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213 BITSIANS in ACADEMICS & RESEARCH INSTITUTES

IN USA (162), INDIA (29), CANADA (13), UK (4) & AUSTRALIA (3) and ASIA (2)*
*Excludes BITSIANS teaching at BITS and current MS/Doctoral Students. Selected postdocs included

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BITSIANS AT US UNIVERSITIES 1. American University Kogod School of Business Manoj Hastak, Associate Professor, Chair of the Marketing Department PhD, Pennsylvania State University; MBA, IIM Ahmedabad; BE (Hons) BITS Pilani Address: T: (202) 885-1973 F: mhastak@american.edu http://www.kogod.american.edu/ViewItems/ViewFaculty.cfm?facultyID=86 Bio: Professor Hastaks teaching interests include the principles of marketing, and consumer behavior and database marketing. His research focuses on the implications of consumer information processing theory and methodology for better understanding of public policy issues and problems particularly in the areas of health/nutrition claims and environmental claims in advertising and product labeling. Hastak has published articles in leading marketing and advertising journals, including Journal of Consumer Research, Journal of Advertising, Journal of Public Policy & Marketing, Journal of Business Research, Journal of Consumer Affairs and Psychology & Marketing. Professor Hastak has served as a consultant on deceptive advertising and labeling issues to a number of federal agencies, including the Federal Trade Commission, Department of Justice, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. He was acting as Co-chair of the 1999 Annual Conference of the Society for Consumer Psychology. Alongwith his co-author, he was awarded the 2003 Thomas C. Kinnear/Journal of Public Policy & Marketing Award for his article, The Role of Consumer Surveys in Public Policy Decision Making,, the prestigious award for the outstanding Journal of Public Policy & Marketing article is presented annually honoring an article that makes the most significant contribution to the understanding of marketing and public policy issues. 2. Arizona State University Department of Biology Sudhir Kumar, Assistant Professor of Biology, Laboratory of Evolutionary Functional Genomics PhD, Pennsylvania State University (1996); BE and MS, BITS Address: T: (480) 727-6949 F: (480) 965-2519 s.kumar@asu.edu http://lsweb.la.asu.edu/skumar/ 3. Arkansas State University

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College of Business Gauri Shankar Guha, Assistant Professor Of Economics, Department of Economics & Decision Sciences PhD Environmental Economics, Pennsylvania State University, (2002), MBA International Trade, IIFT (1982), MA (Hons) Economics, BITS Pilani (1980) Address: BU 332A, Business Building, 103 Cooley Drive, State University, Arkansas 72467 Tel: (870) 972-3416, Ext. 163 Fax: (870) 910-8187 gguha@astate.edu http://www.clt.astate.edu/gguha/ Bio: Research Interests: Economic and environmental assessments of biotechnology, natural hazards, climate change impacts on natural resources, and carbon sequestration by forests. Awards: Distinguished Research Award from Allied Academies of Business in Las Vegas (2003), Teaching Excellence Award for 2002 2003, from the College of Business (2003), Norman & Ardeth Frisbey International Student Award (2001) and the W. La Marr Kopp International Achievement Award (2000) for international excellence. Graduate Student Service Award, given each year to the student who has best combined academic excellence with leadership at Penn State (200). MEMS Student Paper Prize in Ottawa, Canada (1999). Fellowship from the United Nations Development Program for Overseas Marketing Research (1999) 4. Arizona State University (also University of California at Davis and Lawrence Livermore Laboratory) Department of Applied Science Krishnan Balasubramanian, Professor Emeritus of Chemistry PhD and MA, Johns Hopkins University (1980); MSc (Hons), BITS (1977) Address: Department of Applied Science, College of Engineering, Hertz Hall, L-794, Livermore CA 94550 T: (925)422-4984 F: (925)422-6810 KBala@ucdavis.edu http://www.public.asu.edu/~baluk/ Bio: Awards: The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award 1985 - 1990; Alfred P. Sloan Fellow 1984 - 1988; Award for Distinction in Graduate Teaching 1991; Citation from Institute of Scientific Information for one of the most cited 1986 papers; Joint Prize of Minister of Education, Poland 1998; Top 0.1% of most cited Chemists worldwide 1986-1997; Phi Kappa Phi & Alpha Chi Sigma; One thousand great Americans; 450 Journal publications, 2 books. Adjunct Professor, Dept. of Mathematics & Computer Science, California State University, Hayward, CA. Additional Appointments University of California Davis, Dept of Applied Sci. & Lawrence Livermore National Lab and Glenn T.Seaborg Center, LBL, UC Berkeley, Center for Image Processing and Integrated Computing (CIPIC), UC Davis 5. Auburn University Department of Computer Science & Software Engineering

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Hari Narayanan, Associate Professor of Computer Science PhD, Computer and Information Science, The Ohio State University (1992); MS, Computer Science, University of Rochester, Rochester (1986); ME, Automation, IISc Bangalore (1984), BE (Hons) EEE, BITS (1982) Address: 107 Dunstan Hall, Auburn, AL 36849-5347 T: (334) 844-6312 F: (334) 844-6329 narayan@eng.auburn.edu http://www.eng.auburn.edu/~narayan/ Bio: His research interests span Human-Computer Interaction, Cognitive Science, Learning Technologies and Artificial Intelligence. He has published two books and authored over fifty refereed research articles: book chapters, journal papers, and papers for conferences, symposia and workshops. He has also been a Principal Investigator (PI) or Co-PI of several research grants from the Office of Naval Research, National Science Foundation, and Auburn University. His research was recognized by an Auburn University Engineering Research Excellence Award in 2001. During 1992-96 he was a Visiting Research Scientist at the Advanced Research Laboratory of Hitachi Ltd. near Tokyo, Visiting Scholar at the Knowledge Systems Laboratory at Stanford University, and Postdoctoral Fellow and later Research Scientist at the EduTech Institute, College of Computing, Georgia Institute of Technology. He joined the Department of Computer Science & Software Engineering at Auburn in Fall 1996. 6. Bemidji State University Department of Business Administration Sanjeev Phukan, Professor of Business Administration [Degrees to come] Address: Decker Hall 24, 1500 Birchmont Dr. NE, Bemidji, MN 56601-2907 T: (218) 755-2907 F: (218) 755-4100 sphukan@bemidjistate.edu www.bemidjistate.edu/sphukan/ 7. Bentley College Department of Marketing Joby John, Professor and Chair of Marketing PhD, Oklahoma State University; MBA, University of Madras; BE, BITS Address: 212 Morison Hall, Bentley College, 175 Forest St., Waltham MA 02452-4705 T: (781) 891-2043 F: (781) 891-3410 jjohn@bentley.edu http://ecampus.bentley.edu/dept/mk/Pages/JJohn.htm
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Bio: Primary teaching, research and consulting interests are in the areas of services marketing and cross-cultural issues. Former marketing officer at Pfizer (India). Published in European Journal of Marketing, International Marketing Review, Psychological Reports, Journal of Health Care Marketing, as well as several other journals. Serves on the editorial review board of International Journal of Service Industries Management. Served as chair of the services marketing special interest group of the American Marketing Association, and as president of the Boston chapter of the association. Has conducted executive management workshops on topics including service quality, customer service, customer equity and brand loyalty. 8. Bentley College Department of Marketing Sisodia, Rajendra S., Trustee Professor of Marketing and Director, Center for Marketing Technology PhD (1988) and M.Phil (1986) Columbia University; Masters of Management Studies, Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies (1981); BE BITS (1979) Address: 212 Morison Hall, Bentley College, 175 Forest St. Waltham MA 02452-4705 T: (781) 891-3184 F: (781) 891-3410 rsisodia@bentley.edu http://ecampus.bentley.edu/dept/mk/Pages/RSisodia.htm Bio: Teaching interests focus on digital commerce, technology management, technology as a change agent, the telecommunications and information industries, services, marketing productivity and the impact of information technology on marketing strategy. Published in Harvard Business Review, Marketing Management, Journal of Business Research, Journal of Business Strategy, and Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, among others. Also published in Wall Street Journal and Financial Times. Recently co-hosted a monthly talk show on business and management issues on National Public Radio. Formerly taught at George Mason University. 9. Brandeis University The Sloan-Schwartz Center for Theoretical Neurobiology Sridhar Raghavachari, Postdoctoral Fellow Address: 415 South St., Waltham, MA 02454 T: (781) 736-3146 F: sraghava@brandeis.edu 10. Bryn Mawr College Department of Mathematics & Computer Science DEEPAK KUMAR, Associate Professor of Computer Science PhD, Computer Science (1993) and MS, Computer Science (1988), SUNY Buffalo; MSc (Tech.) Instrumentation, BITS (1983).

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Address: T: (610) 526-7485 F: (610) 526-5086 dkumar@blackcat.brynmawr.edu http://mainline.brynmawr.edu/~dkumar/ 11. Carnegie Mellon University Graduate School of Industrial Administration Ajay Kalra, Associate Professor of Marketing PhD, Duke University, (1992); Fellow, IIM (1986); MA, BITS (1980) Address: Graduate School of Industrial Administration, 5000 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 T: F: kalra@andrew.cmu.edu http://www.gsia.cmu.edu/afs/andrew/gsia/workproc/roster/full-time/kalra.html Bio: Teaching and research interests: Quality assessment, salesforce compensation, promotional strategy. Awards: Finalist, John D. C. Little Award, Management Science and Marketing Science, 1999. William F. O'Dell Award, Journal of Marketing Research, 1998. George Leland Bach Teaching Award, GSIA, 1994. Editorial Boards: Journal of Marketing, 2002-present, Marketing Letters, 2001present. 12. Carnegie Mellon University H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management Rahul Telang, Assistant Professor PhD (Information Systems), Carnegie Mellon University, 2002, MBA, IIFT, New Delhi (1997), BE EEE BITS Pilani (1993) Address: Graduate School of Industrial Administration, 5000 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 T: (412) 268-1155 F: rtelang@andrew.cmu.edu http://www.heinz.cmu.edu/researchers/faculty/rtelang.html

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Bio: Research - Economics of Information systems and economic models of user choices for technologies. He has been involved in empirical as well as analytical studies of competition and market structures of informations goods, software quality and security and peer to peer networks. His current work explores issues of market mechanism for software vulnerabilities, role of patching in software quality and optimal time to disclose vulnerabilities. His current work on e-business examine loyalty on the Internet, competition and impact of used good markets retailers and suppliers. He is also studying the issues related to user participation in P2P networks, free riding and pricing model for emails. Awards - Winner of the 2002 William W Cooper Doctoral Dissertation Award, William Larimer Mellon Fellowship, Carnegie Mellon University, 1997, Nominated for ICIS 2000 Doctoral Consortium. 13. California State University, Monterey Bay Babita Gupta, Associate Professor, MIS, Institute for Management and International Entrepreneurship PhD, Management Science and Information Technology, University of Georgia; MS, Industrial Engineering, University of Iowa; BE (Hons), EEE, BITS Address: T: (831) 582-4186 F: Babita_Gupta@csumb.edu http://business.csumb.edu/faculty/gupta.html 14. Case Western Reserve University Weatherhead School of Management Sam Thomas, Senior Lecturer, Banking and Finance PhD, University of Pennsylvania (1992); MA, University of Pennsylvania (1990); MBA, College of William and Mary, (1984); MA, BITS (1981) Address: Department of Finance, Weatherhead School of Management, Cleveland, OH 44106 T: (216) 368-4792 F: (216) 368-4776 Sam.Thomas@weatherhead.cwru.edu http://weatherhead.cwru.edu/wsom/profiles/thomass.html Bio: Primary Area of Interest: Investments. Interested in investment management and stock splits. Teaching Excellence Award, Weatherhead School of Management, CWRU: 1994, 1996, 1999, 2002. Repeatedly cited by Business Week's Guide to the Best Business Schools as "Outstanding Faculty" of the Weatherhead School of Management, CWRU 15. Case Western Reserve University Weatherhead School of Management Kasturi P Rangan, Assistant Professor, Department of Banking and Finance PhD, University of Florida (2001), MS, SUNY Binghamton (1997), BE (Hons), BITS (1995)

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Address: Department of Finance, Weatherhead School of Management, Cleveland, OH 44106 T: (216) 368-3688 F: (216) 368-4776 Kasturi.Rangan@weatherhead.cwru.edu http://weatherhead.cwru.edu/wsom/profiles/rangan.html Bio: Interested in Financial intermediation and Corporate finance. Awards include: Outstanding Paper Award in Financial Institutions and Markets, Eastern Finance Association, 2002, Grinter Fellowship, University of Florida, 1997-2001, Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement, Watson School of Engineering, SUNY Binghamton, 1997, National Talent Search Scholarship, NCERT, India, 1989-95 and Recognition Medal, National Science Foundation, India, 1990 16. The Catholic University Of America Columbus School of Law Ashim Roy, Lecturer PhD, The University of Adelaide (1982); MTech, IIT (1976); BE (Hons) BITS (1974) Address: Department of Finance, Weatherhead School of Management, Cleveland, OH 44106 T: F: Bio: Chief Operating Officer, Globe Trade 17. City University of New York Department of Biology Tadmiri R. Venkatesh, Associate Professor (Neuroscience PhD program) PhD and MS, BITS; BS, University of Mysore Address: Department of Biology, Room J526, City College of New York, 138th Street & Convent Avenue, New York, NY 10031 T: (212) 650-8846 ; T (lab): (212) 650-8561 Lab F: venky@scisun.sci.ccny.cuny.edu 18. Clarkson University Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering Sunil Kumar, Assistant Professor PhD, Electrical and Electronics Engineering (1997) and ME, Electronics & Control Engineering (1993), BITS, BE (Hons) Electronics Engineering, SV Regional College of Engineering & Technology, Surat (1988);

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Address: Potsdam, NY 13699 T: (315) 268 6602 F: (315) 265 0367 skumar@clarkson.edu http://www.clarkson.edu/~skumar/ Bio: From August 1997 to August 2002, he was a Postdoctoral Researcher and Adjunct Faculty in Signal and Image Processing Institute, Integrated Media Systems Center and Electrical Engineering-Systems Department at University of Southern California, Los Angeles. From July 2000 to July 2002, he was also an Expert Consultant in industry on JPEG2000 and MPEG4-based projects and participated in JPEG2000 standardization activities. Since August 2002, he has been with Electrical and Computer Engineering department at Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY. His research interests include QoS support for Multimedia Traffic in Wireless Cellular and Adhoc Networks, Error Resilient Multimedia (image, video, and 3D graphics) Compression Techniques, MPEG-4, H.264 and JPEG2000 Image/Video Compression Standards, and Biomedical Image Processing. 19. Cleveland State University Fenn College of Engineering Sridhar Nigamanth, Assistant Professor, Department Of Electrical & Computer Engineering PhD (2004) and MS (2000), The Ohio State University; MSc(Tech.), BITS (1997) Address: PO 8795, School of Business, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA 23187-8795 T: (775) 221-4000 F: sridhar1@csuohio.edu http://academic.csuohio.edu/sridhar_n/ Bio. Research: My research interests lie in the areas of component-based softwa re engineering and distributed systems. I am also interested in embedded systems, programming languages, object-oriented systems, and design patterns. 20. College of William & Mary School of Business Ram Ganeshan, Assistant Professor of Operations and Information Technology PhD, Operations and Logistics Management, Penn State's Smeal College of Business; MS, Operations Research & Management, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; MMS, BITS. Address: PO 8795, School of Business, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA 23187-8795 T: (775) 221-4000 F: Ram.Ganeshan@business.wm.edu http://business.wm.edu/Ram.Ganeshan/

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Bio: He teaches, researches, and consults in the areas of supply chain management, Business-to-Business (B2B) Commerce, logistics and inventory strategy, primarily in the chemical, hi-tech, and retail industries. He is a frequent contributor to academic and industry journals and is the co-editor of two books: Quantitative Models for Supply Chain Management and New Directions in Supply Chain Management. In 2001, he was awarded the Wickham Skinner award for Early Career Accomplishments by the Production & Operations Management Society. 21. Colorado State University Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory Mahesh Sankaran, Research Associate PhD Biology Syracuse University (2001), MS Zoology & Wildlife Biology, Auburn University, (1993), MSc (Tech) Computer Science, BITS 1988 Address: NESB, A215, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado 80523-1499, T: (970) 491-1964 F : (970) 491-1965 mahesh@nrel.colostate.edu http://www.nrel.colostate.edu/people/mahesh.html Bio: Grazer-plant-soil interactions and Biodiversity - ecosystem function relationships 22. Colorado State University Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory Jayashree Ratnam, Research Associate Address: NESB, A215, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado 80523-1499, T: (970) 491-2104 F : (970) 491-1965 jratnam@nrel.colostate.edu http://www.nrel.colostate.edu/people/jratnam.html Bio: Biodiversity in African Savannahs 23. Colorado State University Department of Computer Science Yashwant K. Malaiya, Professor of Computer Science PhD, Electrical Engineering, Utah State University (1978), MSc (Tech), BITS, MSc, University of Saugor, BSc, Govt Degree College, Damoh Address: Computer Science Dept., 238 University Services, 601 S. Howes St., Fort Collins, CO 80523-1873 T: (970) 491-7031 F: (970) 491-2466

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malaiya@cs.colostate.edu http://www.cs.colostate.edu/~malaiya/ Bio: He has published widely in the areas of fault modeling, software and hardware reliability, testing and testable design. He has also been a consultant to industry. He was the general chair of the 24th IEEE Int. Symp. on Microarchitecture and 6th Int. Conf. on VLSI Design, the 4th IEEE Int. Symp. on Software reliability Enginering and International Workshop on IDDQ Testing (IDDQ '95 and '99), and IEEE Eighth Asian Test Symposium. He has co-edited the IEEECS Tech. Series books ``Software Reliability Models, Theoretical Developments, Evaluation and Applications'' and ``Bridging Faults and IDDQ Testing''. He was a guest editor of special issues of IEEE Software and IEEE Design & Test. He has been the chair of TC on Microprogramming and Microarchitecture. He is the chair of software test subcommittee of TTTC and a vice-chair of the TCSE subcommittee on software reliability engineering. He is a member of the IEEECS TAB Executive Committee, and a vice-chair of the IEEE CS Awards Committee. 24. Columbia University Columbia Business School Rajeev Kohli, Professor of Marketing PhD, Wharton, (1985); MBA, Northern Illinois University (1980); BS, BITS (1977) Address: Graduate School of Business, 3022 Broadway - 506 Uris Hall, New York, NY. 10027 T: (212) 854-4361 F: (212) 854-7647 rk35@columbia.edu http://www3.gsb.columbia.edu/whoswho/ww_Detail.cfm?KEY=Koh_Ra&LASTNAME=Kohli Bio: Professor Kohli focuses on the use of information technology for marketing and manufacturing and on the use of technology for new product design. He teaches Information Technology and Product Management to MBA students and Mathematical Models of Marketing to PhD candidates. Kohli serves as an associate editor for Management Science and as a member of the editorial board for the Journal of Interactive Marketing. He is an active consultant and presenter to companies on business issues relating to the Internet. 25. Columbia University Columbia Medical School Soumitra Sengupta, Assistant Professor, Medical Informatics & Information Security Officer, Columbia University HS Division. PhD & MS, Computer Science, University at Stony Brook, (1987), BE (Hons), EEE, BITS (1980) Address: Dept of Bio-Medical Informatics, 622 West 168 St, VC-5, New York, NY 10032 T: (212) 305-7035 F: (212) 305-3302 sengupt@nyp.org or sen@columbia.edu 26. Columbia University Fu School of Engineering & Applied Science

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Jay Sethuraman, Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research PhD (Operations Research), MIT, 1999, MSc Computer Science and Automation, IISc Bangalore, BE (Hons) EEE, BITS, 1991 Address: Graduate 330, S. W. Mudd Building, 500 West 120th Street, New York, NY 10027 T: (212) 854-4931 F: (212) 854-8103 jay@ieor.columbia.edu http://www.columbia.edu/~js1353/ Bio: Research Interests - Dynamic optimization problems, Combinatorics, Discrete optimization and Applied probability. Awards IBM Cooperative Fellowship 1997 27. Dominican University School of Business Cyrus Grant, Professor of Computer Science & Management Information Systems MBA, Dominican University; MA, Washington State University; MS, BITS Address: 7900 W. Division Street, River Forest, IL 60305 T: (708) 524-6759 F: (708) 524-5990 grantcn@dom.edu http://domin.dom.edu/faculty/grantcn/GRANT.HTM 28. Drexel University Bennett S. LeBow College of Business Prabakar Kothandaraman, Assistant Professor of Marketing PhD., Business Administration, Penn State (2001), MBA, Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar (1993), BE (Hons) Chemical Engineering, BITS (1986) Address: 503K Matheson Hall, 3141 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 T: (215) 895-1033 F: prabakar.konthandaraman@drexel.edu www.lebow.drexel.edu/admin/index.cfm/fuseaction/lebow_admin.faculty_detail/facultyid/97/ Bio: Previously Assistant Professor of Marketing, TAMU, International Research Travel Assistance Grant, Texas A&M University (2001). AMA-Sheth Doctoral Consortium Fellow, University of Western Ontario (2000). Winner, Pennsylvania State University's Institute for the Study of Business Markets Doctoral Support Award Competition (1999). Haring Symposium Fellow, April 1998, Indiana University, Bloomington (1998).

