Professor Sudeshna Sarkar is the Head of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at IIT Kharagpur. She completed her B.Tech. in 1989 from IIT Kharagpur, and holds a MS from the University of California at Berkeley and got her doctorate from IIT Kharagpur in 1995. She served briefly in the faculty of IIT Guwahati and at IIT Kanpur before joining IIT Kharagpur in 1998. Her research interests are in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing.
Her current interests include the applications of various AI techniques to problems and tasks in Climate and Transportation. She has been working on Text Mining and Information Retrieval systems, and is very involved in developing natural language processing resources and tools for Bengali.