Head Big Data Initiative, Department of Science & Technology, Govt. Of India
Dr. Murali Mohan is a Ph D in Computer Engineering from Delhi College of Engineering, Delhi University and alumni of S V University, Tirupati. He also attended Science, Technology, Innovation and Policy (STIP) programme at Kennedy School of Govt, Harvard University, Boston, USA. He is serving the Department of Science and Technology (DST) from 1998 onwards and presently, Dr Mohan is Adviser/Scientist-G and Heading the Big Data initiatives Division. Prior to the current position, He was associated with Natural Resources Data Management System (NRDMS) & National Spatial Data Infrastructure ( NSDI) Divisions of DST. He has developed a number of new R&D network based cluster initiatives. His multidisciplinary academic background coupled with multi-institutional scientific exposure spanning over 20 years provides
His multidisciplinary academic background coupled with multi-institutional scientific exposure spanning over 20 years provides him an edge in identifying and in conceptualizing niche scientific areas of research. The programmes he developed/ under development, synergizes the core concepts of Big Data, Geo-Sciences, Information & Communication Technologies (GeoICT) and brings in the fundamental and applied aspect of this emerging spectrum of Science. Identification of a burning national issues and scientific challenges which requires SxT interventions, development of scientific framework, institutional network/ arrangements, expertise driven holistic experimentation and core capacity building/ Critical mass creation, is the generic model followed in all his endeavours.