Rajendra Akerkar






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 Rajendra Akerkar

Rajendra Akerkar

Field of work



Rajendra holds Masters in applied mathematics and doctorate in computer science. His research and teaching experience includes over 24 years in the Academia spanning different universities in Asia, Europe and North America.

Rajendra received prestigious BOYSCASTS Young Scientist award of Department of Science & Technology, Government of India, in 1997. He was UNESCO-TWAS Associate Member from 1998-2001. He is an Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Computer Science & Applications and also associate editor of International Journal of Metadata, Semantics and Ontologies and Knowledge Management Track Editor of Web Intelligence, an international journal. He is involved as the scientific committee member of several international conferences in semantic technologies, big data, and web technologies. He is a member of the ITN Marie Curie WDAqua Advisory Board. He serves as an IT expert for government/non-government agencies, including the European Commission, as expert evaluator of proposals and reviewer of on-going major funded projects.

Rajendra has authored/co-authored 13 books, more than 120 peer-reviewed research papers and edited volumes of international conferences in Web Intelligence, Artificial Intelligence & Applications of Computer Algebra. His primary domain of activities is big data and semantic technologies with aim to combine strong theoretical results with high impact practical results. His recent research focuses on application of big data methods to real-world challenges, and social media analysis in a wide set of semantic dimensions. He has extensive experience in managing research and development projects funded by both industry and funding agencies, such as the EU Framework Programs.