Dr.Dharanipragada Janakiram, Ph.D
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology Madras
Chennai - 600 036, INDIA
Fax: +91-44-2257 4352
Phone: +91-44-2257 4354 (Office)
Dharanipragada Janakiram obtained his Ph.D degree from IIT, Delhi. He is currently a professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras, India, where he heads and coordinates the research activities of the Distributed and Object Systems Lab. His current research focus is on building large scale distributed systems focusing on design pattern based techniques, measurements, peer-peer middleware based grid systems etc. He is currently the SIG Chair of Distributed Computing of Computer Society of India and is also the founder of the Forum for Promotion of Object Technology in India. He was awarded the Boyscast Fellowship in 1997. He was awarded the IBM Faculty Award in 2007 and Yahoo Faculty Grant in 2009. He has guided 10 Ph.D, over 30 M.S (Research), 60 M.Tech. He is the Board of Studies member in JNTU, Hyderabad, JNTU, Kakinada, Andhara University, SV University, Cochin University, VIT University and Anna Univerity. He has authored over a hundred research papers and is the editor for six books. His book on Grid Computing has been brought out by Tata McGraw Hill Publishers. He is the principal investigator for a number of projects which include the MobiTel: Mobile Telemedicine for rural India, Peer-to-peer Concept Search (Indo-Italian Collaborative project), Service Oriented Architecture for Linux Kernel (DIT) and Cloud Bursting Architecture for Document workflow (Xerox).