Angarai Ganesan Ramakrishnan is a Professor of the Electrical Engineering Department at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India. He obtained his Ph. D. (Biomedical Engineering) and M Tech (Electrical Engineering) from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras and completed his undergraduate studies at PSG College of Technology. Currently, he heads the Medical Intelligence and Language Engineering Lab at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. He is a Fellow of Institution of Engineers (India) and the Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers and a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, USA. He received the Manthan Award 2014 and Manthan Award 2015, for his projects 'Gift of New Abilities' and 'Madhura - The Gift of Voice' respectively. He is also one of the Founder Directors of RaGaVeRa indic Technologies Pvt Ltd, a deep tech startup incubated by IISc and a mentor of the startup, "Bhashini AI Services Pvt. Ltd."
His primary research interests include Neuroscience of Pranayama and altered states of consciousness, Decoding of Imagined Words, Machine Learning with particular reference to Handwriting Recognition, Scene Text Recognition, Speech Recognition and Synthesis.
Besides research and teaching, he enjoys applying academic research to solve real world problems. Here are some of his industry related experiences: Senior Research Scientist at Hewlett Packard Research Labs, Bangalore India, Senior Project Officer at Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, and Research Member at B. P. L. India Ltd., Bangalore India. His YouTube videos have 30000+ views so far and have 400+ subscribers.
Alumni Award, for Excellence in Research for Engineering by IISc Council, 2023
INAE, Fellow, Indian National Academy of Engineering- 2019
Jaya-Jayant Award, for Teaching Excellence in Engineering by IISc Council, 2016
Manthan Award, South Asia and Asia Pacific - E-education category, 2015
Manthan Award, South Asia and Asia Pacific - E-inclusion and Accessibility, 2014
Prof. M. Anandakrishnan Award, by International Forum for Information Technology for Tamil at Tamil Internet 2013
Young Investigator Grant, by Department of Science and Technology - Government of India, 1994
Sir Andrew Watt Kay Young Researcher's Prize, from Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, Glasgow, 1992
Thangam Vasudevan Award, Indian Association of Biomedical Scientists, 1986
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