18 Notable alumni of
Indian Institute of Technology Madras

Indian Institute of Technology Madras is 1202nd in the world, 259th in Asia, and 29th in India by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 18 notable alumni from Indian Institute of Technology Madras sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Prem Watsa

    Prem Watsa
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1950-.. (age 72)
    Enrolled in Indian Institute of Technology Madras
    Graduated with Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering
    Occupations
    businesspersoninvestorchief executive officerfinancierChartered Financial Analyst
    Biography

    Prem Watsa is an Indian - Canadian billionaire businessman who is the founder, chairman, and chief executive of Fairfax Financial Holdings, based in Toronto. He has been called the "Canadian Warren Buffett." He was awarded the fourth highest civilian award of India, Padma Shri, in January 2020.

  2. Subra Suresh

    Subra Suresh
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1956-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    researcheracademicuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Subra Suresh is an Indian-American biological engineer, materials scientist, and academic administrator. On 1 January 2018, he was inaugurated as the fourth President of Singapore's Nanyang Technological University, where he is also the inaugural Distinguished University Professor. He was the Vannevar Bush Professor of Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and Dean of the School of Engineering at MIT from 2007 to 2010 before being appointed as Director of the National Science Foundation (NSF) by Barack Obama, where he served from 2010 to 2013. He was the president of Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) from 2013 to 2017.

  3. Kris Gopalakrishnan

    Kris Gopalakrishnan
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1955-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    computer scientist
    Biography

    Senapathy “Kris” Gopalakrishnan is widely recognized as a global business and technology thought leader for his role in growing the IT services industry worldwide. He co-founded Infosys, where he served as the chief executive officer and managing director from 2007 to 2011, and as vice chairman from 2011 to 2014. Following his retirement from Infosys, Kris has been very active in promoting the Indian startup ecosystem, and philanthropically supporting research on brain sciences, aging related disorders, and healthcare in India. He has also been on the Board of Trustees for the Infosys Science Foundation from 2009, and currently serves as the President of the Board.

  4. Vic Gundotra

    Vic Gundotra
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1968-.. (age 54)
    Occupations
    businessperson
    Biography

    Vivek Paul "Vic" Gundotra is an Indian-born American businessman who served as the Senior Vice President, Social for Google until 24 April 2014. Prior to joining Google, he was a general manager at Microsoft.

  5. Gururaj Deshpande

    Gururaj Deshpande
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Occupations
    businessperson
    Biography

    Gururaj Deshpande is an Indian American venture capitalist and entrepreneur, who is best known for co-founding the Chelmsford, MA-based internet equipment manufacturer Sycamore Networks, the Deshpande Center for Technological Innovation at MIT and the Deshpande Foundation.

  6. R. Prasanna

    R. Prasanna
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1957-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    jazz musiciancomposerjazz guitarist
    Biography

    R. Prasanna, is a pioneer in performing Carnatic music on the guitar. He also plays jazz, progressive rock, and world fusion.

  7. Prabhakar Raghavan

    Prabhakar Raghavan
    Years
    1960-.. (age 62)
    Occupations
    computer scientist
    Biography

    Prabhakar Raghavan is a Senior Vice President at Google, where he is responsible for Google Search, Assistant, Geo, Ads, Commerce, and Payments products. His research spans algorithms, web search and databases and he is the co-author of the textbooks Randomized Algorithms with Rajeev Motwani and Introduction to Information Retrieval.

  8. Rajinder Singh

    Rajinder Singh
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1946-.. (age 76)
    Occupations
    scientist
    Biography

    Rajinder Singh is the head of the international non-profit organization Science of Spirituality (SOS), known in India as the Sawan Kirpal Ruhani Mission. To his disciples he is known as Sant Rajinder Singh Ji Maharaj. Singh is internationally recognized for his work toward promoting inner and outer peace through spirituality and meditation on the inner Light and Sound.

  9. Sethuraman Panchanathan

    Sethuraman Panchanathan
    Years
    1961-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    scientistcomputer scientist
    Biography

    Sethuraman Panchanathan is an Indian-American computer scientist and academic administrator, and the 15th Director of National Science Foundation since June 2020. He previously served as the Executive Vice President, ASU Knowledge Enterprise Development and Chief Research and Innovation Officer at Arizona State University. He was also Director of the Center for Cognitive Ubiquitous Computing (CUbiC), Foundation Chair of Computing and Informatics at ASU and Professor in the School of Computing, Informatics, and Decision Systems Engineering (CIDSE), part of the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering.

