Born on June 2, 1969 Dr. Vinay Kumar Pathak had a bright academic career of 16 years as Lecturer, Asstt. Professor at HBTI Kanpur, Project Scientist at IIT Kanpur and again as Professor and Dean at HBTI Kanpur before taking over as Vice Chancellor UOU on 25th November 2009.
Dr. Pathak did his B. Tech. in Computer Science from Harcourt Butler Technological Institute, Kanpur in 1991; M. Tech. from IIT Kharagpur in 1998 and Ph.D. in Computer Science from U.P. Technical University, Lucknow under the joint guidance of IIT Kanpur, November 2004.
Research Interests of Dr.Pathak include Computational Geometry and Image Processing. Dr. Pathak has been Instrumental in implementation of Vedic Mathematics in year 1992. He had worked in Media Lab Asia and successfully did the work of info-sculpture. He worked with Intel Corp. and established a specialized lab in UP Technical University, Lucknow. As HoD of CSE he executed several MoUs with Intel, Microsoft and IBM at HBTI for high-tech learning.
Dr. Pathak has attended many national and international conferences both in the country and abroad including France, Poland, Spain, USA, Portugal, Hungary, Morocco, Korea, China, Macau, Singapore, Egypt etc. Several of his papers presented have been published in national and international journals.Dr. Pathak is a Professional Member of Research degree committee in U.P. Technical University, Member of Board of U P Secondary Education, Member of Board of studies of U P Technical University and Expert member of NBA of AICTE.
Dr. Pathak has taught several courses in the field of Computer Sciences.
Dr. Pathak has organized several Symposia including “Biometrics & Network Security” at HBTI, Kanpur, International Symposium on “Recent Trends in Biometric Identifications” at IIT, Kanpur, and Workshop on “Java, J2EE, WebSphere, Linux Technologies” conducted by IBM professionals at HBTI, Kanpur.