Dr. Praveen Pankajakshan
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham
Praveen Pankajakshan is the VP Data Science and AI at Cropin, Bengaluru, India. Prior to his current appointment, he was with Corteva Agriscience (formerly Dow-DuPont Agriculture division) leading the Data Science and Machine Learning team in Hyderabad. He served as a Data Analytic Scientist with Shell Technology Center Bangalore, and as a Researcher and Technical Manager at Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology (SAIT), Bangalore, India. He was also working as a postdoc and researcher at the Pasteur Institute, Paris. Praveen graduated with his Ph.D. (Summa cum Laude) in Control, Signal and Image Processing from Ariana, a joint research team of INRIA, CNRS and UNS INRIA, his Master's in Electrical Engineering from Texas A&M University, College Station, and his undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee. His research interests lie in the theory and application of statistical signal and image processing, pattern recognition and machine learning. He is passionate about biodiversity, and practices natural and organic farming in his farm. He is currently a Senior Member of IEEE. He is also a certified Heartfulness Meditation trainer.