Ajith Abraham


MIR Labs (Global Operations)


Current Director of Machine Intelligence Research Labs (MIR Labs), which has members from more than 100 countries. Dr. Abraham's research and development experience includes more than 27 years in the industry and academia. He received the M.S. degree from Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, and the Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. He works in a multi-disciplinary environment involving machine (network) intelligence, cyber security, sensor networks, Web intelligence, scheduling, data mining and applied to various real world problems. He has given more than 100+ conference plenary lectures/tutorials and invited seminars/lectures in over 100 Universities around the globe.

As an Investigator / Co-Investigator, he has won research grants worth over 100+ Million US$ from Australia, USA, EU, Italy, Czech Republic, France, Malaysia and China. In these areas, he has authored / co-authored more than 1,100+ research publications out of which there are 100+ books covering various aspects of Computer Science. One of his books was translated to Japanese and few other articles were translated to Russian and Chinese. About 800+ publications are indexed by Scopus and over 500 are indexed by Thomson ISI Web of Science. Some of the articles are available in the ScienceDirect Top 25 hottest articles. He has 700+ co-authors originating from 40+ countries. Dr. Abraham has more than 25,000+ academic citations (h-index of 78 as per google scholar). He has given more than 100 plenary lectures and conference tutorials (in 20+ countries). For his research, he has won seven best paper awards at prestigious International conferences held in Belgium, Canada Bahrain, Czech Republic, China and India.

He serves/has served the editorial board of over 50 International journals and has also guest edited 40 special issues on various topics. Currently Dr. Abraham is the editor-in-chief of Engineering
Applications of Artificial Intelligence (EAAI) and serves/served the editorial board of over 15 International Journals indexed by Thomson ISI. Since 2008, he Chairs, the IEEE SMC Society Technical Committee on Soft Computing and also represent the IEEE Computer Society Distinguished Visitors Program in Europe (2011-13).

Under his direct academic supervision, 12 students received Ph.D degrees and is currently supervising 8 Ph.D. students in different Universities in Europe, USA, Africa and India. He has examined over 100 Ph.D. theses.

Besides an active Volunteer of ACM/IEEE, he has initiated and is also involved in the organization of several annual conferences technically co-sponsored by IEEE/ACM: HIS (16 years), ISDA (16 years), IAS(12 years), ECDM (9 years), NWeSP (8 years) NaBIC (8 years), SoCPaR (8 years), CASoN (8 years), IBICA (7 years) etc.

During the last 17 years, he has been associated with the following Universities for Teaching* (short courses to semester programmes) and Research (supervision of PhD students and collaboration involving successful research funding):






Middle East


For about 2.5 years, he worked under the Institute of Information Technology Advancement (IITA) Professorship Program funded by the South Korean Government. Before turning into a full time academic, he was working with three International companies: Keppel Engineering, Singapore,Hyundai Engineering, Korea and Ashok Leyland Ltd, India where he was involved in different industrial research and development projects for nearly 8 years. More information at:http://www.softcomputing.net