Pankaj Mishra

Pankaj Mishra

Pankaj Mishra, PhD
Executive Editor
Professor, Department of Mathematical, Computer and Physical Sciences
University of Udine, Italy
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Mishra was born in Jhansi. His father was a railway worker and trade unionist after his family had been left impoverished by post-independence land redistribution. Mishra graduated with a bachelor's degree in commerce from Allahabad University before earning his Master of Arts degree in English literature at the Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi. In 1992, Mishra moved to Mashobra, a Himalayan village, where he began to contribute literary essays and reviews to The Indian Review of Books, The India Magazine, and the newspaper The Pioneer. His first book, Butter Chicken in Ludhiana: Travels in Small Town India (1995), was a travelogue that described the social and cultural changes in India in the context of globalization.

Research Interest

computer vision, Deep learning, Anomaly Detection, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence