V. RAJARAMAN, Ph.D. (Wisconsin) is Honorary Professor in the 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 pioneer in Computer Science education and research in India, Prof. Rajaraman was awarded the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize in 1976. He is also the recipient of Homi Bhabha Prize by UGC, Om Prakash Bhasin Award, ISTE Award for excellence in teaching computer engineering, Rustom Choksi Award, Zaheer Medal by the Indian National Science Academy, Padma Bhushan by the President of India in 1998, and Lifetime Contribution Award by the Indian National Academy of Engineering in 2005. He was awarded D.Sc. (h.c.) by IIT Kanpur and Bengal Engineering and Science University, Shibpur. 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 of the author 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).