Prof. Mahua Bhattacharya

Prof. Mahua Bhattacharya

Designation: Professor

Honour: Ph.D.(Tech), University of Calcutta , 2001

Area of Interest: Medical image processing, soft computing, pattern recognition, artificial intelligence

Office Phone : +91-751-2449828 (Office)

Residence Phone: +91-9329550147 (Residence)

Address: C Block -109, ABV-IIITM, Morena Link Road, Gwalior-474015 (M.P.)



Details of Employment

  •  2006 Dec. – till date: Associate Professor

ABV Indian Institute of Information Technology & Management, Gwalior

  • August 2005 –  Nov 2006: Reader

Dept. of Computer Science & Engg. W. B. University of Technology

  • April 2003 – July 2005: Assistant Professor   

W.B.  University of Technology, Kolkata

  • December 2001 - March 2003Assistant Professor

Indian  Institute of Information Technology, Calcutta

  • September 2000  – 2001 December  : Assistant  Professor 

Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad 

  • August 1995  - August 2000Research Scientist

Indian  Statistical  Institute  Calcutta

  • from 2003 –2006  : Visiting Faculty Institute of Radio Physics & Electronics,  University of Calcutta.


Teaching Interests                                 :

Computer  Vision,  Computer  Graphics,   Image  Processing, Pattern Recognition, AI  and Soft Computing, Natural  Language  Processing, Digital Signal Processing, Signals and Systems, DBMS, Analog and Digital Communication, Human Computer Interface.

Research Interests  

Medical Image Processing, Data Mining, Image Security, Soft Computing. Computer Vision and Expert System Design, Bioinformatics, Speech Processing, Image Processing, Pattern Recognition, Computer  Vision, Artificial Intelligence, Soft Computing, Medical Image Analysis, Computer Vision in Agriculture, Study of Cell Morphology exposed in EMF Radiation.                                     :

Research projects  (Completed  and Undergoing) as Principal Investigator                                            :

  1.  Development of PC Based Software for Conventional X-ray Image Enhancement Using Image Processing Techniques Sponsor : Dept. of Science and Technology ( Ministry of Science and Technology , Govt. of India),   Status:  Completed
  2. Digital Watermarking of Videos Sponsor : Dept. of IT( Ministry of Information Technology , Govt. of India)Status: Completed
  3. CTI (computer telephony integration) based Call Centre Software In Collaboration with SM Telesys Ltd. Noida, Department  of Science and Industrial  Research, Govt. of India, Status: Completed
  4. Vision  Based  Expert  Systems  for  Vacuum  Picking  of  Cotton,  Department  of Science and Technology (Govt. of India), In collaboration  with CSIR-CMERI, Centre for excellence for Farm Machinery,   Ludhiana,  Status : Ongoing
  5. To  Study the Effect of EM Radiations on Biological  Cell / Tissues Using Non - Invasive Imaging  Techniques,  Department  of Science and Technology, Ministry of Science & Technology (Govt. of India) and Department of Telecommunication (DoT), Ministry of Telecommunication and Information Technology, (Govt. of India),  Status : Ongoing



