Dr. Pradipta Kumar Nanda graduated from VSS University of Technology (UCE Burla) in Electrical Engg with First Class(Hons) in the year 1984 and obtained master's degree from NIT Rourkela in Electronics Systems and Communication in 1989 and obtained his Ph.D from IIT Bombay in 1996 in the area of computer Vision. He had a full scholarship to pursue Ph.D in the University of New Brunswick, Canada in the year 1992. He has been awarded scholarship from school level till PhD degree.
He has served more than 21 years at NIT Rourkela. He joined NIT Rourkela in the year 1986 as a lecturer was promoted to Asst. Professor in the year 1991. He became Professor in Feb 2004 at NIT Rourkela. He was Head of the department from 2005-2007. During his career at NIT Rourkela, He has contributed to the growth of the department and Institute as well. He was the principal Investigator of the Center of Excellence on Industrial Electronics and Robotics. Besides, he has developed the Image and Video Processing Reseach Lab, Real-time and Embedded System Lab, Communication and Signal Processing lab at NIT Rourkela.
He was nominated by the Senate of NIT to be a member of Research Program Evaluation Committee for two consecutive terms. He was the Secretary Teacher's Council of NIT Rourkela for 6 years.
Currently, he is the Pro-Vice Chancellor of Siksha O Anusandhan University, Bhubaneswar, Odisha. Formerly, he was the Dean (Research & Devlopement) of Siksha O Anusandhan University. He is also the member of the Board of Management of Siksha O Anusandhan University, Bhubaneswar.
He has supervised 7 Ph.D. students as sole guide. He has guided more than 48 M.Tech and 1 M.Tech(Research) student. He has supervised several B.Tech. projects in different areas. Currently, he is supervising 3 Ph.D. students. He has completed several AICTE/MHRD sponsored projects and running a collaborative project with Center for soft Computing, ISI Kolkata. He has published 100 papers in various Journals and Conference proceedings and has authored 3 research books and 5 book chapters . He has visited UK, USA, Malayasia in connection with academic programs. He was a academic visitor to School of Computing, University of Leeds ,UK in March 2006 and delivered lectures to their faculties and students. He has delivered plenary speeches in IEEE International Conferences and several invited lectures in different workshops/summer and winter schools. He has been program chair of three IEEE International Conferences and General chair of an International Conferences. He has chaired sessions in many International and national Conferences. He has organized several National and International Conferences. He has been serving as a expert member of NBA, Govt. of India. He is an subject expert in DRDO, NITS and many National Level Institutions.
On 14th Feb 2012, he has received the Bharat Jyoti award in a function at New Delhi from Indian International Friendship Society. He has received Odisha Technocrat award on 15th Sept 2013 form Evergreen forum of Odisha on the Engineers day.
He is a reviewer of IEEE transaction on SMC, IET Computer Vision and Image Processing, International Journals on Pattern recognition Letters, Digital Signal Processing, Journal of Electronics Imaging (SPIE) and many IEEE conferences. He has served as program committee members of many reputed International Conferences.
He is a Fellow of IETE, India and Senior Member IEEE, USA, member IET and life member of ISTE, India. His research interests are Image Processing and Analysis, Bio-medical Image Analysis, Video-tracking, Computer Vision, Soft computing and their applications, Ad-hoc wireless sensor networks.