Dr Rakshit did his B. Tech from IIT Bombay in Engineering Physics in 1988. He completed his MS in Electrical Engineering in 1989 and PhD in Image Processing from Caltech, USA in Jan 1994. After a short postdoc fellowship at Washingtonn University, St Louis USA, he joined CAIR, DRDO in Dec 1994 where he has worked till current date. At CAIR, DRDO Dr Rakshit has worked on image processing, computer vision, neural networks, and cyber security.
From 2000 to 2012 he headed the Computer Vision group and worked on multisensor data fusion and net-centric warfare, participating in various CAIR activities related to Army’s TAC C3I development projects. Dr Rrakshit has received DRDO awards for his work on neural network based image matching and for image and video processing for net-centric systems. He has received award from BEL for his contribution to Sitiuation Awareness Tool in Battlefield Surviellance System, under Proj SANJAY. From Jan 2013 to Aug 2017 he had been with the Secure Systems Division of CAIR, initially as Division Head and then as Technical Mentor. He guided design and development in the areas of cyber security, secure execution environments, secure communications & networking and he has also contributed to information security policy formulation. He is currently Outstanding Scientist and Associate Director (Technology) CAIR, overseeing CAIR technology development activities in Command-Control, Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Cyber Security. He has contributed to the RM’s AI Task Force report and has interacted with various MoD organizations regarding adoption of AI technologies in indigenous defense systems.