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East Carolina University Department Of Mathematics M. S. Ravi, Associate Professor in Mathematics PhD and MA, University of Rochester; BE, BITS Address: East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina 27858 T: (252) 328-1907 F: (252) 328-6414 ravim@mail.ecu.edu

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East Carolina University Department Of Mathematics Salman Abdulali, Associate Professor of Mathematics PhD, SUNY, Stony Brook; MSc, BITS Address: East Carolina University, Austin 325 C, Greenville NC 27858-4353 T: (252) 328-4104 F: abdulalis@mail.ecu.edu http://personal.ecu.edu/abdulalis/ Bio: Research interests: algebraic geometry and related number theory

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Emory University Department Of Mathematics & Computer Science Vaidy Sunderam, Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Computer Science PhD, Computer Science, University of Kent (UK) (1986); MS Computer Science, IIT Bombay (1980); BS Engineering, BITS (1978) Address: 1760 Dyson Drive, Atlanta, GA 30307 T: (404)727-5926 F: vss@mathcs.emory.edu http://www.mathcs.emory.edu/~vss/ Bio: Research Interests: Concurrent and Distributed Heterogeneous Computing Systems; Groups, Robustness, and Security in Wireless Networks; Collaborative Computing Methodologies and Tools. Honors and Awards include 1998 CSREA Distributed Computing Research Award; 1994 Emory Williams Teaching Award; 1994 R & D 100 Research Innovation Award; 1992 IEEE Computer Society Gordon Bell Prize; 1990 IBM Supercomputing Competition First Prize; United Kingdom Commonwealth Scholar, 1983-1986. Publications include 39 papers in refereed journals; 67 papers in refereed conferences; 30 other articles, book chapters, one book.

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Emory University School of Medicine Srinivasan Vedantham, Assistant Professor of Radiology PhD Biomedical Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute (2002), MS Biomedical Engineering, University of Akron (1997), BE EEE, BITS, Pilani (1992) Address: 1364 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30322 T: (404) 712-2410 F: (404) 712 5813 svedant@emory.edu Bio: His primary research interest is in the field of development, characterization, and optimization of digital imaging techniques and X-ray detectors for radiography, fluoroscopy, and mammography. Prior to his current position, he worked as a Research Engineer with the Radiologic Physics Research group at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester (1997-2002) and also with the Medical engineering division of Siemens Ltd., India (1992-1994).

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George Mason University Department of Molecular and Microbial Biology Vikas Chandhoke, Director of Administration, Associate Dean of Research for the College of Arts and Sciences, Director of the Center for Biomedical Genomics & Informatics, Director Shared Research Instrumentation Facility and Interim Chair, Department of Molecular and Microbial Biology PhD, University of Maine (1991); MSc (1986) and BS (1984), BITS; Address: George Mason University, 10900 University Blvd, MS 4D7, Manassas, VA 20110 T: (703) 993-2685 F: (703) 993-8714 vchandho@gmu.edu http://www.gmu.edu/centers/biodefense/faculty_chandhoke.html Bio: He leads the development of medical and scientific research programs with molecular bioscience and informatics scientists who exploit synergistic junctures of cutting-edge applied research. Current studies include cancer genomics, genomics of liver diseases, cartilage studies, and development of large scale relational database integrating clinical and gene expression data. Dr. Chandhoke's teaching experience is in biochemistry, bioinstrumentation, and biology of ultrastructures. His research interests are functional genomics and the neurochemistry of stress and aging. Having received his Ph.D. in 1991, Dr. Chandhoke has published more than 25 articles.

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George Washington University School of Engineering & Applied Sciences Bhagirath Narahari, Professor of Engineering and Applied Science, Department of Computer Science PhD (1987) and MSE (1984), University of Pennsylvania; BE, BITS (1982)

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Address: Department of Computer Science, Room 720F Phillips Hall, 801 22nd St. NW, George Washington University, Washington, DC 20052 T: (202) 994-7181 F: (202) 994-0227 narahari@seas.gwu.edu http://www.seas.gwu.edu/~narahari/ Bio: He joined The George Washington University in 1987. From 1999 2002 he was the founding Chair of the Department of Computer Science. His research interests are in the areas of Computer Architecture, Embedded Systems, Pervasive computing, Networks, and Parallel Computing. Since fall 1999, he has collaboratively formed and led the GWU research group in embedded systems and compilers. Prof. Narahari has published over 75 journals and refereed conference articles in various areas of architecture, networks, parallel processing and computer systems. Recently, he has served on several national committees. Prof. Narahari's research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, Rome Air Force Labs, NASA, NSA and America Online. His recent research activities have included power-aware computing (funded by NASA and IAI); (funded by NSA) in embedded systems and optimizing compilers (NSA); software systems and specification (Rome Labs), pervasive computing (funded by AOL), security in embedded systems (funded by NSF). Most of these projects have included both fundamental research and software deliverables including an open source research compiler infrastructure for the Intel Itanium processor (http://hydrogen.cs.gwu.edu/tritanium. 35. Georgetown University Robert Emmett McDonough School of Business Reena Aggarwal, Interim Dean of the School of Business and Ann and Thomas Stallkamp Faculty Fellow and Professor of Finance Ph.D., Finance, University of Maryland; MMS, BITS (1979) Address: 3520 Prospect Street, NW. Suite 215, Washington, DC 20007 T: (202) 687-3784 F: aggarwal@georgetown.edu http://msb.georgetown.edu/faculty/aggarwal/ Bio: Dr. Aggarwal has been a member of the faculty of the McDonough School of Business since 1986. She teaches courses in corporate finance and investment banking. A distinguished scholar, Aggarwal has authored numerous articles on initial public offerings in the U.S., Switzerland, Brazil, Mexico and Chile; emerging markets of Asia and Latin America; and the functioning of stock exchanges. Her papers have been published in the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Journal of Banking and Finance, Financial Management, Journal of Applied Corporate Finance and Journal of Portfolio Management. She served as a Visiting Scholar at the International Monetary Fund in 2004. She was an Academic Fellow at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission from 1997 to 1999 and she conducted research in Brazil and Chile examining stock markets and privatization programs as a Fulbright Scholar. She has served as a consultant on major projects sponsored by the World Bank, IFC, IDB, The Nasdaq Stock Market, United Nations, U.S. Small Business Administration, and U.S. Agency for International Development among other organizations. She is also a Faculty Associate of the Capital Markets Research Center and the Center for Business and Public Policy.
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Georgetown University McDonough School of Business Prem C Jain, Elsa C. McDonough Professor of Accounting and Finance PhD, Business Administration, University of Florida (1984), CPA, State of Florida (1983), MS, Economics, University of Rochester (1980), MBA, IIM Calcutta (1975), BE (Hons) Engineering, BITS (1971) Address: T: (202) 687-2260 F: pjain@msb.edu http://msb.georgetown.edu/faculty/pcj3/ Bio: Research Interests: Revolves around financial accounting and the stock market. His research, teaching and pastime revolve around the stock market through its linkages to earnings and financial reporting. He has analyzed stock returns in various settings including corporate mergers, stock splits, spin-offs, divestitures, macroeconomic announcements, etc. He is currently writing a book to develop a better understanding of Warren Buffett's value and growth investment philosophies. Professor Jain has previously been on the faculty of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and the Freeman School of Tulane University. He has published numerous articles in the Journal of Finance, Journal of Accounting Research, Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Accounting and Economics, Review of Financial Studies, Accounting Review, Journal of Business and Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis. His work has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Barron's, Newsweek and several other newspapers. He has also spent a summer each as a visiting scholar at INSEAD, France and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Washington, D.C. He has also taught at ITESM, Mexico and CEIBS, China. Awards: Teacher honor roll six years in a row. Received Erich Sternberg Award and Irving H. LaValle Research Award.

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Georgia Institute of Technology College of Computing Mustaque Ahamad, Professor, Computing PhD and MS, Computer Science, SUNY, Stony Brook; BE (Hons) EEE, BITS (1981) Address: College of Computing, 801 Atlantic Drive, Atlanta, Georgia 30332-0280 T: (404) 894-2593 F: mustaq@cc.gatech.edu http://www.cc.gatech.edu/fac/Mustaque.Ahamad/ Bio: Research interests are in distributed operating systems, computer security, and fault-tolerant systems.

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Vinod R. Singhal, Professor of Operations Management, Associate Director, Center for Paper Business & Industry Studies PhD (1988) and MS (1984) Operations Management, U Rochester, MBA, IIM Ahmedabad (1981), BE (Hons), Mechanical Engineering (1979), BITS Address: 755 Ferst Drive, Room 443, Atlanta, Georgia 30332-0520 T: (404) 894 4908 F: (404) 894 6030 vinod.singhal@mgt.gatech.edu http://www.dupree.gatech.edu/directory/singhal.html Bio: Area(s) of Expertise: Global Logistics; Operations Management; Business; Global Logistics; Project Management. Awards: Professor of the Year 1996-97, Faculty outside the Classroom Award, 1996-97, Cited as one of the most popular professors at Dupree by Businessweek, 1998, National Merit Scholarship, Ministry of Education 1974-79 39. Georgia Institute of Technology College of Computing Umakishore Ramachandran, Professor and Chair, Core Computing Division PhD (1986) University of Wisconsin-Madison, BE, BITS Address: College of Computing, 801 Atlantic Drive, Atlanta, Georgia 30332-0280 T: (404) 894-5136 F: rama@cc.gatech.edu www.cc.gatech.edu/fac/Kishore.Ramachandran/ Bio: Research interests: Architectural design, programming, and analysis of parallel and distributed systems. Awards: Presidential Young Investigator (PYI) Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) in 1990, the Georgia Tech Doctoral Thesis Advisor award in 1993, and the College of Computing Outstanding Senior Research Faculty award in 1996. 40. Georgia State University J Mack Robinson College of Business Ritu Lohtia, Associate Professor of Marketing Ph.D. in Business Administration, University of Maryland (1991), MMS, BITS (1986) Address: Georgia State University, College of Business Administration, Atlanta, GA 30303 T: (404) 651-4178 F: (404) 651-4198 rlohtia@gsu.edu www.gsu.edu/~mktrrl/

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Bio: Highly Commended Winner, article in Journal of Business and Industrial Marketing (1997), Second Runner-Up for the Best Article published in the Journal of Business and Industrial Marketing (1994), University of Maryland Marketing Department Representative for the AMA Doctoral Consortium (1989) 41. Georgia State University J Mack Robinson College of Business Arun Rai, James A Harkins III Professor of Electronic Commerce, E-Commerce Institute PhD, Kent State University; MBA, Clarion University of Pennsylvania; MS, BITS Address: Georgia State University, College of Business Administration, Atlanta, GA 30303 T: (404) 651-4011 F: (404) 463-9292 arunrai@gsu.edu http://rai.eci.gsu.edu Bio: His research focuses on digitally induced enterprise and supply chain innovation. He approaches e-business innovation problems by investigating the complementarities between information systems, operations management, and strategy. He has published extensively in leading academic and practitioner journals. He serves, or has served, on the editorial boards of several journals. Arun has chaired or co-chaired 14 doctoral dissertations and several masters thesis. He teaches in both degree-granting executive programs, Global eManagement (GEM) and EMBA, that are offered by GSU. In 2001, he developed and delivered an extremely successful customized Global Supply Chain Solutions executive education program for United Parcel Service's senior- and middle management located both in the United States and Europe. Arun's research has been sponsored by several corporations and agencies, including A.T. Kearney, Bozell Worldwide, DaimlerChrysler, Comdisco, IBM, UPS, SAP, Scientific Atlanta, Georgia Research Alliance, and Advanced Practices Council for the Society of Information Management. He has received several awards for research and teaching contributions, including an IBM Faculty award, and is a frequently invited speaker at national and international meetings for both academic and practitioner audiences. 42. Georgia State University Department of Computer Science Dr. Rajshekhar Sunderraman, Associate rofessor PhD, Computer Science, Iowa State University (1988); MTech Computer Technology, IIT Delhi (1982); BE (Hons) Electronics Engineering, BITS (1980) Address: 758 College of Education (COE) Building, Atlanta, GA 30303 T: (404) 651-0672 F: (404) 651-2246 raj@cs.gsu.edu OR rsunderraman@cs.gsu.edu http://tinman.cs.gsu.edu/~raj/

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Golden Gate University Edward S Ageno School of Business Sharmila C. Chatterjee, Associate Professor; Chair, Department of Marketing PhD, Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania; Master of Management Sciences (MMS), BITS Address: Golden Gate University, 536 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 T: (415) 442 6519 F: (415)-442-6579 schatterjee@ggu.edu http://www.ggu.edu/school_of_business/faculty/faculty_a_g Bio: Area of Specialization: Business-to-Business Marketing, Sales Management, Direct Marketing; Professional Experience: Award Winning Case Written: Direct Marketing Educational Foundation, Board Member: San Francisco Chapter of the American Marketing Association (SFAMA), Member: Institute for Operations Research & Management Science (INFORMS), Finance Executive, Alpha Toyo Put. Ltd, India

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Idaho State University College of Business Mukunthan Santhanakrishnan, Assistant Professor, Finance Department PhD, Arizona State University; MBA Cleveland State University; MMS, BITS (1994) Address: B433, Campus Box 8020, Pocatello , ID 83209 T: (208)282-5747 F: (208)282-4367 santmuku@isu.edu http://cob.isu.edu/Faculty/FacultyProfiles/MukuSanthanaKrishn.htm Bio: Research Interests: Models, query languages, incomplete information, implementation, index structures, and query optimization for dimensional (temporal, spatial, and belief), genetic, and other forms of data, in relational, object-oriented, and semistructured (XML) database paradigms.

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Iowa State University Department of Computer Science Shashi K. Gadia, Associate Professor of Computer Science PhD, Illinois (1978); M Sc (Hons) Mathematics (1970) and BS (Hons) Mathematics (1969), BITS Address: Department of Computer Science, Iowa State University, 226 Atanasoff Hall, Ames, IA 50011-1040 T: (515) 294-2253 F: (515) 294-0258 gadia@cs.iastate.edu

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http://www.cs.iastate.edu/~gadia Bio: Research Interests: Models, query languages, incomplete information, implementation, index structures, and query optimization for dimensional (temporal, spatial, and belief), genetic, and other forms of data, in relational, object-oriented, and semistructured (XML) database paradigms. 46. Iowa State University Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Arun Somani, ECpE Department Chair and Jerry R. Junkins Endowed Chair Professor PhD, McGill University, (1985), MS in EE, McGill University (1983), M.Tech, IIT Delhi (1979), BE, BITS (1973) Address: 3108 Coover Hall , Electrical and Computer Engineering, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011 T: (515) 294-0442 F: (515) 294-8432 arun@iastate.edu http://www.ee.iastate.edu/~arun/ Bio: Research Interests: Fault tolerant computing, Computer interconnection networks, Optical networking, Computer architecture and Parallel computer systems. Prior to going to McGill, he worked as Scientific Officer for Govt. of India, New Delhi from 1974 to 1982 and as a faculty member of Departments of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Washington, Seattle, WA from 1985 to 1997. He has taught courses in the areas of research interest and published more than 200 technical papers and has graduated more than 100 MS and PhD students. He has been elected a Fellow of IEEE for his contributions to theory and applications of computer networks. He has served on several program committees of various conferences in his research areas was the General Chair of IEEE Fault Tolerant Computing Symposium - 1997 and Technical Program Committee Chair of International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks, 1999, and OPTICOMM 2003. 47. Iowa State University Department of Mechanical Engineering Sriram Sundararajan, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering PhD (2001) and MS (1997), Mechanical Engineering, Ohio State University BE (Hons) Mechanical Engineering, BITS (1995) Address: 3036 Black Engineering Bldg, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011 T: (515) 294-1050 F: (515) 294srirams@iastate.edu http://www.me.iastate.edu/srirams/ Bio: Trying to build a research program which will focus on several issues related to MEMS (MicroElectroMechanical Systems) and nanodevices, primarily mechanical behavior of materials on the nanoscale and nanofabrication techniques involving scanning probe microscopy. Most of the work will be experimental and will eventually be complemented with modeling. Other interests include
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mechanical engineering/material science issues in biological systems. PhD. work was in micro/nanoscale tribology (friction, wear and lubrication) of thin films and devices for MEMS (MicroElectroMechanical Systems) applications. The work was primarily experimental and involved utilizing scanning probe microscopy (SPM)-based techniques. Studied under Prof Bharat Bhushan (BITS Pilani). Before joining Prof. Bhushan's group in January 1996, spent some time at Vanderbilt University in the graduate program in Material Science and Engineering. 48. Iowa State University Department of Computer Science Akhilesh Tyagi, Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Adjunct Associate Professor of Computer Science PhD, Computer Science, University of Washington (1988); M Tech IIT Delhi (1983); BE (Hons) Electrical Engg, BITS (1981) Address: 3107 Coover Hall, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011 T: (515)294-4396 F: (515)294-8432 tyagi@cs.iastate.edu http://www.cs.iastate.edu/~tyagi/tyagi.html Bio: Major Interests - VLSI: Algorithms, CAD Tools, Automatic generation of VLSI modules and systems for low power/energy; VLSI architectures. Computer Architecture: Branch-decoupled architectures and instruction-level parallelism. Complexity Theory: VLSI complexity Theory; Energy complexity. 49. Indiana University (Bloomington) Kelley School of Business Shailendra P. Jain, Assistant Professor of Marketing PhD & MPhil, Marketing, Stern School of Business, NYU (1995), M. Phil, 1992, MBA, IIM Ahmedabad (1984), BE (Hons) Chemical, BITS (1982) Address: Business 426C, IUB, 1309 East Tenth Street, Bloomington, Indiana 47405 T: (812) 855-8100 F: spjain@indiana.edu http://kelley.iu.edu/mba/academics/displayfacprofile.cfm?faculty_id=spjain Bio: Among his research interests are biased information processing, economics of information, humor, comparative advertising, electoral campaigning, and stereotyping. Jain was at Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University prior to this, and also taught at the Simon School, University of Rochester. He has received a number of awards including Superior Teaching Award, William E. Simon Graduate School of Business Administration, University of Rochester, (1998, 1999 and 2002) and in the 1998 Business Week B-Schools Rankings and Profiles, was listed as one of the outstanding teachers at Simon.

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Indiana University (Bloomington) Kelley School of Business Sreenivas Kamma, Associate Professor of Finance PhD, SUNY Buffalo, BITS Address: 1309 East Tenth Street, Bloomington, Indiana 47405 T: F: kamma@indiana.edu http://www.kelley.iu.edu/kamma/ Bio: Awards: Teaching Excellence Recognition Award, 1999-2000

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International Computer Science Institute (Research Institute) Lokendra Shastri Address: 1947 Center St., Suite 600, Berkeley, CA 94704 T: (510)-666-2910 F: shastri@icsi.berkeley.edu http://www.icsi.berkeley.edu/~shastri/shortcv.html Bio: Since 1993, Dr. Shastri has been a Member of the AI Group at the International Computer Science Institute, Berkeley, CA. Before moving to ICSI, Berkeley, he was on the faculty of the Department of Computer and Information Science, University of Pennsylvania. His Research interests include Cognitive Science, Artificial Intelligence, and Computational Neuroscience: neurally motivated computational models of learning, knowledge representation, inference, and language understanding; episodic memory formation in the hippocampal system; role of temporal synchrony in neural information processing; spatio-temporal pattern recognition. Dr. Shastri has authored one book and over fifty refereed publications in the areas of connectionist models of knowledge representation and reasoning, spatio-temporal neural networks for speech and handwriting recognition, and episodic memory formation. He is on the advisory board of Neural Computing Surveys'' and the editorial board of Connection Science'', and he has served on numerous program committees and review panels. He has consulted for the Policy Research and Analysis Division of the National Science Foundation and for the United Nations Development Program.

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Johns Hopkins University Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health Sudha Sivaram, Research Associate, Department of Epidemiology PhD (1999) and MPH, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health,; University of California, Los Angeles; BE (XXXX); BITS Address: Room 6136, 615 North Wolfe Street, Suite E-6011, Baltimore, MD 21205

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Tel: (443) 287 3836 Fax: (410) 955-1836 ssivaram@jhsph.edu http://faculty.jhsph.edu/?F=Sudha&L=Sivaram Bio: Research in HIV/AIDS prevention programs, sustainability of community-based reporductive health interventions, role of income generation activities on HIV/reproductive health program impact 53. Johns Hopkins University (Also Resources for the Future) The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies Ramanan Laxminarayan, Adjunct Professor of International Relations and Fellow, Resources for the Future PhD Economics and Masters in Publich Health, University of Washington, Seattle; BITS Address: Room 6136, 615 North Wolfe Street, Suite E-6011, Baltimore, MD 21205 Tel: (443) 287 3836 Fax: (410) 955-1836 ssivaram@jhsph.edu http://faculty.jhsph.edu/?F=Sudha&L=Sivaram http://www.rff.org/rff/Laxminarayan.cfm Bio: His research deals with the integration of epidemiological models of infectious disease transmission and acquisition of bacterial and parasite resistance into the economic analysis of public health problems. His research on "resistance economics" is focused on improving the analytical framework to study problems such as bacterial resistance to antibiotics, and pest resistance to genetically modified crops. He has worked with the World Health Organization on evaluating malaria treatment policy in Africa, has organized two conferences on the Economics of Resistance, and is editor of a forthcoming book, Battling resistance to antibiotics and pesticides: an economic approach. Other research deals with bio-economic modeling, and tobacco control policy in developing countries. 54. Kansas State University Physics Department Sanjay N Rebello, Assistant Professor of Physics PhD (1995) and MSc (1992), Brown University; BE (Hons) EEE (1989), BITS; Address: Cardwell Hall, Manhattan, KS 66506 T: (785) 532-1539 F: srebello@phys.ksu.edu http://www.phys.ksu.edu/~srebello/

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Kansas State University Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Bala Natarajan, Assistant Professor PhD, Colorado State University (2002), BE (Hons) EEE BITS (1997) Address: 261 Rathbone Hall, Manhattan, Kansas 66506-5204 T: (785) 532-4597 F: (785) 532-1188 bala@ksu.edu http://www.eece.ksu.edu/~bala/ Bio: Research interests include Communication Systems, CDMA and Spread Spectrum, Multi-carrier modulation, Diversity Strategies, Multi-user Detection, Wireless Channel Modeling and Space Time Coding

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Kennesaw State University Michael J. Coles College of Business Satya Chakravorty, Caraustar Professor of Operations Management PhD, University of Georgia; MS and BS, BITS Address: Michael J. Coles College of Business, 1000 Chastain Road, Kennesaw, GA 30144-5591 T: (770) 423-6582 F: (770) 423-6606 satya_chakravorty@coles2.kennesaw.edu Bio: He primarily teaches Managing the Value Chain (Operations Management) World Class Manufacturing and Supply Chain Management courses at the BBA traditional MBA and Executive MBA levels. Dr. Chakravorty research interests include focusing process improvement efforts in manufacturing and service operations using constraint management and lean manufacturing concepts. He has many publications in highly recognized journals such as the Production and Operations Management Decision Sciences Journal for Innovative Education International Journal of Production Research Omega: International Journal of Management Science European Journal of Operational Management International Journal Production Economics Quality Management Journal International Journal of Operations and Production Management Production and Inventory Management Journal Industrial Management International Journal of Technology and Simulation and Gaming. Dr. Chakravorty is a member of the Decision Sciences Institute (DSI) Production and Operations Management Society (POMS) American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS) and National Association of Purchasing Management (NAPM). He has presented and been a key speaker at the international/national conferences of DSI POMS APICS and NAPM.

