Interview with Prof. A. G. Ramakrishnan
Published on March 22, 2010
Mr. A. G. Ramakrishnan received his Ph. D. from IIT, Madras in Biomedical Engineering. After working with BPL India and Fetzer Institute, Kalamazoo, USA, he joined Indian Institute of Science, where currently, he is a Professor heading the Medical Intelligence and Language Engineering (MILE) Laboratory. He received Thangam Vasudevan Award (Indian Association of Biomedical Scientists), Sir Andrew Watt Kay Young Researcher's Award (Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, Glasgow) and Young Investigator Award (DST, Govt of India). His research interests include Indian language Technology Solutions and Image Processing in Medicine. He is a Senior Member of IEEE, Engineering in Medicine and Biology and Signal Processing societies. He was President of the Biomedical Engineering Society of India till Dec. 2008 He is a Fellow of the IETE and IE (India). He has guided 6 Ph.Ds, 12 Masters by research and 48 Masters in Engineering students. He is a Member of International Forum for Information Technology in Tamil, Project Advisory Committee, Linguistic Data Consortium for Indian Languages, and Project Review Committee for Biomedical Engg for Indian Council for Medical Research. Currently, he is directing a National level research project on “Recognition of online handwriting in Indian Languages.” His major commitment is to develop an “Automated Reader of Indian language printed books for the Visually Challenged.” MILE has already tied up with Bookshare.org, USA to make available digital books online in Tamil and Kannada.