Leadership

 

IISc DirectorGovindan Rangarajan (Maths)

Prof. Govindan Rangarajan obtained an Integrated MSc (Hons) degree from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, and a PhD from the University of Maryland, College Park, USA. He then worked at the Lawrence Berkeley Lab, University of California, Berkeley, before returning to India in 1992. He has been a faculty member of the Department of Mathematics, Indian Institute of Science (IISc), since 1992. He is currently the Director of IISc.

Prof. Rangarajan’s research interests include nonlinear dynamics and chaos and time series analysis. He is a JC Bose National Fellow. He is also a Fellow of the Indian Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Sciences, India. He was awarded the Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Palmes Academiques (Knight of the Order of Academic Palms) by the Government of France. He was also a Homi Bhabha Fellow.

As co-PI of the Indo-French Cyber University Project, he helped establish the first inter-continental satellite-based courses. These courses were taught live to Indian and French students in various subject areas. He also headed the National Mathematics Initiative, which ran instructional schools and workshops in cutting-edge areas at the interface between mathematics and other fields. He was instrumental in setting up and running the interdisciplinary PhD programme in mathematical sciences. He also headed the Indo-US Virtual Institute for Mathematics and Statistical Sciences, which was jointly set up by the National Science Foundation, USA and the Indo-US Science and Technology Forum, India. He is currently the Director of the Indo-French Centre for Applied Mathematics (IFCAM), the first Unités Mixtes Internationales of CNRS, France in India. This is a joint venture between the Department of Science and Technology (DST), India, and a consortium of French institutions. IFCAM supports joint research projects between India and France in the broad area of applied mathematics.

Prof. Rangarajan has also served as the Chair, Department of Mathematics and Convener, Digital Information Services Centre from 2002 to 2008. He was the Chair, International Relations Cell (now called the Office of International Relations) from 2008 to 2014. Most recently, he was the Chair of the Division of Interdisciplinary Research (comprising 10 departments and centres) from 2014-2020. He also headed IISc’s fundraising and alumni outreach efforts in his role as the Chair, Office of Development and Alumni Affairs from 2015-2020.

Dean of Division :  Y. Narahari (CSA)

Y. Narahari is a Professor at the Department of Computer Science and Automation. The focus of his current research is to explore problems at the interface of computer science and game theory. His recent publications include a textbook “Game Theory and Mechanism Design” brought out by the IISc Press and the World Scientific Publishing Company in 2014. He is an elected Fellow of: IEEE, Indian National Science Academy, Indian Academy of Sciences, Indian National Academy of Engineering, and the National Academy of Sciences India. He is a J.C. Bose National Fellow.

Chair, EE : G. Narayanan

Professor G. Narayanan received the B.E. degree in electrical and electronics engineering from Anna University, Chennai, the M.Tech. degree in machine drives and power electronics from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the Indian Institute of Science,  Bangalore. His research interests include ac drives, electric machines, high power converters, multilevel inverters, power semiconductor devices, and pulse-width modulation.

Prof. Narayanan received the INAE Innovative Student Project Award for his Ph.D. work, the Young Scientist Award from the Indian National Science Academy, the Microsoft Research (India) Outstanding Young Faculty Award, the IETE Bimal Bose Award, and Prof. Satish Dhawan outstanding young engineer award for his research activities in the areas of pulse width modulation, electronic power conversion and motor control.

Chair, ECE : K J Vinoy

K.J. Vinoy, (Ph.D. Pennsylvania State University, USA) joined the Indian Institute of Science Bangalore in 2003 where he is currently a Professor at the Electrical Communication Engineering Department.  He is serving as the Chairperson of the Centre for Scientific and Industrial Consultancy, and the Office of Career Counselling and Placement.   He has published over 250 papers in technical journals and conferences, holds two US patents and has filed three Indian patents.  He is the series editor for Briefs on Computational Electromagnetics (Springer) and has authored four books.  He was elected a Fellow of INAE in 2011.

Chair, CSA : Chiranjib Bhattacharyya

Chiranjib Bhattacharyya is currently  Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Automation, Indian Institute of Science.  His research interests are in foundations of Machine Learning, Optimisation and their applications to Industrial problems.

He has authored numerous papers in leading journals and conferences in Machine Learning. Some of his results have won best paper awards.

He joined the Department of CSA, IISc, in 2002 as an Assistant Professor. Prior to joining the Department he was a postdoctoral fellow at UC Berkeley. He holds BE and ME degrees, both in Electrical Engineering, from Jadavpur University and the Indian Institute of Science, respectively, and completed his PhD from the Department of Computer Science and Automation, Indian Institute of Science.

He is also a fellow of Indian Academy of Engineering.

For more information about his work please see http://mllab.csa.iisc.ac.in

Chair, ESE : L Umanand

Professor Umanand works in the broad area of electronic systems engineering with emphasis on power electronics. Some of the topics and products that he has researched on are: Modeling and Design of a Solar Hybrid Desalination System with Pressure Modulation, Insolation model for India, Battery buffered stiff micro grid structure for a variable speed slip ring induction machine based wind generation system, Modeling, Optimization and Design of a solar thermal energy transport system for hybrid cooking application, Design of High efficiency grid connectible quality power supply with switching magnetics, Modelling and Simulation of Switched Mode Power Converters: A Bond Graph Approach, Standalone micro-hydel generation system using doubly fed induction generator with unbalanced load compensation, Induction motor based electric propulsion for hybrid electric vehicles, Building energy management towards zero grid energy, Vector control of induction motor, Vector control of PMSM motor, Single phase grid connected inverter from PV panel, Three phase grid connected inverter from PV panel, Pulsed power electroplating, Solar stand alone inverter, Solar pumping, Electronic ballast, Solar lantern, Unity power factor front end converter, Electric scooter, Series hybrid electric vehicle for three wheeled vehicle, Parallel hybrid electric vehicle for three wheeled vehicle, Single phase induction generation, Multi-power port for energy management in hybrid electric vehicle.

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