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Kettering University Department of Mechanical Engineering Rupak Banerjee, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering PhD, Drexel University (1992), MS Indian Institute of Technology (1987), BE (Hons) & ME (Hons) (1984) BITS Address: 1700 West Third Avenue, Flint, MI 48504 T: (810) 762-9915 (Direct) F: (810) 762-7860 rbanerje@kettering.edu http://www.gmi.edu/acad/biomed/Banerjee.htm Bio: Analytical and Numerical Modeling of Biological Systems: Expertise in Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) technique to solve for transient or steady state physiologic flow, mass, heat transfer problems coupled with pharmacokinetics. Link computational flow analysis with actual patient diagnosis and device performance to predict and treat defects and diseases.

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Massachusetts Institute of Technol ogy Sloan School of Management S P Kothari, Gordon Y Billard Professor of Accounting and Head of the Accounting Group PhD Accounting, University of Iowa (1986); MBA Accounting and Finance, IIM Ahmedabad (1982); BE (Hons) Chemical Engg, BITS (1979) Address: Sloan School of Management, E52-325, 50 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA 02142 T: (617) 253-0994 F: (617) 253-0603 kothari@mit.edu http://web.mit.edu/kothari/www Bio: Wrote books - Financial Statement Analysis, Edited by Ray Ball and S.P. Kothari, McGraw-Hill, 1994; Anomalies and Efficient Portfolio Formation and Contemporary Accounting Research

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Michigan State University College of Education Punyashloke Mishra (84), Assistant Professor , Counseling, Educational Psychology and Special Education and Research Associate, Media Interface and Network Design Lab, Department of Telecommunications PhD, Educational Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1998), MA Mass Communications, Miami University, (1992), MDes Visual Communications, IIT Mumbai (1990), BE (Hons) EEE, BITS (1988) Address: 509 A Erickson Hall, College of Education, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824 T: (517) 353-7211 F: (517) 353-6393

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punya@msu.edu http://punya.educ.msu.edu/ Bio: He conducts research and development work around educational technology. The research is funded by over $4 million in grants from national and international agencies. In terms of news, He recently received two grants. One from the US Dept of Education (called the Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers to Use Technology grant) for 1.5 million dollars (for three years). The other is a grant through US-AID (half a million) for Reaching & Educating At-risk Children (REACH) in India. Research has focused on the cognitive, aesthetic, and social aspects related to the design and use of computer based learning environments. Other interests include online learning, cognitive psychology of science, visual literacy, and creativity. My work can be seen as falling into three broadly overlapping categories: Psychological Responses to media [New: AAAI symposium on Etiquette] Design & teaching with technology. He also creates a form of visual wordplay called ambigrams (which you can find on his website). 60. National Science Foundation College of Engineering Kishen Baheti, Program Director, Division of Electrical and Communications Systems PhD, Electrical Engineering, Oregon State University; MS, Information & Computer Science, University of Oklahoma; ME, Electrical Engineering, VRCE Nagpur; BE (Hons) Electrical Engineering, BITS Address: Suite 675, 4201 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22230 T: (703) 292-8339 F: (703) 292-9147 rbaheti@nsf.gov http://www.eng.nsf.gov/staff/rbaheti.htm Bio: In 1976, Dr. Baheti joined the Control Engineering Laboratory of GE Corporate Research and Development Center in Schenectady, NY. His work focused on advanced multivariable control for jet engines, , computer- aided control system design, vision based robots for precision welding, model-based fault identification and parallel implementation of Kalman filters. Dr. Baheti and his colleagues received IR-100 award for robotic welding vision system. In 1989, Dr. Baheti joined NSF as a Program Director in the Division of Electrical and Communications Systems. He has been instrumental in the development of NSF initiatives on "Combined Research and Curriculum Development", "Semiconductor Manufacturing", and NSF/EPRI Initiative on "Intelligent Control". His contributions include the development of NSF Initiative on "Learning and Intelligent Systems" to help harness information technologies and enable active partnerships between several disciplines such as engineering, neuroscience, control theory, cognitive science, computer science and education. He has served as associate editor for IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, member of the Control Systems Board of Governors, and chair for Public Information Committee. In 1994, he received "Distinguished Member Award" from the IEEE Control Systems Society and in 1997, he was elected a Fellow of IEEE. 61. North Carolina State University Electrical & Computer Engineering Department Rajeev Ramanath, Research Associate PhD (2003) & MS (2000) Electrical Engineering, NC State University (2003), BE (Hons) EEE, BITS (1998)

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Address: 429 EGRC, Box 7911, NC State University Raleigh, NC 27695-7911 T: 919-513-2008 rajeev.ramanath@ieee.org http://www4.ncsu.edu/~rramana Bio: His Masters thesis at BITS was titled "Interpolation Methods for Bayer Color Arrays." His Ph.D. dissertation at NC State University was titled, "A Framework for Object-characterization and Matching in Multi--and Hyperspectral Imaging Systems." He is currently doing post doctoral research with the Electrical and Computer Engineering department at North Carolina State University. His research interests include computer vision, image and signal processing, demosaicking in digital color cameras, color science and automatic target recognition. He has taught classes in Statistical Pattern Recognition and Linear Systems. 62. Northeastern University College of Engineering Surendra M. Gupta, Professor of Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering and Director of the Laboratory for Responsible Manufacturing BE(Hons.), Electronics Engineering, BITS, , 1970; MSI.E., Industrial Engineering, Purdue University, 1972; MBA(Hons.), Management, Bryant College, 1977; PhD, Industrial Engineering, Purdue University, 1977. Department of Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering , 334 Snell Engineering Center, Northeastern University, Address: 360 Huntington Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts 02115 U.S.A. T: (617) 373-4846 F: (617) 373-2921 gupta@neu.edu http://www.coe.neu.edu/~smgupta/ Bio: Dr. Gupta's research interests are in the areas of Production/ Manufacturing Systems and Operations Research. He is mostly interested in Environmentally Conscious Manufacturing, Electronics Manufacturing, MRP, JIT, and Queueing Theory. He has authored and co-authored over 200 technical papers published in prestigious journals, books and international conference proceedings. He has traveled widely and presented his work at international conferences on six continents. Dr. Gupta is the editor for the special issues of Journal of Electronics Manufacturing on "Environmental, Recycling and End of Life Issues in the Electronics Industry" and "Production, Planning and Scheduling in Electronics Manufacturing", senior editor of the Industrial Engineering Applications and Practice: Users' Encyclopedia , co-editor for the special issue of Computers and Industrial Engineering on "Operational Issues in Environmentally Conscious Manufacturing" and serves on a number of editorial boards of IEEE journals. He has been involved as the Chairman of the International Conferences on Environmentally Conscious Manufacturing I (Nov. 2000) and II (Oct. 2001), track chair of Management Science and Operations Research for the NEDSI'2001, NEDSI'2002 and NEDSI'2003 Conferences, and the member of the Technical Committees of International Conferences of IEEE on ISEE'98, ISEE'99, ISEE'2000, ISEE'2001 and ISEE'2002; DYCONS99; GT/CM'2000; RETBE'2000; ICMFMDI'2000; ISLCE'2001; and ICRM'2002. He has been elected to the memberships of several honor societies and is listed
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in various Who's Who publications. He is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Massachusetts and a member of ASEE, DSI, IIE, INFORMS and POMS. He has more than 25 years of teaching experience and has been elected to memberships and chairmanships of dozens of University, College and Department Committees as well as an elected member of the Faculty Senate representing the College of Engineering. 63. Northern Kentucky University College of Business Banwari Mittal, Department of Management and Marketing PhD (Marketing), University of Pittsburgh; MBA, IIM Ahmedabad; BE, BITS Pilani Address: College of Business, Department of Management and Marketing, Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY 41099 T: (859) 572-5163 F: (859) 572-5150 mittal@nku.edu http://www.nku.edu/~mittal/Ban%20Mittal%20Bio%20OneDocuRev.doc Bio: Research History. Brand-and ad-attitude relationship; Services marketing; Relationship marketing; Measurement of Service Quality and Customer Satisfaction; Attitude Models; Consumer Involvement and Decision-Making; Customer Value and Business Strategy. Recent and Developing Research Interests. Entrepreneurship; E-Commerce; Business-to-Business Marketing; Models of Innovation in Organizations; Business-Strategy; Role of technology in services. Books: VALUESPACE: Winning the Battle for Market Leadership, Lessons From The World's Most Admired Companies, Banwari Mittal & Jagdish Sheth, Customer Behavior: Consumer Behavior and Beyond, Jagdish N. Sheth, Banwari Mittal, and Bruce I. Newman, Awards: Deans Citation Award for Research, 2001, 1998 Best Article in Advertising Award by The AMA Advertising Special Interest Group, 1999 Award for Excellence, for Outstanding Paper, published in the Journal of Services Marketing, MCB Press, UK. 64. Northwestern University Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering and Kellogg Graduate School of Management Marketing Department Alok N. Choudhary, Associate Professor in Electrical & Computer Engineering and Department of Marketing (Kellogg) PhD, Computer Engg, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (1989), M.S. Computer Engg, University of Massachusetts, Amherst (1986) and BE (Hons) EEE, BITS (1982) Address: Tech, L359, Evanston, IL 60208 T: (847) 467 4129 F: (847) 467 4144 choudhar@ece.nwu.edu http://www.ece.nwu.edu/~choudhar/ Bio: Alok Choudhary received the prestigious Presidential Young Investigator Award in 1993, given to 30-35 young faculty in the USA by the National Science Foundation each year. He has also received an IEEE Engineering Foundation award, an IBM Faculty Development award and an Intel Research Council award. His main research interests are in high-performance computing and communication
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systems and their applications. He has published more than 120 papers in various journals and conferences, has written a book and several book chapters on the above topics. He is a member of the IEEE Computer Society and the Association of Computing Machinery. He has spent time visiting various industries including IBM and Intel. 65. Ohio State University Department of Mechanical Engineering Bharat Bhushan, Professor, Design and Manufacturing, Ohio Eminent Scholar Chair and The Howard D. Winbigler Professor Director, Nanotribology Laboratory for Information Storage and MEMS/NEMS (NLIM) Doctor Honouris Causa, Metal-Polymer Research Institute of National Academy of Science Belarus (2000); Doctor of Technical Sciences, Warsaw University of Technology (1996); Doctor Technicae, University of Trondheim, Norway (1990); MBA, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (1980); MS (1973) and PhD (1976), University of Colorado, Boulder; MS (1971) MIT; BE (1970) BITS Address: The Ohio State University, 206 W. 18th Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43210-1107 USA T: (614) 292-0651, 0171(office) F: (614) 292-0325 (fax) bhushan.2@osu.edu http://rclsgi.eng.ohio-state.edu/nlim/Bhushan.htm 66. Oregon State University Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering Kartikeya Mayaram, Associate Professor, Department of ECE Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, UC Berkeley (1988), MS Electrical Engineering, SUNY Stony Brook (1982), BE (Hons) EEE, BITS (1981) Address: School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, 220 Owen Hall, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331-3211 Tel: (541) 737-2972 Fax: (541) 737-1300 tcad@ece.orst.edu http://web.engr.oregonstate.edu/~karti/ Bio: Awards: National Science Foundation CAREER Award, 1997, Distinguished Paper Mention, Int. Conf. Computer-Aided Design, 1991, Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, EECS Department, UC Berkeley, 1987. Consulting Positions. Farchild Semiconductor International. Mixed Technology Associates. Mentor Graphics Corporation. Lucent Bell Labs. 67. Penn State University College of Engineering Ravi Ravindran, Professor & Head of the Department, Harold & Inge Marcus Department of Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering PhD and MS, Industrial Engineering, University of California, Berkeley; BE (Hons) EEE BITS, Address: 352 Leonhard Building, University Park, PA 16802 T: (814) 865-7840
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F: (814) 863-4745 aravi@psu.edu http://www.ie.psu.edu/people/IEFaculty/facultypage.cfm?FacID=21 Bio: Ravi Ravindran received the Institute of Industrial Engineering's prestigious Albert Holzman Distinguished Educator Award. The award recognizes outstanding educators who have contributed significantly to the industrial engineering profession through teaching, research and publication, extension, teaching/learning innovation, and/or administration in an academic environment. US News recognizes Penn States Industrial Engineering department as one of the top 5 in the country. He also received the IEE Book of the Year Award in 1977 for Operations Research: Principles and Practice, (with D.T. Phillips and J. Solberg) 68. Polytechnic University Department of Computer & Information Science Nasir Memon, Associate Professor of Computer Science PhD (1992) and MS (1989), Computer Science, University of Nebraska; BE (Hons) Chemical Engg & MSc (Hons) Mathematics, BITS (1982) Address: LC 116, Six, Metrotech Center, Brooklyn NY 11201 T: (718) 260-3970 F: (718) 260-3609 memon@poly.edu http://vip.poly.edu/memon Bio: Awards: NSF Career Award, 1997, 3 US patents; Research Interests: Data Compression and Multimedia Security. He has worked at Northern Illinois University, Arkansas State University, and University of Nebraska prior to moving to Polytechnic University. 69. Princeton University Woodrow Wilson School of Public & International Affairs Smita Bhatnagar Brunnermeir, Lecturer of Economics and Public and International Affairs PhD, Vanderbilt University (1998), MSc (Hons) Economics & BE (Hons) EEE BITS (1992) Address: 343 Wallace Hall, Princeton, NJ 08544-1021 T: (609) 258-4000 F: (609) 258-6419 smita@princeton.edu 70. Purdue University Department of Computer Sciences Aditya P. Mathur, Associate Dean and Professor of Computer Sciences (1987); PhD, Computer Science (1977) and BE (Hons) EEE (1970), BITS Address: 1398 Computer Science Building, West Lafayette, Indiana, 47907-1398
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T: (765) 494-7823 F: apm@cs.purdue.edu http://www.cs.purdue.edu/faculty/apm.html Bio: Aditya Mathur conducts research in the areas of software testing, reliability, formal approaches for software process control, and the management of smart spaces. Mathur has been a crusader for the use of code coverage criteria in the estimation of software reliability or as an orthogonal metric to assess confidence in the reliability estimates. He has proposed the "Saturation Effect" as a motivating device for the use of a sequence of testing techniques. This device is often used by vendors to enhance marketing of their test tools. Mathur's recent work deals with test and management of Internet services. His research group has developed homeWabash, a tool for the management of networked devices. In collaboration with Raymond DeCarlo, Mathur is also investigating the use of feedback control theory for the control of software development processes. 71. Purdue University Department of Computer Sciences Jyoti Mathur, Coordinator of Computational Science and Engineering (CS&E) Program PhD, Computer Science (1984), MS, Computer Science (1976), MS Mathematics (1973) and BS (1971), BITS Address: 1398 Computer Science Building, West Lafayette, Indiana, 47907-1398 T: (765) 496-2491 F: jmathur@cs.purdue.edu http://www.cs.purdue.edu/people/jmathur Bio: Coordinator of CS Undergraduate Research Program, Department of CS at Purdue University, Fall 1999-present. Postdoctoral Fellow, Information and Computer Science department, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1985-1987. She received the Fulbright Fellow in Georgia Institute of Technology in 1985 and the All India Mathematics Summer School for Meritorious Graduate Students in 1972. Wife of Aditya Mathur at Purdue. 72. Purdue University School of Electrical & Computer Engineering Vernon J. Rego, Professor, Computer Sciences PhD, (1985) & MS (1982) Computer Science, Michigan State; MSc (Hons) Mathematics, BITS (1979) Address: Purdue University, Department of Computer Sciences, West Lafayette, IN 47906 T: (765) 494-7835 F: rego@cs.purdue.edu http://www.cs.purdue.edu/faculty/rego.html

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Bio: Vernon Rego directs research in the Parallel Computation and Simulation Laboratory (PacsLab) in Purdue's computer sciences department. His research interests include software systems for high-performance distributed computation, network protocols, threads systems, parallel stochastic simulation, computational probability and performance, and software engineering. His current projects include the ACES software architecture for multi-threaded distributed computing and parallel simulation, including the EcliPSe replicated simulation system (for which he was awarded an IEEE/Gordon Bell Prize), the ParaSol process-oriented distributed simulation system, the Ariadne threads system and the CLAM protocol suite. He was also awarded a German Research Council Award for Computer Networking Research. He has been an invited researcher at the Oak Ridge National Laboratories and an ACM National Lecturer. He is an Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Computers and an advisory board member of The DoD Advanced Distributed Simulation Research Consortium. 73. Purdue University School of Electrical & Computer Engineering T N Vijaykumar, Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering PhD (1998) and MS (1992), Computer Science, University of Wisconsin, (1998); ; BE (Hons) EEE & MSc (Tech) Comp. Sci, BITS (1990) Address: School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, 1285 Electrical Engineering Building, West Lafayette, Indiana 47907-1285 T: (765) 494-0592 F: (765) 494-6440 vijay@ecn.purdue.edu http://www.ece.purdue.edu/ECE/People/Faculty/vijay 74. Roanoke College, Virginia Department of Computer Science & Mathematics Anil M. Shende, Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Mathematics PhD and MS, SUNY Buffalo (1995); MSc (Hons) BITS Address: Roanoke College, 221 College Lane, Salem, VA 24153 T: (540) 375-2341 F: (540) 389-4236 shende@roanoke.edu http://cs.roanoke.edu/~shende/ 75. Sinclair Community College Department of Electronic & Computer Engineering Technology Harmit Kaur, Professor of Electronics & Computer Engineering Technology MSEE University of Rourkee; BE (Hons) EEE BITS Address: 444 W. Third Street, Dayton, Ohio 45402 T: (937) 512-2576 F: (937) 512-2337
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hkaur@sinclair.edu http://www.sinclair.edu/academics/egr/departments/eet/fs/HarmitKaur/index.cfm 76. Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Arjun Godhwani, Professor and Graduate Program Director PhD, Electrical Engineering, University of Arkansas (1971); MS EE University of Roorkee (1965); BE (Hons) Electrical Engineering, BITS (1963) Address: Engineering Building Room No: 2045, Edwardsville, IL 62026-1801 T: (618) 650-2808 F: (618) 650-3374 agodhwa@siue.edu http://www.ee.siue.edu/~agodhwa Bio: University Gold Medal for first rank in the master's program at Roorkee University, India in 1965. Recognized as an outstanding faculty member by the School of Engineering in 1987 and IEEE St.Louis Section Education Award in 1993. He has Actively working in the area of Excitation Systems, and has developed algorithms for design of controllers for Voltage Control, Var/PF Control, and UEL/OEL functions for excitation systems for use on Synchronous machines. 77. Southern Methodist University Edwin L. Cox School of Business Kumar Venkataraman, Assistant Professor, Finance PhD, Finance, Arizona State University (2000); MMS, Finance, BITS (1994) Address: Edwin L. Cox School of Business, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX 75275 T: (214) 768-7005 F: (214) 768-4099 kumar@mail.cox.smu.edu http://faculty.cox.smu.edu/~kumar 78. State University of New York at Buffalo Center of Excellence for Document Analysis and Recognition (CEDAR) Ajay Shekhawat, Project Manager & Director of Research Labs Address: CEDAR, UB Commons, 520 Lee Entrance,Suite 202, Amherst, NY 14228-2583 T: (716) 645-6164 extn 101 F : (716) 645-6176 ajay@cedar.buffalo.edu
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http://www.cedar.buffalo.edu/~ajay/ Bio : Interests include Pattern Recognition, Image Processing, Networking (the TCP/IP kind), the Internet and Embedded Systems. 79. State University of New York at Buffalo Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Abani Patra, Associate Professor and Advisor, Applied Computational Mathematics and MEchanics Research Group PhD, Computational & Applied Mathematics, UT Austin, (1995), MS, Mechanical Engineering, University of Missouri-Rolla (1990), BE, Mechanical Engineering, BITS (1987) Address: 605 Furnas Hall, Dept. of Mechical Engineering, SUNY-Buffalo, Buffalo, NY 14260 T: (716) 645-2593 x2240 F: (716) 645- 3875 abani@eng.buffalo.edu http://wings.buffalo.edu/eng/mae/acm2e Bio : Interests Adaptive hp Finite Element Methods, Parallel Iterative Solvers, Domain Decomposition and Preconditioners, Applications to Incompressible Flows and simulations of Biomechanical Systems and Geophysical Mass Flows 80. Stanford University Center for Integrated Systems Krishna Saraswat, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Associate Director of the NSF/SRC Engineering Research Center for Environmentally Benign Semiconductor Manufacturing PhD and MS in Electrical Engineering Stanford University; BE Electronics and Telecommunications (1968) BITS Address: Stanford University, CISX 326, Stanford, CA 94305 T: (650) 725-3610 F: (650) 723-4659 saraswat@cis.stanford.edu http://snf.stanford.edu/staff/saraswat/ Bio: His group is working on a variety of problems related to new and innovative materials, device structures, and process technology of silicon devices and integrated circuits. Special areas of his interest are: new device structures for scaling MOS transistors to nm range; 3-D ICs with multiple layers of heterogeneous devices; thin film technology for VLSI interconnections and contacts; ultrathin MOS gate dielectrics; and and development of tools and methodology for simulation and control of etching, deposition and rapid thermal process technologies. Prof. Saraswat is a Fellow of IEEE, member of The Electrochemical Society and The Materials Research Society. He was given the Thomas D. Callinan Award by The Electrochemical Society in May 2000 for his contributions to the dielectric science and technology. He was co-editor of the IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices during 1988 - 1990. He has authored or coauthored over 370 technical papers.
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Tarrant County College Full Time Faculty Ranjana Segal, SE Professor of Chemistry. B.S. and MS, BITS; PhD, Delhi University. Address: May Owen Center, 1500 Houston Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102 T: (817) 515-3334 F:

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Texas A&M University Department of Industrial Engineering Amarnath Banerjee, Assistant Professor PhD, Industrial Engineering, University of Illinois at Chicago (1999), BE (Hons) Computer Science, BITS (1989) Address: 239A Zachry, 3131 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843-3131 T: (979) 845-5110 F: (979) 847-9005 banerjee@tamu.edu http://ie.tamu.edu/people/faculty/Banerjee/default.htm Bio: Voted the Most Valuable Professor by the students in Industrial Engineering at Texas A&M University, May 2001. Dr. Banerjee's research interests are in virtual manufacturing, simulation, image processing, real-time video processing, augmented reality and human behavior modeling. He directs the Advanced Virtual Manufacturing and Augmented Reality Laboratory. He teaches courses in manufacturing and production systems design and control, facilities planning, virtual manufacturing and simulation.

