Prof. Arun Agarwal, former Dean-School of Computer & Information Sciences has been appointed as the Pro Vice Chancellor 1 of University of Hyderabad (UoH) for a period of two years in place of Prof. B P Sanjay who has requested Sabbatical Leave to take up pressing academic assignments.

Prof. Arun Agarwal completed his B.Tech (Electrical Engineering, 1979) and PhD (Computer Science, 1989) both from IIT Delhi. He started his career as a Senior Research Assistant in IIT Delhi (1979) and then joined University of Hyderabad in 1984, where at present he is a Professor of School of Computer and Information Sciences. Professor Agarwal was a Visiting Scientist at The Robotics Institute, Carnegie-Mellon University, USA and Research Associate at Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA. He has visited many other Universities and Institutes. He is a Fellow of Telangana Akademi of Sciences, Fellow of IETE, Senior Member of IEEE, USA. He was Chairman of IEEE Hyderabad Section for the years 2001 and 2002. He also received the IEEE Region 10 Outstanding Volunteer Award in 2009 in recognition of his dedications and contributions. Awarded Outstanding Reviewer Status for Journal of Pattern Recognition, Elsevier, November 2015.

He has served on the technical program committee of numerous conferences in the area of Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence. He has served as committee chairs of a number of these conferences. He was on the Steering Committee of PRAGMA & a member of GARUDA project, an Indian national initiative on Grid Computing. He is presently a member of DST-LHC Task Force. His areas of interest are in Computer Vision, Image Processing, Neural Networks, Grid Computing and Cloud Computing. He has guided 16 PhD theses and more than 125 post-graduate dissertations and has published more than 130 papers. He has several projects and consultancy in hand with several industry/research laboratories.

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