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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RAM MURTHY C. SIVA, Ph.D. (IISc, Bangalore), is the Richard Karp Institute Chair Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai. Until recently he held the Indian National Academy of Engineering Chair Professorship. Prof. Murthy has authored many textbooks, and has published over 150 research papers in peer-reviewed international journals and over 150 research papers in refereed international conference proceedings. He is a recipient of Best Ph.D. Thesis Award from the Indian Institute of Science, Indian National Science Academy (INSA) Medal for Young Scientists, Dr. Vikram Sarabhai Research Award, IBM (USA) Real-Time Innovation Award, and several Best Paper Awards. Prof. Murthy is an elected Fellow of INSA, TWAS (Italy) and IEEE (USA).