Hemachandran Kannan

Associate Dean & Director of AI Research Centre at Woxsen University.
Woxen University

Dr. Hemachandran Kannan is the Director of the AI Research Centre, Associate Dean of the School of Business, and Area Chair of the Analytics Department at Woxsen University. He is an ambassador of the AI Accelerator Institute and an Advisory Board member in many international and national companies such as AptAI Labs, USA, Agzitence Pvt, Ltd, and many more. He served as an effective resource person at various national and international scientific conferences and also gave lectures on topics related to Artificial Intelligence. Currently serving as Expert at UNESCO and ATL Mentor of Change. He has edited 7 books and authored 3 books. He was bestowed as Best University Faculty Award at Woxsen University for two consecutive years 2022-2023 and 2021-2022 and also at Ashoka Institute of Engineering & Technology in 2019 – 2020. He is an expert in Natural Language Processing, Computer Vision, Building Video recommendation systems, and Autonomous Robots. He is working on various real-time use cases and projects in collaboration with Industries across the globe.

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Hemachandran on mentorship

As the Associate Dean and Director of the AI Research Centre at Woxsen University, a member of UNESCO, and an Advisory Council Member of AASHE, I understand the paramount importance of mentorship in nurturing the next generation of leaders. My passion for mentorship stems from a deep belief in the transformative power of guidance and support. I am dedicated to fostering an environment where students can not only excel academically but also develop the skills and mindset necessary to thrive in their chosen fields. Mentorship, in my view, is a vital catalyst for personal and professional growth.

Specialty topics

  • Artificial Intelligence and Sustainability
  • Leadership Development
  • Research Excellence
  • Global Citizenship

Favorite books and learning resources

  • “Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach” by Stuart Russell and Peter Norvig
  • “Sustainable Energy – Without the Hot Air” by David MacKay
  • “Leaders Eat Last” by Simon Sinek
  • “The World is Flat” by Thomas L. Friedman

Fun facts

Hemachandran is not just passionate about AI in the lab; He is also a closet sci-fi enthusiast who believes in the endless possibilities of the future!