Subhashis Banerjee is a professor of computer science at Ashoka University. He is on leave from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at IIT Delhi, where he has held the Ministry of Urban Development, Microsoft and Naren Gupta chair professorships. He was the head of the department of computer science at IIT Delhi between 2004-2007 and head of the computer centre between 2009-2014. Subhashis is also associated with the School of Public Policy and the Centre for Transportation Research and Injury Prevention at IIT Delhi.
Subhashis’ primary areas of research are computer vision and machine learning, with a special emphasis on geometric algorithms. He has been on the editorial boards of the International Journal of Computer Vision and Computers and Graphics, and has published in leading journals and conferences. He has also worked extensively on design of computing and networking infrastructure and IT services and in developing the supercomputing infrastructure at IIT Delhi, which is one of the largest in the country. He has been an academic visitor to several universities and research laboratories all over the world.
Recently he has also developed an interest in policy issues digitisation and society, including digital identity, electronic voting, data and privacy protection, and fairness and reliability of machine learning algorithms.
Subhashis graduated in electrical Engineering from Jadavpur University in 1982 and did his Master’s and PhD from the Indian Institute of Science in 1984 and 1989 respectively.