Professor. Dhranipragada Janakiram
Professor. Dharanipragada Janakiram did his Ph.D from IIT Delhi and is currently a professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras, India, where he heads and coordinates the research activities of the Distributed and Object Systems Lab.
“My current research focus is on building large scale software systems focusing on distributed systems especially cloud and grid computing systems and challenges in big data processing.”
He is currently the SIG Chair of Distributed Computing of Computer Society of India and also the founder of the Forum for Promotion of Object Technology in India. He is also the founding Chair of ACM Chennai Chapter. He was awarded the Boyscast Fellowship in 1997. He was awarded the IBM Faculty Award in 2007 and Yahoo Faculty Grant in 2009. He guided 14 Ph.D, over 36 M.S (Research), 70 M.Tech. He is the Board of Studies member in JNTU, Hyderabad, JNTU, Kakinada, Andhra University, SV University, Cochin University, VIT University and Anna University. He has authored over a hundred and fifty research papers and is the editor of six books. His book on Grid Computing has been brought out by Tata McGraw Hill Publishers. His book on building large scale software systems is published in 2013 by Tata McGraw hill publishers. The book also carries the CD containing redesigned Minimalistic Object Oriented Linux (MOOL) distribution. He is currently associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing, editor of CSI Journal of Computing and also Executive Council member of Cloud Innovation Council. He is a fellow of Computer Society of India. He is the principal investigator for a number of projects which include the MobiTel: Mobile Telemedicine for rural India, Peer-to-peer Concept Search (Indo-Italian Collaborative project), Service Oriented Architecture for Linux Kernel (DIT) and Cloud Bursting Architecture for Document workflow (Xerox). He is currently incubating two companies in the cloud computing space. The Minimalistic Object Oriented Linux (MOOL) developed by him along with his students in DOS lab is being distributed by CDAC as part of the Bharat Operating System and Solutions (BOSS). BOSS MOOL has the unique distinction of supporting C++ device drivers for linux and also it supports a number of Indian Language drivers written in C++ to support the Indian Language fonts at console level.