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Texas A&M University Dwight Look College of Engineering Arul Jayaraman, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering Harvard University/Massachusetts General Hospital PhD UC Irvine (1998), MS Biochemical Engineering, Tufts University (1994), BS (Hons) Chemical Engg and MSc (Hons), Physics, BITS (1987) Address: 335X Zachry Engineering Center, 3122 TAMU, College Station, TX 77845-3122 T: (979) 845-3306 F: (979) 845-6446 arulj@tamu.edu http://cheweb.tamu.edu/faculty/jayaraman/

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Bio : Instructor in Surgery and Bioengineering, Center for Engineering in Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Honors & Awards - Dean's Teaching Fellowship, University of California, Irvine, 1994. Research Interests: Systems Biology (Genomics and Proteomics), BioMEMS (Living Cell Arrays), Microbial Biofilms (Quorum Sensing) and Molecular Networks (Inflammation) 84. Texas A&M University Department of Electrical Engineering Sameer Sonkusale, Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering PhD, Electrical Engineering, University of Pennsylvania, BE (Hons) EEE, BITS Address: 3131 TAMUS, College Station, TX 77843-3131 Rm. 315E, WERC, Tel: (979) 458-3557 T: (979) 845-5110 F: (979) 847-9005 sameer@ee.tamu.edu http://ee.tamu.edu/~sameer Bio: He worked as an IC Design Engineer at Texas Instruments, India from 1996-1997 in the DSP Design group, and as an intern at Texas Instruments in Dallas, TX and Warren, NJ during summers of 1998,1999 and 2000. His research interests are in the area of Data Converters and Analog and Mixed-mode IC Design for communications and sensor applications. 85. Texas Tech University College of Business Administration Solomon R Antony, Assistant Professor of Management Information Systems PhD, Florida International University (1997), BE, BITS, Address: Business Administration, Ms2101, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX 79409 T: (806) 742-1927 F: (806) 742-3193 solomon.antony@ttu.edu www.ba.ttu.edu/isqs/antony 86. Texas Tech University Department of Mathematics & Statistics Padmanabhan Seshaiyer, Assistant Professor Post-Doctoral Research Associate (1998-2000), Bioengineering, Texas A&M University, Ph.D Applied Mathematics (1994-1998), University of Maryland, MSc(Hons.) Mathematics (1989-1994) and BE(Hons) EEE (1989-1994) Address: Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX 79409 T: (806) 742-2580 x 264 F:
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padhu@math.ttu.edu http://www.math.ttu.edu/~padhu/ Bio: Awards: 2004 Selected to Who's Who in America, 2003 Member of the Teaching Academy , Texas Tech University, 2003 Alumni Association New Faculty Award , Texas Tech Alumni Association, Texas Tech University, 2002 Graduate Professor of the Year, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Texas Tech University, 2002 Tribute to Teachers Outstanding Teacher Award, College of Arts and Sciences and College of Education, Texas Tech University, 2002 Nominated for Ex-Students Association New Faculty Award , College of Arts and Sciences Texas Tech University 2001 Fellow of the Texas ProjectNExT : New Experiences in Teaching, A Program to improve Undergraduate and Graduate Education in the State of Texas, 2000 Fellow of the ProjectNExT: New Experiences in Teaching, A Program to improve Undergraduate and Graduate Education in the United States.Research: Dr. Seshaiyer's research is in the broad area of computational mathematics with a focus on systematically developing and combining sophisticated numerical techniques with high performance computing and apply them to several computationally challenging problems arising in different applications. His research is highly interdisciplinary and it fosters involvement from highschool, undergraduate and graduate students. He is the principal organizer of the 2003 Redraider Minisymposium on "Mathematical and Computational Modeling of Biological Systems". 87. Tulane University Medical Center Vinod K Thukral, Clinical Professor, Department of Health Systems Management PhD in Business Administration, University of Kansas, Lawrence (1983); MBA, University of Tulsa; BITS Address: T: (504) 588 5460 F: vthukral@tulane.edu Bio: He formerly served as Assistant Professor at Kansas Statement University Marketing Department and at Tulane University A.B. Freeman School of Business. Originally trained in consumer behavior, Dr. Thukral now researches issues in healthcare marketing and planning. He is a 1990 recipient of a Fulbright Lecturing Award. He has a program to improve health systems in India. Dr. Thukral is a Clinical Professor with the Health Systems Management department. 88. Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences Department of Pathology Radha K. Maheshwari, Professor of Pathology Address: 4301 Jones Bridge Road, Bethesda, Maryland 20814 T: F: rmaheshwari@usuhs.mil http://www.usuhs.mil/pat/fac/Maheshwari.html
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Bio: Current Research Interests include cytokines-induced Inhibition of Pathogenesis 89. University of Arizona Department of Computer Science Neelam Gupta, Assistant Professor PhD (1999) and MS (1991), Purdue University; BE (Hons) Computer Science and MSc, BITS (1986) Address: Gould-Simpson Bldg., Rm. 708, 1040 E. Fourth St, PO Box 210077, Tucson, AZ 85721 T: (520) 626-8282 F: (520) 621-4246 ngupta@cs.arizona.edu http://www.cs.arizona.edu/people/ngupta/ 90. University of Arizona Department of Systems and Industrial Engineering Suvrajeet Sen, Professor, Systems and Industrial Engineering; PhD, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (1982);; MS, University of Louisville (1978); BA and MS, BITS Address : SIE Department, P.O. Box 210020, Univ. of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721-0020 T: (520) 621-6556 or (520) 621-6551 F: sen@sie.arizona.edu http://www.sie.arizona.edu/faculty/sen/ 91. University of Arizona Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering Srinivasan Ramasubramanian, Assistant Professor PhD Computer Engineering, Iowa State University (2002); BE (Hons) EEE, BITS (1997) Address: Room ECE 320D, Dept of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Gould University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721 T: (520) 621-4521 F: srini@ece.arizona.edu http://www.ece.arizona.edu/~srini/ Bio: Research Interests - Optical networks, Communication networks and protocols, Fault Tolerance System Modeling and Performance Analysis 92. University of Arkansas

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Sam M. Walton College of Business Vikas Anand, Assistant Professor, Management PhD, Arizona State University, Business, (1999); MBA, IIFT, International Business, 1990; BE (Hons) Civil Engg & MSc (Hons) Physics, BITS (1988) Address: 1 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72701-1201 T: (479) 575-6232 F: vanand@walton.uark.edu http://waltoncollege.uark.edu/faculty/search.asp?type=profile&id=145000&group=MGMT Bio: His major areas of research include knowledge management in organizations, organizational memory and competition in high velocity environments. Prior to his academic career, he was a manager in two large multi-national corporations and worked extensively on marketing and strategic positions in Africa and Asia. He has published and presented his work on knowledge management in several practitioner and research outlets. He has taught at both the undergraduate and MBA level and was the recipient of the College of Business Teaching Excellence Award at Arizona State University in 1998. 93. University of California at Irvine Department of Engineering Bir Bhanu, Professor, Electrical Engineering PhD, University of Southern California; MS Electrical Engineering, MIT; MBA, University of California, Irvine; M Engg, BITS; BS, Institute of Technology, BHU Address: B232 Bourns Hall, Riverside, CA 92521 T: (909) 787-3954 F: bhanu@shivish.ucr.edu http://www.engr.ucr.edu/faculty/ee/bhanu.html Bio: He came to UCR from his position of Senior Honeywell Fellow at Honeywell Inc. He is a Fellow of IEEE, AAAS and IAPR. He is the Director of the Center for Research in Intelligent Systems (CRIS) at UCR. Computer Vision, Machine Learning, Image and Video Databases, Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, Signal and Image Processing, Graphics, Visualization, Virtual Reality and Computer Aided Design. 94. University of California at Irvine Center for Embedded Computer Systems Nikil Dutt, Professor of ICS and ECE, Center for Embedded Computer Systems (CECS) Ph.D, Computer Science, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (1989), BE (Hons) Mechanical Engineering, BITS (1980) Address: Center for Embedded Computer Systems, 444 CS, University of California, Irvine, CA 92697-3425, USA
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T: (949) 824-7219 F: (949) 824-7219 dutt@uci.edu www.ics.uci.edu/~dutt/ Bio: His current research interests include embedded systems CAD, computer architecture and optimizing compilers. He serves as ViceChair of ACM/SIGDA and IFIP WG-10.5, and is an Editor for ACM TODAES and IEEE TVLSI. 95. University of California at Riverside Bourns College of Engineering, Department of Computer Science & Engineering Srikanth Krishnamurthy, Assistant Professor, Computer Science and Engineering PhD, University of California, San Diego; MSc, Concordia University, Canada; BE (Hons) and MSc (Hons), BITS Address: A-145, Bourns Hall, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of California, Riverside, Riverside, CA 92521 T: (909) 787-2348 F: krish@cs.ucr.edu http://www.cs.ucr.edu/~krish/ Bio: Dr. Krishnamurthys research is in the areas of wireless systems and networks, Internet technology, broadband networks, multimedia systems, satellite systems and networks, lightwave networks, queuing theory and stochastic processes, algorithm design and analysis, network security and active networks. Dr. Krishnamurthy was a Research Staff Member/Scientist, HRL Laboratories, LLC, in Malibu from 1998 to 2000. He is a member of the IEEE Communications Society. He has also been on the Technical Program Committees of numerous conferences including INFOCOM 2001. He was the Technical Co-Chair for WOSBIS-99 (Workshop on Satellite Based Information Services). He is the Local Arrangements Chair for ACM Mobihoc 2001. Dr. Krishnamurthy was awarded the 2000 Technology Achievement Award from HRL Laboratories. He has been leading or been the co-principal investigator on various Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency-funded projects including ones on Next Generation Internet and Small Unit Operations. 96. University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) John E. Anderson Graduate School of Management Kumar Rajaram; Associate Professor in the Decisions, Operations, and Technology Management PhD, Operations and Information Management (1998) and MA, Managerial Science & Applied Economics (1997), University of Pennsylvania; MS, Industrial Engineering & Operations Research, University of Massachusetts at Amherst (1993); MSc (Mathematics with Honors) (1991), BITS; BE (Electrical & Electronics Engineering with Honors), 1991, BITS Address: Gold Hall, Room B-410, 110 Westwood Plaza Box 951481 - Los Angeles, California 90095-1481 T: (310) 825-4154 F: kumar.rajaram@anderson.ucla.edu http://www.anderson.ucla.edu/x985.xml
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Bio: Dr. Rajaram's research interests include applied optimization in the design and control of large-scale industrial processes and in retail operations management. He has focused on developing analytical models of complicated systems with a strong emphasis on practical implementation. Dr. Rajaram has developed a new control paradigm to increase the productivity of large-scale industrial processes. His work on behalf of Cerestar, Europe's leading manufacturer of starch-based products, won the prestigious Franz Edelman Finalist Award for Achievement in Operations Research and Management. Through use of a technique known as Robust Process Control, Dr. Rajaram saved the company more than $11 million annually by improving its refining processes. Dr. Rajaram's other honors include the George Robbins Award and the Citibank Teaching Award from The Anderson School faculty. He is currently an associate editor for the journal Management Science. 97. University of California at San Diego Electrical & Computer Engineering Department Mohan M. Trivedi, Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering and Director, UCSD Program in Advanced Manufacturing PhD (1979) and ME (1976), Utah State University; BE (Hons) Electronics, BITS (1974) Address: Science and Engineering Research Facility (SERF), Room 103, 9500 Gilman Dr., Mailcode #0407 La Jolla, CA 92093-0407 T: (858) 822-0075 F: (858) 822-1918 trivedi@ece.ucsd.edu http://swiftlet.ucsd.edu/~trivedi/ Bio: Mohan Trivedi is professor of electrical and computer engineering at the Jacobs School and director, Computer Vision and Robotics Research laboratory. Expert on robotics, smart cars and rooms; working on vision-based and augmented-reality systems that could have security iterations for airplane and building security monitoring, as well as robotics for explosives/bio-agent detection. Has experience responding to crisis, in the aftermath of the Chernobyl accident in 1986, when he responded to request from DOE for research on robotics for nuclear plant safety; and in 1991, to help in mine detection efforts in the Gulf War. Dr Trivedi has established the Computer Vision and Robotics Research Laboratory. His team is engaged in a broad range of sponsored research studies in sensorbased mobile manipulators, active perception and machine vision, interactive interfaces for human-machine systems, and remote sensing. He has published extensively and has edited over a dozen volumes including books, special issues, video presentations, and conference proceedings. He serves as the Editor-in-Chief of Machine Vision and Applications, the official journal of the International Association of Pattern Recognition. He serves or has served as an associate editor of a number of journals. He served as the Chairman of the Robotics Technical Committee of the Computer Society of the IEEE (1987-1989). Currently, he chairs the Pattern Recognition, Image Processing and Computer Vision Committee of the IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society. He has served as the General Chair for a number of major conferences in the artificial intelligence and robotics fields. He is a frequent consultant to various national and international industry and government agencies. He has established collaborative relationships with academic, industrial, and government institutes from Japan, France, Denmark, India, Australia, Singapore, and New Zealand. He is a recipient of the Pioneer Award (Technical Activities) and the Meritorious Service Award of the IEEE Computer Society and the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the Utah State University. He is a Fellow of the International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE). He has been elected to the honor societies of Phi Kappa Phi, Tau Beta Pi, and Sigma Xi. He is listed in the Who's Who in the Frontiers of Science and Technology, Who's Who in American Education, American Men and Women of Science, Who's Who in the World and other similar publications.

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University of California at Santa Barbara Computer Science Department Divyakant Agrawal, Professor and Chair, Department of Computer Science PhD (1987) and MS, (1984), Computer Science, SUNY Stony Brook, BE (Hons) EEE, BITS (1980) Address: Room 3117, Engineering I, Department of Computer Science, Santa Barbara, CA 93106-5110 T: (805) 893-4385 F: (805) 893-8553 agrawal@cs.ucsb.edu http://www.cs.ucsb.edu/~agrawal/ Bio: He is on the faculty of the Department of Computer Science at the University of California at Santa Barbara since 1987. He is also currently serving as the Chair of the Computer Science Department at UCSB. Dr. Agrawal's research interests are in the areas of distributed systems and databases. He has authored and co-authored numerous publications on the topics related to Transaction Processing, Distributed Algorithms and Asynchronous Systems, Digital Libraries, Fault-tolerant Systems and Replicated Databases, Scalable I/O Techniques for Multimedia Data, Efficient Indexing and Retrieval of Multimedia Data, Workflow Management Systems, etc. His current research activities are focused in the areas of hardware acceleration of spatial operations, peer-to-peer data sharing architectures, bioinformatics, query processing over data-streams, and data mining and online analytical processing. Dr. Agrawal has served in various capacities on the Program Committees of numerous conferences, symposia, and workshops. He currently serves as an Associate Editor of an international journal on Distributed and Parallel Databases (Kluwer). He and his co-authors received the bestpaper award in ICDE 2002, for the paper "Exploring Spatial Datasets with Histograms". Dr. Agrawal also holds Visiting Senior Research Scientist position at NEC Computing and Communication Research Laboratories.

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University of California at Santa Barbara Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Shiv Chandrasekaran, Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering PhD, Yale University (19XX); BE (Hons) EEE, BITS (1987) Address: Room 3109, Engineering I, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Santa Barbara, CA 93106-9560 T: (805) 893-7542 F: (805) 893-3262 shiv@ece.ucsb.edu http://www.ece.ucsb.edu/Faculty/Chandrasekaran/default.html Bio: After completing his PhD at Yale University, Shiv worked for a year as a Visiting Instructor at the Mathematics Department of North Carolina State University in Raleigh. His current research interests include the development of new stable algorithms for the fast updating and downdating of structured systems of linear equations, the development of highly accurate and efficient algorithms for the numerical solution of differential and integral equations, and the development of new accurate and efficient algorithms for inverse scattering and computer vision problems. He received the BITS. Merit Scholarship from 1983 to 1987 and was nominated for the Yale Prize Teaching Fellowship in 1992.

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100. University of Central Florida School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science Sumanta N. Pattanaik, Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science PhD, Computer Science, BITS (1993) Address: Computer Science Building, Room 250, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida 32816-2450 T: (407) 823-2638 F: sumant@cs.ucf.edu http://www.cs.ucf.edu/~sumant/ Bio: Dr. Pattanaik has had a variety of professional experience including the positions of research associate in the Program of Computer Graphics at Cornell University, post-doctoral researcher at Rennes, France and later at Cornell, senior staff scientist at the Department of Computer Graphics at the National Center for Software Technology in Bombay, India and scientific officer, Bhabha Atomic Research Center, Bombay, India. Currently, he is teaching Computer Graphics Systems I and his research interests are in the areas of realistic image synthesis and display and visualization. Dr. Pattanaik has authored numerous publications, including ACMSIGGRAPH articles, journal articles, conference and workshop articles, conference tutorials and has edited a recent book entitled "Proceedings of IFIP-ICCG93." 101. University of Chicago Graduate School of Business Puneet Manchanda, Assistant Professor of Marketing PhD, Columbia University (1998); PGDBM; IIM (1990); BE (Hons), BITS (1987) Address: 1101 East 58th Street, Chicago IL 60637 T: (773) 702-5421 F: puneet.manchanda@gsb.uchicago.edu http://gsbwww.uchicago.edu/kilts/fellows/manchanda.shtml Bio: Prior to joining the University of Chicago, he held marketing and managerial positions at Unilever and ORG Systems (a Unisys coventure). He teaches Marketing Management and Marketing Strategy at the University of Chicago. He has also taught at Columbia University and University of Bombay, India. His research interests include building models to solve marketing problems in various domains such as retailing, pharmaceuticals, direct marketing and Internet marketing. His interests are in econometric modeling with special focus on Bayesian methodology. His current research is along two streams. In the first stream, he is investigating how consumers evaluate and purchase multiple items such as grocery shopping baskets, product bundles, umbrella brands and experiential products. The second stream of research involves building response models to various marketing stimuli such as advertising (in consumer packaged goods and in digital environments),
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sales force effort (in the pharmaceutical industry) and product introductions (in consumer packaged goods). He has presented his research at many universities in the United States and abroad and his papers have appeared in Marketing Science and Marketing Letters. He has also been invited as a speaker to various industry research conferences. He is currently on editorial board of the Review of Marketing Science. He was the True North Communications Junior Scholar at the University of Chicago in 1999-200 and was recently named a Marketing Science Institute Junior Scholar. 102. University of Chicago Irving B. Harris School of Public Policy Studies Raaj K. Sah, Professor PhD, University of Pennsylvania; PGDBM; IIM Ahmedabad; BE, BITS Address: 1155 E. 60th Street, Suite 141 T: (773) 702 0085 F: r-sah@uchicago.edu www.harrisschool.uchicago.edu/faculty/sah.html Bio: Sah joined the University of Chicago in 1991, after having visited the University's Department of Economics during the 1989-1990 academic year. Previously, Sah taught at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and at Yale University; and he has been a visiting faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania and at Princeton University. Sah's research spans several areas. In the area of public finance, he has written on the limitations on the extent to which incomes can be redistributed through conventional taxes and subsidies. He has studied the effects and designs of various public finance policies in less developed countries, the subject of his Book: Peasants versus City-Dwellers: Taxation and the Burden of Economic Development (Oxford University Press, 1992), co-authored with Joseph E. Stiglitz. Another part of Sah's research has attempted to explain important social patterns, such as crime in the United States and the persistence and pervasiveness of corruption in many countries. In this vein is his study, Social Osmosis and Patterns of Crime, published in the Journal of Political Economy (December 1991). In addition, Sah has researched fertility and mortality changes in less developed countries in an attempt to understand long-term demographic transitions. Sah has served as an advisor to several corporations, financial institutions, international organizations, and governments. Awards: Three teaching awards including Professor of the Year at U Chicago. He is also a Partner at Lumin Asset Management, a global hedge fund with US$50 Mln in assets, and serves as its Principal Investment Advisor and an Advisor to MyRichUncle.com 103. University of Chicago Graduate School of Business Suraj Srinivasan, Assistant Professor of Accounting DBA (Accounting), Harvard Business School (2004), MSc (Hons) Physics and BE (Hons) EEE, BITS Pilani (1991); MBA, IIM Calcutta, (1993) Address: 1101 East 58th Street, Chicago IL 60637 T: Phone: (773) 834-1720 F: ssriniva@gsb.uchicago.edu
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104. University of Colorado at Boulder Electrical and Computer Engineering Kuldip C. Gupta, Professor. PhD, BITS, ME and BE IISc Bangalore, BSc, Punjab University Address: Office Engineering Center ECEE 197A, Campus Box 425, Boulder, CO 80309-0425 T: (303) 492-7498 F: gupta@colorado.edu http://mems.colorado.edu/c1.inf.persnnl/faculty/gupta_kc.shtml Bio: Prof. Gupta has been at the University of Colorado since 1983, initially as a Visiting Professor and later as a Professor. Presently, he is also the Associate Director for the NSF I/UCR Center for Advanced Manufacturing and Packaging of Microwave, Optical, and Digital Electronics (CAMPmode) at the University of Colorado. Earlier, he had a long stay (since 1969) at IIT Kanpur, where he was a Professor in Electrical Engineering until 1975. On sabbatical from the University of Colorado in 1993-94, Prof. Gupta was a Visiting Professor at the IISc Bangalore and a Consultant at the Indian Telephone Industries. Prof. Gupta is a Fellow of the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, USA); a Fellow of the Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (India); a Member of URSI (Commission D, USA); and a Member of the Electromagnetics Academy (MIT, USA). He is a member of the ADCOM for the MTT Society of IEEE, a co-chair of the IEEE MTT-S Technical Committee on CAD (MTT-1), a member of the IEEE Technical Committee on Microwave Field Theory (MTT-15), and on the Technical Program Committees for MTT-S International Symposia. He is the founding editor of the International Journal of Microwave and Millimeter-Wave Computer-Aided Engineering, published by John Wiley since 1991. He is on the editorial boards of IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, Microwave and Optical Technology Letters (John Wiley), International Journal of Numerical Modeling (John Wiley, U.K.) and three journals of IETE (India). He is listed in Who's Who in America, Who's Who in the World, Who's Who in Engineering, and Who's Who in American Education. 105. University of Connecticut Department of Computer Science & Engineering Swapna Gokhale, Assistant Professor. PhD (1998) and MS (1996), Electrical and Computer Engineering, Duke University; BE (Hons) EEE & BE (Hons) Computer Science, BTS Pilani (1994) Address: Office Engineering Center ECEE 197A, Campus Box 425, Boulder, CO 80309-0425 T: (860) 486-2772 F: (860) 486-4817 ssg@engr.uconn.edu http://www.ee.duke.edu/~ssg/

