A. G. Ramakrishnan

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Angarai Ganesan Ramakrishnan
ஆ க ராமகிருஷ்ணன்
A G Ramakrishnan.jpg
Ramakrishnan in 2012

(1958-02-14) 14 February 1958 (age 64)
Bangalore, India
Other namesRam
Alma mater
Scientific career
FieldsSignal processing, machine learning, language technology
InstitutionsIndian Institute of Science
Doctoral advisorT M Srinivasan
InfluencesY V Venkatesh, Abdul Kalam, Chinmayananda, J Krishnamurti, Healer Bhaskar, Jaggi Vasudev

Angarai Ganesan Ramakrishnan is a senior professor of electrical engineering at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India, currently, he heads the Medical intelligence and language engineering lab. He received the Manthan Award 2014 for his project, Gift of New Abilities under the category e-inclusion and accessibility. He also won the Manthan Award 2015 for his project, “Madhura - the gift of voice”, under the category, e-education, learning, and employment. He is also one of the founder directors of RaGaVeRa Indic Technologies private limited recognized by the Karnataka Government as one of the Elevate 2019 Startup winners.[1] From January 2017 to June 2020, he was a Member of the Karnataka Knowledge Commission (ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ಜ್ಞಾನ ಆಯೋಗ).[2] He is a Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE) since November 2019. Since August 2022, he is also the Advisor - Neuroscience to Feedfront Technologies Pvt. Ltd., a startup based in Bangalore. [3]


Ramakrishnan is a graduate of PSG College of Technology.[4] He obtained his M. Tech. (Electrical Engineering) and Ph. D. (Biomedical Engineering) from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras.[5] He is a Fellow of Institution of Engineers (India) and Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers and a Senior Member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, United States. His research areas are speech recognition, speech synthesis, optical character recognition, handwriting recognition, and pattern recognition. He led a national research consortium on online handwriting recognition in Indian languages, funded by the Ministry of Information Technology, Government of India from 2007 to 2016, which had partners from IIT Madras, IIT Guwahati, ISI Kolkata, IIIT Hyderabad, C-DAC Pune and Thapar University. He has graduated 18 Ph.D. scholars, 16 Masters by research students, and guided over 90 M Tech projects. He was interviewed by Bhasha India for his contributions to Indic computing.[6]

Professional activities[edit]

  • Associate Editor of Frontiers in Neuroscience and Frontiers in Neurology for the section on Brain Imaging Method, since 2021.[7]
  • Invited member of the Senate, International Institute of Information Technology-Allahabad, Prayagraj, July 2019[8]
  • Member, Karnataka Knowledge Commission [Karnataka Jnana Aayoga, 2017 - 2020][9]
  • Associate editor, Sadhana, January 2017 - 2019.
  • Editorial board, Current Science, January 2015 to December 2016.
  • General chair, Ninth Indian Conference on Computer Vision, Graphics and Image Processing (ICVGIP 2014)[10]
  • General chair, International Conference on Biomedical Engineering (ICBME 2011), Manipal, India, 10–12 December 2011.[11]
  • Board of Studies,[12] International School of Information Management (ISiM), University of Mysore.


  • Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering
  • Jaya-Jayant Award for Teaching Excellence in Engineering by IISc Council, 2016[13]
  • Manthan Award (South Asia and Asia Pacific) - e-education category, 2015
  • Manthan Award 2014 under the category e-inclusion and accessibility.[14]
  • Prof. M. Anandakrishnan Award by INFITT at 12th International Tamil Internet Conference, 2013, Univ. of Malaya.[15]
  • Sir Andrew Watt Kay Young Researcher's Prize from Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons, Glasgow, 1992[citation needed]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Elevate 2019 Startup winners: Full list of 100 winners announced by Karnataka Govt". August 2019.
  2. ^ "Karnataka Knowledge Commission".
  3. ^ "Advisor - Neuroscience, Feedfront Technologies Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore".
  4. ^ "Distinguished Alumni". Electronics & Communication Engineering, PSG College of Technology. Archived from the original on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 31 August 2014.
  5. ^ Ramakrishnan, Dr. A.G. "More news re IITM & her alumni". IIT Madras. Retrieved 6 December 2014.
  6. ^ Ramakrishnan, A. G. "Interview with Prof. A. G. Ramakrishnan". Microsoft Corporation. Archived from the original on 3 September 2014. Retrieved 6 December 2014.
  7. ^ "Frontiers".
  8. ^ "Senate of International Institute of Information Technology-Allahabad".
  9. ^ "Karnataka Knowledge Commission".
  10. ^ Ramakrishnan, A G. "Committees". Indian Institute of Science. Archived from the original on 13 December 2014. Retrieved 6 December 2014.
  11. ^ Ramakrishnan, A.G. (9 December 2011). "Manipal to host meet on biomedical engineering". The Hindu. Retrieved 7 December 2014.
  12. ^ Ramakrishna, Dr. A.G. "Programmes". Retrieved 6 December 2014.
  13. ^ Teaching Excellence in Engineering by IISc Council – India. "Jaya-Jayant Award for Teaching Excellence in Science/Engineering - Winners".
  14. ^ Gift of new abilities – India. "The Manthan Award South Asia 2014 - Winners". Digital Empowerment Foundation. Archived from the original on 13 December 2014. Retrieved 6 December 2014.
  15. ^ Ramakrishnan, AG. "பேராசிரியர் எம்.ஆனந்தகிருஷ்ணன் விருதுகள்". INFITT.

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