Dr. Surjya K. Pal( IIT, Kharagpur)

Prof in the Dept of Mechanical Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur

Industrial Artificial Intelligence

Abstract: While automation has long been integrated into various industries, there is still uncertainty surrounding the disparities between automation and Industry 4.0.

This presentation aims to provide a comprehensive exploration of Industry 4.0, encompassing its fundamental components such as digitization, real-time analytics, optimization, and innovative business models. Moreover, it will showcase several compelling case studies to exemplify the successful implementation of Industry 4.0. These case studies encompass a diverse range of industries, including the grid, fuse box manufacturing, semiconductor production, car/truck assembly units, the marine industry, and the consulting industry.

Notably, they feature both MSMEs/SMEs and large-scale enterprises. The presentation will also address crucial inquiries concerning the roles of academic institutions, industries, and R&D/Catapult Centres in the context of #Industry 4.0.

About our speaker : PROF SURJYA K PAL is a Prof in the Dept of Mechanical Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. He has held the position of Lord Kumar Bhattacharyya Chair Professor in manufacturing at IIT Kharagpur. He is the Founder Chairperson of the CoE in Advanced Manufacturing Technology; and holds the role as a visiting professor at the University of Connecticut, USA, he also holds a visiting professorship at the University of Huddersfield, UK. He has published 316 research articles, including, 193 peer-reviewed Journal Papers, 15 International Book Chapters, 91 Conference papers, and has 17 patents filed. His innovation, “Low-cost AI solution for metrological inspection,” is selected in the top 3 by INDIAai Lab2Market (The National AI Portal of India, a MeitY, NeGD, and NASSCOM initiative). As a result of his collaboration with TATA Consultancy Services, he holds two joint patents with TCS. He is the author of many books and has successfully executed a huge number of projects . Prof Pal has also served as the Associate Dean of Alumni Affairs and Branding at IIT Kharagpur. In recognition of his outstanding contributions to science and technology, Professor Pal has been awarded the prestigious Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE) fellowship. He has also been featured in the list of top 2% researchers around the world published by Stanford University Rankings 2022.