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Bio: Research Interests: My current research interests lie in the following areas: Security and quality issues in converged IP/PSTN networks; QoS issues in wireless and wireline networks; Software testing, reliability and performance; Software architecture; Program comprehension and understanding and Performance and dependability evaluation of computer systems and networks 106. University of Detroit Mercy Department of Physics Eswara Prasad Venugopal, Associate Professor of Physics PhD, Physics, University of Massachusetts, Amherst., MS Physics, Utah State University, MSc (Tech) Computer Science, BITS Address: 4001 W. McNichols Rd., PO Box 19900, Detroit, MI 48219 T: (313) 993-3379 F: 313-993-1187 venugoep@udmercy.edu Bio: Assistant Professor of Physics, Prasad teaches general physics courses and laboratories for engineering, life science and architecture students. He has published papers in theoretical atomic and particle physics. His recent research deals with chiral anomalies in photon-hadron interactions. He joined the University in 1998. 107. University of Georgia College of Agricultural & Environmental Science Raj R. Rao, Research Scientist, Edgar L. Rhodes Center for Animal and Dairy Science PhD, Biological Engineering, University of Georgia (2001); MS, Biotechnology, University of Texas at San Antonio (1996); BE, Chemical Engineering and MSc (Hons) Biological Sciences, BITS (1993). Address: 454, Rhodes ADS Center, Athens, GA 30602 T: (706)542-4941 F: (706)542-7925 rajrao@uga.edu http://www.arches.uga.edu/~rajrao Bio: His current projects involve identification of appropriate growth and differentiation conditions for embryonic stem cells. Specifically, he is associated in a collaborative project with the Tissue Engineering group at Georgia Tech (GTEC) with a focus on developing cell sourcing technology for eventual applications in cardiovascular disease treatments. He recently received a $100,000 research grant for developing biomaterials and microenvironments to aid in the production of endothelial cells from embryonic stem cells. Awards: Engineering Graduate Research Enhancement Award (for outstanding graduate students) (1998). Biological & Agricultural Engineering Departmental Scholarship. (1996). Nominated for "Whos Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges" at the University of Texas, San Antonio. (1995) Jawaharlal Nehru Summer Fellowship for conducting research at the Indian Institute of Sciences, Bangalore, India. (1991) 108. University of Georgia
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Department of Computer Science Amit P Sheth, Professor; Director, Large Scale Distributed Information Systems Lab; Co-founder/CTO, Semagix, Inc PhD (1985) and MS (1983), Ohio State University; BE EEE, BITS (1981) Address: Large Scale Distributed Information Systems Lab, Computer Sc., 415 GSRC, Athens GA 30602-7404, USA T: (706) 542-2310 F: (706) 542-4771 amit@cs.uga.edu http://lsdis.cs.uga.edu/~amit Bio: Prof. Sheth joined the UGA and started the LSDIS lab in 1994. In August 1999, Sheth founded Taalee, Inc., a venture capital funded enterprise software and Semantic Web technology startup based on the research at the LSDIS lab. He managed Taalee as its CEO until June 2001 when it was acquired by Voquette, Inc. Subsequently he has been the CTO for Voquette, Inc. (now Semagix, Inc). He has also founded another high-tech companyInfocosm, Inc. His research has led research of over $10 million in large and small companies and at UGA, funded by NIST, NRL, NSF, ARDC and industry, and resulting in three commercial products and several deployed applications, as well as two patents. From 1985 to 1994, he served in R&D groups at Bellcore (now Telcordia Technologies), Unisys, and Honeywell. Dr. Sheth has given twelve keynote talks at international conferences and meetings, over 125 invited talks, tutorials and professional courses. He has over 150 publications, including two outstanding conference papers, and some of the most cited papers in federated databases, workflow management, and semantic interoperability. He is on the editorial board of six journals, has been on company and consortia boards, has served on over 75 program and organization committees, has led seven international conferences and workshops as a General/Program (co-)chair, and has been on advisory boards and panels of several intertantional project, consortia and funding agencies. Dr. Sheth enjoys mixing activities that span from conceptual research to entrepreneurship. 109. University of Hawaii at Manoa Department of Electrical Engineering Vinod Malhotra, Associate Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering PhD (1987) and MS (1983), Electrical Engineering, Colorado State University; BE (Hons) EEE, BITS (1983) Address: 2540 Dole Street, Holmes 442, Honolulu, HI 96822 T: (808) 956-7609 F: (808) 956-3427 vinod@spectra.eng.hawaii.edu http://www-ee.eng.hawaii.edu/EEPage/Faculty/Bios/vinod.html Bio: Dr. Malhotra is the co-editor of two books, co-author of a book-chapter and over twenty journal publications. He is a member of the American Vacuum Society (AVS), Electrochemical Society (ECS), and Eta Kappa Nu. He also has three invited papers,a best poster award, and a patent to his credit. He has served as a symposium chairman and technical session chairman for State-of-the-art Program On Compound Semiconductor symposia of ECS. He is also a recipient of the Regents Medal for Excellence in Teaching, 1991 (highest honor in teaching at the University of Hawaii).

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His current research interest includes wet and dry processes for passivation of GaAs and InP surfaces and surface-sensitive devices, such as HBTs, MSM photodetectors and VCSELs. He is also developing novel low-damage 'soft' plasma processes for SiNx deposition using electron cyclotron resonance plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition technique. His previous work includes novel optical sensors, fabrication and characterization of refractory metal silicides, and fundamentals of memory switching in silicon thin films for fuseprogrammable memories. 110. University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering Shankar Chellam, Assistant Professor, Environmental Engineering PhD (1995) and MS (1991), Environmental Science & Engineering, Rice University; MSc (Hons) Chemistry and BE (Hons) Mechanical Engineering, BITS (1986) Address: Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, N107 Engineering Building 1, Houston, Texas 77204-4003 T: (713) 743-4265 F: (713) 743-4260 chellam@uh.edu http://www.egr.uh.edu/cive/faculty/chellam/ Bio: Awards include National Science Foundation CAREER award, Doctoral fellowship, Rice University, 1994 1995, Larson Aquatic Research Scholarship for PhD study, American Chemical Society and American Water Works Association, 19921993, and Eleanor and Mills Bennett Fellowship, Rice University, 19921994 111. University of Illinois at Chicago Department of Information and Decision Sciences Ranganathan Chandrasekaran, Assistant Professor PhD, IIM Ahmedabad (1998), MSc BITS Address: University of Illinois at Chicago, 2402 University Hall, 601 South Morgan Street, MC 294, Chicago, IL 60607-7124 T: (312) 996-2676 F: ranga@uic.edu http://www.uic.edu/cba/cba-depts/ids/facultyprofiles/ranga.htm Bio: Prior to joining UIC, Ranganathan was an Assistant Professor of MIS at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. Earlier, Ranga worked as a management consultant at Exeter Group, Boston (1998-99) where he was engaged in technical and BPR-related projects. He held research positions at National University of Singapore during 1997-98, where he participated in many research projects in collaboration with the industry. Ranga has also consulted for several private and public sector organizations, apart from working as a programmer in a software firm.

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Ranga's current research interests include E-commerce, IS strategy, and Business Process Reengineering. His paper won the SIM International paper contest in 2001. His doctoral dissertation on strategic IT decisions won the best doctoral dissertation award at the International Conference on Information Systems, 1998. His dissertation proposal won the Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Award, and a $25,000 research grant in 1996. He stood first in his Masters program at BITS. He has over ten publications in various conference proceedings, some of which have been prize winning. He has three journal publications and eight that are forthcoming or under review at leading MIS journals. He has authored five case studies on different IT issues. He is also a regular, invited columnist to some practitioner IT magazines. 112. University of Illinois at Chicago Urban Transport Center P S Sriraj, Research Assistant Professor MS, Civil Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology; MSc (Hons) Physics &, BE (Hons) Civil Engineering BITS Address: Urban Transportation Center(MC357), University of Illinois at Chicago, 412, S. Peoria, Suite 340, Chicago, IL - 60607 T: (312) 413 7568 F: (312) 413 0006 sriraj@uic.edu Bio: Sriraj joined UTC in March as a Research Assistant Professor. Sriraj completed his PhD work at IIT in fall 1999. From October 1998 to July 1999 he served as a technical consultant at IIT designing and implementing a demand responsive vanpool program for the patients of the Illinois Eye Institute in Chicago. He has worked on research projects ranging from traffic flow simulation, land-use modeling and pedestrian analysis of corridors in downtown Chicago. 113. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Department of Computer Science, Narayan R Aluru, Assistant Professor, General Engineering Department and Beckman Institute PhD, Stanford University, (1995), M.S., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, (1991), BE (Hons), BITS (1989) Address: 3265 Beckman Institute, MC-251, 405 N. Mathews Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801 T: (217) 333-1180 F: (217) 244-4333 aluru@uiuc.edu https://netfiles.uiuc.edu/aluru/www/ Bio: Awards include National Science Foundation CAREER Award, 1999, NCSA Faculty Fellow, 1999, CMES Distinguished Young Author Award, 2001, Xerox Award, 2002, Willett Faculty Scholar, 2002. Research includes Computational Analysis and Design of Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS), microfluidics, and Bio-MEMS Numerical Methods (meshless, finite-element, boundary-element, fast algorithms) and Parallel Computing Computational Bionanotechnology Computational and Design Aspects of Nanoelectromechanical Systems (NEMS).

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114. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Department of Computer Science, Narendra Ahuja, Donald Biggar Willet Professor of Engineering, Beckman Institute, and Coordinated Science Laboratory PhD, Computer Science, University of Maryland (1979); ME, Electrical Communication Engineering, IISc, Bangalore(1974); BE (Hons) EEE, BITS(1972) Address: Beckman Institute, University of Illinois, 405 N. Mathews Avenue, Urbana, Illinois 61801 T: (217) 333-1837 F: (217) 244-8371 ahuja@vision.ai.uiuc.edu http://www.ece.uiuc.edu/faculty/faculty.asp?n-ahuja Bio: From 1974 to 1975, he was with the Department of Electronics, Government of India, New Delhi. Since 1979, he has been with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His research is on integrated use of multiple visual sources of scene information for image sensing, analysis and synthesis, and their applications. His research interests are broadly in computer vision, robotics, image processing, image synthesis, sensors, and parallel algorithms, and the use of information technology in societal development. Awards: 1999 Emanuel R. Piore award of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers; 1998 Technology Achievement Award of the International Society for Optical Engineering; Honorable mention for the 1999 University of Illinois Award for Guiding Undergraduate Research; Associate (1998-99) and Beckman Associate (1990-91) in the University of Illinois Center for Advanced Study. Founding University Scholar Award (1985), NSF/White House's founding Presidential Young Investigator Award (1984), UGC Fellowship (192-74), National Scholarship (1967-72), and President of India's Merit Award (1966). He was selected as President of India's (Eagle) Scout (1966). Served on the editorial boards of the journals IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence; Computer Vision, Graphics, and Image Processing; Journal of Mathematical Imaging and Vision; Journal of Pattern Analysis and Applications; Int. Journal of Imaging Systems and Technology; and Journal of Information Science and Technology, and as guest coeditor of Artificial Intelligence Journal's 1995 special issue on vision. Books: Co-author Pattern Models (Wiley, 1983), Motion and Structure from Image Sequences (Springer-Verlag, 1992) and Face Detection and Hand Gesture Recognition for Vision-Based Human Computer Interaction (Kluwer, 2001). e has coedited the book Advances in Image Understanding (IEEE Press, 1996). He has published about 20 book chapters, 70 journal papers and 200 conference papers. He has received or applied for 7 patents. He has graduated 23 Ph.D. students and 30 M.S. students. He has supervised 45 undergraduate research projects. He has been a chair/committee member/keynote speaker for 35 national and international conferences. He has served as reviewer for over 60 professional journals, magazines and conferences. He has developed and taught 4 new courses, established 2 new laboratories and taught a number of engineering courses. He has codeveloped and taught 2 new interdisciplinary courses. The results of his research have been used in industrial systems at General Electric, Westinghouse, Lockheed, Honeywell and Advanced Technology, Inc., and for the development of a radar system. He helped initiate an automation effort at Corning, Inc., and collaboration among Illinois Department of Agriculture, University of Illinois dairy, and a dairy plant. He has consulted with about 15 national and international, commercial and government organizations. 115. University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering Nitin H. Vaidya, Associate Professor.

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BE (1986), BITS; ME (1988), IISc Bangalore; MS (1991), PhD (1993), University of Massachusetts. Areas of Interest: fault-tolerant computing, distributed systems, mobile computing, and applied coding theory Address: 458 Coordinated Science Laboratory, MC-228, 1308 West Main Street, Urbana, IL 61801 T: (217) 265-5414 F: (217) 244-5685 nhv@crhc.uiuc.edu nhv@uiuc.edu http://www.crhc.uiuc.edu/~nhv/ 116. University of Iowa Henry B. Tippie College of Business Padmini Srinivasan, Associate Professor, Library and Information Science and Management Sciences PhD Syracuse 1985; MSc (Hons) BITS (1978) Address: 3067 Main Library, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242-1000 T: (319) 335-5708 F: padmini-srinivasan@uiowa.edu http://www.biz.uiowa.edu/mansci/faculty/psriniva.html 117. University of Iowa Department of Computer Science Sriram V. Pemmaraju, Associate Professor PhD (1992) & MS (1989), Virginia Polytechnic; MSc (Tech) Computer Science, BITS (1987) Address: 101 G McLean Hall, Department of Computer Science, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52240-1419 T: (319) 353-2956 F: (319) 335-3624 sriram@cs.uiowa.edu http://www.cs.uiowa.edu/~sriram/ Bio: Research interests in Discrete Mathematics, Graph Algorithms and Distributed Computing 118. University of Kansas Department of Mechanical Engineering Karan S. Surana, Deanne E. Ackers Distinguished Professor of Mechanical Engineering PhD (1970) and MS (1966), Mechanical Engineering (math minor), University of Wisconsin (1970); BE, Mechanical Engineering, BITS (1965)

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Address: Mechanical Engineering Dept, 3008 Learned Hall, Lawrence, Kansas 66045-2234 T: (785) 864-2988 F: (785) 864-5254 surana@ku.edu http://www.engr.ku.edu/me/fac_sura.htm 119. University of Louisiana at Lafayette The Center for Advanced Computer Studies Arun Lakhotia, Associate Professor of Computer Science PhD, Case Western Reserve University (1990); MSc (Tech) Computer Science, BITS (1982) Address: Center for Advanced Computer Studies, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, #2 Rex Street, Suite 435, Lafayette, LA 70504 T: (337) 482-6766 (Office) F: (337) 482-5791 (Fax) arun@louisiana.edu www.cacs.louisiana.edu/~arun 120. University of Maryland Department of Computer Mathematical & Physical Sciences Venkatramana Subrahmanian, Professor, Computer Science and Professor of Institute for Advanced Computer Studies, Department of Computer Science PhD (1989) and MS (1987), Syracuse University; MSc, BITS (1985) Address: Inst for Computer Studies, 3733 A.V. WILLIAMS BUILDING, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742-3255 T: (301) 405-2711 F: vs@umd.edu and VS@CS.UMD.EDU http://www.cs.umd.edu/users/vs/ Bio: Recipient of NSF Faculty Early Career Development Awards and Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (formerly Presidential Young Investigator Awards) 121. University of Maryland, Baltimore County Department of Mathematics & Statistics Madhu Nayakkankuppam, Assistant Professor PhD, Courant Institute, NYU, (2000); MS, Indian Institute of Science (1994); BE (Hons) BITS (1992) Address: Department of Mathematics & Statistics Office: MP 427, 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore, MD 21250 T: Tel: +1-410-455-3298 F: Fax: +1-410-455-1066
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madhu@math.umbc.edu http://www.math.umbc.edu/~madhu/ Bio: Madhu Nayakkankuppam was a postdoctoral fellow at the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences before coming to UMBC. His research interests include optimization, especially linear and nonlinear semi-definite programming, interior-point algorithms, convex analysis, non-smooth optimization, large-scale applications and computational issues including numerical linear algebra and parallel computing. This semester he is teaching calculus and analytical geometry and Introduction to Linear Algebra. Nayakkankuppam has published in journals including Mathematical Programming, Optimization Methods and Software and Pattern Recognition, Modern languages and Linguistics. 122. University of Massachussetts at Amherst Department of Computer Science Vijaykumar Gullapalli, Senior Postdoctoral Researcher,Laboratory for Advanced System Software PhD, Computer Science (1992) and MS, Computer Science, 1989, University of Massachusetts, Amherst; MSc (Hons) Mathematics & BE (Hons) Electrical Engineering (1984); Address: T: (413) 545-1596 or (413) 545-3143 (Lab) F: (413) 545-1249 vijay@cs.umass.edu Bio: Senior Postdoctoral Researcher working in the Adaptive NetWorks Laboratory and the Laboratory for Perceptual Robotics. Research interests include learning in natural and artificial systems, algorithms for learning and adaptation in connectionist systems, and applications of connectionist learning techniques to problems in control, cognition, and pattern recognition. Current work involves mathematical analysis of the convergence properties of learning algorithms and the application of learning algorithms to problems in robot control under uncertainty and noise. 123. University of Massachussetts at Amherst Eugene M Isenberg School of Management Anurag Sharma, Assistant Professor PhD in Strategic Management, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; MBA, University of Virginia; B.S., BITS; Address: Isenberg School of Management, Room 328, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003-4940 T: (413) 545-5682 F: shrmn@som.umass.edu http://www.som.umass.edu/som/academic/dept/management/faculty/sharma.html

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124. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor Michigan Business School Ravi Anupindi, Michael R. and Mary Kay Hallman Fellow & Associate Professor of Operations and Management Science PhD (1993) and MS (1989), Management of Manufacturing and Automation, Graduate School of Industrial Administration, Carnegie Mellon University; ME Automation, IISc Bangalore (1984); BE (Hons) EEE, BITS (1982) Address: University of Michigan Business School, 701 Tappan Avenue, D3217, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1234 T: (734)615-8621 F: (734)936-0279 anupindi@umich.edu http://www.bus.umich.edu/Academics/Departments/Sms/Sms/FacultyBio.asp?id=000596740 Bio: Assistant Professor of Marketing at Kellogg from 1993-00 and Associate Professor of Operations Management at Stern from 200002. Research: Supply Chain Management, Supply Contracts and Inventory Management, Just-in-Time Systems and OperationsManufacturing Interfaces. Wrote book, R. Anupidhi, S. Chopra, S. Deshmukh, Jan van Mieghem, and E. Zemel, Managing Business Process Flows, Prentice Hall, Inc. 1999. (A text for MBA Operations Core class). Recipient of 1996 Operations Research Meritorious Service Award. 125. University of Minnesota Institute of Technology Ramesh Harjani, Associate Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering and Graduate Faculty, Department of Biomedical Engineering PhD Carnegie Mellon University, (1989); M. Tech Electrical Engineering, IIT Delhi (1984); BE, BITS (1982) Address: Department of Electrical & Computer Eng., University of Minnesota, 200 Union Street S.E., Minneapolis, MN 55455 T: (612) 625-4032 F: harjani@ece.umn.edu http://www-mount.ee.umn.edu/%7Eharjani/ http://www2.itdean.umn.edu/faculty/detail.jsp?facultyID=125 Bio: First Prize, SRC/IBM SiGe Design Challenge, 2003, Distinguished Lecturer, IEEE Circuits and Systems Society, 2001-02, First Prize, SRC Copper Design Challenge, 2000, National Science Foundation Research Initiation Award in 1991, Best Paper Awards at the 1987 IEEE/ACM Design Automation Conference and GOMAC 98. He is a co-author of the book, Design of Modulators for Oversampled Converters, Kluwer Academic Publishers 1998. 126. University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management Mani Subramani, Assistant Professor, Information & Decision Sciences DBA, Information Systems, Boston University (1997); PGDM, IIM Bangalore (1983), Information Systems; BE(Hons) EEE, BITS (1981)
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Address: 3-358 Carlson School of Management, University Of Minnesota, Ave S. Minneapolis, MN 55455 T: (612) 624-3522 F: msubramani@csom.umn.edu or subra010@umn.edu http://ids.csom.umn.edu/Faculty/Mani/Homepage/ Bio: Best Paper Award at the 20th Annual International Conference on Information Systems, Charlotte, NC, December 2000; NSF Grant for research on Electronic Commerce and Inter-organizational Relationships, 1998 127. University of Miami & Carnegie Mellon GSIA (Visiting) School of Business Administration Anuj Mehrotra, Associate Professor, Department of Management Science PhD, Operations Research, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1992; MS, Operations Research, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University (1988); BS, Mechanical Engineering, BITS (1986) Address: Nieuwland 417K Jenkins Building, School of Business Administration, Coral Gables, FL 33124-8237 T: (305) 284-1973 F: (305)-284-2321 anuj@miami.edu http://www.bus.miami.edu/~anuj/ Bio: Research and teaching interests include Management science modeling and methods; optimization techniques for large scale applications in scheduling, distribution, logistics, and telecommunications. 128. University of Nebraska College of Business Administration Ravipreet S Sohi, Associate Professor of Marketing Ph.D. (1991) and MS (1988), University of Wisconsin, Madison, MMS, University of Bombay (1982), BE (Hons) BITS (1980), Address: Marketing, CBA 318, P.O. Box 880492, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE 68588-0492 T: (402) 472-3374 F: (402) 472-9777 rsohi1@unl.edu http://www.cba.unl.edu/people/profile.asp?ID=1052 Bio: Research Interests: In the areas of competitive marketing strategies, resource sharing and synergy within sales forces, and in sales management and channels issues in general. Teaching Interests: Channels of Distribution, Marketing Management, Sales Management, and Marketing Strategy/Policy.

