Dr Subrata Rakshit, OS/ Sc ‘H’ has been appointed as Director, Centre for Artificial Intelligence & Robotics (CAIR) on 06th July 2021. Prior to this he was Associate Director (Technology), CAIR.
Dr Subrata Rakshit did his B. Tech from IIT Bombay in Engineering Physics in 1988. He completed his MS in Electrical Engineering in 1989, PhD in Image Processing from Caltech, USA in Jan 1994 and a short postdoctoral fellowship at Washington University, Medical School, St. Louis USA. He joined CAIR, DRDO in Dec 1994 where he has worked till current date. At CAIR DRDO, Dr Rakshit has worked on Image Processing, Computer Vision, Neural Networks and Cyber Security. He has published a number of papers in peer reviewed journals, international and national conferences.
From 2000 to 2012 he headed the Computer Vision Group and worked on multisensory data fusion and net-centric warfare, participating in various CAIR activities related to Army’s TAC C3I development projects. Dr Rakshit has received DRDO award for his work on Neural Network based image matching in 1997 and for Image and Video Processing for net-centric systems in 2012. From Jan 2013 to Aug 2017 he had been with the Secure Systems Division of CAIR, initially as Division Head and then as Technical Mentor. He guided design and development in the areas of Cyber Security and he has also contributed to information security policy formulation. As Associate Director (Technology) from 2017 – 2021, he has guided the CAIR project teams, actively steered various design reviews and represented CAIR in external DRDO and GoI committees. He has contributed to the RM’s AI Task Force report and has interacted with various MoD organisations regarding adoption of AI technologies in indigenous defence systems.