9TH – 11TH DECEMBER 2019
SEMINAR HALL – IIT DELHI, INDIA
Director, IIT Jodhpur
Professor Santanu Chaudhury, Director, IIT Jodhpur, holds B.Tech. (Electronics and Electrical Communication Engineering) and Ph.D. (Computer Science & Engineering) degrees from IIT Kharagpur. Professor Chaudhury joined as Faculty Member in the Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT Delhi, in 1992. He was Dean, Under-Graduate Studies at IIT Delhi. He has served as Director of CSIR-CEERI, Pilani, during 2016-18.
Professor Chaudhury is a recipient of the Distinguished Alumnus award from IIT Kharagpur. Professor Chaudhury is a Fellow of Indian National Academy of Engineers (INAE) and National Academy of Sciences (NAS). He is a Fellow of International Association Pattern Recognition (IAPR). He was awarded the INSA (Indian National Science Academy) Medal for Young Scientists in 1993. He received the ACCS-CDAC award for his research contributions in 2012. Professor Chaudhury has about 300 publications in peer reviewed journals and conference proceedings, 15 patents and 4 authored/edited books to his credit.
Today, our heritage, both tangible and intangible, faces a very real risk of being eroded from our physical and mental landscape due to natural and manmade threats. Digital technology offers an avenue for sustainable and planned action to safeguard our heritage against continuous decay. My talk will outline a structured research effort for development of technology and related translational initiatives to support reincarnation of our heritage in the digital realm. It will describe challenges involved in generation of faithful replicas in the digital space of tangible, intangible and ecological heritage. Further, I shall describe how emerging technologies like AI, IOT, AR and VR can lead to transformational changes in experiencing our heritage and culture.