  10. Venky Harinarayan

    Venky Harinarayan
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Occupations
    entrepreneurcomputer scientistbusinessperson
    Biography

    Venky Harinarayan is an Indian entrepreneur. He is the co-founder of Cambrian Ventures and Kosmix. Harinarayan also co-founded Junglee Corp. and played a significant role at Amazon.com in the late 1990s. Originally from Bombay, India, Harinarayan has a PhD in Computer Science from Stanford University and a Bachelor of Technology in Computer Science from IIT Madras. While at Stanford, Harinarayan co-wrote a paper on implementing data cubes with Anand Rajaraman and Jeff Ullman, which is among the top 600 most cited computer science articles over the last 20 years.

  11. Arun Sundararajan

    Arun Sundararajan
    Occupations
    economist
    Biography

    Arun Sundararajan is the NEC Faculty Fellow, Professor of Technology, Operations, and Statistics and a Doctoral Coordinator at the Stern School of Business, New York University. For 2010–12, he is the Distinguished Academic Fellow at the Center for IT and the Networked Economy, Indian School of Business. Sundararajan is an expert on the economics of digital goods and network effects. He also conducts research about network science and the socioeconomic transformation of India.

  12. Lakshminarayanan Mahadevan

    Lakshminarayanan Mahadevan
    Years
    1965-.. (age 57)
    Occupations
    mathematicianuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Lakshminarayanan Mahadevan FRS is a scientist of Indian origin, and is currently the Lola England de Valpine Professor of Applied Mathematics, Organismic and Evolutionary Biology and Physics at Harvard University. His work centers around understanding the organization of matter in space and time.

  13. Arvind Narayanan

    Arvind Narayanan
    Occupations
    academic
    Biography

    Arvind Narayanan is a computer scientist and an associate professor at Princeton University. Narayanan is recognized for his research in the de-anonymization of data.

  14. Mas Subramanian

    Mas Subramanian
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1954-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    chemist
    Biography

    Munirpallam Appadorai "Mas" Subramanian, often known also as M. A. Subramanian or Munirpallam Subramanian, is a solid-state chemist at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon, and currently holds both the titles of Distinguished Professor and Milton Harris Chair of Materials Science in the Department of Chemistry. His work in solid-state chemistry on structure-property relationships of inorganic compounds has led to the discovery of several novel functional materials, many of which have found usage in various applications. Subramanian has authored 360 research publications and holds 60 patents. His publications have received more than 28,000 citations.

  15. Rahul Panicker

    Rahul Panicker
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1980-.. (age 42)
    Occupations
    entrepreneur
    Biography

    Rahul Alex Panicker is a technology leader and entrepreneur, who is currently leading research as Chief Innovation Officer at the Wadhwani Institute for Artificial Intelligence, a nonprofit research institute developing AI solutions for social good. He is best known as President and Co-founder of Embrace Innovations, and Embrace, a social enterprise startup that aims to help premature and low-birth-weight babies, through a low-cost infant warmer.

  16. A G Ramakrishnan

    A G Ramakrishnan
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1958-.. (age 64)
    Occupations
    computer scientistelectrical engineer
    Biography

    Angarai Ganesan Ramakrishnan is a senior professor of electrical engineering at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India, currently, he heads the Medical intelligence and language engineering lab. He received the Manthan Award 2014 for his project, Gift of New Abilities under the category e-inclusion and accessibility. He also won the Manthan Award 2015 for his project, “Madhura - the gift of voice”, under the category, e-education, learning and employment. He is also one of the founder directors of RaGaVeRa Indic Technologies private limited recognized by Karnataka Government as one of the Elevate 2019 Startup winners. From January 2017 to June 2020, he was a Member of the Karnataka Knowledge Commission. He is a Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE) since November 2019.

  17. Promode R. Bandyopadhyay

    Promode R. Bandyopadhyay
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Occupations
    scientist
    Biography

    Promode R. Bandyopadhyay is an Indian born American inventor, research scientist and Technical Program Manager at the Naval Undersea Warfare Center, Newport, Rhode Island, USA. He was a Program Officer at the Cognitive, Neural and Biomolecular Science and Technology Division of the Human Systems Science and Technology Department of the Office of Naval Research. He was a Post-Doctoral Researcher at Cambridge University Engineering Department and University of Houston.

  18. Anand Sivasubramaniam

    Anand Sivasubramaniam
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1967-.. (age 55)
    Enrolled in Indian Institute of Technology Madras
    Studied in 1989
    Occupations
    computer scientist
    Biography

    Anand Sivasubramaniam is Distinguished Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University. He is well known for his work in computer architecture, computer systems, data centers and computer systems power management.