Kaustuv Kanti Ganguli is a professional vocalist, an engineer and a budding musicologist, trained in Hindustani music tradition.
Born on June 8th 1990, Kaustuv has continued his musical training since the age of 7 with vocal maestro Pt. Ajoy Chakrabarty and presently is a scholar at ITC Sangeet Research Academy, Kolkata. He is a recipient of the President's Award for winning the All India Radio National Competition (2011), 'Scholarship to Young Artiste' from the Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India (2010) and scholarships from the National Center for the Performing Arts, Mumbai, India (2012).
Presently, Kaustuv is pursuing his PhD in Electronic Systems (Dept. of Electrical Engg.) at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai, India under Prof. Preeti Rao. His main area of research interests include Audio Signal Processing, Music Information Retrieval, Emotion & Cognition, Perception. He is also a part of the CompMusic project for computational models of world music discovery. Kaustuv has bagged many technical and musicological publications and has been in Conference peer review committee as well.