Sushmita Mitra is an INAE Chair Professor and Fulbright-Nehru Senior Researcher, at the Machine Intelligence Unit (MIU), Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata. From 1992 to 1994 she was in the RWTH, Aachen, Germany as a DAAD Fellow. She was a Visiting Professor in the Computer Science Departments of the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada in 2004, 2007; Meiji University, Japan in 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007; and Aalborg University Esbjerg, Denmark in 2002, 2003. Dr. Mitra received the National Talent Search Scholarship (1978-1983) from NCERT, India, the University Gold Medal in 1988, the IEEE TNN Outstanding Paper Award in 1994 for her pioneering work in neuro-fuzzy computing, and the CIMPA-INRIA-UNESCO Fellowship in 1996.
She is the author of the books Neuro-Fuzzy Pattern Recognition: Methods in Soft Computing and Data Mining: Multimedia, Soft Computing, and Bioinformatics, published by John Wiley, and Introduction to Machine Learning and Bioinformatics, Chapman & Hall/CRC Press, beside a host of other edited books. Dr. Mitra has guest edited special issues of several journals, is an Associate Editor of journals IEEE/ACM Trans. on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, Information Sciences, Neurocomputing, Fundamenta Informatica, and is a Founding Associate Editor of Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery (WIRE DMKD). She has more than 150 research publications in referred international journals. According to the Science Citation Index (SCI), two of her papers have been ranked 3rd and 15th in the list of Top-cited papers in Engineering Science from India during 1992--2001.
Dr. Mitra is a Fellow of the IEEE, Indian National Science Academy (INSA), International Association for Pattern Recognition (IAPR), and Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE) and The National Academy of Sciences, India (NASI). She is an IEEE CIS Distinguished Lecturer and the current Chair Elect, IEEE Kolkata Section. She has visited more than 30 countries as a Plenary/Invited Speaker or an academic visitor. She served in the capacity of Program Chair, Tutorial Chair, and as member of programme committees of many international conferences. Her current research interests include data mining, pattern recognition, soft computing, medical image analytics, and Bioinformatics.