S. RAJASEKARAN, D.Sc. (Civil Engineering), FNAE, is Visiting Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore. He has 50 years of teaching and research experience and published more than 300 research papers in international and national journals. He was Alexander von Humboldt Fellow and recipient of several awards such as AICTE Award for Outstanding Academic and AICTE Award for Outstanding Researcher. His areas of special interest include Structural Engineering, Finite Element Analysis and Application of Soft Computing to Structural Engineering, Structural Dynamics and Stability of Structures.
G.A. VIJAYALAKSHMI PAI, Ph.D., SMIEEE, is an Associate Professor, Department of Computer Applications, PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore. Her research interests span the fields of Computational Intelligence, Computational Finance, Machine Learning and Pattern Recognition. She has investigated many research projects in the field of Computational Intelligence and its applications, funded by government agencies. She was the recipient of the AICTE Career Award for Young Teachers, 2001—a National Award given to young talented teachers who have established competence in their area of specialization, by the All India Council of Technical Education, New Delhi, India.