Joy Sen is Professor and former Head of Architecture and Regional Planning at the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur.
His areas of research include Community and Regional Planning, Livability and Sensibility of Urban Systems, Urban and Regional Heritage Documentation and Mapping Systems. He has over 100 research papers, twelve published books in English, four published books (historic thrillers) in Bengali, thirty-two research monographs, and many research collaborations with academia and industry. He is a Member of the Council of Architecture, Government of India and The Institute of Town Planners, India.
He is a competent Sitarist. He learnt it from Guru Shri Nirmal Chakraborty, son of late Sri Suresh Chakraborty. He was the Principal Investigator of several research and consultancy projects, some of which are Phase II extension activities of The Science & Heritage (SandHI) project under MHRD at IIT Kharagpur (2013-19) and has many consultancy projects to his credit.