His first academic appointment was as Lecturer in the Department of Automatic Control & Systems Engineering at Sheffield in January 1993 following brief post-doctoral research positions at Cambridge and Surrey Universities. During the last few years, he was promoted to Senior Lecturer, then Reader and in 2007 to the position of Professor of Signal and Information Processing.
Since April 2009, he is the Head of Department during which time this unique Department has seen a significant expansion. He also assumed the role of Director of the Rolls-Royce supported University Technology Centre in Control and Systems Engineering from July 2012.
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He is Associate Editor of IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics. He is Founding Chair of IAPR Technical Committee on Pattern Recognition in Bioinformatics. He is the General Chair of the 2009 International Conference on Pattern Recognition in Bioinformatics (Sheffield, UK). Acharya and his work have been profiled in publications such as Businessweek, Mathematics Calendar, Drug Discovery, Diagnostic Imaging, Environnews, EurekAlert, Science Daily, and The Scientist among others. He is working as part of a multidisciplinary international team on a NSF-United Nations Digital Government Surveillance project involving Hot Spot Bio-Geo Informatics.