Plenary Speech

Professor B N Biswas

Christian Berger-Vachon

About the Speaker

Christian Berger-Vachon was born in Lyon, France, in 1944.

He received the B.E. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Lyon, France, in 1965, got an engineering degree in Lyon (INSA 1967), a Ph.D. degree in Sciences from the university of Lyon, in 1975 and a MD Degree in 1980.

In 1974, he joined the Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Lyon, as a Lecturer, and in 1989 he was named Professor. He was given the title of emeritus Professor in 2013 and since then allowed to continue his research activity in the university.

His current research interests include signal processing in electrical machines and in hearing aid devices, and also the construction of models in close connection with the patients’ behavior. He is also involved in sports mechanics and in sports medicine.

He is the General Secretary of AMSE, an international association concerned with the edition of scientific journals and with the organization of scientific conferences throughout the world. He is the vice-chairman of IFRATH a French Association concerned with the use of assistive devices for handicapped people. He was the recipient of the “Academic Palms” awarded by the French government for his academic career in 2014.

Professor B N Biswas has built up a sophisticated laboratory on Microwave Photonics at Burdwan University, the only one of its kind in India. Sophisticated equipment worth of about Rs 3.00 crores plus a grant of about 2.00 million USD from Ms Agilent (USA) through global competition.

At Burdwan University, Professor B N Biswas has established the following centres: Centre for M Tech course in Microwaves, Computer Centre, Computer Science, Instrumentation Centre, University Institute of Technology. He also initiated MCA course, introduced Electronics and Computer Science as one of subjects of studies at the graduate level.

He has given 50 years of rural academic service and various courses of study in electronics and computer science at the B Sc level with UGC’s approval and received social awards.