About the Author
Dr. Siddhartha Bhattacharyya [SMIEEE, SMACM, MIRSS, MIAENG, MACSE, MIAASSE, LMCSI, LMOSI, LMCEGR] is Professor and Head of Information Technology of RCC Institute of Information Technology, Kolkata, India. In addition, he is serving as the Dean of Research and Development of the institute from November 2013. Dr. Bhattacharyya did his Bachelors in Physics, Bachelors in Optics and Optoelectronics and Masters in Optics and Optoelectronics from University of Calcutta, India in 1995, 1998 and 2000 respectively. He completed PhD in Computer Science and Engineering from Jadavpur University, India in 2008. He is the recipient of the University Gold Medal from the University of Calcutta for his Masters.His research interests include soft computing, pattern recognition, multimedia data processing, hybrid intelligence and quantum computing. Dr. Ujjwal Maulik is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India since 2004. He is co-author of seven books for Springer and Wiley, more than 250 research publications, and Associate Editor of IEEE Transaction on Fuzzy Systems and Information Sciences. His research interests include computational intelligence, bioinformatics, combinatorial optimization, pattern recognition, and data mining. Dr. Paramartha Dutta did his Bachelors and Masters in Statistics from the Indian Statistical Institute, Calcutta in the years 1988 and 1990 respectively. He afterwards completed his Master of Technology in Computer science from the same Institute in the year 1993 and Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering from the Bengal Engineering and Science University, Shibpur in 2005 respectively. He has served in the capacity of research personnel in various projects funded by Govt. of India, which include DRDO, CSIR, Indian Statistical Institute, Calcutta etc. Dr. Dutta is now a Professor in the Department of Computer and system Sciences of the Visva Bharati University, West Bengal, India. Prior to this, he served Kalyani Government Engineering College and College of Engineering in West Bengal as full time faculty members. He has coauthored four books and has also one edited book to his credit. He has publishedabout hundred fifty papers in various journals and conference proceedings, both international and national. Presently, he is supervising four students for their Ph. D program registered with Visva Bharati University and West Bengal University of Technology. Dr. Dutta is a Life Fellow of the Optical Society of India (OSI), Computer Society of India (CSI), Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA), Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE), Indian Unit of Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence (IUPRAI) - the Indian affiliate of the International Association for Pattern Recognition (IAPR), Senior Member of Associated Computing Machinery (ACM), IEEE Computer Society, USA and IACSIT.