Our Team

FOUNDERS

PROF. RAGHUNATHAN RENGASWAMY

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Prior to joining IIT Madras as a professor, Prof.Rengaswamy was a professor of Chemical Engineering and Co-Director of the Process Control and Optimization Consortium at Texas Tech University, Lubbock, USA. He was also a professor and associate professor at Clarkson University, USA and an assistant professor at IIT Bombay. His major research interests are in the areas of Fault Detection and Diagnosis and development of Sensor Placement algorithms.

PROF. SHANKAR NARASIMHAN

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Prof.Shankar Narasimhan is currently a professor in the department of Chemical Engineering at IIT Madras. His major research interests are in the areas of Data Mining, Process Design and Optimization, Fault Detection and Diagnosis and Fault Tolerant Control. He has co-authored several important papers and a book titled Data Reconciliation and Gross Error Detection: An Intelligent Use of Process Data which has received critical appreciation in India and abroad

PROF. VENKAT VENKATASUBRAMANIAN

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Prof.Venkat Venkatasubramanian is professor of Chemical Engineering at Columbia University, New York. He earned his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering (with a minor in Theoretical Physics) from Cornell University, M.S. in Physics from Vanderbilt University and B.Tech in Chemical Engineering from the University of Madras. He has been a consultant to several major global corporations and institutions. Prof.Venkat's contributions have been recognized by several awards and honors.

MANAGEMENT

DR. RANGANATHAN SRINIVASAN

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Dr.Ranganathan Srinivasan graduated in Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering from Annamalai University, completed his Master's from IIT-Bombay and doctorate from Clarkson University in the area of Process Control. He has over 20 years of experience in the Process Engineering industry, having worked for National Aerospace Labs (Bangalore), Weir Engg. Services (Abu Dhabi), Invensys (Chennai) and Honeywell Inc. (Bangalore). All through his career, Ranga has worked on product development. He is skilled and experienced in various states of product development: idea conceptualizing and researching, design and implementation along with project management. He has more than 10 patents/ trade secrets in the area of control and optimization. He now works for GyanData Pvt. Ltd, Chennai as the Chief Executive Officer.