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129. University of New Haven School of Business Subroto Roy, Assistant Professor of Marketing PhD, University of Western Sydney (2002), MBA, IRMA, Anand, MSc (Hons) Chemistry, BITS Pilani (19XX) Address: Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, University of Washington, 1959 N.E. Pacific St. Seattle, WA 98195-6500 T: (203) 932-7370 F: sroy@newhaven.edu http://www.newhaven.edu/faculty/roy/ Bio: Prior to UNH Dr Roy was a Visiting Lecturer of Marketing at Texas Christian University and at Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Singapore. He has also taught Marketing at the University of Technology, Sydney and University of Western Sydney, Australia. He worked as manager for 12 years mostly as Head of Marketing and Sales for the Indian Joint Venture of the Swedish packaging giant Tetra Pak and National Dairy Development Board of India. Dr Roy has also consulted with major Australian Corporations such as Arnotts Biscuits, Southcorp Holdings and Email Meters and also for a Nine-member syndicate of organizational members of the Singapore Retailers Association. Dr Roys academic work has been published in Journal of International Business and Entrepreneurship and is under review at several leading journals. His work was awarded (with K Sivakumar) a research grant by the Institute of Study for Business Markets (ISBM) of the Penn State University. Dr Roy has over 10 refereed conference papers including several at the American Marketing Association Educators Conferences.Dr Roy will be a co-Guest Editor of a Special Issue of the Journal of Business and Industrial Marketing to be published in 2003. Dr Roys research interests include Business-to- business marketing, Innovation and Knowledge Management, Information Technology adoption in B2B and B2C areas. 130. University of Notre Dame Department of Physics Umesh Garg, Professor of Experimental Nuclear Physics PhD (1978) and MA (1975), SUNY Stony Brook; MSc (1974) and BSc (1972), BITS Address: Nieuwland Science Hall 211, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN 46556 T: (219) 631-7352 F: garg@nd.edu http://www.physics.nd.edu/Faculty/garg.html Bio: Prof. Gargs current research interests include experimental investigation of giant resonances, precise measurements of lifetimes of nuclear levels, and studies of nuclei at very high angular momenta. Prof. Garg is a guest scientist at the Argonne National Laboratory. He has been a visiting professor at the Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, and a visiting scientist at Bhabha Atomic Research Center, Bombay, India, and at the Cyclotron Institute, Texas A&M University. 131. University of Oregon
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Lundquist College of Business Nagesh Murthy, Assistant Professor of Operations Management PhD (1997) and MA (1994) Business Administration (Operations Management), MS, Mechanical Engineering (1988), The Ohio State University; MMS (1983) and BE (Hons), Mechanical Engineering (1982), BITS Address: 1208 University of Oregon, Gilbert Hall, Eugene, OR 97403-1208T: 541-346-5137 F: nmurthy@lcbmail.uoregon.edu http://www.lcb.uoregon.edu/faculty/profile.html?id=826&format=full 132. University of Pennsylvania Department Electrical and Systems Engineering Srisankar Kunniyur, Assistant Professor and Multimedia and Networking Laboratory BE (Hons) EEE, BITS Pilani PhD (2001) and MS Electrical and Computer Engineering (1998) University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign Address: Electrical and Systems Engineering, Room 203 Moore Building, 200 South 33rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 T: (215) 898-9241 F: (215)-573-2068 kunniyur@seas.upenn.edu http://www.seas.upenn.edu/~kunniyur/ Bio : Research: Design and performance analysis of communication networks; QoS provisioning and congestion-control in heterogeneous networks; Topology control in sensor networks; Scheduling and power control in wireless and ad-hoc networks; ECN Marking and AQM Schemes; Issues in the Internet such as pricing and fairness. 133. University of Pennsylvania The Wharton School Kartik Hosanagar, Assistant Professor of Operations and Information Management PhD (2003) and MPhil (2002), Carnegie Mellon University (2003); MS and BE (1999) BITS Address: Operations & Information Management Department, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, 500 Jon M. Huntsman Hall, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6340 T: (215) 898 5872 F: (215) 898 3664 http://www.wharton.upenn.edu/faculty/hosanagar.html Bio : Research Areas: Content delivery; web caching; pricing; software agent design; telecommunications and software industries, Awards: Best Paper Award, Consortium on Technology, Policy and Management, Netherlands, 2002; eBRC (e-Business Research Center)

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Doctoral Award, 2002; Offered the Castanga fellowship, University of California, Berkeley, 1999; Doctoral Fellowship, Carnegie Mellon University, 1999-2001; National Talent Search (NTS) scholarship, India; University fellowship, B.I.T.S, Pilani, 1994 134. University of Pittsburgh Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business Rambhadran S. Thirumalai; Visiting Assistant Professor of Finance PhD and MB, Finance, Indiana University Bloomington; MS in Statistics, University of South Carolina Columbia; BE (Hons) Chemical BITS Address: 339A Mervis Hall, Pittsburgh, PA 15260 T: (412) 648- 2392 F: rthirumalai@katz.pitt.edu http://www.katz.pitt.edu/fac_pages/thirumalai.htm 135. University of San Diego School of Business Administration Shreesh D. Deshpande; Associate Professor of Finance PhD, Pennsylvania State University; MBA, Clarkson University; B Eng, BITS Address: University of San Diego, School of Business Administration, 5998 Alcal Park, San Diego, CA 92110, T: 619-260-4863 F: deshpand@acusd.edu http://business.sandiego.edu/faculty/deshpande_shreesh.html Bio: Prior to joining USD in 1988 he taught at Concordia University (Montreal) and at Clarkson. His primary teaching interests are in Corporate Finance and Investments in both the graduate and undergraduate programs. His international experience includes teaching in Canada, India and Jamaica. Shreesh has published in the areas of corporate finance, derivatives and international finance. He also was a co-recipient of a competitive research grant from SSHRC Canada. Shreesh is on the Board of Directors of the Financial Executives Institute (San Diego) and is the faculty advisor for the "Friday Speaker Series" sponsored by the GBSA. He was voted "Professor of the Year 2000", "Professor of the Year 1999" and "Professor who taught you the most 1998" by the graduating business students. 136. University of Southern California Department of Computer Science Milind Tambe, Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science and Project Leader, Information Sciences Institute PhD, School of Computer Science Carnegie Mellon University (1991), MSc BITS, (1986) Address: University of Southern California, Henry Salvatori Computer Center 232, Los Angeles, CA 90089-0781 T: (213) 740-6447
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F: (213) 740-7285 tambe@usc.edu http://www.isi.edu/teamcore/tambe/personal.html http://teamcore.usc.edu/tambe/ Bio: He is on the Board of directors, International foundation for multi-agent systems (IFMAS) and a Past Trustee of the RoboCup foundation. He also sits on the editorial boards of Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research (JAIR), Journal of Autonomous agents and Multi-agent Systems (JAAMAS) and IEEE Intelligent Systems. He has won a number of awards including the RoboCup awards Scientific Challenge Award, RoboCup'99 International Robotic Soccer competitions, held in conjunction with IJCAI'99, for outstanding research at a RoboCup competition. Silver medal, RoboFesta'2001 International Robotic Games Festival, for our agent teams for RoboCup Rescue, Third place prize, RoboCup'2001 International Robotic Soccer and Rescue competition and symposium, for our agent teams for RoboCup Rescue, Third place prize, RoboCup'97 International Robotic Soccer Competitions, held in conjunction with IJCAI'97, in the simulation league and meritorious service award, USC Information Sciences Institute for outstanding contributions to the success of ISI's robots in International Competitions. 137. University of Southern Florida Department of Mechanical Engineering Autar Kishen Kaw, Professor of Mechanical Engineering PhD (1987) and MS (1984), Mechanical Engineering, Clemson University; BE (Hons) Mech, BITS (1981) Address: ENC 2215, 4202 East Fowler Avenue, ENB118, Tampa, FL 33620 T: (813) 974-5626 F: (813) 974-3539 kaw@eng.usf.edu http://www.eng.usf.edu/~kaw Bio: Awards: Florida Professor of the Year, 2004, Given to one professor in each State by Carnegie Foundation for Advancement of Teaching; ASME Curriculum Innovation Award, 2004; Archie Higdon Distinguished Mechanics Educator Award, 2003, Engineer of the Year, ASME Florida West Coast Section, 2002, Given for outstanding contributions and professional services to engineering; Jerome Krivanek Distinguished Teacher Award, USF, 1999, Given once a year to an outstanding teacher in the university; Teaching Incentive Program Award, State University System of Florida, 1997, 1994, Given to about 8% of the faculty in FL public universities who are outstanding in undergraduate teaching; College of Engineering Teaching Excellence Award, USF, 1995, 1990, Given to an outstanding teacher in the college; University Wide Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award, USF, 1996, 1990, Given to about 1-2% of faculty who are outstanding teachers in the university; Outstanding Contributions in Research Award, Southeast Section of American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE), 1996, Given based on selecting the best technical paper submitted by Colleges of Engineering in the Southeast USA; Outstanding New Mechanics Educators Award, American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE), 1992, Given to an outstanding Mechanics Educator in the nation with less than five years of educational experience; Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award, Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), 1991, Given to engineering educators in the nation to recognize teaching, research and service; Faculty Honor Guard, USF, 1989/90, Nominated by students and given to about six faculty members in the university. Research: Engineering Education Research, Mechanics of Composite Materials, Elasticity, Fracture, Thermal Stresses, Graphical User Interfaces
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for Engineering Problems, Visual Basic, Web Based Course Development. His research interests include Mechanics of Composite Materials, Fracture, Bridge Assemblies, Development of Educational Software, and Software Interfaces for Engineering Models. His research has been funded by National Science Foundation, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Florida Department of Transportation, Research and Development Laboratories, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, and Montgomery Tank Lines. He is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) and the American Academy of Mechanics (AAM). He has written more than 50 technical papers, a text book on mechanics of composite materials, and developed several software instructional programs for courses such as Mechanics of Composites and Numerical Methods. Other: He joined the faculty of University of South Florida, Tampa in 1987. He was a Maintenance Engineer (1982) for Ford-Escorts Tractors, India, and a Summer Faculty Fellow (1992) and Visiting Scientist (1991) at Wright Patterson Air Force Base. 138. University of Tennessee at Knoxville Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Dayakar Penumadu, Associate Professor PhD, Geotechnical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology; MS, Geotechnical Engineering, University of Kentucky & Purdue University, BS (Hons) Civil Engineering, BITS Address: 109B Perkins Hall, Knoxville, TN 37996-2010 T: (865) 974-2355 F: (865) 974-2669 dpenumad@utk.edu www.engr.utk.edu/civil/people/penumadu.htm Bio: Dr. Penumadu has been a faculty member in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville (UTK) since Fall 2001. Prior to his current position, he was a faculty member at Clarkson University for 8 years. He was also a consultant with Tata Consulting Engineers from 1986-1987. Research interests include multi-axial stress-strain-time behavior of colloidal clays and the relationship with their microfabric. Resonant column and torsional shear testing of clays. High strain rate behavior. Characterization of microfabric using digital information analysis of scanning electron micrographs, and using mercury intrusion porosimetry. C alibration chamber testing and pressuremeter. Artificial neural network applications to geo and advanced materials modeling. Modeling hydraulic conductivity of clay from micro-structural characterization. Lime stabilization of clays. Developing virtual laboratories (Geo-Sim) for geotechnical testing systems. Geo-mechanics and its applications to Lost Foam Casting (LFC) process. Particles size and shape analysis of cohesion-less materials using Digital Image Analysis and Laser Light Scattering techniques. 139. University of Tennessee at Knoxville Department of Computer Science Siddharthan Ramachandramurthi PhD, Computer Science, University of Tennessee, (1994); MSc (Tech) Computer Science, and BS (Hons) Civil Engineering, BITS (1988) Address: Department of Computer Science, 203 Claxton Complex, Knoxville, TN 37996-3450 T: (865) 974-5067
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F: (865) 974-4404 siddhart@cs.utk.edu www.cs.utk.edu/~siddhart/ 140. University of Texas at Austin Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Om P. Mandhana, Adjunct Assistant Professor PhD, Missouri (Columbia), 1991, ME, Electronics Engineering (1977) & BE (Hons) Electrical Engineering, (1975), BITS University Address: Electrical & Computer Engr, Campus Mail Code: C0803, University of Texas, Austin, TX 78712 Permanent work address: Om P Mandhana, Senior Engineer Research, Motorola Somerset Design Center, 7700 West Parmer Lane, Austin, TX 78729 T: (512) 996-6063 F: (512) 996-7434 Om.Mandhana@motorola.com and om120@hotmail.com Bio: Since 1999 to present, working as a Senior Engineer - Research, at the design center of MOTOROLA-Austin. Worked as an Advisory Engineer at IBM-Austin from 1993 - 1999. Worked as an Assistant Professor at the University of Kentucky, Lexington from 1991-1992 Worked as a lecturer at the University of Missouri, Columbia from 1986 - 1991 Worked as a lecturer in the EEE - department of Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani (India), from 1977 to 1986. 141. University of Texas at Austin Institute for Advanced Technology Sikhanda Satapathy, Research Associate BITS; Master of Science from the University of Missouri-Columbia; PhD from University of Texas at Austin Address: Institute for Advanced Technology, University of Texas at Austin, 3925 West Braker Lane, Suite 400, Austin, Texas 78759-5316 T: (512) 232-4455 F: sikhanda@mail.utexas.edu http://www.me.utexas.edu/~lotario/modgroup/satapathy.html 142. University of Texas at Austin McCombs Graduate School of Business Rajagopal Raghunathan, Assistant Professor of Marketing PhD, New York University (2000); MBA, IIM Calcutta (1992); BS and ME, BITS (1989)

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Address: T: (512) 471-2987 F: raj.raghunathan@bus.utexas.edu http://www.mccombs.utexas.edu/dept/marketing/directory/faculty/profiles/index-vita.asp?addTarget=91893 Bio: Research in Consumer Behavior, Decision Theory 143. University of Texas at Brownsville School of Business Guarango Banerjee, Assistant Professor, Business Administration Address: South Hall 279, 80 Fort Brown, Brownsville, TX 78520 T: (956) 544-8992 F: gbanerjee@utb.edu 144. University of Texas at Dallas School of Management Milind Dawande, Associate Professor PhD, Algorithms, Carnegie Mellon University, 1997; MSc (Tech) Computer Science, BITS, 1991. Address: Box 830688, Mail Station JO4, Richardson, Texas 75083-0688. T: (972) 883-2793 F: (972) 883-2089 milind@utdallas.edu http://www.utdallas.edu/~milind Bio: Research Interests - Integer Programming: theory and applications (particularly in Operations Management), Combinatorial Optimization. 145. University of Texas at San Antonio College of Business Alokparna (Sonia) Basu Monga, Instructor, Department of Marketing Phd Marketing, University of Minnesota, MBA, Lancaster University, UK; Bachelor of Pharmacy, BITS; Address: 6900 N. Loop 1604 West San Antonio, TX 78249-0631 T: (210) 458-6333 F: (210) 458-6335

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abmonga@utsa.edu http://faculty.business.utsa.edu/abmonga/ Bio: Her research interests are in the fields of cross-cultural differences in branding, consumer-brand relationships and co-branding strategies. 146. University of Virginia Darden Graduate School of Business Administration S Venkataraman, Samuel L. Slover Research Professor of Business Administration and Research Director, The Batten Institute PhD, University of Minnesota; MBA, IIM Calcutta; MA BITS Address: Room 288, University of Virginia, Darden Graduate School of Business Administration, P.O. Box 6550, Charlottesville, VA 22906-6500 T: (804) 924-6892 F: VenkatS@virginia.edu http://www.darden.edu/faculty/venkat.htm Bio: S. Venkataraman teaches strategy and entrepreneurship courses in Dardens MBA and Executive Education programs. He also serves as Research Director for The Batten Institute and Editor of the Journal of Business Venturing. He earned the Outstanding Faculty Award at Darden in 2000. Venkat has published widely in leading journals on topics including entrepreneurship, new venture creation, new technology adoption, and management of extraordinary growth. Before joining the Darden faculty in 1998, Venkat taught at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and the University of Minnesota. As a corporate planning executive in a major Indian firm, he was part of a founding team that created and developed a highly successful new business venture. He has worked with Albany International, Citicorp, Chubb, and Intel, as well as several small firms, and is on the advisory boards of several start-ups. 147. University of Washington University of Washington Medical Center Sundar Srinivasan, Research Assistant Professor, Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine PhD, Bioengineering, Clemson University, (1996); MS, Engineering Mechanics, Clemson University, (1992);, B.E. (Hons) Mechanical Engineering, BITS Pilani (1989) Address: Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, University of Washington, 1959 N.E. Pacific St. Seattle, WA 98195-6500 T: (206) 341-5606 F: sundars@u.washington.edu http://www.orthop.washington.edu/faculty/Srinivasan

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Bio: Post Doc:Bone Tissue and Cell Mechanics, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 1999. Memberships:American Society for Bone and Mineral Research and American Society of Biomechanics 148. University of Washington UW Business School Madhu T. Rao, Lecturer of Information Systems, Management Science Department PhD, Information Systems and International Business, Indiana University; ME Systems & Information, MMS and MSc (Hons) Chemistry, BITS Address: UW Business School, 250 Mackenzie Hall, Management Science Department, Box 353200, Seattle, WA 98195-3200 T: 206-543-4435 F: 206-543-3968 madhurao@u.washington.edu http://infosys.badm.washington.edu/bs/faculty/faculty_detail.asp?ID=206 149. University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Business Gerry George, Assistant professor of Management and HR and Director of Applied Ventures at Weinert Center for Entrepreneurship PhD, Management, Virginia Commonwealth University, M Sc (Hons) Biology and MMS, BITS (1994) Address: Weinert Center for Entrepreneurship, Room 5252 Grainger Hall, School of Business, 975 University Ave, Madison, WI 53706 T: (608) 265-3544 F: (608) 263-4392 ggeorge@bus.wisc.edu http://instruction.bus.wisc.edu/ggeorge/research_description.htm Bio : Research: Entrepreneurship/strategy area; primary interest lies in understanding key factors that influence capability development, innovation and entrepreneurship. Research examines patterns in the development of organizational capabilities, international entrepreneurship, university science and technology transfer, innovation and performance of entrepreneurial firms. More recently, his research has focused on patenting, licensing, and entrepreneurship activities at Wisconsin. Publications: Published in the Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Industrial and Corporate Change, Journal of Business Venturing, and Research Policy among others. He has been recognized with awards for excellence in teaching and research. Gerry has been actively involved in entrepreneurial pursuits of his own and is currently on the management team of a genomics start-up in Madison. He also serves on the advisory boards of new ventures. 150. University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Economics Ananth Seshadri, Assistant Professor PhD Economics, University of Rochester; MMS, BITS

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Address: 7428 Social Science, 1180 Observatory Drive, Madison, Wisconsin 53705-2397 USA T: (608) 262-6196 F: (608) 262-2033 aseshadr@ssc.wisc.edu http://www.ssc.wisc.edu/cde/faculty/seshadri.htm 151. University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Computer Science & Electrical Engineering Gurinder S. Sohi, Professor PhD, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois (1985), BITS Address: 7428 Social Science, 1180 Observatory Drive, Madison, Wisconsin 53705-2397 USA T: (608) 262-6196 F: (608) 262-2033 sohi@cs.wisc.edu http://www.cs.wisc.edu/~sohi/ Bio: Sohi's research has been in the design of high-performance computer systems. He has co-authored several papers and patents that have influenced both researchers and commercial microprocessors. Sohi has interacted heavily with industry. Over the years he has discussed his research with architects and given talks in design groups at most of the leading microprocessor manufacturers, including Digital Equipment, HaL, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Intel, MIPS, Motorola, Silicon Graphics, and Sun Microsystems. He edited "25 Years of the International Symposium on Computer Architecture - Selected Papers" published by ACM, and recently co-edited (with Mark Hill and Norm Jouppi) "Readings in Computer Architecture" published by Morgan Kaufmann Publishers. Sohi has graduated 12 PhD students, many of whom currently hold academic positions at leading research universities (Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Purdue, and Toronto). They include four winners of NSF NYI/CAREER awards and a winner of a Sloan Research Fellowship. He received the 1999 ACM SIGARCH Maurice Wilkes award "for seminal contributions in the areas of high issue rate processors and instruction level parallelism". At the University of Wisconsin he was selected as a Vilas Associate in 1997 and won the WARF Kellett Mid-Career Faculty Researcher award in 2000. 152. University Of Wisconsin, Parkside Department of Business Roby Rajan, Professor of Business PhD, Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; MA, Economics, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; BE (Hons) Mechanical Engineering, BITS Address: MOLN 0347, 4001 University of Wisconsin-Parkside, 900 Wood Road, Kenosha, WI 53141-2000 T: (262) 595-2413 F: rajan@uwp.edu

