In December 2011, the Institute held the first meeting of its Academic Advisory Council. The Council, comprising some renowned academicians, industrialists, and government representatives, discussed academic issues of priority to IITGN. Envisioned as an annual meeting, the Academic Advisory Council will provide strategic and external inputs on issues of key importance as the Institute grows from being a 500 student Institute to one with 5000! In its first meeting, the Council discussed faculty recruitment strategies, establishing feedback mechanisms for the Institute, development of an academic masterplan, and nurturing young faculty at the Institute to ensure their fullest professional and personal growth.
Professor and Chair Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Clemson University USA
Prof. Rajendra Kumar Bordia
Professor and Chair
Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Clemson University
Prof. Bordia is currently a Professor and Chair of the Materials Science and Engineering Department at Clemson University in Clemson, SC, USA (since April 2013). He was a faculty member at the University of Washington (1991-2013) and a Research Scientist in DuPont Co. (1986 to 1991). He received his B.Tech from IIT, Kanpur (1979), and his M.S. (1981) and Ph.D. (1986) from Cornell University. His research is at the intersection of materials and mechanics and is focused on fundamental and applied studies in the processing and properties of complex material systems for energy, environmental and medical applications. He has authored or co-authored over 125 peer-reviewed technical publications, over 120 technical reports and has presented over 250 invited lectures and seminars. In 2002, Prof. Bordia was elected as the Fellow of the American Ceramic Society; in 2010 the Fellow of the Indian Institute of Metals; and in 2012 an Academician in the World Academy of Ceramics. Other significant awards include: the Humboldt Research award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany (2007); the Marsha Landolt Distinguished Graduate Mentor award from the University of Washington (2007); and was the sole recipient of the Outstanding Educator Award of the American Ceramic Society (2012). Prof. Bordia is an Associate Editor of the Journal of the American Ceramic Society (1988-Present); Editor of the Journal of Ceramic Processing Research (1999-Present); and Editor-in-Chief of the Ceramics International Journal (2009 - Present). He has also served as technical advisor to two startup companies in the area of energy.
Chairman of the Department of Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering Washington University St. Louis, USA
Prof. Pratim Biswas
Chairman of the Department of Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering
St. Louis, USA
Prof. Biswas is the Chairman of the Department of Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis. He has won several Teaching and Research Awards including the 2013 David Sinclair Award given for outstanding contributions by an established scientist by the American Association for Aerosol Research; the Distinguished Faculty Award by Washington University in 2012, the 1991 Kenneth Whitby Award given for outstanding contributions by the American Association for Aerosol Research and the Neil Wandmacher Teaching Award of the College of Engineering in 1994. He was elected a Fellow of the Academy of Science, St. Louis in 2003, and a Fellow of the American Association for Aerosol Research in 2009, and Fellow of the International Aerosol Research Assembly in 2014. He has received the Distinguished Alumni Award from IIT Bombay in 2011; and the Distinguished Faculty Award from Washington University in 2012. He has 270 refereed journal publications and has graduated 40 PhD students. Prof. Biswas plays a leading role at the National and International arena in the field of Aerosol Science and Technology by serving on several National Committees. He is a member of the Steering Committee of the McDonnell International Scholars Academy, and an Ambassador to the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay. Prof. Biswas is also the Director of the McDonnell Academy Global Energy & Environment Partnership (MAGEEP) and a member of the Steering Committee for I-CARES (International Center for Advanced Renewable Energy & Sustainability). He is playing a leading role in advancing the state of art research in promoting Energy and Environmental areas, with a key role in establishing consortia such as CCCU (Consortium for Clean Coal Utilization) and SERIIUS (Solar Energy Research Institute for India and US). Prof. Biswas obtained his B. Tech from IIT Bombay, M.S from University of California and Ph. D from California Institute of Technology, USA.
