Prof. Bipin Indurkhya
(Professor -Cognitive Science Program,Institute of Philosophy, Jagiellonian University,Kraków)
Mr.Bipin Indurkhya did his BE (Electronics) from REC, Bhopal (MP), ME (Electronics) from Philips International Institute of Technological Studies, Eindhoven (The Netherlands), and Ph.D. (Computer Science) from University of Massachusetts, Amherst (USA). He spent about twelve years teaching at various universities in the US, most of which was at Boston University. After that he was at Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Japan for over eight years.
In the last two years of this period, he was in the Mechanical Engineering Department, where he started a robotics lab and developed undergraduate and graduate courses in robotics, which were very popular. He was with IIIT-Hyderabad 2004-2011, where he started a Cognitive Science Lab, secured industry and government funding for various research projects, and started a PhD program in Cognitive Science.
Since 2011, he has moved to Kraków (Poland), and is now a professor in the Cognitive Science Program in the Institute of Philosophy at the Jagiellonian University, in Kraków. He is also a visiting faculty at the Computer Science Department at AGH University. Besides, he has held visiting professorships and lectured at Northeastern University (Boston), Tufts University, University of Freiburg, University of Amsterdam, Boğaziçi University in Istanbul, University of Cagliari, Osnabrück University, and University at Buffalo among others. His current research activities include visual metaphors, computational creativity, multimodal affective computing (especially the role of haptic stimuli), application of cognitive science to design intuitive interfaces, cognitive robotics and developing IT and robotics tools for assisting cognition and communication for autistic and dyslexic children. He has also lectured about robotics to the school children in Poland, Japan and in India, and has conducted many hands-on robotics workshops for school children and college students.