Harikrishnan N. B.

Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani – Goa Campus.

About the Faculty

I am currently working as a Assistant Professor with the Department of Computer Science and Information Systems at Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani – Goa Campus. My areas of interest are brain inspired learning, chaos theory, and applications of linear algebra in data science.

Previously I worked as a Research Associate (July 2018 to July 2022) in Consciousness Studies Programme, School of Humanities, National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS), Indian Institute of Science Campus, Bengaluru. My PhD was under the guidance of Dr. Nithin Nagaraj, who is an Associate Professor with the Consciousness Studies Programme, National Institute of Advanced Studies. 

My Ph.D. dissertation title is "Investigations into Learning Algorithms in Intelligent Machines". The foundational idea in my dissertation is to fundamentally use chaos and stochastic resonance in machine learning. The inspiration for chaos and stochastic resonance comes from the brain. Inspired by the chaotic neuronal firing in the brain, a novel learning algorithm namely Neurochaos Learning (NL) has been proposed in my PhD dissertation. The trans-disciplinary approach used in the thesis involves ideas from chaos theory, stochastic resonance, neuroscience, and machine learning.