Professor Vaidyeswaran Rajaraman

Honorary Professor, Indian Institute of Science

Areas of Interest:

Computer Science, Information Technology


Parallel Computers, High Performance Computers, History of Computing, Information Systems Design

Consultancy Areas:

High performance computers, Computer selection, Management of Computer Centres, Computer and Information systems curricula


Sector Associated With:


Sectors Interested to Offer Service:

Educational / Academic institutions, Industry (Private), Industry (PSUs), R&D Organizations, Venture Capitalists, Consultancy Firms

Major Professional Contributions:

Designed Parallel Computers. Consultant to TCS, BEL, ECIL, Kerala Venture Capital. SAIL. Designed training programmes of TCS. Designed real time control system for Bhilai Steel Plant. Initiated computer science educational programmes at IIT/Kanpur and AICTE as chairman of IT Committee. Wrote 23 text books in Computer Science and guided over 30 PHD students.Was Director of 3 IT Companies.

Professional Experience:

  • Asst. Professor of Statistics, University of Wisconsin,U.S.A. 1961-62.
  • Asst. Professor, Associate Professor, Professor, Senior Professor IIT/Kanpur 1963-1982.
  • Professor and Chairman, Supercomputer Centre, IISc, Bangalore, 1982-94 (Was Tatachem Professor 1991-94.
  • IBM Professor of Information Technology, JNCASR, Bangalore 1994-2001.


Computer Science Education, Computer Design, Information Systems Design


Contact Information


SERC, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore 560012
Phone: 08023600805, 08023600811 (O)
Fax 08023600805

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  • B. Sc. (Hons) Physics, Delfi University, 1952.
  • DIISc (1955), AIISc (1957), Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.
  • S.M. (M.I.T., U.S.A) 1959.
  • PhD (Wisconsin, U.S.A.) 1961.


Awards and Major Professional Recognitions

  • Life Time Contribution award INAE, Computer Society of India, Dataquest, Systems Society of India.
  • Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize in Engineering 1976.
  • Homi Bhabha Prize 1984, UGC. Zaheer Medal, INSA,1998.
  • Fellow INAE, IASc. INSA, NASI, CSI.
  • Padma Bhushan 1998 1998.

Link to Website

INAE Section Affiliated To: Section II: Computer Engineering and Information Technology

Year of Election to Fellowship: 1987

Year of Birth: 1933