  • National Scholarship   on the basis of Secondary  Exam. Results
  • Chameli  Basu  Award  for highest proficiency in Physics (Hons) Part I exam from the Bethune College Committee , Calcutta University,
  • National  Scholarship   on the basis of B.Sc Physics Honours  Results
  • Frank George Awards  UK (2000) for the paper  ‘Cybernetic Approach To Medical Technology : Application To Cancer Screening And Other Diagnostics’  WOSC – The World  Organisation Of Systems & Cybernetics)  UK, the millennium volume of ‘Kybernetes’, the International Journal of Systems  &  Cybernetics, August 2000.
  • Selected Member of Irish Pattern Recognition and Classification Society, 2006, UK, (Member body of International Association of Pattern Recognition and affiliated to International Federation of Classification Societies IFCS)
  • Session Chair in the Indian International Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Pune 17th -19th Dec. 2007, Name of the session: Classification and Pattern Recognition
  • Editorial Board Member for International  J of  Soft  Computing and Bioinformatics
  • Member of Review committee of IEEE Transactions on Engineering in Biology and Medicine Society, Information Sciences (Elsevier), Computerized Medical imaging and Graphics (Elsevier), Applied Soft Computing (Elsevier), Information Fusion (Elsevier), Computer Methods and Programs in biomedicine (Elsevier), Wiley Journals, J of Intelligent and Fuzzy Systems-IOS Press, Neural Computing and Applications, Springer
  • Member of the Program Committee for Intl. Conference International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Pattern Recognition (AIPR-08),  7th  - 10th   July, Orlando, Florida, USA 2008
  • Co –Ordinator of  MHRD/ AICTE sponsored summer school at IIITM Gwalior on ”Computer Vision, Graphics & Multimedia CVGM -08”, 4th Aug. – 8th Aug. 2008.
  • Chairing Technical Session in NSC -08 (National Student Convention) organized by Computer Society of India, 22nd Aug 2008, Gwalior.
  •  Member of  Reviewer Committee for First International Conference on HCI ( Springer ), 20th -23rd Jan. 2009, Allahabad.
  • Member  of  Program Committee in International  Joint Conferences on Bioinformatics, Systems Biology and Intelligent Computing, August 3-6, 2009, Shanghai, China.
  • Member of Program Committee in World Congress  on Nature and Biologically  Inspired   Computing  , Coimbatore, December, 2009.
  • Member Review committee for IEEE conf. on HCI , January 2010, Allahabad, India.
  • Convenor and Coordinator for Central India,  International Neural Network Society – INNS Central  India. since 2011.
  • Session Chair  in  World Congress in Computer Science, Computer Engineering and Applied Computing (WorldComp 2011)  Las Vegas,  Nevada, USA, July, 2011,  Session: (a) Frameworks, Tools  and  Standards   (b) Learning  Tools  and  Strategies   Speaker for the papers : (a)  Curvelet Based Multi-Focus Medical Image Fusion Technique: Comparative Study With Wavelet  Based   Approach  (b) An Efficient Technique for Clustering High  Dimensional  Data  Set
  • International  Program Committee  member   IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine   IEEE  BIBM  Atlanta, USA,  2011.
  • In  International Advisory Committee  of IEEE TISC, Tamilnadu, 2011.
  • National  Advisory Committee, ADCONS 2011(Intl Conf. On Advanced Computing,        Networking and Security),  NIT  Suratkal, December, 2011.
  • Session Organizer and representation as  Expert  Panel  member in XXX meeting in IAN  ( Indian Academy  of  NeuroScience),  Amritsar,  27th Oct - 31st Oct,  2012., Title  of the session: Computational NeuroScience
  • Secretary and  Program Chair of , International  Symposium  on Computational  and Business Intelligence, 24th  -26th August, 2013, New Delhi (co sponsorer of INNS )
  • Program Committee member  IITM 2013 n Second International Conference on Intelligent Interactive Technologies and Multimedia (IITM-2013)(ACM and Springer), Allahabad
  • Reviewer  of IEEE Transaction on Biomedical  Engineering. 2013
  • Member of Technical Committee , BIT Mesra, 2013.
  • Member  Ph.D. Committee,  Manipal   University, 2013.
  • PC member PReMI 2013, ISI Calcutta
  • IEEE BIBM 2014 PC member and Session Chair, UK Belfast, Nov 2014
  • ISCBI 2013 Pogram Chair and Secretary
  • ISCMI 2014, Prgram Chair
  •  Reviewer of  Govt. funded  projects
  • Expert  Team  Member   Nominated  by Barkatullah University , Bhopal  to recommend research  centre for Management Studies, 2014.
  • PC member  IEEE BIBM 2015 Washington DC, USA


  • Work shop organizer IEEE BIBM 2015 title of the workshop :

Title of the  workshop:  Machine Learning in Decision Making for Biomedical Applications

  • International Neural Network Society (India Chapter), Coordinator North and Central 2012 till2015
  • International Neural Network Society (India Chapter) President 2016 onwards
  • Editorial board member for the journal Neural Computing and Applications (Springer)
  • Chairperson of the selection committee for SMDP program by Deity GOI, at ABV IIITM Gwalior.
  • Convenor and member of M Tech. Evaluation committee at ABV IIITM 2016.
  • Project Reviewer of  Sponsored projects
  • Reviewer journals, IEEE SMC, IEEE EMBC, IEEE journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics Neural Computing and Applications, Springer, Pattern Recognition Letters. Elsevier, Computers in Biology and Medicine, Elsevier, Applied Soft Computing, Elsevier, Computerized Medical Imaging and Graphics Elsevier
  • Invitation as workshop organizer for IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine, Shenzhen China 15 -18 Dec. 2016,

Title  of  the workshop: Computational Approach to Study the Molecular Cell morphology and DNA /RNA, Protein Structure


