Dr. Vidyasagar M.

Dr. Mathukumalli Vidyasagar

Executive Vice President, Advanced Technology Center, Tata Consultancy Services, Hyderabad and Advisory Board Member, International Journal of BioSciences and Technology

Chosen for the Control Systems Award for 2008 by IEEE, Dr. Mathukumalli Vidyasagar is acknowledged as one of the leading Control Theorists in the world today. He brings the value of his deep engineering research to the world of Information Technology.

At TCS, Dr. Vidyasagar set up the Advanced Technology Centre (now TCS Innovation Labs- Hyderabad) which develops IT solutions in Life Sciences, E-Security, Open source/Indian languages, Smart card technologies, and Quantitative finance. About 15 Ph.D.s and over 75 software engineers work directly under Dr. Vidyasagar and have created several pathbreaking solutions such as: Bio-Suite, a state of the art bioinformatics product to address all aspects of computational biology; Dhruvam, an enterprise Public Key Initiative; and tools in Indian languages.

Earlier, as director of the AI and Robotics Lab for the Ministry of Defence, Government of India, Dr. Vidyasagar nurtured initiatives in the areas of aircraft control, robotics, neural networks, and image processing. He also finds time for research in areas of personal which at present include statistical learning theory and its applications to problems in computational biology.

He has lived and worked in the USA and parts of Europe for 20 years before returning to India in 1989. A prolific writer, he is the author of ten books and over 130 technical papers.

Dr. Vidyasagar is a PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA. He has won several awards in recognition of his research, including the “Distinguished Service Citation” from his alma mater, the University of Wisconsin.He was awarded the Fellowship of IEEE at 35, one of the youngest to receive this honor.He is also a Fellow of the Indian Academy of Sciences, the Indian National Science Academy, the Third World Academy of Sciences, and the Indian National Academy of Engineering.

Dr. M. Vidyasagar is Executive Vice President (Advanced Technology) of Tata Consultancy Services Limited, and is based in Hyderabad.He joined TCS in April 2000.

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