Mrityunjoy Chakraborty obtained Bachelor of Engg. from Jadavpur University, Calcutta, Master of Technology from IIT, Kanpur, and Ph.D. from IIT, Delhi. He joined IIT, Kharagpur as a faculty member in 1994, where he currently holds the position of a professor in Electronics and Electrical Communication Engg. The teaching and research interests of Prof. Chakraborty are in Digital and Adaptive Signal Processing, VLSI Signal Processing, Linear Algebra, and Compressive Sensing. In these areas, Prof. Chakraborty has supervised several graduate theses, carried out independent research and has several well-cited publications. Prof. Chakraborty is currently a senior editorial board member of the IEEE Signal Processing Magazine and also of the IEEE Journal of Emerging Techniques in Circuits and Systems. Earlier, he had been an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems, part I (2004-2007, 2010-2012) and part II (2008-2009), apart from being an elected member (also currently the chair) of the DSP Technical Committee (TC) of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society, a guest editor of the EURASIP JASP (special issue), track co-chair (DSP track) of ISCAS 2015 & 2016, Gabor track chair of DSP-15, and a TPC member of ISCAS (2011-2014), ICC (2007-2011) and Globecom (2008-2011). Prof. Chakraborty is a co-founder of the Asia Pacific Signal and Information Processing Association (APSIPA), is currently a member of the APSIPA BOG and also, served as the chair of the APSIPA TC on Signal and Information Processing Theory and Methods (SIPTM). He has also been the general chair and also the TPC chair of the National Conference on Communications – 2012. Prof. Chakraborty is a fellow of the National Academy of Science, India, and also of the Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE). During 2012-2013, he was selected as a distinguished lecturer of the APSIPA.
The research interests of Prof. Chakraborty include Digital and Adaptive Signal Processing, VLSI Signal Processing, Compressive Sensing, Applied Linear Algebra and DSP applications to communications, speech and audio processing. The major contributions made by him in these are as follows :
Apart from the above, his other contributions include the development of novel adaptive filters for estimating and tracking the delay of sinusoids for applications in radar and sonar, pipelined architectures for adaptive decision feedback equalizers, new algorithms for multichannel ARMA modeling and filtering, and fast algorithms for cyclostationary processes.