Prof. Ganesh Ramakrishnan

Prof. Ganesh Ramakrishnan He is currently serving as an Institute Chair Professor at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, IIT Bombay. His areas of research include human assisted AI/ML, AI/ML in resource constrained environments, learning with symbolic encoding of domain knowledge in ML and NLP, etc. More recently, he has been focusing his energy on organizing relevant machine learning modules for resource constrained environments into In the past, he has demonstrated the impact of such data efficient machine learning in applications such as Machine Translation (MT), Optical Character Recognition (OCR), Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) and Video Analytics, and is seeking to make similar impacts in Generative AI, Large Language Models, and in multi-modal data analytics. In 2022, he received the National Gold Award for eGovernance under the Category “Outstanding research on Citizen Centric Services by Academic/Research Institution” from the Government of India for Video Analytics for Security and Compliance Applications ( In the past, he has received awards such as IBM Faculty Award, and awards from Google Research, Qualcomm, Microsoft, Adobe Research, as well as IIT Bombay Impactful Research Award and most recently, the Departmental Award for Excellence in Teaching. He also held the J.R. Isaac Chair at IIT Bombay in the past. Ganesh is very passionate about boosting the AI research eco-system for India and toward that, the research by him and his students as well as collaborators has resulted in startups that he has either jointly founded, has transferred technology to, or is mentoring. Ganesh is also currently serving as the Professor-in-charge of the Koita Centre for Digital Health ( at IIT Bombay. Recently, owing to his leadership with the National Disease Modeling Consortium (, he has been selected to be a disease and economic modelling expert member of Standing Technical Sub Committee (STSC) as well as an expert member of Standing Working Group – Immunization and Vaccine Research and Capacity Building (SWG-IVRCB) as part of NTAGI (National Technical Advisory Group on Immunization), Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt of India.