Professor Nikhil R. Pal, Vice-President of IEEE Computational Intelligence Society, visited SCST.



The School of Computer Science and Technology is glad to welcome the visit of Professor Nikhil R. Pal from Indian Statistical Institute. During his visit from June 9 to Jun 12, 2016, Professor Pal discussed the latest research progresses in computational intelligence with staff and students at the USTC-Birmingham Joint Research Institute in Intelligent Computation and Its Applications. On June 12, Professor Pal delivered a talk on “Parsimonious Computational Intelligence Systems: A unified approach” at the school. The talk described a unified framework for simplifying intelligent computing systems. Applications of the general idea to fuzzy classifiers, neural networks as well as pattern recognition systems were also elaborated as examples.

Nikhil R. Pal is a Professor in the Electronics and Communication Sciences Unit of the Indian Statistical Institute. His current research interest includes Bioinformatics, Brain science, Fuzzy logic, Image and pattern analysis, Neural networks, and Evolutionary computation. 

He was the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems for the period January 2005- December 2010. He has served/been serving on the editorial /advisory board/ steering committee of several journals including the International Journal of Approximate Reasoning, Applied Soft Computing, Neural Information Processing Letters and Reviews, International Journal of Knowledge-Based Intelligent Engineering Systems, International Journal of Neural Systems, Fuzzy Sets and Systems, International Journal of Intelligent Computing in Medical Sciences and Image Processing, Fuzzy Information and Engineering: An International Journal, IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems and the IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics.

He has given many plenary/keynote speeches in different premier international conferences in the area of computational intelligence. He has served as the General Chair, Program Chair, and co-Program chair of several conferences. He is a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (CIS) and was a member of the Administrative Committee of the IEEE CIS (2010-2012). At present he is the Vice President for Publications of the IEEE CIS.

He is a Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences, India, a Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering, a Fellow of the Indian National Science Academy, a Fellow of the International Fuzzy Systems Association (IFSA), and a Fellow of the IEEE, USA.