Professor Sushmita Mitra

Professor, Machine Intelligence Unit

Areas of Interest:

Machine learning, data mining, natural computing, medical imaging.


Machine learning, data mining, medical imaging, natural computing

Consultancy Areas:



Sector Associated With:


Sectors Interested to Offer Service:

Educational / Academic institutions, Industry (Private), Industry (PSUs), R&D Organizations, Government (including funding agencies), Law Enforcement Agencies

Major Professional Contributions:

Pioneered a generic family of neuro-fuzzy and related hybrid models for pattern recognition, machine intelligence and knowledge discovery. Designed novel applications to bioinformatics, and biomedical engineering..

Professional Experience:

  • Head, Machine Intelligence Unit, Indian Statistical Institute.
  • Vice Chair IEEE Women in Computational Intelligence. Founding Associate Editor of Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery (WIRE DMKD).
  • Steering Committee Member, International Rough Set Society.
  • Associate Editor of Information Sciences; IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics; Neurocomputing.


Machine learning, data mining, medical imaging, natural computing.


Contact Information


Machine Intelligence Unit
Indian Statistical Institute
Kolkata 700108

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  • Ph. D. (Computer Science), Indian Statistical Institute, 1995.
  • Master of Technology (M. Tech.), Computer Science, University of Calcutta, 1989 (Ranked first).
  • Bachelor of Technology (B. Tech.), Computer Science, University of Calcutta, 1987 (Ranked first).
  • Bachelor of Science (B. Sc.), Physics Hons., Presidency College, University of Calcutta, 1984 (Ranked seventh).


Awards and Major Professional Recognitions

  • Fellow of IEEE, INAE, NASI.
  • Distinguished Lecturer for IEEE Computational Intelligence Society, 2014-2016.
  • IEEE Neural Networks Society Outstanding Paper Award, 1994.
  • University Gold Medal from University of Calcutta, 1989.
  • Listed in Lilavati's Daughters: The Women Scientists of India, R. Godbole and R. Ramaswamy (Eds.), Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore, pp. 196-197, 2008, ISBN 978-81-8465-005-1.
  • CIMPA-INRIA-UNESCO fellowship from International Centre for Pure and Applied Mathematics, France, 1996.
  • DAAD Fellowship from German Academic Exchange Service, 1992 to 1994.

Link to Website

INAE Section Affiliated To : Section II: Computer Engineering and Information Technology

Year of Election to Fellowship: 2007

Year of Birth: 1962