U Rajendra Acharya, PhD, DEng is a senior faculty member at Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Singapore. He is also (i) Adjunct Professor at University of Malaya, Malaysia, (ii) Adjunct Faculty at Singapore Institute of Technology- University of Glasgow, Singapore, and (iii) Associate faculty at Singapore University of Social Sciences, Singapore. He received his Ph.D. from National Institute of Technology Karnataka (Surathkal, India) and DEng from Chiba University (Japan). He has published more than 550 papers, in refereed international SCI-IF journals (345), international conference proceedings (42), books (17) with more than 15,340 citations in Google Scholar (with h-index of 63), and ResearchGate RG Score of 46.10. He has worked on various funded projects, with grants worth more than 2 million SGD. He has three patents and licensed two software's: (i) automated extraction of retinal vasculature and (ii) automated detection age related macular degeneration (AMD) for a local private company. He is on the editorial board of many journals and has served as Guest Editor for many journals. His major academic interests are in Biomedical Signal Processing, Biomedical Imaging, Data mining, Visualization and Biophysics for better healthcare design, delivery and therapy.
He is ranked in the top 1% of the Highly Cited Researchers (2016 and 2017) in Computer Science according to the Essential Science Indicators of Thomson. ( http://hcr.stateofinnovation.