VIJAYAKUMARAN NAIR K., PhD, has been Associate Professor in the Department of Zoology, Mar Ivanios College, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. He has more than 25 years of experience in teaching this subject to UG and PG students. Prof. Nair has held responsible positions as Chairman of Board of Studies, and Board of Examiners at Kerala University. He has also been Chairman of Board of Question Paper Setters at Kannur University and has successfully conducted research projects funded by the State Committee on Science, Technology and Environment (Govt. of Kerala) and University of Kerala. He has many research publications and books to his credit.
VINOD CHANDRA S.S., PhD, is Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of Kerala. He is head of Machine Intelligence Research (MIR), a pinpoint research group in machine learning and nature-inspired techniques. Dr. Vinod is leading many research and development projects associated with universities and the government and holds many consultancy activities for government organizations. He has five IPRs and a patent in the field of machine learning. An author of six books and a modest number of research publications, he is a reviewer of many international journals and conferences. His research area includes machine intelligence algorithms and nature-inspired computing.