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N Balakrishnan, India

Prof. N. Balakrishnan is currently the Associate Director of the Indian Institute of Science and a Professor at the Department of Aerospace Engineering and at the Supercomputer Education and Research Center. He is a scientist of high international repute and is well decorated with prestigious awards. He played a crucial role in building India's first Supercomputer Center and the National Centre for Science Information at the Indian Institute of Science.

Prof N. Balakrishnan has given critical inputs in many major National initiatives in IT Planning and in Information Security. He played a key role in the shaping of the Information Security and Cryptanalysis Research Plans and Radar Cross Section Prediction and Management, of DRDO, Technology Facility Organization of India and the CERT-IN of the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology. He is also the National Coordinator of the Indo-French Cyber University and Indo-US Digital Library Projects.