Dr. Soman K. P. currently serves as Head and Professor at Amrita Center for Computational Engineering and Networking (CEN), Coimbatore Campus.
He has more than 25 years of research and teaching experience in Artificial Intelligence and Data Science related subjects at Amrita School of Engineering, Coimbatore. He has around 450 publications to his credit in reputed journals such as IEEE Transactions, IEEE Access, Applied Energy, and conference proceedings. He published four books namely “Insight into Wavelets”, “Insight into Data mining”, “Support Vector Machines and Other Kernel Methods” and “Signal and Image processing-the sparse way”. His book, Insight into Data mining was translated into Chinese. He is the most cited author in Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham in the area of Artificial Intelligence and Data Science (more than 5500 citations). He was listed among the Top-10 computer science faculty by DST, Govt. of India for the year 2009-13 and by Career 360 and MHRD for the year 2017-18, and also in the list of the most prolific authors in the world, prepared by Springer Nature. Under his guidance, CEN is running an M.Tech course in Computational Engineering and Networking (Data Science) and a B.Tech course in Computer Science and Engineering (Artificial Intelligence). He guided 12 Ph.D. students so far and currently guiding 12 research scholars. Dr. Vinayakumar, a recent Ph.D. graduate under his guidance is one of the most prolific authors in the area of AI and Data Science applied to Cyber Security with more than 60 publications and about 1000 citations. Currently, Prof. Soman is working on AI applied to DNA sequence analysis, Reinforcement learning for Robotics control, Computer Vision and Cyber Physical Systems.
Dr. E. A. Gopalakrishnan currently serves as Assistant Professor (SG) at Amrita Center for Computational Engineering and Networking (CEN), Coimbatore Campus. He finished his B-Tech in Mechanical Engineering from University of Calicut. He obtained his Masters from Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham in Engineering Design and started working in Amrita as an Assistant Professor. Later, he proceeded to IIT Madras to pursue his Ph. D under the guidance of Prof. R. I. Sujith in the Department of Aerospace Engineering.