Professor, IIT Madras; Chairman, AI Task Force constituted by Ministry of Commerce, Government of India
Kamakoti Veezhinathan is a Professor at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, Tamil Nadu India.His areas of specialisation includes Secure Systems Engineering, Computer Architecture and CAD for VLSI Design Systems. He completed his Bachelor in Computer Science and Engineering from Sri Venkateswara College of Engineering, University of Madras in the year 1989, Master of Science (By research) and PhD from Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Madras in the years 1992 and 1995 respectively. He was a post-doctoral student at Super computer Education and Research Centre, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru and Institute of Mathematical Science, Chennai during the period 1995-1997. He worked as a Senior Design Engineer in ATI research Silicon Valley Pvt Ltd before joining IIT Madras as an Assistant Professor in the year 2001. He along with Prof. B. Ravindran founded the Reconfigurable Intelligent Systems Engineering (RISE) group at IIT Madras.
He is also an independent Director in the board of City Union Bank since 2011 and a member of the Standing Technical Committee of National Stock Exchange. His other interests include Organic Farming and is trained in Carnatic Music (Violin). His passion includes Child education and currently mentoring a rural school at his native village Vishnupuram, Thiruvarur District, The George Higher Secondary School founded by his Great Grand Father in the year 1914. He was awarded the Inaugural IIT Madras Young Faculty Recognition Award in 2007. He received the DRDO Academic Excellence award in 2014 from Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri. Narendra Modi. For more details about him please visit here.