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., IIT Kanpur) was Professor of Computer Science and Software Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada. A graduate from Guindy Engineering College, Madras, he taught at IIT Kanpur and IIT Madras. 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. His research interests are in Agent Technology, Human Computer Interfaces, and Medical Informatics. Besides authoring textbooks, he enjoys writing in Tamil about technology and other socially relevant topics.