Kishan Mehrotra received his early graduate education, leading up to M.S. degree in statistics from Lucknow University, India. He holds a Ph.D. degree in statistics from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He joined Syracuse University in 1970 and presently he is a Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. During the course of past thirty five years he has spent some years away as a Visiting Professor at Brooks Air Force Base, San Antonio, Tex; Indian Statistical Institute, New Delhi; University of Wisconsin, Madison; and CMU, Pittsburgh. From November 1998 to June 2009, he served as the Director of the Computer and Information Science. Earlier, from 1989 to 1991, he was the Director of Applied Statistics Program at Syracuse University. Mehrotra has written more than 175 papers and journal articles in several areas including nonparametric methods, theory of statistics, data mining, artificial intelligence, classification methods, wireless networks and sensor fusion, bioinformatics, and so forth. He has coauthored a book on neural networks and has developed several crossover operators to improve the quality of genetic algorithms. Recently, he has taken an interest in developing algorithms to study community structures in Social Networks. His current research interests include data mining, bioinformatics, and social networks.
Biography Updated on 4 September 2011