ORG Centre for Development of Advanced Computing India Title BIO Dr. Hemant Darbari has been involved for more than twenty five years in the fields of Artificial Intelligence, Natural Language Processing (NLP), Machine assisted Translation (MT), Information Extraction and Information Retrieval (IE/IR), Intelligent Language Tutoring systems, Speech Technology (Automatic Speech Recognition & Text to Speech System), Mobile computing, Decision Support System and Simulations, High Performance Computing and Security. At present, he is Executive Director, C-DAC, Pune and Programme Coordinator & Head - Applied Artificial Intelligence Group (AAIG), Advanced Computing Training School (ACTS), and E-Governance Cell. He was one of the founding members of C-DAC. In his role and capacity of Program Co-coordinator of Applied Artificial Intelligence Group (AAIG) of C-DAC, he has to his credit successful implementation of projects like MANTRA (Machine assisted Translation Tool), LILA (Learn Indian Languages through Artificial intelligence), ANVESHAK (NLP based Information Extraction system), Shrutlekhan (A Hindi Speech to Text System), Shruti-Drishti (Web Browsing through Listening for Visually Impaired) and PRAVACHAK (Hindi Text to Speech System) and so on. He is the Principal/ Chief Investigator of the projects in the state-of-the-art technologies from Ministry of Home Affairs (Department of Official Language), Ministry of Communications & Information Technology (Department of Information Technology), Ministry of Defense, RajyaSabha Secretariat. Dr. Darbari has also executed the EILMT project as Consortia Leader of 11 institutes sponsored by DIT, MC&IT, GoI. He was also visiting Professor at University of Pennsylvania and Louisiana State Universities, USA. Dr. Darbari holds a doctoral degree and M.Tech in Computer Science from Roorkee University and has to his credit, 85 Technical Papers that have been published in national & international Journals & Conference Proceedings. Dr. Darbari is a recipient of the prestigious "Computerworld Smithsonian Award Medal" from the Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC for his outstanding work on MANTRA-Machine Assisted Translation Tool which is also a part of "The 1999 Innovation Collection" at National Museum of American History, Washington DC, USA.