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Bio: Roby Rajan's broad area of interest is globalization. The supply chains of companies are increasingly global in character, and this has given rise to many new problems that are inter-disciplinary in nature. Rajan's interest spans the economic as well as the cultural and political aspects of global supply chains. He teaches courses in Operations Management and Statistics. Professional Activities: Roby Rajan has published in a wide variety of journals including Operations Research, The International Economic Review, Empirical Economics, The Cato Journal, Alternatives, Rethinking Marxism, and Emergences. He is a regular participant in national and international conferences dealing with inter-disciplinary aspects of globalization. 153. Vanderbilt University Department of Chemistry Prasad L. Polavarapu, Professor of Chemistry PhD, IIT Madras (1976); MSc BITS (1972); BSc Chemistry, Physics & Mathematics, Andhra University (1970); Address: 7332 Stevenson Center, Nashville, TN 37235 T: (615)322-2836 F: (615)322-4936; 343-1234 Prasad.L.Polavarapu@vanderbilt.edu 154. Villanova University Department of Computing Sciences Vijay Gehlot, Assistant Professor of Computing Sciences PhD, Computer and Information Science, University of Pennsylvania (1992); ME Automation, IISc Bangalore (1994), BE (Hons) EEE, BITS (1982) Address: MSC 165-B, 161 Mendel Science Center, Villanova University, 800 Lancaster Avenue, Villanova, PA 19085 T: 610-519-5843 F: vijay.gehlot@villanova.edu http://www.csc.villanova.edu/~gehlot/ Bio: Research Interests: Systems Modeling and Analysis, Petri Nets, Formal Methods and Specification/Verification, Programming Languages and Compilation Techniques 155. Washington State University Institute for Shock Physics Yogendra M. Gupta, Professor of Physics and Director, Institute for Shock Physics PhD, Physics, Washington State University (1972); MSc (Hons) Physics (1968) and BS, Physics, Math, and Chemistry (1966) BITS Address: Institute for Shock Physics, PO Box 642816, Pullman, WA 99164 T: 509-335-7217
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F: (509) 335-6115 ymgupta@wsu.edu http://www.shock.wsu.edu/bio-ymg.html Bio: Dr. Gupta has been actively engaged in studies of condensed matter response to shock wave and high pressure compression since 1970 with a particular emphasis on examination and understanding of microscopic processes. After two years of postdoctoral work at Washington State University and Brown University, Dr. Gupta spent nearly seven years at SRI International (formerly Stanford Research Institute), where he was actively involved in conducting and guiding research related to the dynamic response of materials. He joined Washington State University in 1981 as a faculty member in the Department of Physics. Dr. Gupta's research activities have emphasized experimental and theoretical studies in the field of shock wave and pressure research related to the following phenomena: structural changes in crystalline solids; inelastic deformation of a wide variety of materials; chemical reactions in condensed energetic materials; and nonlinear wave propagation studies. Development of novel experimental approaches to permit real-time examination of mechanisms at various length scales (atomic to continuum) is an important element of his work. Honors and recognition include: Fellow, American Physical Society, 1991, President's Faculty Excellence Award for Research and Creativity, 1994, Chairman, American Physical Society Topical Group on Shock Compression of Condensed Matter, 1995, Chairman, American Physical Society/Northwest Section, 1998-99 and American Physical Society Shock Compression Science Award, 2001 156. Washington State University College of Business & Economics Swaminathan Kalpathy, Assistant Professor, Department of Finance, Insurance & Real Estate PhD, Finance, Arizona State University (2004); MBA, Finance, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, 1999; MMS, BITS (1994) Address: Todd 483, PO Box 644750, Washington State University, Pullman, WA 99164-4750 T: (509) 335-0118 swamik@wsu.edu http://www.cbe.wsu.edu/directory/profile.cfm?emp=kalpathy_swaminathan Bio: Expert in Executive compensation and Corporate finance. Research: Interests are Executive Stock Options, Executive Stock Option Re-pricing and Earnings Management 157. Washington State University School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science Venkatasubramanian Mani, Associate Professor, School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science PhD (1992) & MS (1989), Systems Science and Mathematics, Washington University in St. Louis; BE (Hons) EEE, BITS (1986) Address: Elec/Mech 102, Spokane Street, Pullman, Washington 99164-2752 T: (509) 335-6452 F: (509) 335-3818 mani@eecs.wsu.edu www.eecs.wsu.edu/~mani/
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Bio: Research areas include Differential-algebraic equations, Nonliner dynamics, Power system dynamics, stability and control and Voltage stability analysis of the large power system Honors include NSF Young Investigator Award, 1994-1999, National Merit Scholarship, India, 1981-1986 and Member, Sigma Xi 158. Washington University Bijoy Kumar Ghosh, Professor of Systems Science & Mathematics and Director, Center for BioCybernetics and Intelligent Systems PhD, Engineering, Harvard University (1983), MTech, Electrical Engineering, IIT Kanpur (1979); B. Tech in Electrical Engineering, BITS (1977) Address: Campus Box 1040, Washington University, One Brookings Drive, Saint Louis, MO 63130-4899 T: (314)935 6039 F: (314)935 5818(lab) ghosh@netra.wustl.edu http://www.cbcis.wustl.edu/~ghosh/vita.html 159. Western Illinois University Undergraduate Faculty Tej K. Kaul, Professor and Chair - Information Management and Decision Sciences PhD, BITS (1976) Address: T: (309) 298-1536 F: T-Kaul@wiu.edu 160. Western Michigan University Department of Computer Science Ajay Gupta, Professor of Computer Science PhD (1989) and MS (1986), Computer Science, Purdue University; MS, Mathematics & Statistics, University of Cincinnati (1984); BE (EEE), BITS (1982) Address: 1903 West Michigan Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5371 T: (269) 387 5645 F: ajay.gupta@wmich.edu http://www.cs.wmich.edu/gupta Bio: He teaches, researches and consults in the areas of wireless networking, mobile computing and high performance computing, He joined Western Michigan University CS faculty in 1989 and served as the Chair of the CS Department at Western Michigan from 1998 to
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2002. Since 1994 he has also been involved in the organization of the International Conference on High Performance Computing held annually in India. He is a member of IEEE and ACM. 161. Wichita State University Department of Computer Science Rajiv Bagai, Associate Professor PhD, University of Victoria (1990); MS, University of Victoria (1986); MSc (Tech), BITS (1983) Address: 252 Jabara Hall, Department of Computer Science, Wichita, Kansas 67260-0083 T: (316) 978-3923 F: (316) 978-3984 rajiv.bagai@wichita.edu http://www.cs.twsu.edu/~bagai/ 162. Wichita State University Department of Computer Science Prakash Ramanan, Associate Professor and Chairman, Department of Computer Science PhD, Computer Science, University of Illinois (1984); BE (Hons) Electronics Engineering, BITS (1980) Address: 252 Jabara Hall, Department of Computer Science, Wichita, Kansas 67260-0083 T: (316) 978-3920 F: (316) 978-3984 ramanan@cs.twsu.edu http://www.cs.wichita.edu/~ramanan/ramanan.html

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BITSIANS AT CANADIAN UNIVERSITIES 1. Brock University Sanjay Putrevu, Associate Professor of Marketing PhD SUNY, Buffalo, MMS BITS Address: 500 Glenridge Avenue, St. Catharines, ON L2S 3A1 Canada T: (905) 688-5550 x 3997 F: sputrevu@spartan.ac.BrockU.CA http://www.bus.brocku.ca/faculty/putrevu/ Bio: Sanjay Putrevu is an Associate Professor of Marketing at Brock University. He obtained a Masters degree in Management from BITS, India and a PhD in Marketing from the State University of New York at Buffalo, USA. His research and teaching expertise are in the areas of Consumer Behaviour, Advertising and Marketing. He has over twelve years of university teaching experience and has taught at universities in Australia, Canada, France and USA. His research has been published in several refereed international journals and conferences. He has been honoured with a teaching excellence award as well as several research awards and grants. Areas of teaching and research expertise: Consumer Behaviour, Advertising/IMC, and Retailing. 2. Carleton University Department of Electronics Ram Achar, Assistant Professor PhD, Carleton University (1998), MEng, Microelectronics Engineering, BITS-(1992), B.E. (Electronics Engineering) (1990), Bangalore University (RVCE), Bangalore Address: Department of Electronics, Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada - K1S 5B6 T: (613) 520-5651 F: (613) 520-5708 achar@doe.carleton.ca http://web.doe.carle ton.ca/~achar/ 3. Carleton University Eric Sprott School of Business Vijay Jog, Professor of Finance Phd, MBA, MEng, McGill University, BE Chemical Engineering, BITS Address: 1125 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1S 5B6

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T: (613) 520-2600 (ext. 2377 F: (613) 520-4427 vijay_jog@carleton.ca http://sprott.carleton.ca/faculty_and_research/vjog.html Bio: Founder and President of Corporate Renaissance Group, Dr. Jog is a Professor of Finance at Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada, and a leading authority in corporate valuation, shareholder value creation, activity-based costing and management, and organizational performance improvement. Dr. Jog has been published extensively in national and international journals, and has over one hundred articles, monographs, and books to his credit. He's received numerous awards for his research and publications, including the prestigious national "Leaders in Management Education" award in year 2000. Dr. Jog consults to public and private sector organizations, stock exchanges, and regulatory bodies around the world. 4. Carleton University School of Computer Science Anil Maheshwari, Assistant Professor of Computer Science Postdoctoral fellow, Max-Planck Institute fur Informatik, Saarbrucken, Germany, Ph.D, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai, MSc (Hons) & BE (Hons), BITS Address: School of Computer Science, Carleton University, 1125 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1S 5B6 T: (613) 520-4333 F: (613) 520-4334 anil@scs.carleton.ca http://www.scs.carleton.ca/~maheshwa/ Bio: Design, analysis and implementation of sequential and parallel algorithms for problems arising in computational geometry and graph algorithms. Also interested in Game Theory and Discrete Mathematics 5. Concordia University Department of Computer Science Lata Narayanan, Associate Professor and Undergraduate Program Director [Degree information not available] Address: 1455 De Maisonneuve Blvd. West, Montreal, Quebec, H3G 1M8 Canada T: (514) 848-3029 F : (514) 848-2830 lata@cs.concordia.ca http://www.cs.concordia.ca/~lata/ Bio: Research interests in Mobile computing, WDM networks, Algorithms for routing on distributed networks and Parallel algorithms and computation
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St. Marys University Department of Math & Computing Science Yash Pal Singh, Associate Professor of Mathematics and Computing Science PhD, BITS, MSc (Rajasthan) Address: Saint Mary's University, MCNALLY NORTH 103, 923 Robie Street, Halifax, NS B3H 3C3, Canada T: (902) 420-5792 F: yp.singh@stmarys.ca http://cs.smu.ca/faculty/singh/ypsingh.htm

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University of Calgary Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering A K Mehrotra; Professor PhD, Chemical Engineering, University of Calgary (Canada) (1980); M Eng in Environmental Engineering, Asian Institute of Technology (Thailand) (1975); BE (Hons) Chemical Engineering, BITS (1972) Address: Room D202B, Faculty of Engineering, 2500 University Drive N.W, Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2N 1N4 T: (403) 220-7406 F: (403) 284-4852 / 282-3945 mehrotra@ucalgary.ca http://www.ench.ucalgary.ca/~ench403/Akm.html

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University of Saskatchewan College of Engineering Madan M. Gupta, Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Director at the Intelligent Systems Research Laboratory DSc, University of Saskatchewan, (1998), PhD, University of Warwick, UK (1967); ME (Hons) (1962) and BE (Hons), BITS (1961) Address: 33 19, Russell Street, Toronto, Ontario M5S 2S2, Canada T: (306) 966-5451 F: (306) 966-5427 guptam@sask.usask.ca www.engr.usask.ca/research/mech/gupta.html Bio: The University of Saskatchewan awarded him the degree of Doctor of Science for his research work in the fields of fuzzy logic and neural networks. Awards: A Fellow of the IEEE, IFSA and the SPIE, Professor Gupta has been awarded the Kaufmann Gold Medal for his research in the field of fuzzy logic. Also, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the World Automation Congress for his

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work in the field of neural networks. Dr. Gupta has authored/coauthored/edited 23 books and over 500 research papers in the fields of intelligent systems, neuro-control, neuro-vision, and fuzzy-neural systems. 9. University of Toronto Faculty of Forestry Shashi Kant PhD & MA Economics, University of Toronto, PGDM, All India Management Association, BE Electronics, BITS, 1978 Address: 33 Willcocks Street, Faculty of Forestry, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S 3B3 T: (416) 978-6196 F: shashi.kant@utoronto.ca http://www.forestry.utoronto.ca/ac_staff/current/kant.htm 10. University of Toronto Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Molecular Design and Information Technology Center (MDIT) Lakshmi Prem Kotra, Assistant Professor, Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy and Department of Chemistry PhD (Medicinal Chemistry), The University of Georgia (1997), B Pharm (Honors), BITS (1992) Address: 33 19, Russell Street, Toronto, Ontario M5S 2S2, Canada T: (416) 978-6196 F: p.kotra@utoronto.ca http://www.phm.utoronto.ca/~pkotra (home) http://www.chem.utoronto.ca/people/academic/kotral.html http://www.phm.utoronto.ca/~mdit Bio: Dr Kotra has received the Rx&D HRF/CIHR Research Career Award (2001-2006), as well as the Rho Chi Pharmaceutical Honor Society (Alpha Kappa Chapter), The University of Georgia, and an Honorary Award for the research work on Azide-reduction pathway for 6-AAP during the Graduate Research Day at the College of Pharmacy, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, 1996. He has filed for and received a number of patents. His focus on research spans the areas of synthetic medicinal chemistry, computational chemistry/computer modeling and enzyme activity evaluations. 11. University of Victoria Department of Computer Science Venkatesh Srinivasan, Assistant Professor PhD, School of Technology and Computer Science, Tata Institute for Fundamental Research (2000); MSc (Hons) Mathematics and BE (Hons) Computer Science, (1994) Address University of Victoria, PO Box 3055, STN CSC, Victoria, BC, Canada V8W 3P6.
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http://www.cs.uvic.ca/~venkat/ University of Waterloo Department of Software Engineering S K Chaudhari, Professor, Chair of the Software Engineering Board and Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering PhD & MSc, Manitoba University, MTech (IIT/Delhi) and BE (Hons) BITS Address: 200 University Avenue West, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1 T: (519) 888-4567, ex. 4016 F : (519) 746-3077 s.chaudhuri@coulomb.uwaterloo.ca Bio: Research interests include Active/Passive Guided Wave Optics, Optical Communication Sub-Systems, Microwave/Millimeter Wave Planar Circuits and Optical And Em Imaging 13. University of Western Ontario Richard Ivey School of Business Srinivas Sridharan, Assistant Professor, Marketing Management PhD, Marketing, Indiana University; MSc (Hons) Physics & BE (Hons) Mechanical Engineering, BITS Address: 2N72 T: (519) 850-2556 ssridharan@ivey.uwo.ca http://www.ivey.uwo.ca/faculty/Srinivas_Sridharan.htm Bio: Professor Sridharan's work experience includes sales and marketing and the development of OEM customer relationships for the Electronic Weighing business unit of Philips Electronics, India. He has served as a consultant to Eli Lilly & Company on projects such as analysis of the impact of direct-to-consumer promotional measures for a leading osteoporosis drug. He has also participated in custom executive education programs on marketing management for IBM Corporation. He has taught courses in Marketing Research, Database Marketing, and Principles of Marketing while at Indiana University.

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BITSIANS AT UK UNIVERSITIES 1. University of Birmingham School of Computer Science Uday S. Reddy, Professor of Programming Languages PhD, University of Utah, MSc(HONS) Physics, BITS (1979) Address: School of Computer Science, The University of Birmingham, Birmingham B15 2TT, United Kingdom T: +44 121 414 4773 F: +44 121 414 4281 U.Reddy@cs.bham.ac.uk http://www.cs.bham.ac.uk/~udr/ Bio: He had been on the faculty of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA, and made research visits to Imperial College of Science and Technology, University of Glasgow and the Queen Mary and Westfield College. He has received M.Sc.(Hons) from BITS, Pilani and PhD from University of Utah, Salt Lake City. His research interests include the semantics of programming languages, formal methods, functional programming, logic programming and object-oriented programming. 2. University of Essex S Mutuswami, Address: T: +44 1206 87 2754 F: smutus@essex.co.uk Bio: Suresh Mutuswami joined the Department in 2000 after being a Postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Rationality and Interactive Decision Theory at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and at CORE, Universite Catholique du Louvain, Belgium. His main research interests are in mechanism design and coalition formation. His recent work has been in the areas of cost sharing in public good problems and network formation. He has published recently in the Journal of Economic Theory. 3. University of London London Business School Anand Narasimhan, Assistant Professor of Organisational Behaviour PhD, Vanderbilt University; PGDM (Hons), XLRI (Jamshedpur); BE (Hons) BITS Address: Regents Park, London NW1 4SA, UK T: +44 (0)20 7262 5050 F: +44 (0)20 7724 7875 nanand@london.edu
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http://www.london.edu/faculty_research/Faculty/faculty.html 4. University of London London Business School Madan Pillutla, Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior PhD, University of British Columbia; PGDM (Hons), XLRI (Jamshedpur); BE (Hons) BITS Address: Regents Park, London NW1 4SA, UK T: +44 (0)20 7262 5050 F: +44 (0)20 7724 7875 mpillutla@london.edu http://www.london.edu/faculty_research/Faculty/faculty.html

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BITSIANS AT AUSTRALIAN UNIVERSITIES 1. University of New South Wales School of Computer Science & Engineering Arun Sharma, Head of the School of Computer Science and Engineering Certified Personal Software Process Instructor, SEI, Carnegie Mellon University (1997); PhD, Computer Science, SUNY Buffalo (1990); MSc Tech Computer Science, BITS (1985) Address: Australian Defence Force Academy, Canberra ACT 2600, Australia T: +61 2 9385 5518 F: +61 2 9385 4071 arun@cse.unsw.edu.au Bio: As Head of the School of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) at the UNSW, Professor Sharma has been responsible for managing a School of over 50 PhD level researchers, more than 40 administrative and technical staff, and with an annual operating budget of more than $13 million. 2. University of New South Wales School of Electrical Engineering Lal C. Godara, Associate Professor M.Hed, UNSW (2000), PhD, University of New South Wales (1984), M Tech, IISc (1977), BE (Hons), BITS (1975) Address: University College, Australian Defense Force Academy, Canberra ACT 2600, Australia T: +61 2 6268 8209 F: +61 2 6268 8443 godara@adfa.edu.au www.ee.adfa.edu.au/School/personnel/Godara.htm Bio: Professor Godara held visiting appointments at Stanford University, Yale University and Syracuse University. He was awarded the University College Teaching Excellence Award in 1998 and IEEE Third Millennium Medal in 1999 for services to the IEEE. He was an associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing and a member of IEEE Sensor Array and Multichannel Technical Committee. He founded the Australian Capital Territory Section of the IEEE in 1988 and was its founding Chairman for three years. He was the Chairman of the IEEE Australia Council during 1995 and 1996. His research interests include adaptive antenna array processing and their applications. Among his many publications include two very significant papers in the Proceedings of the IEEE. He edited a handbook of antennas for wireless communications published by CRC press in 2001. 3. University of Tasmania Department of Computer Science (Hobart) Vishv Mohan Malhotra, Senior Lecturer PhD & M Tech, IIT Kanpur; BE, BITS

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Address: T: +61 3 6226 2944 F: Vishv.Malhotra@utas.edu.au http://www.admin.utas.edu.au/HANDBOOKS/ARCHIVE/UTASHBKS96/STAFF/STAFFS/S&TXG.html#MalhotraVM

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BITSIANS AT INDIAN UNIVERSITIES & RESEARCH INSTITUTES 1. Beant College of Engineering and Technology, Gurdaspur SK Gupta, Assistant Professor Co-ordinator. MS, BITS, BE, Gorakhpur University Birla Institute of Management Technology SP Chaturvedi, Professor in Information Technology MBA Marketing, IGNOU, M. Tech. from IIT Bombay MSc Multiprocessing Systems, MSc, Madras University in Defence Studies, M Sc. (Electronics), BITS, Pilani Bio: He worked as an Engineer Officer in the Electronics Cadre of Indian Air Force in the ranks Group Captain. 3. CIStems Institute of Information Technology Ajay Thapar MPhil, Mathematics, Rajasthan University, MS, Software Systems, BITS Address: SP-6, Phase IV, (Software Technology Park), EPIP, Sitapura, Jaipur - 302 022, India Tel: +91-141-771716, 771717, 770718 Fax: +91-141-770719 4. Delhi School of Business Department of Marketing Ashok Kapoor BE Mechanical Engineering & MMS, BITS Bio: Area of Specialisation is Marketing . A Mechanical Engineer and Masters in Management Studies (with distinction) from Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani, he has worked for organisations like VOLTAS, EICHER, GKW Group, SHALIMAR PAINTS and SAHARA INDIA in the areas of Marketing & Sales, Corporate Strategy, New Projects and General Management for a period of around 14 years. He has been Training & Teaching since last 9 years first as Deputy Director, All India Management Association (AIMA), and now as Principal Trainer in ARM-TREE. Has been Consultant to FIAT Group in 1997-98 in their Training Company - ISVOR-FIAT and was responsible for all Commercial Training in India as Facilitator and Training Faculty. Currently, Programme Director for PIAGGIO training programmes, He is also a regular training faculty with Hero group, SIEL, JK Group, British Council, Brindavan Bottlers & others. Prof. Kapoor is a visiting faculty at some of the best business schools in India such as International Management Institute (IMI), Management Development institute (MDI), BITS, Delhi Business School (DBS) and YMCA. 5. Gauhati University Department of MBA Munindra Kakati, Head of the Department

