Rik takes keen interest in researching with feature extraction and machine learning/deep learning techniques for content based image classification. He has over 25 International publications in reputed journals and conferences in this domain. He has also authored and edited 3 different books on image classification. He is a PhD (Tech.) in Information Technology from University of Calcutta and is always open to collaborative research and consultancies. Currently, Rik is an Assistant Professor in Information Technology with Xavier Institute of Social Service, Ranchi.