##  N Rama Rao Distinguished Lectures Series

N. Rama Rao Chair supports a Distinguished Lectures Series in Computer Science
and Engineering Department at IIT Kanpur by eminent Computer Scientists from
all over the world.

###  Schedule for 2005-06 II Semester (Jan-April, 2006)

  * **Prof. V. Rajaraman** (April 12, 2006)  
    Honorary Professor, [Supercomputer Education and Research Centre][1]  
    [Indian Institute of Sciences, Bangalore][2]  
    _[Towards a Computing Utility][3]_

  * **Dr. Manindra Agrawal** (Feb 8, 2006)  
    Professor and Head,[ Department of Computer Science and Engineering][4]  
    [Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur][5]  
    _[Click here for furhter details.][6]_

  * **Dr. John Hopcroft** (Jan 17, 2006)  
    Professor,[Department of Computer Science][7]  
    [Cornell University][8]  
    _[Computer Science Theory for the Future][9]_

  * **Dr. Keshav Pingali** (Jan 16, 2006)  
    Professor,[Department of Computer Science][7]  
    [Cornell University][8]  
    _[Is global search necessary in self-optimizing software systems?][10]_

  * **[Prof. S. Keshav][11]** (Jan 5, 2006)  
    Associate Professor,[ Cheriton School of Computer Science][12]  
    [University of Waterloo][13]  
    _[Delay Tolerant Networking: Concepts and Extensions][14]_

  * **[Prof. Arvind][15]** (Jan 4, 2006)  
    Professor,[Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department][16]  
    Member, [Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory][17]  
    [Massachusetts Institute of Technology][18]  
    _[Is Hardware Innovation dead?][19]_

###  Schedule for 2005-06 I Semenster (Aug-Nov , 2005)

  * **[Prof. David Gries][20]**(Nov 16, 2005)  
    Professor,[Computer Science][7]  
    [Cornell University][21]  
    _[Teaching program development][22]_

  * **[Prof. Sandeep Sen][23]**(Nov 11, 2005)  
    [Department of Computer Science & Engineering][24]  
    [Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur][25]  
    _[Constructing optimal size spanners of weighted graphs in linear time][26]_

  * **[Prof. Kalyanmoy Deb][27]**(Act 3 , 2005)  
    [Department of Mechanical Engineering][28]  
    [Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur][29]  
    _[Optimization : An Indispensable Companion for Researchers and
    Practitoners][30]_

  * **[Prof. Amit Kumar][31]**(Sep 8 , 2005)  
    [Department of Computer Science and Engineering][32]  
    [Indian Institute of Technology Delhi][33]  
    _[Multi-processor scheduling to minimize flow time with epsilon resource
    augmentation][34]_

  * **[Prof. Ashok Agrawala][35]**(Aug 09, 2005)  
    Director, [ MIND Lab][36] and  
    Professor, [Department of Computer Science][37]  
    [University of Maryland][38]  
    College Park, USA  
    _[Inonovative Technologies from MIND Lab][39]_

###  Schedule for 2004-05-I Semester (Aug-Nov, 2004)

  * **[ Prof. Rajeev Sangal][40]** (Sep 15, 2004)  
    [ Language Technologies Research Centre ][41]  
    [ International Institute of Information Technology ][42]  
    Hyderabad, AP, India  
    [ _Shakti Machine Translation System_ ][43]

  * **[ Sajal K. Das ][44]** (Aug 04, 2004)  
    Director, [ Center for Research in Wireless Mobility and Networking (CReWMaN)][45]  
    [ Department of Computer Science and Engineering ][46]  
    [ The University of Texas at Arlington ][47]  
    Arlington, TX, USA  
    _[Mobility and Resource Management in Smart Home Environments][48]_

####  Schedule for 2003-04-II Semester (Jan-Apr, 2004)

  * **[ Prof. Charles Van Loan ][49]** (Feb 19, 2004)  
    [ Department of Computer Science ][7]  
    [ Cornell University ][21]  
    Ithaca, New York, USA  
    [ _Computational Multilinear Algebra_ ][50]

  * **[ Prof. Charles Van Loan][49]** (Feb 19, 2004)  
    [ Department of Computer Science ][7]  
    [ Cornell University ][21]  
    Ithaca, New York, USA  
    [ _Block Matrix Computations and the Singular Value Decomposition_ ][51]