Keynote Lectures/ Innaugral Address /Invited & Expert Lecture   

  1. In the seminar on ‘Computers in Medical Technology’ Birla  industrial Museum and Science Association of Bengal , 1998,  Topic of the lecture : Cancer Screening Using Image Analysis
  2. Invited Lecture on ‘Bioinformatics and its prospects in India’ organized by Institution of Electronics & Telecommunication Engineers  (IETE,) 12-13March 2004, .Topic of the lecture : Development of  Intelligent System for Diagnosis  of Diseases Using Different Modality Imaging : A Challenge in Medical Technology
  3. Invited talk in  the Institute of Advanced Study in Science and Technology, Guwahati (Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India) for the workshop on  ‘Recent Trends and New Directions of Research in Cybernetics and Systems Theory’ , January 2004, Topic of the lecture : Knowledge Based Approach to Medical Image Processing
  4. Invited lecture in ‘Third International Conference of Applied Mathematics, Plovdiv , Bulgaria, 12th August - 18thAugust , 2006, Topic ‘New  Mathematical Approaches  to Study Abnormality  in Both Hard and Soft Tissue Regions for Therapeutic Planning’
  5. Lecture delivered at MHRD /AICTE sponsored Summer scho:ol on CVGM-08 at IIITM, 4th Aug. -8th Aug. 2008.
  6.  Invited  Talk  at, VECC  (Department of Atomic Energy, GOI ), Salt Lake, Kolkata 22nd April, 2009.     Topic  of Lecture: Medical  Image Processing: Case Studies  for Breast cancer Screening
  7. Invited  Speaker in  SWIC (Symposium on Intelligent Computing), September  , Bhubaneswar, 2011. Topic   of  Lecture: Artificial  Intelligence and  Medical  Technology
  8. Invited  Speaker  in  International  Workshop  FRUAA  (Fuzzy  Sets , Rough Sets,  Uncertainty Analysis   and Applications),   NIT Durgapur, November, 2011. Topic of Lecture:  Soft   Computing   Paradigm  for  Medical    Image   Analysis   in  Therapeutic      Planning
  9. Invited Speaker in IEEE TISC (Trendz  in  Information   Sciences   and  Computing),  Tamilnadu, Satyabama University. December, 2011. Topic   of  Lecture:  Computational   Aspects   of   Medical    Image   Analysis   for  Diagnostic  Procedures
  10. Invited   Speaker,  North  Maharastra  University  (16th – 17th Jan. 2012)   in  the  national seminar  on  sponsored   by  UGC   “ NLP and Image Processing” , Jalgaon,   Maharastra, 2012.   Topic   of  Lecture:  Aspects of Image Processing in Various Applications  
  11. Invited  Speaker, KPIT Cummins, Pune 3rd Feb.  2012.
  12. Key note speech  in the Intl conf. on Electronics , comm. & Instrumentation 6th April, 2012, SR Group of colleges, Jhasi
  13. Invited Speaker 8th Biyani International Conference , Sept. 2013, Jaipur  Rajasthan. Topic:  Detection  of  Breast  Cancer”
  14. Expert Lecture on  “ Applcation on Soft computing”  sponsored  by UGC at Rajiv Gandhi Technical University, Bhopal, February, 2014
  15. Invited talk  at  Jiwaji University, School of  Mathematics  at 2nd National Women Conference  2015 on  ˜Women in Science  Promoting Excellence and Innovation for Future  Development” on March 25-27, 2015.  sponsored  by UGC,  Topic of the talk : Computer  Assisted  Procedure for   Detection  of  Breast  Cancer : A  Threat  to  Women   Health.
  16. Expert lecture at RGTU, Bhopal  on  UGC sponsored TEQIP .30th April, 2015, “Artificial Intelligence & Soft Computing Techniques” Under TEQIP Phase II (28th April- 02nd May 2015)Organized by Department of Computer Science & Engineering, University Institute of Technology, Rajiv  Gandhi  Proudyogiki  Vishwavidyalaya  (State Technological University of Madhya Pradesh), Bhopal – 462033.
  17. Speaker IEEE BIBM 2015, Washington DC, Nov
  18. Speaker, Anchor ISCMI 2015, Hongkong
  19. Speaker in the Internationa Workshop – “For Research On  The  Possible Impact Of EMF Radiation  Exposure From  Mobile Towers And Handsets”,  under the mission mode project,  Govt. of  India  

    April 8-9, 2016, IIT Delhi,  Title of the speech:  Study  The  Effect  Of   Electromagnetic  Radiations  On  Biological  Cell  / Tissues Using   Computational Techniques  of  Image  Analysis.

  20. Expert Lecture in the Intl. workshop “Public Health and Mobile Technologies: Latest Scientific Evidence”  : Part of  Cell Tower Radiation Program at IIT Delhi, 23-25th March, 2017


Ph. D.  Thesis Supervision   


A. Das,

Title of the thesis: Some Studies on Medical Image Processing Methods and Their Implementation

  1. D. S. Rajput,

Title  of  the  thesis :  Novel  and  Robust  Methods for Clustering High  Dimensional Dataset


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