Dr. Elizabeth Sherly, is the Director of Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management-Kerala (IIITM-K). She is also the Director (additional full charge) of International Centre for Free and Open Source Software (ICFOSS), Government of Kerala. In a career spanning more than three decades in teaching and research, she has gathered expertise in Pattern Recognition, Natural Language Processing, Automatic Speech Recognition System and Medical Image Processing. She is actively working on promoting virtual learning system with a pedagogy model of Technology Enhanced Learning to the Educational Community.
She served as the Chief Investigator of several prestigious MeitY projects under Digital India Corporation and Technology Development in Language Technology of Government of India. She has established and is heading two centres of excellence – Virtual Resource Centre for Cognitive and Language Computing (VRCLC) and Centre of Excellence in Pattern and Image Analysis (CEPIA). She was the recipient of EURECA (UK) fellowship, Rational Certified ( India) Trainer and one among 7 scientists in India for e-Science Grid Group, London. She has received the award from Central Government (eWorldForum 2012) for Best Initiative for language and Localized Application in eGovernance and also received eWorldForum 2011 Best Jury Award for the project” Cloud Computing Initiative” sponsoured by MHRD.
Dr. Sherly has produced 12 Ph.Ds and has more than 100 papers to her credit, which includes international, national and conference papers. Dr. Sherly is Director Board Member of several Kerala Government organization including Kerala IT Mission, Kerala Start up Mission, Institute of Management etc. She has been serving of editorial board member of several international and national journals.