####  Schedule for 2003-04-I Semester (Aug-Nov, 2003)

  * **[ Prof. V Arvind ][52]**   (Aug 26 and 27, 2003)  
    [ Institute of Mathematical Sciences ][53]  
    Chennai, India  
    [ _The Graph Isomorphism Problem_ ][54]

####  Schedule for 2002-03-II Semester (Jan-Apr, 2003)

  * **[ Prof. Jayant Haritsa ][55]**   (Mar 27, 2003)  
    [ Supercomputer Education and Research Centre (SERC) ][1]  
    and  
    [ Department of Computer Science & Automation (CSA) ][56]  
    [ Indian Institute of Science (IISc), ][2] Bangalore  
    [ _Reducing Query Optimization Overheads Through Plan Recycling_ ][57]

  * **[ Prof. Ashok Jhunjhunwala ][58]** (Mar 5, 2003)  
    Department of Electrical Engineering  
    [ Indian Institute of Technology Madras ][59]  
    Chennai, India  
    [ _As Telecom Poises for Growth - Opportunity for India_ ][60]

  * **[ Dr. Prathima Agrawal ][61]**   (Jan 10, 2003)  
    Assistant Vice President, [ Internet Architecture Research Lab ][62]  
    Executive Director, Computer Networking Research Department  
    [ Telcordia Technologies, ][63] NJ  
    [ _Mobile and Wireless Internet and ITSUMO_ ][64]

  * **[ Prof. Vishwani D Agrawal][65]**   (Jan 09, 2003)  
    Visiting Professor, [ Department of Electrical and Communication Engineering
    ][66]  
    [ Rutgers University, ][67] New Brunswick, NJ  
    [ _Minimum Dynamic Power CMOS Circuits_ ][68]

  * **[ Prof. Satish Tripathi ][69]**   (Jan 03, 2003)  
    [ Department of Computer Science and Engineering ][70]  
    [ Bourns College of Engineering ][71]  
    [ University of California, Riverside ][72]  
    [ _Secure and Reliable MANETs: Making the Right Tradeoffs_ ][73]


### Schedule for 2002-03-I Semester (Aug-Nov, 2002)

-   **Prof. Gautam Barua** (Sep 23, 2002)    
    [Department of Computer Science and Engineering](http://www.iitg.ernet.in/engfac/cse/public_html/)         
    [Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati](http://www.iitg.ernet.in)         
    [*Production and Storage of Digital Documents in an Office Environment*](lec/2002.09.23.html)
    
-   **[Prof. Bijendra N Jain](http://www.cse.iitd.ac.in/~bnj/)** (Sep 06, 2002)   
    [Department of Computer Science and Engineering](http://www.cse.iitd.ernet.in)         
    [Indian Institute of Technology Delhi](http://www.iitd.ac.in)      
    [*QoS Aware Path Protection Schemes for MPLS Networks*](lec/2002.09.06.html)    

-   **[Prof. Vijay K Garg](http://www.ece.utexas.edu/~garg)** (Aug 23, 2002)    
    [Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering](http://www.ece.utexas.edu)         
    [University of Texas, Austin,](http://www.utexas.edu) TX, USA.      
    and     
    N Rama Rao Professor,    
    [Department of Computer Science and Engineering](http://www.cse.iitk.ac.in)         
    [Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur.](http://www.iitk.ac.in)     
    [*Slicing to Detect Global Conditions in Distributed Computations*](lec/2002.08.23.html)    

-   **[Prof. Manindra Agarwal](/manindra)** (Aug 14, 2002)     
    [Department of Computer Science and Engineering](http://www.cse.iitk.ac.in/)         
    [Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur](http://www.iitk.ac.in/)     
    [*Primes is in P*](lec/2002.08.14.html)    

-   **[Prof. Kishor S Trivedi](http://www.ece.duke.edu/~kst)** (Aug 01, 2002)     
    Hudson Professor,   
    [Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering](http://www.ece.duke.edu)         
    [Duke University,](http://www.duke.edu) Durham, NC, USA.      
    and       
    Poonam and Prabhu Goel Professor,    
    [Department of Computer Science and Engineering](http://www.cse.iitk.ac.in)          
    [Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur.](http://www.iitk.ac.in)       
    [*Software Aging and Rejuvenation: Modeling and Analysis*](lec/2002.08.01.html)

