Ex. Prof. E. & C.E. Department at IIT Roorkee and Chancellor at Graphic Era University Dehradun was born in Pithoragarh District on 1st June 1946.He received his B.E degree from NIT Allahabad in1967,M.E.1st Div. with Honors and Ph.D Degree from Roorkee University, now IIT Roorkee, in 1970 & 1980 respectively.
He worked as a Lecturer in J.K Institute, Allahabad University during 1967-68.He joined Roorkee University in 1970 as Lecturer, became Reader in 1980 and Prof. in 1987. He had been Head of Electronics & Computer Engineering from Jan 1991-1994 & Jan. 1997 to Dec. 1999.He was also the Head of Institute Computer Centre, IIT Roorkee from March 1994 to Dec. 2005.He was on short visiting Professor’s Assignment in University of Cincinnati, USA. University of Minnesota, U.S.A & Macquarie University Sydney Australia also visited France under Indo-France collaboration program during June 78 to Nov. 79. Dr. Joshi has guided 27 Ph.Ds, 250 M.Tech, Dissertation, 75 B.E Projects. He had taught more than 25 subjects in Computer Engineering, Electronics Engineering & Information Technology.
He has worked as a Principal Investigator in number of Sponsored Projects of Ministry of Information & Communication Technology, DRDO, AICTE, UNDP, ISEA etc.Dr. Joshi had been a Member/Chairman of Various expert Committee like AICTE, NBA, DEC, UGC, Board of Directors of Hiltron and Board of Governors of various Institutions. He has written 6 Books/Book Chapters and several technical reports Dr. Joshi has published more than 250 Research Papers in International/National Journals’/ Conferences.
Dr. Joshi has organized various National and International Conferences. Also Chaired sessions in Various Conferences like International Conferences on Robotics & Expert Systems at Pittsburg, PA, USA, International Conference on parallel Processing at St. Charles Chicago USA. Dr. Joshi had delivered Key-note address in several National & International Conferences.
Dr. Joshi has delivered several special lectures in various U.S Universities and Research Organization like University of Detroit, University of Raleigh, University Of Texas Dallas Austin, University of Florida, Amolo Research Centre, University of Minnesota, University of Cincinnati etc. He had also delivered several special lectures in Indian Universities /Institutions .He also delivered Ramanujan Memorial lecture on “Personal Identification” and Verification using Biometric, Smartcard and Bluetooth Technology at IIT Roorkee. He conducted various courses in continuing Education Department and Institute Computer Centre at IIT Roorkee.
He also initiated several collaborative Projects with Bhava Atomic Research Centre Bombay & Macquarie’s University Australia.
Dr. Joshi was selected as “Star Performer” at IIT Roorkee. He was awarded Gold Medal by Institution of India for Best Research Paper. His Paper along with Co-authors was awarded Best Research Paper in 27th IEEE International Performance computing and Communication Conference Austin USA 2008.