Research Interests :
Utpal Garain received his bachelor and master's degrees in Computer Science and Engineering in 1994 and 1997, respectively from Jadavpur University, India and PhD degree from Indian Statistical Institute in 2005. He received post doctoral fellowship from CNRS, France and studied in Univ. of Rouen, France for one year in 2004.
After starting his career in software industries like Larsen & Toubro Ltd. Mumbai, Dun & Dradstreet Satyam Software, Chennai, etc. later on, he joined Indian Statistical Institute where he is, at present, serving as a Professor. His research interest is now focused on exploring robust and explainable deep learning methods for language, image and video analysis. Dr. Garain's team is engaged in developing AI systems for Language understanding, medical image analysis, OCRs, handwriting analysis, computational forensics, and likes. His language research is additionally influenced by the TDIL need (technology development in Indian languages).
Dr. Garain is serving as associate editor for Int. J. on Document Analysis and Recognition (IJDAR) and Sādhanā. He served as the Chair for IAPR Technical Committee (TC-6) on Computational Forensics for 2013-17. Prof. Garain has been serving as program committee member for several international conferences including ACL, AAAI, EMLP, NAACL, COLING, ICPR, ICDAR, etc. Moreover, he has been regularly reviewing papers for several international journals including IEEE PAMI, SMC, EvC, ACM TALLIP, IJDAR, PR, PRL, Image & Vision Computing, etc.
For his significant contribution in pattern recognition and its applications for language engineering, Prof. Garain received the Young Engineer Award in 2006 from the Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE). In 2011, he received the prestigious Indo-US Research Fellowship (IUSSTF) in the field of Engineering Sciences for conducting research on information retrieval in the Univ. of Maryland, College Park, MD. In 2016, Prof. Garain received JSPS Invitational Fellowship for Research in Osaka University, Japan.