Faculty

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Tavpritesh Sethi
Professor 

Dr. Tavpritesh Sethi is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computational Biology and the founding head of the Center of Excellence in Healthcare at IIIT-Delhi. His area of expertise lies at the interface of computer science and healthcare.

Faculty Members

Anubha Gupta
Anubha Gupta
Professor (ECE) 

Prof. Anubha Gupta, with a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from IIT Delhi, boasts extensive experience in academia and engineering. She began her career at All India Radio before transitioning to teaching roles at NSUT, IIIT Hyderabad, and IIIT Delhi, where she currently serves as a Professor. Dr. Gupta's research interests encompass computer vision, deep learning, machine learning, and signal processing, with a focus on healthcare applications. She has authored over 100 technical papers and received prestigious awards like the SERB POWER Fellowship and the IETE PROF SVC AIYA MEMORIAL AWARD. Actively engaged in professional societies like IEEE, she contributes to technical committees and editorial boards, playing a pivotal role in her field.

Pushpendra Singh
Pushpendra Singh
Professor (ECE)

Pushpendra Singh is a Professor at IIITD, New Delhi, with a Ph.D. from Inria-Rennes, France, focusing on mobile computing. He has a rich academic background, having worked at universities and research institutes in France and the UK before joining IIITD. His research interests include mobile systems, middleware, and ICT for Development, with a track record of successful industry transfers resulting in startups and new products. His work, funded by various agencies, has been deployed in national projects like NRHM and NREGS. Notably, he serves as the Nodal Officer appointed by the Govt. of NCT, Delhi, overseeing the 181-Women-in-distress helpline, for which his team has developed all the software.

GPS Raghava
GPS Raghava
Professor (CB)

Dr. G. P. S. Raghava earned his M.Tech from IIT Delhi and Ph.D. from the Institute of Microbial Technology, Chandigarh. Over three decades, he served as a scientist at the Institute of Microbial Technology, Chandigarh. Throughout his tenure, his group developed over 250 web servers, published 200 research papers, and created 35 databases and mirror sites, resulting in 80 copyrights/patents. Dr. Raghava's outstanding contributions have been recognized with prestigious awards including the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award, the National Bioscience Award for Carrier Development, and fellowships from the National Academy of Sciences and the Indian Academy of Sciences. His expertise lies in biological sciences and bioinformatics, contributing significantly to the field.

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Ganesh Bagler
Professor (CB) 

Ganesh Bagler is a computational researcher with expertise in physics, computer science, and computational biology. He is renowned for his groundbreaking work in 'Computational Gastronomy,' which merges food with artificial intelligence. Through pioneering research, Bagler has created essential data repositories, algorithms, and applications, laying the groundwork for this emerging field. His interdisciplinary approach has led to significant contributions in understanding food, flavors, nutrition, and public health. Bagler is also recognized as a prolific scientist, science communicator, and TEDx speaker, driven by curiosity and a passion for exploring complex systems' structure, function, and evolution. His ambitious goal is to revolutionize the global food landscape through 'Making Food Computable.'

Vibhor Kumar
Vibhor Kumar
Associate Professor (CB)

Dr. Vibhor holds a Ph.D. in Computational Systems Biology from Helsinki University of Technology (now Aalto), Finland, following his M.Tech. from IIT Delhi. His research journey began with computational challenges in analyzing large image datasets from cryoEM and statistical analysis of genomic data. During his Ph.D., he achieved a milestone by solving the first and highest-resolution structure of LDL in its native state at human body temperature. Subsequently, he delved into computational genomics, spending a year at a personal-genomics company in Malaysia before joining the Genome Institute of Singapore (GIS), where he spent over 8 years. At GIS, he focused on epigenomics and gene regulation, with applications in cancer and stem cell research. Currently, he contributes to data sciences and genomics, leveraging his expertise in computational approaches to unravel biological complexities.

N. Arul Murugan
N. Arul Murugan
Associate Professor (CB)

Dr. N. Arul Murugan, Ph.D. from the Indian Institute of Science, conducts computational drug development research at KTH Royal Institute of Technology. Specializing in neurodegenerative and infectious diseases, he utilizes quantum mechanics and machine learning for druggability prediction. Murugan has published extensively, edited a book, and serves on editorial boards of leading journals, including Scientific Reports and IJMS. Currently, he is editing a special issue on Covid-19 therapeutics and diagnostics for IJMS.

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Jaspreet Kaur Dhanjal
Assistant Professor (CB) 

Dr. Jaspreet Kaur Dhanjal obtained her Ph.D. from IIT Delhi in 2019, focusing on the intersection of computation, cellular, and molecular biology. As a Postdoctoral Fellow at AIST, Japan, she delved into cancer genomics with a focus on personalized therapeutics and investigated the mechanisms of action of bioactive compounds from natural sources. Her research has resulted in over 30 peer-reviewed papers, 4 book chapters, and over 10 international conference presentations, showcasing her contributions to the field.

Pankaj Jalote
Pankaj Jalote
Distinguished Professor (CSE)

Pankaj Jalote, a Distinguished Professor (CSE), was the founding Director of IIIT-Delhi (2008-2018). With a diverse career, he held academic positions at University of Maryland College Park, IIT Kanpur, and IIT Delhi, and served as Vice President at Infosys. Jalote's educational background includes a B.Tech. from IIT Kanpur, MS from Pennsylvania State University, and Ph.D. from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is a prolific author in Software Engineering and Higher Education, with several translated books. Recognized as a Fellow of IEEE and INAE, he has served on editorial boards of prestigious journals.

Sujay Deb
Sujay Deb
Professor (ECE, CSE)

Sujay Deb is a Professor in Electronics & Communication Engineering and Computer Science & Engineering at Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, Delhi (IIIT-D). He received Ph.D. from the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Washington State University, Pullman, WA on May 2012. Before his current position, he worked as an intern at Intel Labs, Hillsboro, OR. His major awards and achievements include DST INSPIRE Faculty award in 2012; Outstanding Ph.D. student award in Computer Engineering, WSU, 2011; Winner of India-US Grand Challenge Initiative for Affordable Blood Pressure measurement technologies in 2014.

Rajiv Ratn Shah
Rajiv Ratn Shah
Associate Professor

Rajiv Ratn Shah holds a Ph.D. in computer science from the National University of Singapore, with prior degrees in computer applications and mathematics from Delhi Technological University, Jawaharlal Nehru University, and Banaras Hindu University, respectively. He's received prestigious awards such as the ERCIM Fellowship and was a runner-up in the Grand Challenge competition of ACM International Conference on Multimedia. Dr. Shah actively participates in organizing and reviewing for top-tier international conferences and journals. Before joining IIITD in Dec 2016, he spent a year as a Research Fellow at the Living Analytics Research Center (LARC) at the Singapore Management University.

Anupam Saronwala
Anupam Saronwala
Entrepreneurship

An IIT Kanpur and Syracuse University alumni, with over 35 years of global experience in US & Indian companies in the areas of business consulting, technology licensing & alliances, software R&D, and operations. Until June 2017, Anupam was the Country Leader and Program Director, IBM Research Business Development. He is now helpingtake technology startups from idea to business.

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