G Venkatesh

G Venkatesh studied at IIT Madras and TIFR Bombay.  He is presently a Professor of Practice at IIT Madras where he has been teaching since 2014. He has been a faculty member at the Computer Science Department of IIT Bombay for 8 years, a visiting faculty member at IIM Bangalore for 3 years, and the Chief Technology Officer of Sasken Technologies Bangalore for nearly 20 years.  He is a Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering and the IETE.  His passion for pedagogy innovation led him to found Mylspot Education Services in 2014. He is a co-founder of the Comsnets association which runs two premier international conferences in India. He serves on many government, industry, investor and academic committees and company boards. He teaches two courses in the online BSc in Programmming and Data Science offered by IIT Madras. 

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Madhavan Mukund

Madhavan Mukund studied at IIT Bombay and Aarhus University.  He is presently Director of the Chennai Mathematical Institute where he has been a faculty member since 1992. He has served as President of both the ACM India Council and the Indian Association for Research in Computing Science (IARCS).  He is a Fellow of the Indian Academy of Sciences.  In addition to research, he is also passionate about CS education at all levels.  He is part of ACM India's CSpathshala initiative to introduce computational thinking in schools.  He has been the National Coordinator of the Indian Computing Olympiad since 2002.  He teaches online courses on algorithms, programming and data structures for the NPTEL project of MHRD, Government of India, as well as the online BSc in Programmming and Data Science offered by IIT Madras.