Pratyush Chakraborty’s achievements have largely been driven by his desire to contribute to academic research using his knowledge in engineering. He is currently an Assistant Professor at Birla Institute of Technology and Science Pilani, Hyderabad campus starting from June, 2020. Before that, he was a Postdoctoral Researcher at University of Utah (May 2019 to March 2020), at Northwestern University (June 2018 to May 2019), and at the University of California, Berkeley (January 2017 to May 2018).
In 2016, Pratyush earned a PhD in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Florida, an accomplishment culminating after many years of hard work. He had previously received a Master of Science in electrical and computer engineering from the same institution in 2013. Prior to that, he had earned an MTech in electrical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology in 2011 and a BE in electrical engineering from Jadavpur University in 2006. He has worked as a teaching assistant for both the University of Florida and IIT Bombay.
In addition, Dr. Chakraborty spent some years working in Industry. He was a graduate trainee engineer in industrial solutions and services for Siemens Ltd. in Kolkata, India. He then worked as a marketing executive for the company between 2007 and 2008. Following this was a promotion to senior marketing executive. But in 2009 he left the company and restarted his academic pursuits. With a keen eye, Dr. Chakraborty has judged several poster competitions for the University of Florida in connection with the Graduate Student Research Day. He has also contributed to numerous book chapters, articles, peer-reviewed conference publications, posters and professional talks. He regularly serves as an IEEE Reviewer.
Dr. Chakraborty is looking for motivated research students who are interested in solving mathematical problems related to power systems and smart grid/control theory/optimization/game theory etc. Full time PhD candidates with their own fellowships are encouraged to contact him.