Prof. Prabir Kumar Biswas received his B.Tech., M.Tech., and Ph.D. degrees in Electronics and Electrical Communication Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur in 1985, 1989, and 1991 respectively. He served Bharat Electronics Ltd. (BEL), Ghaziabad as a Deputy Engineer during the period 1985 to 1987. In 1991 he joined the faculty of the Department of Electronics and Electrical Communication Engineering at IIT Kharagpur where he is presently a Professor and also holding the position of VSNL Chair Professor. He was the Head of the Department during January 2015 to December 2020. He served as the Head of the Computer and Informatics Center at IIT Kharagpur from March 2008 to December 2014. Prof. Biswas visited the University of Kaiserslautern, Germany during March 2002 to February 2003 as Alexander von Humboldt Fellow.
His research interests are in Image and Video processing, Computer Vision, Pattern Recognition, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence, IoT etc. He published more than 200 research papers in various international and national journals and conference proceedings in these areas. He has prepared five online Video Courses under NPTEL program. Prof. Biswas is a Senior Member of the IEEE. Prof. Biswas was the Chairman of IEEE Kharagpur Section in 2008. He is also a Life Member and President of Indian Unit of Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence (IUPRAI, India). He is an Expert Member of various committees of Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), Govt. of India. He was the domain coordinator of "Information and Communication Technology" under IMPRINT 1. He has served as member of technical program committees of several national and international conferences, and served as Organizing Chair of Indian Conference on Computer Vision, Graphics and Image Processing (ICVGIP) in 2008.