Dwijesh Kumar Dutta Majumder earned his BSc (Hons) from Guwahati University and MSc (Tech.) (1955) and PhD degrees (1962) from Calcutta University. He had joined Computer Development & Research Division of Indian Statistical Institute (ISI), where he developed magnetic memory systems and other digital electronic circuits, and played pioneering role in building the first solid state transistorized computer ISI-JU-1 in India. He made extensive theoretical and experimental investigation on ferromagnetic properties of thin layer memory systems and very high-speed read/write circuits. In 1964, he went to the University of Michigan, USA on a UNDP Fellowship to work with NR Scott on digital computer system design and on pattern recognition and related problems in both artificial (Computer) and natural (Human) memory systems. He rose to be Head of the Computer and Communication Sciences Unit, Professor-in-Charge of Physical & Earth Sciences Division, and Joint Secretary and Joint Director of ISI.
Academic and Research Achievements: Professor Dutta Majumder engaged himself on intelligent processing, recognition and understanding of both numerical and non-numerical information patterns/ speech/ speaker/ language/2D and 3D images along with concepts, tools, and theories algorithms for real life applications. He developed new methodologies and theories in Fuzzy mathematics and other soft computing parametric/non-parametric, supervised/non-supervised/self-supervised approaches; in statistical, syntactic, and a new theory of 2D/3D/occluded shape analysis; unified cybernetics and general systems theory and its applications to decision making in science and society, particularly, medical decision making process; on theory of auto-regression of cancer with a new paradigm for treatment and so on. He mentored about twenty five PhD students, hundred MTech students, published about five hundred research papers and developed one of the biggest internationally recognized Research & Training School in Computer & Communication Sciences at ISI, Kolkata. He is the author or editor of a dozen books.
Other Contributions: Dutta Majumder is a Founding Member of the Computer Society of India, Founding President of Indian Unit for Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence, Founder President of Indian Society for Fuzzy Mathematics and Information Processing and member of many other national and international bodies.
Awards and Honours: Professor Dutta Majumder received the Norbert Wiener Award (1977), PC Mahalanobis Medal (1993) and JL Nehru Birth Centenary Lecture Award of INSA (1994), Shri Om Prakash Bhasin Award (1996), Frank George Research Award (1999), Rathindra Purashkar from Viswa Bharathi University (2001), Professor Jnan Chandra Ghosh Award from Bengal Science Association (2003), Life-time Achievement Award from INAE (2004), Norbert Wiener Award of Excellence from Western Oklahoma State College (WOSC) (2005) and National Vasvik Award (2008). He was elected Fellow of National Academy of Sciences (India), Allahabad; the Indian National Academy of Engineering and the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World (TWAS).