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The Director of SIT

Dr.Ketan Kotecha

Dr.Ketan Kotecha, PhD ( IIT Bombay)

director@sitpune.edu.in
head@scaai.siu.edu.in
Professor, Computer Science & Engineering


  • Dean, Faculty of Engineering, Symbiosis International (Deemed University)
  • Director, Symbiosis Institute of Technology
  • Head, Symbiosis Centre for Applied AI ( SCAAI)

Education: PhD & M.Tech (IIT Bombay) 

Expertise: A researcher - teacher of Deep learning, his interest areas are Artificial Intelligence, Computer Algorithms, Machine Learning, Deep Learning Higher Order Thinking Skills & Critical Thinking.

Experience: Dr Kotecha has expertise and experience in cutting-edge research and projects in AI and Deep Learning for the last 25 + years. He has published more than 145 Scopus indexed papers and has published 3 patents.

He is a recipient of the two SPARC projects worth INR 166 lacs from MHRD govt of India for AI projects with Arizona State University, USA and University of Queensland Australia resp, and also the recipient of numerous prestigious awards like Erasmus plus faculty mobility grant to the University of Wroclaw Poland, DUO-India professors fellowship for research in Responsible AI with Brunel University the UK, LEAP grant to visit and attend Leadership Program at Cambridge University UK, UKIERI grant and a grant from Royal Academy of Engineering, the UK under Newton Bhabha Fund and also grabbed Going Global Partnerships Exploratory Grant from British Council, UK in collaboration with Aston University. Recently he was awarded two projects from DST under Indo-Italy and Indo-Serbia schemes worth Rs. 70 lacs.

He has been invited at various forums to deliver a keynote address in the field of AI at Machine Intelligence lab at USA, Pretoria University, South Africa, IIT Bombay under World Bank Project, Global Meet on Sensors and Sensing Technology, at Italy, 2nd International Congress on AI and Machine Learning at the Czech Republic and many more.

 He has been an editorial board member of IEEE access, PeerJ computer Science journal (by SAGE), Cogent Journal by Taylor & Francis and also editing special issues of MDPI and Frontiers Journals.

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