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Prof. S Sadagopan


Professor Sadagopan is currently the Director (President) of IIIT-Bangalore (a PhD granting University). IIIT's represent a set of new generation universities started in India in late 90's with special focus on IT; IIIT-Bangalore is one of the first such Institutes and started functioning from the year 1999. As the first Director of IIIT-Bangalore he is involved in the visioning, planning and executing the growth of this Institute that is counted as one of the premier Institutes in India with a bright future in the decades ahead. Professor Sadagopan is also involved with many new generation Institutes that have been set up in India in the past fifteen years, notably the IIITs in Trivandrum, Bhubaneshwar and Delhi, Institute of Bioinformatics and Applied Biotechnology in Bangalore and Institute of Space Science & Technology in Trivandrum, for example.


Prior to joining IIIT-Bangalore, Professor Sadagopan taught for more than 25 years (1979 - 1995) at IIT-Kanpur, counted as one of the best Technical Institutes in India. He also taught for 4 years (1995 - 1999) at IIM-Bangalore, counted as one of the best B Schools in India. He also taught for a year (1987-88) at IIT-Madras, another premier Institute and for a Semester at AIT, Bangkok, Thailand (1989) and RUTGERS, The State University of New Jersey in USA (1997) on leave from IIT-Kanpur / IIM-Bangalore.


His research interests include Operations Research, Decision Theory, Multi-criteria optimization, Simulation, Enterprise computing, ERP, Supply Chain optimization, IT in education, Multimedia and e-Governance.


Professor Sadagopan is a Fellow of the UK's IET (formerly IEE), Computer Society of India and Institution of Engineers (India). He is a Senior Member of the IEEE and ACM.


Professor Sadagopan’s research work has appeared in several international journals including IEEE Transactions, European J of Operational Research, J of Optimization Theory & Applications, Naval Research Logistics, Simulation and Decision Support Systems. He is a referee for several journals and serves on the editorial boards of many journals.
Professor consults extensively to some of the largest private & public sector corporations in India, in Computing, Communications, Software, Automotive, Oil and Power industries as well as social sector. He is a member of the Board of Directors of several private and public sector corporations; he is also a member of the Board of Studies of several Universities.
Professor Sadagopan is a featured Columnist for Times of India (the world’s largest English Newspaper) and several magazines.
He is a Fulbright Scholar


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