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PhD, Gauhati University, MMS, BITS Address: Department of MBA, Gauhati University, Guwahati-781014, India T:+91-361-570263 F:+91 361-570133 munink@yahoo.com Bio: His current research interests include Financial Engineering, Management of Computerized Technology, and Mass Customization. his research papers have appeared in Human Systems Management, International Journal of Production Economics, Engineering Costs and Production Economics, International Journal of Development Banking, Vikalpa, Productivity, Finance India, and 8M. He has consulted over 10 National and International Organizations and conducted large number of programs for senior managers of top public sector undertakings. 6. ICFAI Business School (IBS), Chennai P Narayanan MMS, BITS, FICWA Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad BH Jajoo, Professor & Chairperson, Computers and Information Systems Group PhD Computer Science, IIT, Kanpur, (1980), ME Electronics (1973) and BE (Hons) Electrical Engineering, (1971). Address: Vastrapur, Ahmedabad 380 015, India T: 079-630 7241 F: 079-630 6896 http://www.iimahd.ernet.in/~jajoo/bhj.pdf Bio: Professor at IIM A since 1980. Was a visiting professor in the Department of Computer Science at University of Delaware, USA, from 1987 to 1989. Specialization in: Computer Networks, End User Computing, Internet and E-commerce, IT Entrepreneurship and Mentoring, Network Management, Design of Organization wide Computing Environment, Managing IT Infrastructure, and Technology Investigation/Comparison and Selection Studies. Has been instrumental in setting up "Center for Entrepreneurship in IT" at Ahmedabad Management Association (AMA) and provided the necessary endowment for the same in his individual capacity. Published in Indian and international academic journals. Presented papers at several national and international conferences. Executed several consulting projects for national and international, private and public sector organizations. Has delivered several seminars and popular public lectures on a set of wide range of topics including Internet/Intranet, Multimedia technology, PC Technology, Design/ Selection/ Management of IT infrastructure and E-commerce. Has been invited several times to design and conduct workshop and seminars at several reputed institutions, corporate houses, and professional bodies like CSI, IEEE. Has been key note speaker on several occasions. Played a role of a chief architect in designing and implementing large campus wide Intranet having more than 1000 nodes and based on Gigabit Ethernet and fibre optics technologies for IIM Ahmedabad with 2 MBPS leased line Internet connectivity and 64 KBPS backup

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connectivity through VSAT. Provided extensive consulting services on IT strategy, Design and Implementation of Computer Networks, Technology Comparison and Evaluation/Selection of IT infrastructure to many corporate and government organizations. 8. Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore Department of Computer Science and Automation & Department of Management Studies Vijay Chandru, Professor of Computer Science & Management Studies, Honorary Professor, Institute of Advanced Studies, Honorary Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research Ph.D. Operations Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1982), M.S. Systems Science, University of California, Los Angeles, 1977, BE (Hons) Electrical Engineering, BITS, 1975 Address: 224 CSA Building, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore 560012 T: +91 80 3092 648 / 3092368 F: +91 80 3600683/3600085 chandru@csa.iisc.ernet.in http://csa.iisc.ernet.in/~chandru Bio: Vijay Chandru is a professor at the Indian Institute of Science where he holds joint appointments as professor of Computer Science & Automation and Management Studies. He is also an honorary professor of the National Institute of Advanced Studies and the Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research in India. He is a fellow of the Indian Academy of Sciences. His research interests are in the areas of Optimization and Logic, Geometry- Graphics. His recent book, Optimization Methods for Logical Inference with John N. Hooker of Carnegie Mellon University, describes an interface between his interests in integer programming techniques and automated theorem proving. He has been visiting professor at UPenn and Purdue University. He has invented the Simputer and is the founder and CE0 of Strand Genomics. He is recipient of the first ever Dewang Mehta Award for Innovation, the highest honor in innovation and technology given by the Government of India. He is also the Founder & CEO of Picopeta 9. Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi Center for Energy Studies DP Kothari, Professor PhD, ME, Power Systems, BE (Hons) EE, BITS T: +91 11 2651067 dkothari@ces.iitd.ernet.in Bio: His activities include Optimal Hydro-thermal Scheduling, Unit Commitment, Maintenance Scheduling, Energy Conservation (loss minimization and voltage control), and Power Quality and Energy Systems Planning and Modelling. He has guided 16 Ph. D. scholars and has contributed extensively in these areas as evidenced by the 335 research papers published by him in various national and international journals. Prof. Kothari has also authored 12 books in Power Systems. He was visiting professor at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Australia in 1982 and 1989. He was NSF Fellow at Purdue University in 1992. He has visited and delivered several invited talks, keynote addresses at both national and international conferences on Electric Energy Systems. He has

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received several best paper awards and gold medals for his work. He has been Principal (1997-98), Visvesvaryaya Regional Engineering College, Nagpur. 10. Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi Department of Electrical Engineering M.Gopal, Head of the Department of Electrical Engineering Ph.D, BITS T: 91 11 2651067 mgopal@ee.iitd.ac.in Bio: Computer Controller, Robust Control, Intelligent Control, Robotics and Automation, Financial Control Technologies. 11. Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi Kanungo Shivraj, Associate Professor PhD, George Washington University kanungo@dms.iitd.ernet.in Bio: Shivraj Kanungo's interests lie in the areas of evaluating and benchmarking information systems effectiveness, software process improvement, and implementing resource-challenged information systems. Dr. Kanungo is the coordinator of the Baan Unit of Excellence in Enterprise Applications and the Acer Competency Laboratory. Professor Kanungo holds an integrated bachelor's and master's degree (1986) from Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, the M.S. degree (1988) in Management Information Systems from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, IL and the Ph.D. degree (1993) in Information and Decision Systems from The George Washington University, Washington DC. 12. Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi Pushpa Bajaj, Deparment of Textiles MSc, Rajasthan University, MSc, BITS Bio; Prof. Bajaj is a dedicated researcher par excellence and a devoted teacher in the area of polymers and fibres. The most notable contribution of Prof. Bajaj and her research team relates to the indigenous Development of acrylic precursor fibres for the production of carbon fibres for structural engineering applications. As the Principal Investigator of this DST & ARDB funded project, she has done pioneering work, the first of its kind in the country for developing high strength and modulus acrylic precursors. She has guided more than 20 Ph.D. students and has 130 research papers to her credit. She is a co-author of two monographs, namely (i) Industrial applications of Textiles (ii) Protective clothing published by Textile Institute, Manchester,U.K. She was the Head, Textile Technology Department, IIT, New Delhi between 1982 to 1985. She has been to UMIST, UK on deputation for 6 months in 1979 under IIT-UK collaborative programme on "Fibre reinforced Composites". Awards: Gold medals from BITS, Pilani and Rajasthan University for standing first in order of merit in M.Sc, Nominated as a "National Lecturer" by the University Grants Commission, UGC for the academic year 1983-1984, Nominated by INSA as a National representative 1989 to 1993, Material Research Society of India (MRSI) Medal for her research contributions in materials in 1995, Certificate of merit for outstanding research by Director, IITD in 1994.

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Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi Department of Computer Science & Engineering M.Balakrishnan, Philips Chair Professor & Head of the Department of Computer Science & Engineering PhD, EE, IIT Delhi (1985) and BE (Hons) EEE, BITS Pilani (1977) Address: Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi , Hauz Khas, New Delhi 110 016, India Tel: +91 11 2659 1291, 2659 6019, 2685 7649 Fax: +91 11 2658 1060, 2686 8765, 2658 1264 mbala@cse.iitd.ernet.in. http://www.cse.iitd.ernet.in/~mbala/ Bio: He worked as a Scientist in CARE, IIT Delhi from 1977 to 1985 where he was involved in designing and implementing real-time DSP systems. For the last 15 years, he is involved in teaching and research in the areas of digital systems design, electronic design automation and computer architecture. He has supervised two Ph.D. students and published nearly 40 conference and journal papers. Further, he has held visiting positions in University of Guelph, Canada, University of Syracuse, USA, University of Kiel, Germany and University of Dortmund, Germany. Presently he is the Philips Chair Professor at IIT Delhi and head of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering.

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Indian Institute of Technology, Madras Muraleedharan V R PhD Economics (1988) and MA (Hons) Economics, BITS Pilani (1981) Address: Room No.:A202, Electrical Engineering Department, IIT Bombay, Powai, Mumbai-400076, India T:+91 22 576-7432 vrm@iitm.ac.in http://www.mba.iitm.ac.in/hssweb/people/muraleedharan.htm

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Indian Institute of Technology, Madras Department of Humanities Ganesh LS, Professor Ph.D (Forecasting, System Dyanamics, Edu.Plan) IIT Madras (1986), M.Tec (Maintenance Management), IIT Madras ( 1979), BE (Hons) Mechanical Engineering, BITS (1977) Address: Room No.:A202, Electrical Engineering Department, IIT Bombay, Powai, Mumbai-400076, India T:+91 22 576-7432 lsg@iitm.ac.in http://www.iitm.ac.in/cgi-bin/infofaculty.pl?name=lsg_hum&offext=8435 Bio: Research interests include Technology Forecasting , Project Management, Multicriteria Decisions, Applied Systems Analysis. Courses include . System Engineering, Materials Management, Technology Management, Data Analysis for Management and Maintenance Management

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Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai Shailesh J Mehta School of Management Sanjay Singh Gaur, Assistant Professor of Marketing and Management Development Programme (MDP) Coordinator PhD, BITS Pilani ssg@som.iitb.ac.in http://www.iitb.ac.in/~som/faculty/ssg.htm Bio: Interests in Relationship Marketing (CRM), Selling Skills, Product and Brand Management, Marketing Strategy. He is a frequent speaker on the topic of Relationship Marketing (CRM), and contributes regularly to international and national conferences, workshops and Journals. He has recently published a book "Event Marketing and Management". Dr. Gaur has been the Area coordinator of Marketing at S.P. Jain Institute of Management and Research, Mumbai and has also been the Core Marketing Faculty at Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad and Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani. His experience in Academia spans over Nine years and includes consulting, research and training besides teaching on various aspects of Marketing and Strategy. He has supervised more than 20 dissertations at Post Graduate level and is guiding Doctoral research in Marketing Area. He has conducted several Management Development Programmes and trained managers from many leading companies in India. He has been consultant to several Indian and Multi National Corporations. Some of the companies where he has been a consultant are Ranbaxy Laboratories Limted, RFCL, Geologistics India Ltd, Godrej & Boyce Mfg.Co.Ltd. His areas of interest include Relationship Marketing (CRM), Selling Skills, Event Marketing, Product & Brand Management, Marketing Audit, Marketing Strategy and Development of Marketing Attitude and Orientation.

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Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur Department of Chemical Engineering D P Rao PhD, BITS dprao@iitk.ac.in Bio: Research and teaching interests in Heat & Mass Transfer, Thermodynamics, Solar Energy

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Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur Department of Electrical Engineering A K Sinha BSc (Engg), MTech ,PhD(BITS Pilani): Power Systems, Control Systems, Neural Networks. aksinha@ee.iitkgp.ernet.in Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur Department of Computer Science & Engineering R Badrinath, Associate Professor PhD (1994) and MS (1990), Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, MSc Tech, BITS Pilani

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badri@cse.iitkgp.ernet.in http://www.iitkgp.ernet.in/sric/showprofile.php?empcode=aVmWY Bio: His research interests include simulation studies and development work in internet, interconnection networks and clustered computing systems. 20. Indian Institute of Chemical Technology Center for Development of Advanced Computing Sharad Purohit, Director, Centre for Development of Advanced Computing, M.Sc. (1969, BITS, Pilani), Ph.D. (1972, IIT, Bombay) Address: Pune University Campus, Ganeshkhind, Pune 411 007 T: 91-020-5694030 (O) F: 91-020-5691111 purohit@cdac.ernet.in http://www.iictindia.org/adbi/Faculty/pur.htm 21. Infinity Business School Mukesh Chaturvedi, Advertising & Communications Management and Director - Amity Centre for CRM Ph.D., BITS Pilani, 1989, MMS, BITS Pilani, 1989 Address: 5 Sikandra Road, New Delhi - 110001 22. Institute of Rural Management, Anand Harekrishna Misra PGDM Systems and Operations Management, Xavier Institute of Management, MS Software Systems, BITS, BE Electronics & Communication, Institute of Engineers India Bio: He has over 16 years of experience as Manager (Systems) with the Industrial Development Corporation of Orissa, Ltd. Prior to that, he worked in the Indian Railways as Signal Engineer for four years. He was a visiting faculty in Systems Area in XIM-Bhubaneswar and Regional college Of Management, Bhubaneswar. His teaching interests in IT area are MIS, Data communication and Networks, Data Structures, SOOPs, Software engineering, DBMS. His research interests are Software Engineering process models, Data communication and Networks. 23. Jaypee Institute of Information Technology Department of Computer Science and Information Technology Sanjay Goel, Associate Professor M.Tech.Computer Technology, IIT Delhi, BE (Hons) EEE and MSc (Hons.) Physics, BITS

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Bio: He has seventeen years of mixed experience in teaching, software development and interactive multimedia content creation. Prior to joining JIIT in 2002, he was working as Director (Multimedia) at Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts. At IGNCA, he was also the National Project Coordinator of a UNDP funded project Strengthening of National Facility for Interactive Multimedia Documentation of Cultural Resources during 1999-2002 involving a UNDP funding of US $ 2.2 Million that was started in 1994. During 1995-99, He worked as a Project manager and consultant on the same project. Many multimedia CDROMs, Digital archives and a very popular and rich web-enabled Digital Library were created as part of this project which was finally successfully completed under his leadership to the satisfaction of UNDP in 2002. In 2001-2002, At IGNCA, he also formulated and founded another project as the Principal Investigator of Cultural Heritage Digital Library in Hindi with special focus on Hindi speaking region. This project attracted a funding of Rs. 79 lakh from Ministry of Communication and Information Technology, Govt. of India. At JIIT, he organised an international workshop on Computer Applications in Archaeology at JIIT in 2002 Earlier, he has been a faculty member in the Department of Computer Engineering at Delhi Institute of Technology (Now Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology) after spending two years at National Informatics Centre as a Programmer. At DIT, he was mainly involved in teaching courses in the area of Computer Graphics and Image Processing. He has often been invited as a guest faculty and technical expert at various institutes. He has participated in and also organised several conferences, seminars and workshops. His professional interests span over Computer Graphics, Multimedia, Digital Image Processing, Computer Vision, Computer & cognition, Human Computer Interaction and Education Methods. He has guided around 150 BE/MCA/M.Tech. students for their final year projects. 24. Manoharbhai Patel Institute of Engineering & Technology D. B. Raikwar, Assistant Professor ME, BITS Pilani, BE Government Engineering College, Raipur Address: Kudwa Village, Gondia 441 614, Maharashtra, India Bio: joined the institution in the year 1985 after graduating from Government Engineering College, Raipur. He has done his postgraduation from BITS, Pilani and was elevated to the post of Assistant Professor in the year 1999. He has been successful as an academician in the University Circle. He has served as Chairman, Board of Studies, Electrical Engineering, Nagpur University for four years and has been elected to the Senate, Nagpur University in the year 2001. He specializes in the subject of Circuit Theory and Instrumentation Field. 25. Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies Nilay Yagnik, Information Systems Management MMS, NMIMS, M Tech Instrumentation, BITS (1983) Address: T: F: nilayy@nmims.edu http://www.nmims.edu/nilay.htm

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Bio: NMIMS Best Faculty of the Year Award, 2003. He has worked with Companies such as Wipro Infotech and Digital Equipment in areas spanning Business Development, Learning Services and Program Management. At NMIMS, he has taught courses in Information Technology, Marketing and Perspective Management. He has several publications to his credit at the National and International level. He is also a Corporate Trainer and has served on the Executive Boards of Information Technology and Management forums of India. 26. Office of Scientific Advisor, Chief of Naval Staff JP Judeja, Lt. Director PhD, IIT Delhi, MSc Physics, BITS (1971) Address: T: F: Bio: Before joining as It. Director in the Office of Scientific Adviser to the Chief of Naval Staff, New Delhi, in 1994, he worked at BITS, Pilani; Regional Engineering College, Kurukshetra; lIT, New Delhi; National Physical Laboratory, New Delhi; National Defence Academy, Khadakwasla; Defence Electronics Applications Laboratory (DEAL), Dehradun and Institute of Armament Technology (IAT), Pune. Presently, he is working on applications of lasers and electro-optics. His areas of research include: quantum physics and laser physics. He was the first to design and fabricate a high peak power-copper bromide laser. He has published 20 research papers in nationaVinternational journals. He is a life member of Indian Laser Association, a fellow of Optical Society of India, and a fellow of Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers. 27. SP Jain Institute of Management & Research Mohan Harsh, Professor of International Marketing International Marketing, IIFT, BE (Hons) EEE Gold Medallist in International Trade from IIFT, Delhi. Address: Munshi Nagar, Dadabhai Road, Andheri (West), Mumbai - 400 058, India T: +91-022-623 0396/2401/7454 F: +91-022-623 7042 hmohan@spjimr.ernet.in Bio: Has over 18 years experience in International Marketing of Engineering Products (Larsen & Toubro), Geo-Physical Services (Indicos) & Computer Software (Datamatics). Thereafter for 5 years was a working partner in OMNI Consultants International, Involved in Marketing Consultancy, Executive Training and Senior Level Placement. Area of Interest: International Marketing. 28. Tata Institute of Fundamental Research G. Ravindra Kumar PhD, IIT Kahpur, BE BITS grk@tifr.res.in
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Bio: PhD on on phase conjugate mirrors in non-linear optics field. Joined TIFR in 1991. Research interests include super-intense laser solid interaction, intense field laser-atom/molecule interaction, nonlinear optics and generally interested in anything to do with lasers. 29. University of Hyderabad Department of English Mohan Ramanan, Professor and the Coordinator of the Departmental Research Scheme, Senior Fellow and Deputy Director, IndoAmerican Center for International Studies PhD, BITS mgrsh@uohyd.ernet.in http://www.uohyd.ernet.in/sh/denglish/mgr-cv.htm Bio: Born in 1949, Mohan Ramanan was educated in Calcutta, Bangalore, Chennai and Pilani. He received his Ph.D. in 1978 for a thesis on the British Movement poets which was later published as The Movement in 1989. After joining the Hyderabad University in 1979 he began researching American Poetry and he published a study of contemporary American formal verse titled Difficult Balance in 1993. Both books were the result, partly, of fellowships he received - the British Council Scholarship (1982-83) at Merton College, Oxford and the Fulbright award (1989-90) at Amherst College, Massachusetts, USA. He is the author/editor of ten books and over hundred articles which have appeared in Indian and foreign forums. As Senior Academic Fellow (1996) and Deputy Director, Ramanan has been closely involved with the Indo-American Center for International Studies (formerly ASRC) and has edited several issues of IJAS (Indian Journal of American Studies), the house journal of that institution. Ramanan has also organized several seminars for the Department. He is interested in religious studies and in Carnatic music.

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BITSIANS AT ASIAN UNIVERSITIES (Outside India) 1. INSEAD, Singapore Balagopal Vissa, Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship PhD (2003) London Business School, PGDM, IIM Calcutta (1993), BE (Hons) EEE and MSc (Hons) Chemistry, BITS Pilani Address: 1, Ayer Rajah Avenue, Singapore 138676 T: (65) 67995382 F: (65) 67995499 balagopal.vissa@insead.edu Bio: Research Interests: Entrepreneurship and business strategy. Awards: Best Paper Award by the International Management Division for the 2002 Academy of Management meeting in Denver, Colorado (2002), # Finalist for the Carolyn Dexter Award of the 2003 Academy of Management meeting, # A V Birla India Centre Dissertation Year Award (2002-2003), A V Birla India Centre Scholarship, London Business School (1998-2002), # B. S. Dua Memorial Prize for organizational abilities, IIM Calcutta (1993) President, Students Association, IIM Calcutta (1992) 2. Multi Media University Faculty of Engineering & Technology Rakesh Ranjan, Lecturer PhD, BITS (1996); M Eng, BIT Mesra (1993); BE, MIT Muzaffarpur (1991) Address: Jalan Air Keroh Lama, Bukit Beruang, 75450 Melaka, 3rd Floor, FET Block T: + 606-252 3397 F: + 606-231 6552 rakesh.ranjan@mmu.edu.my http://www1.mmu.edu.my/~rakesh/ Bio: Taught at BITS from 1993-97 and Defense University, Ethiopia from 1998-2001. Nominated for Marquis WHO'S WHO IN THE WORLD (USA) 2004 for his research contribution in the area of "Radial Distribution ". Dr. Rakesh has co-authored three books entitled Signals and Systems published by McGraw-Hill, Singapore / Tata McGraw-Hill, New Delhi, India , Random Process and Queuing Theory published by Pearson, Prentice Hall, Malaysia and "Circuits and Signals" published by Pearson, Prentice Hall, Mala ysia. His research interests are operation, control and planning of Distribution system with the application of fuzzy logic, genetic algorithm and genetic programming etc. He has contributed 17 research papers in international journals and 35 papers at international conferences.

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