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Prof. Sanghamitra Mohanty is the President of Odisha Bigyan Academy, is the Ex-Vice-Chancellor, North Orissa University, Baripada. Dr. Mohanty has served Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, as Lecturer, Reader and Professor from 1986 to 2013 in Computer Science. On invitation, Prof. Mohanty has worked as Visiting Professor in UNL, USA, thrice in 2001, 2002 and 2003, Visiting Scientist in Princeton University USA, in 2003. Besides USA, she has visited Italy, United Kingdom, France, South Korea, Egypt, Nepal, Japan, Sweden and UAE in connection with research work.

Prof. Mohanty has published 163 papers in refereed International Journals and Conference Proceedings, supervising 72 students at research level including 16 for Ph. D.. She has Chaired several sessions in Conferences, Referee to many International Journals, delivering large number of Keynote speeches and Invited talks in India and abroad, editing Conference Proceedings and successfully completing major research projects funded by UGC and Department of Information Technology, Government of India. She has acted as Expert in many Committees/Conferences/Seminars. Her fields of research are Particle Physics, Artificial Intelligence, Weather Prediction, Neural Network, Fractal Geometry of Polynomial Curves, Image Processing, Speech Processing, Natural Language Processing, Knowledge Engineering, Information and Communication Technology and E-Governance.

The Technologies and Tools developed as software products by Professor Mohanty in enabling Computer to deal with Odia Language in various use are indigenous and citizen-centric and are included in 13 IPRs(Intellectual Property Rights) obtained by her. Some of these items are customized and prepared in CD form by CDAC Pune for free distribution under “National Roll on Project” of Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (MCIT), Government of India. Contents of this CD can also be downloaded freely from the website Prof. Mohanty pioneered to float a unique course on Knowledge Engineering in Master in Engineering level at Utkal University in 2005 getting funded under “Specialized Manpower Development Programme” of MCIT, Government of India. Prof. Mohanty has been a member of several Committees as Governor’s Nominee, Chancellor’s Nominee, Government’s Nominee and UGC Nominee. She has been honoured by a number of Educational, Literary and Social Organizations. She is the recipient of Samanta Chandra Shekhar Award for Engineering and Technology from Odisha Bigyan Academy, Govt. of Odisha for the year 2012.

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