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Prof CE VeniProf CE Veni Madhavan, has been appointed Director, Scientific Analysis Group (SAG), Delhi, wef 30 November 2000.

Prof Veni Madhavan obtained his BE (Electrical Engineering), ME (Control Systems) and PhD (Stochastic Control Theory), from College of Engineering, Guindy, Madras (1969); Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, (1971); and Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, (1975), respectively.

Prof Veni Madhavan worked with Air India, Mumbai, during 1976-77 and National Informatics Centre, New Delhi, during 1977-82. He joined the faculty of Department of Computer Science and Automation, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore as Assistant Professor in 1983, where he is a Professor. The areas of his interest are: Theoretical computer science, mathematics of computation, arithmetic and algebraic and combinatorial algorithms and cryptography theory and applications.

Prof Veni Madhavan has been involved in design and analysis of efficient polynomial time algorithms for various problems in relational database theory, chordal graphs, and visibility graphs of geometrical objects. He has carried out theoretical and algorithmic studies and developed efficient algorithms for fast multiplication of very large integers and large degree polynomials: These find application in the design and cryptanalysis of public key crypto systems based on integers, polynomial rings and electrical groups. He has recently developed efficient heuristics for the cubic sieve algorithm for discrete logarithm problems.

Prof Veni Madhavan has about 50 papers to his credit and has guided 9 PhD students, 60 ME project students and 10 summer project students. He was Chairman of the Department of Computer Science and Automation, during 1999-2000. He has carried out seven major R&D projects for Government and industry. He is a member of several academic study boards, steering and technical programmes, review committees and paper review committees of journals and conferences.

Higher Qualification Achieved

Shri P Srinivasa Murthy, Sci D, Aeronautical Development Establishment (ADE), Bangalore, has been awARDEd PhD for his thesis titied Low Reynolds Number Airfoil Aerodynamics by the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.