Prof. Subhasis Chaudhuri, Director of Indian Institute of Technology Bombay was conferred ACCS-CDAC Foundation award for 2021 at a ceremony at International Institute of Information Technology Bangalore (IIIT-B) .
The prestigious award is given to eminent scholars and researchers in the field of advanced computing and communications.
The award which carries a cash prize of Rs. 100,000/- and a citation, was conferred on him by his teacher and mentor Prof. Biswanath Chatterji in the august presence of luminaries from academic and industry at IIIT-B. The award recognizes Prof. Chaudhuri for his seminal contributions in computer vision and computational photography which has led to significant industrial impact.
“ACCS congratulates Prof. Chaudhuri for his path breaking work and putting India on the map of international research in computer vision,” said Mr. Jailendra Kumar, President of ACCS. Prof. Chaudhuri acknowledged, "I am humbled by the recognition of my work by ACCS. Such recognition goes a long way in further motivating us into research to find technological solutions for the enrichment of human life."
In his congratulatory message, Mr. Magesh Ethirajan, Director General of C-DAC said, "Prof. Chaudhuri’s research contribution in computer vision has spurred many products and startups in this field in India”. “His effort highlights the capability of Indian institutions in delivering cutting edge research”, he added.
The award instituted in 2004, by ACCS and C-DAC, fosters development and dissemination of theories and applications of computing and communications sciences. ACCS-CDAC award is given to individuals with outstanding contributions and accomplishments that have had a significant and demonstrable effect on the practice of computing and communications.
The Advanced Computing and Communications Society (ACCS) [www.accsindia.org] is a registered scientific society founded to provide a forum to individuals, institutions and industry to promote advanced computing and communication technology. It is widely recognized as a premier organization for professionals in India delivering a broad array of resources that advance the computing and communications disciplines.
The Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) [www.cdac.in] is an autonomous Scientific Society under the Ministry of Communications & Information Technology, Government of India. Set up in 1988, as India's national initiative for design, development and delivery of high performance computing systems to advance Information Technology (IT) based solutions in the key sectors of the economy.