About the Chair Professor
Professor Ashok Mittal
MHRD IPR Chair Professor
Dr. Ashok Mittal is currently MHRD IPR Professor of Intellectual Property Rights in Industrial and Management Engineering Department at the Indian Institute of technology Kanpur. He was educated in Mechanical Engineering from IIT Kharagpur and did his graduate studies in Operations Research from Case Western Reserve University. In addition to being on the faculty at Kanpur since 1975, he has been visiting faculty at the Kellogg School of Management in Northwestern University, Asian Institute of Technology in Bangkok, and MUST in Babol, Iran. He has served as Head of the Industrial and Management Engineering Department, Dean of Planning and Resource Generation, and Dean of Research and Development at IIT Kanpur. His other administrative experience at IIT Kanpur has included tenures as Chairman Space Planning and Allocation Committee, Chairman Office automation Committee and Convener Senate Education Policy Committee, among several others. He has had extensive teaching and research experience in both academic and industrial settings in India. His research interests are in Operations Research, Operations Management, and Intellectual Property Rights. He is a fellow of the Institution of Engineers in India , member of the Operations Research Society of USA, a Senior Member of the Operational Research Society of India. His administrative roles in professional societies have included among others, being President ORSI India (2007-2008), Director of the Board of Quality Circle Forum in India and vice President, and Member of the Board of several Institutes in India.
Research on Patent Mapping
A search engine which permits text mining and image mining of Patents document is developed as a Project funded by Ministry of Communication and Technology IPR cell. The facility can be used by any one after registration on the website.