Dr Priyank Thakkar is working as an Associate Professor in the Computer Science and Engineering Department. He has more than 18 years of teaching experience. He recieved his BE degree in Electronics Engineering from Sarvajanik College of Engineering and Technology, Surat and ME in Computer Engineering from Birla Vishwakarma Mahavidyalaya, Vallabh Vidya Nagar. He has done his PhD from Nirma University. His research interests include Data and Web Mining, Machine Learning, Soft Computing, Deep Learning, and their applications. He has published many research papers in international journals and conferences. At present, he is working on 2 funded research projects and also guiding 5 PhD students. He has served as a program committee member of many international conferences. He is also serving as a reviewer for several international journals.