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"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world" --- Nelson Mandela

Basabdatta Sen Bhattacharya

Principal Investigator, Brain Inspired Neural Networks (BINN) Lab
Joined BITS Pilani Goa Campus: 26th September 2018
Citations since 2018:  313
h-index since 2018: 10
Convener, Departmental Research Committee, Deptt. of Computer Science and Information Systems, June 2022 -for 2 years.
Teaching: January-May 2023:
Instructor In-Charge, CS F433 Computational Neuroscience
Instructor (Laboratory), CS F212 DBMS
Associate Professor, Office Chamber: D-165
Department of Computer Science and Information Systems
BITS Pilani, Goa Campus
Zuarinagar, Goa 403 726, India
Office phone: +91 832 258 0220
Basabdatta Sen Bhattacharya received her PhD in Computer Science from University of Manchester, UK, in 2008; M.Eng. in Computer Engineering from the Electronics and Communication Engineering Department, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India, in 2002; B.Eng. in Electrical Engineering from Regional Engineering College (now, National Institute of Technology (NIT)), Silchar, India in 1992.
She hails from Silchar, Assam, India, and is an alumni of Holy Cross School, Silchar (matriculation) and Gurucharan College, Silchar (Higher Secondary).
Prior to the current position, she has worked as a Researcher in the Advanced Processor Technologies group, School of Computer Science, University of Manchester, UK (2016-2018), Lecturer of Electrical Engineering at the University of Lincoln, UK (2012-2016), Post-doctoral Researcher at the University of Ulster, UK (2009-2012) and the University of Bordeaux, France (2009). She has also worked in the capacity of a Lecturer (adhoc) of Computer Engineering at NIT Rourkela, India (2002-2004), Manager at the Rourkela Steel Plant, India (1994-1999), and as an Engineer at Motherson-Sumi Systems Ltd, Noida, India (1992-1993).
Basabdatta leads a research team comprising undergraduate and postgraduate students. Her research interests are brain inspired neural networks that can serve the dual purpose of:
(i) identifying and understanding cellular level dysfunction in brain disorders e.g. Dementia, Dyskinesia, Insomnia;
(ii) implementing bespoke cognitive/intelligent machines/devices with the goal of impacting social causes.
In November 2019, she has been successful with a Core Research Grant from the Science and Engineering Research Board, Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India. The theme is aligned with our objective (ii) mentioned above.
In her current position, a primary focus is to mentor students on the concept of Brain Inspired Neural Networks (BINN). She has been working with Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Doctoral students since January 2019 on several interesting projects in the area of BINN. Some of these projects have resulted in publications at international conferences and meets, as well as leading to collaborations with other labs in India and abroad. For more on our activities, please check out BINN Lab: Home

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