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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T. RADHAKRISHNAN, Ph.D., is Professor of Computer Science and Software Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering, Concordia University in Montreal. He graduated from Guindy Engineering College and obtained his Ph.D. from IIT Kanpur. After teaching at IIT Kanpur and IIT Madras for a few years, he joined Concordia University in Montreal in 1974. His research interests include Agent technology, Human Computer Interfaces, and Medical Informatics. He holds several patents, publishes regularly, and has supervised over seventy graduate students in the last thirty years. He has contributed several times to curriculum design and development in three countries, India, Canada, and Mexico. Besides authoring textbooks, he enjoys writing in Tamil about technology and other socially relevant topics.