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).
G. MANIMARAN is Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at IOWA State University