Prafulla Kalapatapu, Faculty member in Department of Computer Science, at Mahindra University, École Centrale School of Engineering, institute is in collaboration involving the Mahindra Group and École Central Paris (now CentraleSupélec).
Prof Prafulla is an astute professional with zeal to excel in all spheres of Teaching and research-oriented assignments. Over 20 years of teaching experience at leading Indian academic institutions like BITS, Pilani, Hyderabad, especially worked in diverse areas such as Object Oriented Technologies, Machine Learning extending into Deep Learning, Data Mining, Information retrieval, Compiler Constructions and Programming languages. Guided and delivered many research-oriented projects in undergraduate and post graduate level in the areas of Music Information Retrieval, Machine Learning, E-Business and Structural Health Monitoring.
At Mahindra University, along with one of the Civil Engineering faculty colleague, founded and started Center of Excellence, “Center for Sustainable Infrastructure and Systems (CSIS)”, an interdisciplinary research center with the blend of Computer Science and Civil Engineering. Center works primarily in the area of Machine Learning and Data Analytics for Civil Engineering applications, especially in Heritage Structures and structural health monitoring. Our team has published over 20 articles on how machine learning algorithms like CNNs, RNNs, GANs can be utilized in estimating the structural health of a construction using images and other sensor data, which is imperative in replacing destructive testing techniques with non-destructive ones. Co-chaired for NIKETH-2018- Housing Chronicles of India. I am further exploring how to leverage computing in civil engineering.
Prof Prafulla is in collaboration with Professor’s from University of Austin, Texas and University of Florida dealing with research projects. Chaired IEEE and ACM Technically sponsored series of International Conference on Machine Learning and Data Sciences (ICMLDS) for two consecutive years and also served as Organizational Chair for IEEE Technically Co-sponsored International Conference on Emerging Trends in Computational Intelligence (ICETCI). Apart from this organized many interdisciplinary events.
Possess excellent leadership, administrative, verbal communication and written skills. Proven ability to successfully work to tight schedules and deadlines.