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.
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.