Professor Sadagopan, Director of IIIT Bangalore is a graduate of Madras University, India and Purdue
University, USA. He taught for 25+ years at IIT Kanpur, IIM Bangalore, IIT Madras and IIITBangalore
in addition to short teaching assignments at RUTGERS, USA and AIT, Bangkok. He has wide research
interests that include Operations Research, Multi-criteria optimization Decision Theory, Simulation,
Enterprise Computing, Programming Languages, Databases, Multimedia and e-Governance.
He has authored seven books, several book chapters and papers. He is also a Fellow of IEE (UK) and
Computer Society of India. He is a Senior Member of IEEE, ACM and AIS.
Prof. Sadagopan consults widely across different industry segments (Auto, Manufacturing, Banking, IT
and Social Sector) and lectures extensively at corporations, industry events and universities in
North America, South America, Europe, Middle East, Asia, Australia and New Zealand on all aspects of
He serves on the boards of Bharat Electronics, Neyveli Lignite Corporation and Indian Renewable
Energy Agency and IIIT Bhubaneswar, IIIT-Delhi and IBAB earlier he was also on the Board of Bank of
India, NMDC, VisualSoft, Megasoft, Informatics and Shawman Software. Prof. Sadagopan is a Member of
Karnataka Knowledge Commission, Chief Minister's Vision Group on IT, NASSCOM Regional Council and
ISA Executive Council. He is the Chair of IEEE Computer Society, Bangalore Chapter and a Member of
ACM India Council. Currently (till 2011). He is also a Member of WWW Conference Committee (W3CC).