Workshop on Technologies for a Smarter World - Speakers


Dr Rao Vemuri

Dr Vemuri Venkateswara Rao received his education in Tuni, Machilipatnam, Kakinada, Detroit and his Ph. D from UCLA. He is now an emeritus professor in the College of Engineering, University of California, Davis. He published well over 150 papers, including several books, in the areas of machine learning, neural nets, numerical analysis and computer security.
He had served as the Editor-in-Chief of CS Press of IEEE.

He visited India as a Fulbright-Nehru lecturer, and visited Vietnam twice as a Vietnam Educational Foundation's US Faculty Scholar.

He was CEO of Smartifacts, a dot com company located in Hyderabad and marina del Rey, CA.
He is now living in Silicon Valley and stays very much in tune with the current trends.

Mr. Gopi Kumar Bulusu

Gopi Kumar Bulusu is the CEO and Chief Technologist at Sankhya Technologies Private Limited. He is an acknowledged expert in the areas of distributed computing and embedded systems. His team received the Lockheed Martin India Innovation award in the year 2008 and the DST-Lockheed Martin Innovation award during 2009. He holds 5 granted US patents in addition to several pending patent applications in the field of computer science.

He holds a Masters in Computer Science from Arizona State University (1992-93) and a Bachelors in Computer Science and Engineering from College of Engineering,Guindy (1990).