The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT Mandi) has appointed Prof. Laxmidhar Behera as the new director of the institute. He will be succeeding Prof A K Chaturvedi, the current director of the institute.
Laxmidhar Behera is currently the Poonam and Prabhu Goel Chair Professor of Electrical Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT Kanpur). The professor is an affiliate faculty member of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS). Dr. Behera earned his B.Sc (Engg) and M.Sc (Engg) from the National Institute of Technology Rourkela in 1988 and 1990 respectively and PhD from IIT Delhi. “Over the past 26 years of his research and teaching career, Prof. Laxmidhar Behera has contributed significantly to areas such as Intelligent Systems and Control, Vision-based Robotics, Warehouse Automation, Brain-Computer-Interface and Drone based Pipeline Inspection Systems,” the release mentioned.