V. RAJARAMAN, PhD (Wisconsin) is Emeritus Professor, Supercomputer Education and Research Centre, Indian Institute of Science Bangalore. Earlier Prof. Rajaraman was Professor of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at IIT Kanpur (1963–1982), Professor of Computer Science and Chairman, Supercomputer Education and Research Centre, Indian Institute of Science Bangalore (1982–1994) and IBM Professor of Information Technology, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (1994–2001).
A Padma Bhushan awardee in 1998, he is also a recipient of the Shanti SwarupBhatnagar Prize in 1976, the HomiBhabha Prize by U.G.C., Om Prakash Bhasin award, the ISTE award for excellence in teaching computer engineering, RustamChoksi award, the Zaheer Medal by the Indian National Science Academy. He is a lifetime contribution awardee of the Indian National Academy of Engineering and the Computer Society of India. He received a DSc (h.c.) from IIT Kanpur and the Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur. He is a Fellow of the Indian Academy of Sciences, the Indian National Science Academy, the National Academy of Sciences, the Indian National Academy of Engineering, and the Computer Society of India. An author of several well established and highly successful computer books, Prof. Rajaraman has published a large number of research papers in reputed national and international journals. (A detailed biodata may be found in en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vaidyeswaran_Rajaraman.
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Neeharika Adabala, Ph.D. (IISc), is the founder and chief architect of CybULab Pvt. Ltd., a company that applies information visualization techniques and cognition theory to develop educational services. She is also a co-founder of Lifetape Inc. She was previously a researcher at Microsoft Research India, where she worked on effective visualization of and interaction with information, as well as on use of semantics to improve user-computer interaction. She has worked in MIRALab at the University of Geneva and also in University of Central Florida. She has published papers in the areas of fluid simulation, realistic and abstract rendering techniques, and information visualization. She is on the editorial board of the Springer-Verlag journal for computer graphics and serves on the program committees of international conferences in the areas of computer graphics and animation.