Dr. Prem Kumar Kalra

Dr. Prem Kumar Kalra

Professor and Head, Department of Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, INDIA and Editorial Board Member, International Journal of BioSciences and Technology


Dr. Prem Kumar Kalra is Professor and Head of the Department of Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, INDIA.

He is a Ph.D from the University of Manitoba, CANADA (1987) and M.Tech from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, INDIA.

His areas of interest are Power Systems, Expert Systems, HVDC Transmission, Deregulated Power System, Educational Paradigms, Data Mining, Fuzzy Logic System, Neural Networks, Computational Neuroscience, Image Processing, Independent Component Analysis & Blind Source Separation, KARMAA (Knowledge Acquisition, Retention, Management, Assimilation & Application).

Dr. Prem Kumar Kalra was also associated with DEI, Dayalbagh, Agra, India as Visiting Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering; University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA as Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering; Montana State University, Bozeman, MT, USA as Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and University of Manitoba, Canada as Research and/or Teaching Assistant with the Electrical Engineering Department.

Dr. Kalra is recipient of the following awards/honors

  • Tata Rao Gold Medal for the Best paper for year 2000: Load Forecasting using Neural Networks Best paper award for year 2000 by Indian Institute of Metals, India 
  • Head of Department Electrical Engineering, 2006-2008
  • Dean, Resource Planning & Generation, IIT Kanpur from Dec. 2001- Jan. 2005
  • Member of PAC on Instrumentation in DST
  • Member of Academic Council of Govt. Engineering College
  • Member of Research Committee of UP Technical University
  • Member of CII committee on Education
  • Member, Board of the National Brain Research Centre, Gurgaon
  • Member, Academic Council, National Brain Research Centre, Gurgaon
  • Member, Academic Council, Delhi University, Delhi
  • Member, Academic Council, Dayalbagh Educational Institute, Agra
  • Chairman, Senate Scholarships & Prize Committee, IIT Kanpur
  • Chairman, Students' Placement Committee, IIT Kanpur
  • Chairman, Commercial Establishment Monitoring & Management Committee, IIT Kanpur
  • Coordinator, Information Cell, IIT Kanpur
  • Chairman, Telephone Advisory Committee, IIT Kanpur
  • Chairman, Visitors' Hostel Management Committee, IIT Kanpur
  • Head, Cable Network, IIT Kanpur
  • Member Institute Research Committee
  • Member of Department Fund Raising Committee
  • Secretary IEEE UP Section
  • Coordinated and Organized number of Workshops & Conferences
  • Chairman, Tutorial of International Conference on Power Electronics, Drives and Energy Systems for Industrial Growth (PEDES'96), (January 8-11,1996) at Delhi.
  • Chairman, Exhibition of International Conference on Power Electronics, Drives and Energy Systems for Industrial Growth (PEDES'96), (January 8-11,1996) at Delhi.
  • Advisory Committee Member for system Design & Simulation, Workshop Organized by IEEE and DEI.
  • Technical Committee Member for National Conference on Neural Network, Anna University, Madras.
  • Member of Board of Studies at DEI, Dayalbagh, Agra.
  • Member of Technical Advisory Committee for MAEC RDSO.
  • Member of Technical Review Committee NPSC.
  • Member of Core Group for IFRA'96.
  • Served as Member of Editorial Board of PARITANTRA Journal of System Society of India.
  • Program Committee Member of National conference on Neural Network & Fuzzy Systems Anna University, (March 16-18, 1995)
  • Member, Technical Committee of sixth ISCA International Conference held in US from (October 14-16, 1993)
  • Served as Member of Advisory Board for International Conference on Artificial Intelligence Applications, (June 1991), Edenbrough, U.K
  • Executive Member of System Society of India
  • Member of Program Committee for National Conference on Artificial Neural Network and its Applications (October 97)
  • Member of Technical Committee for National Conference of Electric Drives and Control for Transport Systems (January 16-18, 1997)
  • Technical Committee Member of National Systems Conference (NCS's94) held at DEI, Agra, (January 14-16,1995

 

Dr. Kalra is recipient of the following Research Grants

  • New Methodologies for Image and Video Compression MCIT(2006-2007)
  • New Neuron Models for Improving Training Efficiency of Neural Networks, MHRD-(2005-2008)
  • Infrastructure for Indo-French Cyber University , MHRD(2005-2006)
  • Development of Independent Component Analysis based Blind Source Separation Algorithms for Audio/Image Separation, MCIT- (2005- 2007)
  • Modeling, Classification & Fault Detection of Sensors using Intelligent Methods, ISRO (2004 - 2006)
  • Development of Methodologies for Extracting Information from the Neural-informatics Data, NBRC-2004
  • Modeling of Human Perception Through Eye-Movement Metrics and Visual-Motor Control, MHRD-(2004-2007)
  • Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery for IISU, ISRO-2003
  • Data mining Applications for Power System in Deregulated Environment, MHRD (2002- 2004)
  • Development of Interface and R&D Projects, KVIC- (2002- 2004)
  • Neural Network base Orbital Parameter Determination for Satellite, ISRO-(2001-2003)
  • Applications of KARMMA, ISRO- (2000-2003)
  • Development of General Purpose Neural Networks Software as applied to Fracture Mechanics, Earthquake Engineering, Miniature Samples Test Data and Other Reactor Application, BRNS, BARC- (2000-2004)
  • IDFC, 3i NETWORK for Power, Telecommunication and Transportation Infrastructure.(1997-2002)
  • Expert System Application to Electric Power System - Reactive Power Dispatch, DST- (1991-1993)
  • Neural Net Applications to State Estimation of Power System, CSIR- (1992-1993)
  • Neural Net Applications to Weather Prediction, DST- (1992-1995)
  • Expert System Application to Power System Security: Voltage Problem, CBIP (1993-1995)
  • Genetic Algorithms Simulator and Its Applications to Power System Problems, CSIR- (1993-95)
  • Coordinator for the Project Research and Development and Manpower Training in HVDC Transmission Technology (1989-1990)
  • Artificial Intelligence Application; Engineering Experimentation Station, Montana State University , July 1987-June 1988.
  • Development of Power Electronic Laboratory and Application of Expert System to System, Montana State University , July 1987-June 1988.
  • Development of Power Electronic Laboratory and Curriculum: Engineering Experimentation Station, Montana State University , September 1986-June 1987

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