Angarai Ganesan Ramakrishnan is the Chairman 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 was interviewed by Bhasha India for his contributions to Indic computing. He received the Manthan Award 2014 and Manthan Award 2015, for his projects 'Gift of New Abilities' and 'Madhura - The Gift of Voice' respectively.
His primary research interests include Auditory Neuroscience, Machine Learning and Pattern Recognition, particularly Speech Processing, Optical Character Recognition, Machine Listening, Medical Image Processing, and Speech 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.
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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