PhD from University of Kerala
Dr. Achuthsankar S. Nair heads the State Inter University Centre of Excellence in Bioinformatics, University of Kerala. He is an electrical engineer who had his education from University of Kerala, IIT-Bombay and University of Cambridge, UK. He has taught in various engineering colleges and universities, both in India and abroad since 1987. He had served as Director of C-DIT, Govt. of Kerala and also as Visiting Professor in University of Korea, Seoul. His activities include teaching, research and popular science writing in IT, Computational Biology and also some interdisciplinary areas.
He is recipient of Young Scientist Award of Govt. of Kerala (1991), Cambridge Barclay Scholarship (1991), ISTE National Award for Young Engineering Teachers (1994). He was a member of the Executive Committee of the first State Higher Education Council of Govt. of Kerala. Dr. Achuthsankar S. Nair was honored with the INSA Teacher Award 2012 instituted by the Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi for his excellence in teaching service.
Ph.D in Computational Biology
Umesh is presently working as a Lecturer in State Inter-university Centre of Excellence in Bioinformatics (SIUCEB), University of Kerala and also doing his Ph.D in Computational Biology. He is one of the bright and creative persons around, who loves reading, photography, painting, watching movies and hanging out with friends. He is a lover of Mathematics and hails from Vallithode near Kannur. As a post graduate in Mathematics from Kannur University, he has shown his creativeness and his love towards Mathematics by developing two CD-ROMs – TATVA and CHARITHRA – for the Mathematics Department of Payyanur College. He has also written many articles about Mathematics in Malayalam. His love for Mathematics has now turned towards Bioinformatics. So he took M.Phil. in Bioinformatics from the Centre for Bioinformatics, University of Kerala. He has also developed a tool to identify mitochondrial haplogroup. He has worked as a consultant of Sooryakiran Bioinformatics Pvt. Ltd., Technopark, Thiruvananthapuram and as a Web Designer in Adsoft, Bangalore. His dream work, “Kera – Programming Language for Synthetic Biology” is nearing realization. Kera is an object-oriented programming language to create, display, combine and edit biological constructs and convert them into sequence. He also has great interests in popular science talks and writing science articles. He believes that it is the best way to enlighten common people with the essence of science.
PhD from University of Kerala
Dr. Aswathi is working as a Lecturer in State inter-university Centre of Excellence in Bioinforamtics, University of Kerala and also did her PhD in Bioinformatics under Dr. Achuthsankar S. Nair. Before joining as a lecturer, she was working as a SRF in a DIT funded project, which was executed by Centre for Bioinformatics, for developing a soft computational tool to analyze hub proteins from sequences information. She worked as a lecturer at University Institute of Technology (UIT), Palayam and she also worked as Software Engineer at Information Kerala Mission. She was the former IT Coordinator at State Institute of Education Management and Training. She holds MPhil. Degree in Bioinformatics from Centre for Bioinformatics, University of Kerala. She is a post graduate in Computer Science from Mahatma Gandhi University and holds a bachelor’s degree in Physics from University of Kerala. Her research area is computational analysis of proteomic sequences and her research interests include investigation of protein interaction networks and characterization of hub proteins. She loves teaching as a career and loves to learn new stuff. She hails from Kazhakkuttom in Thiruvananthapuram district.
PhD from IIT-Kharagpur
Dr. Chitraprasad heads the Department of Computer Science Engineering, TKM College of Engineering, Kollam. He did his B.Sc. (Engineering) from TKM College of Engineering, Kollam, M.Tech from IIT Delhi and Ph.D. from I.I.T. Kharagpur. His current research interests include Algorithm Design- Computational Geometry, Computer Graphics, and Data mining – Social Network Analysis. He is a member of Association of Computing Machinery (ACM), Computer Society of India (CSI), Fellow of Institution of Engineers (FIE), and Indian Society for Technical education. He has collective teaching experience in significant areas that includes Engineering, Design & Algorithm Analysis, Data structures & Algorithms, Computational Geometry (Elective), Advanced Operating systems (M.Tech.), Computer Architecture & Parallel Processing, Computer Graphics and Microprocessors & interfacing.
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