### Schedule for 2001-02-I Semester (Aug-Nov, 2001)

-   **[Prof. Samir K Brahmachari](http://www.cbt.res.in/Director.htm)** (Oct 15, 2001)     
    Director,   
    [Centre for Biochemical Technology](http://www.cbt.res.in)      
    Functional Genomics Unit   
    (CSIR), New Delhi     
    [*Functional Genomics in Silico*](lec/2001.10.15.html)   
    

-   **Prof. Abhay Karandikar** (Sep 06, 2001)     
    [Department of Electrical Engineering](http://www.ee.iitb.ac.in)      
    [Indian Institute of Technology Bombay](http://www.iitb.ac.in)     
    [*Packet Scheduling Algorithms for QoS in Next Generation Routers*](lec/2001.09.06.html)         
    [Presentation slides](lec/2001.09.06.ps) (PS: 212KB)
    

-   **Dr. Manoj Kumar, Director** (Aug 31, 2001)    
    [IBM India Research Lab](http://researchweb.watson.ibm.com/irl)    
    IIT Delhi campus, New Delhi    
    [*Electronic Markets*](lec/2001.08.31.html)
    

-   **[Prof. Jean-Claude Latombe](http://robotics.stanford.edu/~latombe)** (August, 2001)      
    [Computer Science Department](http://www.cs.stanford.edu)      
    [Stanford University](http://www.stanford.edu)   
    1.  Aug 20, 2001    [*An Efficient Motion Planner Based on Random Sampling*](lec/2001.08.20.html)   
    2.  Aug 28, 2001    [*Motion Planning With Visibility Constraints*](lec/2001.08.28.html)

    

-   **[Dr. Pravin Bhagwat](http://www.cs.umd.edu/~pravin)** (Aug 07, 2001)     
    [Reefedge, Inc.](http://www.reefedge.com)      
    Fort Lee, NJ, USA       
    [*New Advances in Short Range Wireless Networking*](lec/2001.08.07.html)

### 2000-2001-II Semester (Jan-April, 2001)

-   **[Prof. Jayant Haritsa](http://dsl.serc.iisc.ernet.in/~haritsa)** (Feb 16, 2001)      
    [Department of Computer Science & Automation](http://www.csa.iisc.ernet.in)         
    [Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore](http://www.iisc.ernet.in)     
    [*Turbo-charging Vertical Mining of Large Databases*](lec/2001.02.16.html)   
    

-   **[Prof. Fredric Cazals](http://www.inria.fr/prisme/personnel/cazals)** (Feb 12, 2001)      
    [INRIA Sophia-Antipolis, France](http://www-sop.inria.fr/eng/welcome.html)         
    [*Voronoi-based Surface Reconstruction Algorithms*](lec/2001.02.12.html)       

-   **[Prof. Keshav Pingali](http://www.cs.cornell.edu/annual_report/Pingali.htm)** (Jan 17, 2001)      
    [Computer Science Department, Cornell Univ., Ithaca, NY](http://www.cs.cornell.edu/)         
    [*Fractal Symbolic Analysis for Restructuring Programs*](lec/2001.01.17.html)

### 2000-2001-I Semester (Aug-Nov, 2000)

-    **[Prof. Sanjiva Prasad](http://www.cse.iitd.ernet.in/~sanjiva)**(Nov 14, 2000)      
    [CSE Department, IIT Delhi](http://www.cse.iitd.ernet.in/)     
    [*Is your protocol safe?*](lec/2000.11.14.html)

-    **[Prof. Sanjeev Kapoor](http://www.cse.iitd.ernet.in/~skapoor)** (Nov 07-08, 2000)      
    [CSE Department, IIT Delhi](http://www.cse.iitd.ernet.in/)   
    1.    *[Shortest Paths in Euclidean Spaces](lec/2000.11.07.html)*
    2. *Constrained Shortest Paths for Quality of Service Routing in Networks*

-    **Prof. Ashok Jhunjhunwala** (Oct 09, 2000)    
    [Electrical Department, IIT Chennai](http://www.ee.iitm.ernet.in/)   
 
    1.     *Technology and Business in India [PPT Slides](lec/2000.10.09-jj1.ppt)*   
    2.     *Enabling India through Telecom and Internet [PPT Slides](lec/2000.10.09-jj2.ppt)*

