Dr. Swami Manohar is a founder and Managing Director of LimberLink Technologies. Prior to this, he was a co-founder and CEO of PicoPeta Simputers Pvt. Ltd. which was acquired by Geodesic in 2006. He served as the Chief IPR & Strategy Officer at Geodesic.
A Ph.D in Computer Science from Brown University, he has served as a faculty at the University of North Carolina for two years and then at the India Institute of Science(IISc), Bangalore, between 1990 to 2005. He has been the visiting faculty at Columbia University, University of Missouri, and University of Texas. While at IISc, he co-invented the Simputer, was awarded the Dewang Mehta Award for Innovation in Informatics, and pioneered the faculty entrepreneurship activity in IISc which served as a model for other educational institutes in India. He co-founded Strand Life sciences (formerly Strand Genomic), and String Labs, the first academic incubating company in India.
He has contributed to research in VLSI architectures, computer graphics, visualization, virtual reality and CAD for rapid prototyping.
Dr. V. Vinay was a professor at the Indian Institute of Science for over a decade from 1995 to 2005. He is currently an adjunct professor at the Chennai Mathematical Institute (CMI). He has a wide range of interests in mathematical aspects of computer science, especially in Complexity Theory, Algorithms, and Data Mining.
Dr. V. Vinay was a recipient of the prestigious Sir C.V. Raman Award by the government of Karnataka for Excellence in Engineering Research in 2001. He is a winner of the Dewang Mehta Award for Innovation in Informatics for his role in developing the Simputer. He has served as a president of the Indian Association for Research in Computing Science (IARCS).
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