Frank Freimann Collegiate Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering University of Notre Dame USA
Prof. Nitesh Chawla
Frank Freimann Collegiate Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering
University of Notre Dame
Prof. Nitesh Chawla is the Frank Freimann Collegiate Chair of Engineering and Associate Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at University of Notre Dame. He is the director of the Notre Dame Interdisciplinary Center for Network Science (iCeNSA), which is at the frontier of network and data science (Big Data) with a strong multidisciplinary focus. He has received numerous awards for research, scholarship and teaching. He is the recipient of the 2015 IEEE CIS Outstanding Early Career Award for 2015. He received the IBM Watson Faculty Award in 2012, and the IBM Big Data and Analytics Faculty Award in 2013. He received the National Academy of Engineering New Faculty Fellowship. In recognition of the societal and community driven impact of his research, he was recognized with the Rodney Ganey Award in 2014 and Michiana 40 Under 40 in 2013. A prolific researcher, Prof. Chawla has brought in over $18M of external research funding and published over 150 papers. He has also received and nominated for a number of best paper awards. He serves on editorial boards of a number of journals and organization/program committees of top-tier conferences.
Dr Frederick Coolidge
University of Colorado
Dr. Coolidge did his B.A, M.A. and Ph.D. from University of Florida. His research interest includes Behavior Genetics, Cognitive Archaeology, Personality Assessment He is working as Professor at University of Colorado,USA.
Professor ISCTE- Lisbon University Institute Portugal
Prof. Rosa Maria Perez
ISCTE- Lisbon University Institute
Prof. Rosa Maria Perez has done MA from ISCSP and Ph.D from ISCTE, Lisbon. Currently she is associated with ISCTE - Lisbon University Institute. Her research interest includes Social structures, ?Social segregation, Subaltern studies, Fieldwork methodology, Portuguese colonialism and postcolonialism in India, Globalisation and Diaspora, Anthropology and Cinema.
Prof. Surendra Prasad
Prof. Prasad has held many responsible positions in his illustrious career at IIT Delhi. He has been its Director, Deputy Director, and Dean of Undergraduate Studies. He was a Visiting Research fellow at the Loughborough University of Technology, Loughborough, UK from 1976 to 1977 and was a visiting faculty at the Pennsylvania State University, USA. Prof. Prasad has received numerous awards and honors during his career viz. the Vikram Sarabhai Research Award in 1987 and the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for Engineering Sciences in 1988. He is a Fellow, Indian National Sciences Academy of Engineering; Fellow, Indian National Science Academy, and Fellow, Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore. He is currently a member of the Board of Governors of IIT Gandhinagar.
Former Professor IIM Bangalore, Member of the 13th Finance Commission New Delhi
Prof. Indira Rajaraman
IIM Bangalore, Member of the 13th Finance Commission
Prof. Indira Rajaraman holds a PhD in Economics from Cornell University. She has taught at Delhi University; the Indian Institute of Management (Bangalore); University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign); and the Indian Statistical Institute (Delhi). Her research papers span a wide range of development economics issues in fiscal policy, formal and informal financial institutions, and exchange rates and trade. She was a Member of the Thirteenth Finance Commission and of several committees that have shaped the process of financial and fiscal reform over the last two decades. She has been a regular columnist in the Indian financial press since 2001. She was a Member of the Board of Directors of the General Insurance Corporation (1997-2001), and is presently Member, Central Board of Directors, Reserve Bank of India (2011-2015) and Member, Technical Advisory Committee on Monetary Policy.
Prof .V. S. Raju was the Director of IIT Delhi during 1995 - 2000. During his academic career of 42 years, his other responsibilities include Member (Part Time), Telecom Regulatory Authority of India; Professor, Head and Dean at IIT Madras between 1970 to 1994 and 2000 to 2003. He was extensively involved in academics, sponsored research and consultancy. He coordinated major R&D projects on Ocean Energy: Wave, OTEC, Tidal. He was Chairman, Naval Research Board; Chairman, Research Council - Central Road Research Institute (CRRI) and Member of several Boards and Committees dealing with Technical Education and Research in the country. He is a Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering and was its Honorary Secretary. The Federal Republic of Germany honoured him with the Commander's Cross, the highest award given to a foreigner. He was also on the Boards of companies including Bharti Airtel, Nagarjuna Construction Company and Satyam Computer Services. As Professor and Head of Ocean Engineering Centre at IITM, he played a significant role in advancing the Ocean related activities. He was a member of the Governing Council of National Institute of Ocean Technology, Research Council of National Institute Oceanography and various bodies of Department of Ocean Development. Foundation Consultant for over 300 projects including major projects like Power Stations, Fertilizer Projects, Port Structures, Dams, Metros, etc., all over India and some abroad. He continues to be an active Foundation Consultant. He has obtained his BE (Civil) from Andhra University, ME from Indian Institute of Science and Doctorate from University of Karlsruhe, Germany. During 2003 to 2007 he was a Lead Partner in Byrraju Foundation which adopted 155 villages in 5 districts of Andhra Pradesh. He was responsible for Safe Drinking Water and Livelihoods. Currently, he is active in enhancing the quality of Higher Education in the country, helping Institutions such as IIT Gandhinagar, Mandi, Jodhpur, Madras; and others.