-    **[Prof. Ketan Mulmuley](http://www.cse.iitb.ernet.in:8000/~ketan)** (Aug 02, 2000)   
    [CSE Department, IIT Bombay](http://www.cse.iitb.ernet.in/)   
    *Geometric Complexity Theory*

### 1999-2000-II Semester (Jan-Apr, 2000)


-   **Dr. P J Narayanan** (Apr 18, 2000)     
    [Center for Artificial Intelligence and Research, Bangalore](http://www.cair.res.in/)         
    [*Virtual Reality and Beyond*](lec/2000.04.18.html)
    

-   **Prof. P P Chakrabarti** (Apr 04, 2000)       
    [Dept of Computer Science and Engineering, IIT Kharagpur](http://144.16.202.162:8081/)         
    [*Heauristic Search*](lec/2000.04.04.html)
    

-   **[Prof. Sunita Sarawagi](http://www.it.iitb.ernet.in/~sunita/)** (Mar 08, 2000)    
    [KR School of Information Technology, IIT Bombay](http://www.it.iitb.ernet.in)         
    *I3: Intelligent, Interactive Investigation of Multi-dimensional Data cubes*

### 1999-2000-I Semester (Aug-Nov, 1999)

-   **Prof. Jaikumar Radhakrishnan** (Oct 25-29, 1999)     
    [Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai](http://www.tifr.res.in)         
    [*Schedule of lecture series*](lec/1999.10.25.html)
    

-   **[Prof. Anurag Kumar](http://ece.iisc.ernet.in/~anurag/Anurag_Kumar.html)** (Oct 13, 1999)     
    [Department of Electrical Communication Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore] (http://www.ece.iisc.ernet.in)         
    [*Measurement Based Source Shaping for Connection Admission Control in Packet Networks*](lec/1999.10.13.html)
    

-   **[Prof. D. Janaki Ram](http://marimba.cs.iitm.ernet.in/pages/deps/cs/profs/djram)** (Sep 15, 1999)      
    [Department of Computer Science and Engineering, IIT Madras](http://www.cs.iitm.ernet.in)         
    *Beyond Object Orientation: Making Objects Introspective*

-   **[Prof. Arvind](http://foothill.lcs.mit.edu:8001/Users/arvind/)** (Aug 24, 1999)     
    [Laboratory for Computer Science, MIT, USA](http://www.lcs.mit.edu)   
    and      
    [N. Rama Rao Professor](nRamaRao.html) in    
    [Computer Science & Engineering, IIT Kanpur](/)      
    *Tutorial on Lambda Calculus*
    

-   **[Prof. Krithi Ramamritham](http://www.cse.iitb.ernet.in:8000/~krithi)** (Aug 04, 1999)       
    [Department of Computer Science and Engineering, IIT Bombay](http://www.cse.iitb.ernet.in)          
    [*Reading Consistent and Current Data "Off thr Air"*](lec/1999.08.04.html)

### 1998-99-II Semester (Jan-Apr, 1999)

-   **Prof. Satish Tripathi** (Mar 30, 1999)      
    Dean, Bourns College of Engineering, Univ of California, Riverside         
    *Quality of Service Routing: Research Directions*
    
-   **Prof. P. S. Thiagarajan** (Mar 25, 1999)    
    SPIC Mathematical Institute, Chennai     
    *Timed Automate: Basic theory and some new subclasses*  
    
-   **Prof. Huzur Saran** (Mar 10, 1999)      
    Computer Science and Engineering Department, IIT Delhi      
    *Effect of Buffer Policies for Fairness in TCP Flows*
    
-   **Prof. S. Sudarshan** (Feb 25, 1999)      
    Computer Science and Engineering Department, IIT Mumbai      
    *Multi-Query Optimization*
    
-   **Prof. R. K. Shyamsundar** (Feb 18, 1999)      
    School of Technology and Computer Science, TIFR, Mumbai      
    *Reactive Programming Paradigms and Hardware Modelling*
    
-   **Dr. Mathai Joseph** (Feb 11, 1999)     
    Tata Consultancy Services, Pune     
    *Timing and Fault-Tolerance in Real-time Systems*
    
-   **Prof. Arvind** (Jan 07, 1999)      
    MIT and N. Rama Rao Professor in Computer Science, IIT Kanpur       
    *Start Voyager: A Scalable Commodity Supercomputer*

[ About the Chair ][139] | [ About Mr. Rama Rao ][144] | Lecture Series | [ Visitors ][145]

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