Prof. R. Balasubramanian
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Prof. R. Balasubramanian joined Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee in 2004. Prof. Balasubramanian has taught various computer science courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. He believes that effective teaching is the backbone of academic excellence. His conception of teaching is to create an active learning environment through more and more participation of students in the class. His goal is to maintain students' interests using a variety of instructional media, a blend of traditional and modern ideas, and a balance of theoretical concepts and their applications.
Prof. Balasubramanian always updates his teaching by adding new components and impresses his students with his creativity, sharp intellect, and clarity of thought. Throughout his academic tenure, he has been extremely popular among his students and staff, and a large number of students have derived inspiration and guidance from him. He has received the Outstanding Teacher Award of IIT Roorkee in 2010 and 2020. His total devotion to the teaching and academic profession makes him a role model for young and aspiring scholars.
Prof. Balasubramanian has been making excellent research contributions, particularly in Computer Vision, Image Processing, Artificial Intelligence, and Machine Learning. He has supervised 28 Ph.D. students, published extensively in journals and conferences of international repute, and completed 14 sponsored and 5 consultancy projects funded by SERB, ISRO, DST, CSIR, IRDE, DEAL, and Samsung. A very large fraction of his papers have appeared in Q1 journals or top conferences.
It is a great pleasure for IIT Roorkee to honor Prof. R. Balasubramanian with the Ramkumar Prize for Outstanding Teaching and Research.