Dr. Ashish Mahendrabhai Kothari

Dr. Ashish Kothari is a Digital Video Watermarking and MATLAB expert and has done extensive research in the field of Digital Image processing. He is a senior faculty and is the Head of Department and Associate Professor in the Department of Electronics & Communication Engineering, Atmiya Institute of Technology and Science. He is currently the Deputy Registrar of the Atmiya University. He has played a crucial role as a Faculty at Atmiya for creating an ecosystem for innovation and research and worked closely with GTU in implementing Udisha Club, Open Source Technologies Club (OSTC); the Student Startup and Innovation Policy (SSIP) of the Govt. of Gujarat; with IIT Bombay – remote center, Virtual Lab, Spoken Tutorial, COE in Embedded systems and Robotics and this has helped him file about 11 patent’s with the students projects and his research too.

Dr. Ashish is an Electronics and Communication Engineer he has completed his Diploma Engineering from A.V. Parekh Technical Institute Rajkot, Bachelors of Engineering from Atmiya Institute of Technology and Science, his Master in Engineering from C.U. Shah College of Engineering, Wadhwan and later his Ph.D. from Shree Jagdishprasad Jhabarmal Tibrewala University Rajasthan on “ Design, Implementation and performance analysis of Digital Watermarking for Video.” Apart from this, he has done many online certification programmes from Duke University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta USA, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Switzerland, IUCEE courses and also courses from IIT Bombay.

Dr. Ashish has played many vital roles at Atmiya to name a few -in the establishment of Atmiya University; in establishing IIT Bombay Remote Center under NMEICT project by MHRD; in Establishing Center of Excellence in Embedded System and Robotics in association with team E-Yantra, IIT Bombay; in approval of Center of Excellence in Telecom approved by Gujarat Technological University and Center of Entrepreneurship Development Government of Gujarat and helped in getting the SSIP Grant.

Dr. Ashish has more than 14 Research articles published in Journals, about 3 IEEE Conference articles, 10 Conference articles at International and National Level; about 11 patents filed, six books and about 3 of the books are published by Springer Publishing. He has also contributed to Chapters in the book published by IGI Global. He has coordinated more than 8 workshops, STTP, FDP. He has also been invited as Subject Expert in GTU at various interviews, and he has delivered about 15 expert talks at IUCEE and various Universities in the field of Image processing; MATLAB and Patent filing procedures in India. He is also a Jury member for many technical events in different State and University level.

Dr. Ashish has been the recipient of many awards, to name a few – Pedagogic Innovation Award from GTU in 2013; Teachers Excellence Award for Outstanding Contribution in Education from Indian Education Network, New Delhi; Grade B Certificate in National online Fire-Bird V Robot Based “Task-Based Training – 2017” organized by E-Yantra, IIT Bombay in 2017 and Merit(Winner) in national level online competition TBT challenge 2017 organized by E-Yantra, IIT Bombay.

Dr. Ashish is an excellent teacher, humble, approachable and believes in hands-on learning. He always finds time for research, innovation, and promotion of Scientific temperament among the students of School to Post graduation making the journey of learning very fruitful and joyful. He is a combination of being cultural rooted and technological sound which makes him a good administrator.