Dean of Academic Affairs and Professor Department of Computer Science, IIT Kanpur. Kanpur
Prof. Dheeraj Sanghi
Dean of Academic Affairs and Professor
Department of Computer Science, IIT Kanpur.
Prof. Dheeraj Sanghi is Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at IIT Kanpur. From 2008 - 2010, he served as the Director, LNM Institute of Information Technology (LNMIIT), a public-private partnership University in Jaipur. He was Dean of Academic Affairs at IIT Kanpur from 2011 to 2014. His administrative experience includes running the Institute Computer Center, managing Graduate Admissions, Student Counseling, managing UG education at IIT Kanpur (as Chairman of Senate Under Graduate Committee), design of CS curriculum. He is passionate about improving higher education and runs a popular blog on the topic. During 2006, he visited about 70 colleges in India to discuss issues related to career planning, including the need to do post-graduate studies. Professor Sanghi has a B. Tech from IIT Kanpur, and M. S. and Ph. D. from University of Maryland. His research interests lie in Computer Networks and Network security.
Professor of Accounting, Economics, and Finance Yale School of Management, Yale University USA
Prof Shyam Sunder
Professor of Accounting, Economics, and Finance
Yale School of Management, Yale University
Prof. Shyam Sunder is the James L. Frank Professor of Accounting, Economics, and Finance at the Yale School of Management; Professor in the Department of Economics; and Fellow of the Whitney Humanities Center. He is a world-renowned accounting theorist and experimental economist. His research contributions include financial reporting, information in security markets, statistical theory of valuation, and design of electronic markets. He is a pioneer in the fields of experimental finance and experimental macroeconomics. Prof. Sunder has won many awards for his research that includes six books and more than 200 articles in the leading journals of accounting, economics and finance, as well as in popular media. Prof. Sunder's current research includes the problem of structuring U.S. and international accounting and auditing institutions to obtain a judicious and efficient balance between regulatory oversight and market competition. His recent co-authored book, Risky Curves: On the Empirical Failure of Expected Utility, was published by Routledge in 2014 and his article "Higher Education Reforms in India" was published in the Oxford Handbook of the Indian Economy in 2012. He is a past president of the American Accounting Association, former director of the Millstein Center for Corporate Governance and Performance at Yale, honorary research director of Great Lakes Institute of Management in Chennai, and distinguished fellow of the Center for Study of Science and Technology Policy in Bengaluru.
President State University of New York Buffalo, USA
Prof. Satish K. Tripathi
State University of New York
Prof. Satish K. Tripathi serves as President of the University at Buffalo. An internationally recognized computer scientist, Prof. Tripathi joined UB as Provost - the university's chief academic officer - on July 1, 2004, after serving as Dean of the Bourns College of Engineering at the University of California, Riverside. He was one of the creators of the UB 2020 strategic plan to achieve academic and research excellence. Prior to joining UC Riverside in 1997, he was a professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Maryland, where his 19 years as a faculty member included being chair from 1988 -1995. He was a visiting professor at the University of Paris-Sud in France and the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg in Germany while at the University of Maryland. He has published more than 200 papers and supervised more than 30 Doctoral and Postdoctoral student. He is a fellow of the IEEE and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Buffalo Urban League. Prof. Tripathi is the first international-born president in UB's history, a fitting distinction for one of the most international universities in the U.S. In addition to a doctorate in computer science earned from the University of Toronto in 1979, he holds three master's degrees, one in computer science from the University of Toronto (1976) and two in statistics from the University of Alberta (1974) and Banaras Hindu University (1970). He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate degree from IIIT Allahabad.