Dr. Pradeep Kumar Sinha, an engineer turned academician, is the Vice Chancellor and Director of International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), Naya Raipur. Earlier he was with the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), where he had led National Programs in areas of Supercomputing, Grid Computing, and Health Informatics.
Dr. Sinha is an educationist, researcher, scientist, inventor, and internationally acclaimed author of computer textbooks. He has significantly contributed to the advancement of Science & Technology and Technical Education. His technical contributions include national projects, supercomputing systems and facilities, healthcare products and solutions, international patents, a number of technical papers and six books in the area of Computer Science & Engineering. Books authored by him are published and marketed by several national and international publishers. Indian, American, and other Universities across the globe cite his books as textbooks for their courses. On public demand, books authored by him have been translated in local languages like Japanese and Hindi.
Dr. Sinha was instrumental in commissioning the first National Supercomputing Facility at C-DAC, Pune in 1998 and led C-DAC team to design and engineer the facility. He also led C-DAC’s team to design and commission the PARAM Yuva II supercomputer in 2013 at C-DAC, Pune which ranked 69th among the world’s Top 500 Supercomputers in June 2013 list. The system ranked 44th in the world, 9th in Asia Pacific and Number One in India as per the November 2013 list of world’s Green 500 supercomputers.
Dr. Sinha is a Fellow of IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, USA), a Fellow of CSI (Computer Society of India) and ACM Distinguished Engineer (Association for Computing Machinery, USA). He has several awards to his credit. Notable among these are VASVIK Research Award and Intel Pathfinder Award.