Dr. Basuraj Bhowmik

Department of Civil Engineering,
Indian Institute of Technology (BHU), Varanasi, India

Area of Interest
Structural health monitoring, real-time damage detection, online downtime detection, machine-learning algorithms for condition assessment, damping identification, FE model updating, and system identification.

Dr. Basuraj Bhowmik received his Ph.D. in Structural Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati and graduated from National Institute of Technology Agartala with a B.Tech in Civil Engineering. Prior to IIT(BHU), Dr. Bhowmik was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at University College Dublin, Ireland. With an Erasmus Staff Scholarship award, Basuraj was a Visiting Researcher at the University of Oulu, Finland, where he collaborated on self-sensing energy harvesting technologies. He has gained industrial experience at Siemens Power and Gas Ltd. while working as a Senior Executive in increasing the fatigue life of turbine blades using probabilistic risk estimates. He has authored a textbook titled 'Real-time structural health monitoring of vibrating systems' with the CRC Press. Basuraj actively works in the area of renewable energy system downtime detection, with a special emphasis on wind turbines. He is involved in developing computationally effective real-time algorithms for structural health monitoring and exploring new methodologies for data assimilation of complex systems – ranging across civil, mechanical, and aerospace systems – with a focus on sparse sensor data analytics, machine-learning algorithms, and online modal identification. His awards include the Best Reviewer Award at CTCS 2022 and the prestigious MILCA Award for Academics by the Confederation of Indian Industries. He is also an international award recipient in the form of the coveted Research Excellence Award at the Annual MaREI Symposium, Ireland. Basuraj is open to collaborations and participation in funding calls.

Dr. Dakshina Ranjan Kisku

Department of Computer Science and Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Durgapur, India

Area of Interest
Biometrics, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Image Processing, Pattern Classification, Computer Vision

Dr. Dakshina Ranjan Kisku is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at National Institute of Technology Durgapur, India. He obtained his B.Eng., M.Eng. and Ph.D. (Engineering) degrees all in Computer Science and Engineering from Jadavpur University, India. Dr. Kisku is an active researcher in the area of biometrics and computer vision. From March 2006 to March 2007, he was a Researcher in the Computer Vision Laboratory at University of Sassari, Italy. From August 2005 to March 2006, Dr. Kisku was also involved as a Project Associate with the Biometrics and Computer Vision Group at Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India. Prior to joining NIT Durgapur he was working as a faculty member for several years at Asansol Engineering College, India and Dr. B. C. Roy Engineering College, India. Dr. Kisku has more than 130 scientific articles to his credit published in refereed conferences, journals and edited books. He has co-authored and edited three books on biometrics and homeland security. He is a recipient of the IEI Young Engineers Award for his contribution in Computer Engineering. Dr. Kisku is a Senior Member of IEEE (USA). He serves as a reviewer for many refereed journals, conferences and edited books.