Mr Vinay Vasant Kulkarni

Chief Scientist, Tata Consultancy Services Research, TRDDC, Pune

Areas of Interest:

Agile adaptive systems, System of systems, Modeling for analysis and simulation, Complex dynamic decision making, Regulatory compliance, Decision based design, Automated software development & evolution, Enterprise transformation.


Enterprise modeling, Executable and simulatable models, Adaptive systems, Model driven engineering, Software engineering, Distributed systems, Programming languages, Language processing, Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning

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Sector Associated With:


Sectors Interested to Offer Service:

Educational / Academic institutions, Industry (Private), Industry (PSUs), R&D Organizations, Government (including funding agencies), Law Enforcement Agencies, Consultancy Firms

Major Professional Contributions:

Vinay was the chief architect of TCS's MasterCraft toolset – arguably the most complete implementation of the Model Driven Development anywhere – that has been used to deliver several best-in-class business-critical applications on a variety of technology platforms worldwide. At present, Vinay is exploring use of models and modelling techniques to specify all relevant aspects of enterprise so as to impart agility and certainty through a simulation-based approach. He has several patents, publications in top-tier conferences & journals, and keynotes at premier software engineering conferences. First recipient of TCS's prestigious Distinguished Scientist award, Vinay also serves as Visiting Professor at Middlesex University London..

Professional Experience:

  • Chief Scientist and Head – Software Systems Research
  • Tata Research Development &Design Centre
  • Tata Consultancy Services Research, Pune.


Enterprise modeling, Model driven engineering, Software engineering, Software product lines, Modeling for analysis and simulation, Regulatory compliance, Complex dynamic decision making..


Contact Information


Tata Research Development and Design Centre,
Tata Consultancy Services Research, 54B,
Industrial Estate, Hadapsar, Pune-411013
Phone: 020-66086333
Fax: 020-66086399

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  • B. E, Electrical Engineering, 1986, VNIT, Nagpur
  • M.S,Electrical Engineering,1989, IIT Madras

Awards and Major Professional Recognitions

  • Visiting Professor at Middlesex University, London, UK, Since 2010
  • TCS Distinguished Scientist Award, 2011

Link to Website

INAE Section Affiliated II: Computer Engineering and Information Technology

Year of Election to Fellowship: 2016

Year of Birth: 1966