Intellectual Property Rights Cell
Director, Center for IPR
DR Fr Benny THOMAS
Dr. Fr Benny Thomas, a professor of Computer Science and Engineering, is currently the director of the School of Engineering and Technology, School of Architecture, and School of Law at CHRIST (Deemed to be University) Bangalore. In addition to the responsibility as one of the finance officers at CHRIST, he directs IPR cell, CHRIST consulting, Incubation & Entrepreneurship Support Cell, and admissions office.
Dr. Benny is a member of the CMI Congregation, a religious and charitable institution that founded CHRIST (Deemed to be University). Having completed the postgraduate degrees in Master of Computer Applications (MCA) and Master of Technology in Software Engineering (MTech) in India, he also earned a Master of Science in Educational Administration (MS) from Iona College, New York, USA. He holds a Ph.D. in Education and has been guiding the research scholars in that area. Dr. Benny is a member of the IEEE and Computer Society of India (CSI).
Coordinator, IPR Cell
Dr Debabrata Samanta
Dr. Samanta, Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, CHRIST (Deemed to be University), Bangalore, India. He obtained his Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engg. from the National Institute of Technology, Durgapur, India, in the area of SAR Image Processing. He is the owner of 18 Patents (2 Design Indian Patent and 2 Australian patent Granted, 14 Indian Patent published) and 2 copyright. He has authored and coauthored over 152 research papers in areas of Artificial Intelligence, Natural Language Processing, and Image Processing. He has received the “Scholastic Award” at the 2nd International Conference on Computer Science and IT application, CSIT-2011, Delhi, India. He is a co-author of 10 books and the co-editor of 7 books, available for sale on Amazon and Flipkart. He has presented various papers at International conferences and received Best Paper awards. He has author and co-authored of 20 Book Chapters.
Coordinator, IPR Cell
Dr Jayanta Biswas
Dr. Biswas, Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science, CHRIST (Deemed to be University), Bangalore, India. He received his B.E. degree in Computer Science from Bengal Engineering College, Shibpur, India, and his M.E. and Ph.D. degrees in System Science and Automation from Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, India. He worked with NCR Corporation, Columbia, SC, USA from January 1995 to 1998 and also worked with Alcatel Internetworking, Calabasas, CA, USA from January 1999 to November 2002. He led Alcatel Internetworking ATM (core and edge) switch software developmental efforts and ten Gigabit software developmental effort from May 2000 to November 2002. He worked as the technical director in CEM Solutions, Bangalore, India, and developed embedded VoIP products. He taught as an assistant professor at the International Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore, India, in the embedded systems and VLSI group.