Dr. Pushpendu Kar is an Assistant Professor in the School of Computer Science at the University of Nottingham Ningbo China (China campus of University of Nottingham UK) since March 2019. Prior to this, he was a Research Fellow in the Department of ICT and Natural Sciences at Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway, a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering at National University of Singapore (NUS) and in the Energy Research Institute at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. Dr. Kar has completed all his Ph.D., Masters of Engineering, and Bachelor of Technology in Computer Science and Engineering. He also completed Sun Certified Java Programmer (SCJP) 5.0, one professional course on Hardware & Networking, two professional courses on JAVA-J2EE, Finishing School Program from National Institute of Technology Durgapur, India and UGC sponsored refreshers course from Jadavpur University, India. Dr. Kar went for a research visit to Inria Paris, France.
Dr. Kar was awarded the prestigious Erasmus Mundus Postdoctoral Fellowship of European Commission, ERCIM Alain Bensoussan Fellowship of European Union, and SERB OPD Fellowship of Department of Science and Technology, Government of India. He received the 2020 IEEE Systems Journal (2020 I.F.: 4.463) Best Paper Award. This is one of the seven papers out of 793 papers [top 1%] that have received the award. He also received travel grants to attend conferences and doctoral colloquiums.
Dr. Kar has more than 10 years of teaching, research, and industrial experiences including in a couple of highly reputed organizations around the world. He worked as a software professional in IBM for one and a half years.
Dr. Kar is the author of more than 30 scholarly research papers, which has published in reputed journals including ACM TAAS, IEEE TNSM, IEEE Systems Journal, IEEE Sensors Journal, Journal of Building and Environment, conferences including ICC, TENCON, IECON, and IT magazines. He is also the inventor of four patents.
He has participated in the program committee of several conferences, worked as a team member to organize short-term courses, and delivered few invited talks. He is a regular reviewer of IEEE, Elsevier, Wiley, and Springer journals and conferences.