Prabhakar Ballapalle is presently working as a Senior Staff Engineer at Seagate HDD India. Before joining Seagate he worked as scientist at Central Research Laboratory and contributed in many prestigious indigenous projects like development of Thermal Imager, Remote Surveillance System and Radar Video Transmission System etc. He received his M.Tech in Signal processing from IIT Kanpur in 2000. He has more than 10 publications and one patent for his credit. His research areas include pattern recognition, artificial intelligence, speech processing, audio processing, video processing etc, Flash management.
Sushant Sharma is a B. Tech. graduate (2000) from IIT Guwahati. He has contributed enormously towards various activities of the Bhaktivedanta Institute as an author and an editor. He was last associated with Tech Mahindra Limited as Tech Leader and has an IT experience of over 15 years. Later, Sushant Sharma decided to dedicate himself to the mission of Bhaktivedanta Institute and has been engaging himself to study the science of consciousness from a scientific as well as spiritual perspective. Under the able guidance of science-spirituality synthesis visionary Dr. T. D. Singh, he has delivered a key note lecture at the International Conference on Life and its Origin at Rome in 2004. From 2007, Sushant has been a speaker in many science-spirituality conferences and workshops organized by the Bhaktivedanta Institute including the AISSQ conference series. His conference lecture themes include “Man and Machine”, “Computer and Intelligence” and “Inimitable Intelligence”.
Jaynarayan T Tudu is a Post Doctoral Fellowship in the Dept of Computer Science and Automation,IIT Bombay. He works in the area of microprocessor reliability and VLSI design and test of Integrated circuit. He is involved primarily in development of algorithm, architecture, and methodology for processor reliability problems. Prior to joining PhD he did his MSc(Engg) from the Dept. of Computer Science and Automation, IISc Bangalore. He has a couple of publications in the area of System-on-chip Testing. Currently he is involved in developing a new test architecture to tackle some of the problems that the contemporary architecture are facing. He is also interested in the theoretical computer science, particularly, to understand the non-computational nature of certain problems. Currently, he is working on the concept of mind as it is explained in Vedic text, to understand its non-computational nature. He collaborates with Bhaktivedanta Institute, Kolkata and Bangalore. His articles in in this area can be found in open blog: http://consciousnessasitis.blogspot.in/.
Sameer Verlekar is presently working as a Manager in Synopsys India Pvt Ltd, Bangalore. He has completed his post graduation in the field of Software Systems and received his Masters degree from BITS Pilani. Sameer is currently working in the Security domain and his fields of interest are Networking, Cryptography and Systems programming. He is actively involved in promoting a dialogue between science and spirituality among his fellow members and friends.
Hrishikesh S Sonalikar is presently a faculty at BITS Goa. He completed MSc. Engineering and PhD in Department of Instrumentation and Applied Physics in the field of Ion Trap Mass Spectrometry at IISc Bangalore. He has published papers in international journals. Apart from engineering disciplines such as computational electromagnetics and applied physics, he is also interested in the synthesis of science and spirituality, Vedic and modern cosmology, and the ancient history of holy places across India.
Kalicharan Nayak, Received his masters and Ph.D in mechanical engineering from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. For his academic and technical excellence he received gold medal at NIT Rourkela, silver medal at IISc, and two technology excellence awards in GE Aviation. He is presently working for Rolls-Royce India Private Limited, Aerospace Engineering, as a specialist in air and thermal systems design. Prior to joining Rolls-Royce, he spent about twelve years with GE Aviation, Bangalore, in various positions with increasing responsibilities. During his tenure in GE Aviation, he was a technical leader, engineering manager and control title holder. He significantly contributed to thermal and fluid systems design and development of modern aircraft engines in GE and Rolls-Royce such as LEAP-1A/1B, PP20 and Trent-XWB. For his academic and technical excellence he received many awards and rewards in academia and industry. He has published several papers in ASME Journal of Gas Turbine and Power, Journal of Tribology and serves as a reviewer in Tribology Transactions and Journal of Thermophysics. He also chaired Heat Transfer sessions in ASME Gas Turbine India Conference. His research interests include heat transfer and fluid dynamics in aero engines, CFD, turbulence, fluid-structure interaction, seals, vortex dynamics. He has special interest in cultivating and exploring the scientific basis of spirituality and vice-versa.