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Prof. Sudip Misra of the Computer Science and Engineering Department sets an inspiring example by winning the Careers360 Outstanding Faculty Award in Computer Science for 2018

“A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on cold iron,” said Horace Mann. And the best way to inspire anyone is by setting an example. Dr Sudip Misra, Professor, Department of Computer Science & Engineering, IIT Kharagpur, has done just that by winning the Careers360 ‘Outstanding Faculty Award’ in Computer Science for the Year 2018.

Prof. Misra recently received the award from the Union minister for Human Resource Development, Mr Prakash Javadekar, at the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, Teen Murti Bhavan, New Delhi. The citation says that after having examined 301 articles in the domain of Computer Science, Dr Misra was chosen as the winner. With 95 publications in 2015-17, a cumulative of 2237 citations and with a 24 h-index, Prof. Misra was adjudged the “most research proficient faculty of India” for 2018. As informed by Careers360 – a group specializing in the domain of education – the weights for output, citation and h-index set for evaluation were 33.5 per cent, 31.6 per cent and 34.9 per cent respectively.

The SWAN laboratory of IIT Kharagpur, where Prof. Misra works with his team, has seen the birth of several inventions and innovations. Prof. Misra and his research team recently developed an autonomous unmanned aerial drone. The completely indigenous BHIM drone, which has advanced features of aerial surveillance, is in keeping with the government of India’s ‘Make in India’ campaign, and could be used for para-dropping emergency supplies and post-disaster rescue operations.

The SWAN lab has also come up with a one-of-a-kind lifesaver technology that can be fitted in an ambulance to ensure remote monitoring of patient’s condition by doctors even before the patient reaches the hospital. This technology, named “AmbuSens”, is capable of wireless monitoring of various physiological parameters like ECG, heart-rate, temperature and blood-pressure.

Prof. Misra’s students at IIT Kharagpur’s Department of Computer Science and Engineering also recently won the Gandhian Young Technological Innovation award this year for devising an IoT sensing device that can be used in agricultural fields and construction business.

At the award ceremony at New Delhi, the AICTE Chairman, Prof. Prof Anil D Sahasrabudhe, was the guest of honour. The award carries a cash prize of Rs 50,000 and a citation. Prof. Misra says, “I would like to thank IIT Kharagpur, my department, my students, colleagues, and friends who form the building blocks in different ways for getting these awards.”

 

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