Cochin University of Science and Technology faculty bags best teacher award – Times of India

KOCHI: Madhu S Nair, professor of the department of computer science, Cochin University of Science and Technology (Cusat), has been awarded the AICTE Visvesvaraya best teacher award for 2021-22.
The award is to recognize excellence, best practices and innovations of teachers in the field of technical education at national-level degree and diploma institutions.
The award carries a cash prize of Rs 25,000 with a medal and certificate of excellence to be given to 20 teachers in the country.
Nair will receive the award from Union education minister Dharmendra Pradhan at Delhi at 4pm on Sunday.
He is also the recipient of Kairali Gaveshana Puraskaram 2019-20 in the category of physical science from the state government this year.
“Apart from being the co-investigator of the international network of image-based diagnosis, I have been involved in working with the various cancer hospitals in the state for helping in advanced medical imaging using artificial intelligence. We hope to develop a software which will help these hospitals in getting effective diagnostics to aid cancer treatment,” he said.
An artificial intelligence and computer vision laboratory has been set up in the computer science department at Cusat to further computer modelling.