Prof. Anupam Basu is Professor in the Dept. of Computer Science & Engineering, IIT Kharagpur, and has been an active researcher in the areas of Cognitive and Intelligent Systems, Embedded Systems and Language Processing, Presently he is acting as the Chairman and Head of the Center for Educational Technology, IIT Kharagpur. He has developed several embedded system based tools empowering the physically challenged and has led several national projects in the area.
He has taught at the
University of California, Irvine at the Center for Embedded Systems. He is an
Alexander von Humboldt Fellow and a Fellow of the Indian National Academy of
Engineering. The awards won by him include the State Award for the Best
Contribution to the Cause of Empowerment of the Disabled (2014), Universal
Design Award 2011, for contributions in design for the disabled, by National
Council for Promotion of Employment of Disabled Persons, India, the National
Award for the Best Technology Innovation for the Physically Disabled (2007) and
the Da-Vinci Award 2004 from the Engineering Society of Detroit.