Professional bio

I am a senior researcher and professor of Information  Technologies at Western Norway Research Institute (Vestlandsforsking), Norway, where my primary domain of activities is big data and semantic technologies with aim to combine strong theoretical results with high impact practical results. My recent research focuses on application of big data methods to real-world challenges, and social media analysis in a wide set of semantic dimensions.
In 1997, I founded the Technomathematics Research Foundation (TMRF) in India. As founder of TMRF, I am instrumental in ensuring that the Foundation  lends a platform for research exchange. I am serving as an expert for many government/non-government agencies, including the European Commission, as expert evaluator of proposals and reviewer of running major funded projects.
I spent the decade 1996-2006 in artificial intelligence and machine learning related research and teaching in India.  During that time, I was professor and head of computer science department at Chh. Shahu Central Institute of Business Education & Research. My research and teaching experience includes over 26 years in the Academia spanning different universities in Asia, Europe and North America.
I received DAAD fellowship in 1990 and also received prestigious BOYSCASTS Young Scientist award of Department of Science & Technology, Government of India, in 1997. From 1998 – 2001, I was UNESCO-TWAS associate member at Hanoi Institute of Mathematics, Vietnam. I was also DAAD visiting professor at Universität des Saarlandes and University of Bonn, Germany in 2000 and 2007 respectively. In 2013, I was visiting professor of Web Intelligence at Université Jean Monnet, France. I was also an adjunct professor at University of Oslo.
In 2004, I started the International Journal of Computer Science & Applications (IJCSA), which has now become the premier open access publication in the field of computer science. I am also serving as an Associate Editor of International Journal of Metadata, Semantics and Ontologies  (IJMSO), and Knowledge Management Track Editor of Web Intelligence, an international journal. I am co-organiser of several workshops, programme chair of international conferences ISACA, ISAI, ICAAI and WIMS. I am also serving as the scientific committee member of many reputed international conferences. I have coordinated ISO15926 and Semantic Web Technologies Network, supporting data integration and reasoning, that includes Norwegian universities, the major research institutions and representatives from the public sector, the Oil and Gas industry and the Defense industry.
I have authored/co-authored 16 books, around 128 research papers, co-edited 2 e-Books and edited 17 volumes of international conferences and workshops. In 2013, I have edited a comprehensive reference book: 'Big Data Computing'. I am also actively involved in several international ICT initiatives, and research & development projects, including H2020 projects, for more than 17 years. In 2010, I have initiated world wide network on Web Intelligence, Mining and Semantics.

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