Dr. Pradeep Kumar Sinha is the founding Vice Chancellor & Director of International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), Naya Raipur. Earlier he was with the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), where he had led National Programs in areas of Supercomputing, Grid Computing, and Health Informatics. Prior to joining C-DAC, Dr. Sinha was in Japan for ten years, working on cutting edge computing technologies.
Dr. Sinha is well known for his contributions to the advancement of Science & Technology and Technical Education. His contributions include Technical institutes, Supercomputing systems and facilities, Healthcare products and solutions, International patents, a number of technical papers, and six books in the area of Computer Science & Engineering. Books authored by him are cited as textbooks globally. On public demand, his books have been translated in local languages like Japanese and Hindi.
Dr. Sinha is a Fellow of IEEE, Fellow of Asia-Pacific Artificial Intelligence Association (AAIA), Fellow of Computer Society of India (CSI), and ACM Distinguished Engineer. He is also the recipient of several other awards and recognitions, including the “2011 VASVIK Research Award” and the “2013 Intel Pathfinder Award”. The Society of Data Science has also conferred upon him the Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions to the area of Information Technology and Data Science.
Dr. C. P. Ramanarayanan is presently a Vice Chancellor of Defence Institute of Advanced Technology (DIAT), Pune. He graduated in Mechanical Engineering from Regional Engineering College, Calicut and did his Masters from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. He completed his doctoral programme from Department of Energy Systems of Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (JNTU), Hyderabad. He has illustrious career profile of more than 36 years in Defence Research & Development and Technology Management. He has actively contributed to Underwater propulsion systems, Land propulsion systems and fighter aircraft propulsion during span of service. He retired from DRDO as Distinguished Scientist and Director General (Aeronautical Systems). Prior to that he had enviable assignments like Chief Controller (Research & Development) in HR, Director General (Armament & Combat Engineering), Director, Gas Turbine Research Establishment, Director, Vehicle Research & Development Establishment and Project Director for heavy & light weight torpedo propulsion projects in various locations across the country. He received “Scientist of the year” award 2005 from then Hon’ble Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh and “Technology Leadership” award 2015 from Hon’ble Defence Minister of India. In addition he had received a lot of awards and citations from various Professional Societies and academic Institutions. He had served as Board of Director and India’s nominee in “International Society for Air Breathing Engines” (ISABE) and nominee Director in board of Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd.,. He was also President / Chairman of Society of Aerospace Quality & Reliability and Aeronautical Society of India, Bangalore. He is a Fellow of Indian National Academy of Engineers, Fellow of Aeronautical Society of India and Fellow of Institution of Engineers. In addition he is a senior life member of many more organizations. He has many Journal papers to his credit and has guided doctoral students and many Post Graduate students in their research work. He likes reading books on understanding human behavior and on lateral thinking.