Technology, West Bengal Government, State Bank of India, UCO Bank, Orissa State Cooperative Bank etc. Under his supervision large Telemedicine Networks connecting several hospitals in West Bengal and Tripura were successfully implemented and used by hundreds of patients. He served as a member of several technical committees advising different Ministries of the Central and State Governments as well as to the Industries and Institutions in India on information technology related matters.
Professor Majumdar has supervised several Ph. D and Masters’ level theses and published more than 200 research publications in international journals and conferences. Professor Majumdar is a Fellow the Indian National Academy of Engineering, Fellow of the Institution of Engineers (India), and a Senior Life Member of the IEEE(USA). His research interests include Data and Knowledge Based Systems, Artificial Intelligence and Data Mining, Medical Informatics, and Design Automation.
Professor Majumdar received M. Tech and Ph. D. degrees from the University of Calcutta, in Applied Physics in 1968 and 1973, respectively. He also earned a Ph. D degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA, in 1976.
Before joining IIT, Kharagpur, in 1980, Professor Majumdar served as a faculty member at Indian Statistical Institute, Calcutta, and Jawaharlal Nehru University , New Delhi. He was a Visiting Professor in the Computing and Information Sciences Department of the University of Guelph, Canada in 1986 – 87 and at George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia, U. S. A. in 1999, 2003 and 2006.