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ABSTRACT OF THE BIODATA OF DR. K.

CHIDANANDA GOWDA

1. Name : DR. K. CHIDANANDA GOWDA


2. Positions held - earlier : Vice-Chancellor, Kuvempu University (18-1-2002 to 18-1-2006)
Member, Board of Governors, I.I.T. Mumbai (April 2002 to March 2005)
AICTE Emeritus Professor of Computer Science
Member of the Syndicate, Jadhavpur University, Calcutta (2000-2002)
Director, JSS Research Foundation
Dean of Engineering, Mysore University : 2 years (1993-94)
Former Principal & Professor of Computer Science & Engg., SJCE., Mysore

3. Education : Post-Doctoral Research


i) NASA, New York, USA: 2 years (1981-83)
ii) INRIA, Paris, FRANCE: 1 year (1989-90)
Ph.D. (1979)-Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
M.E (1969)- M.S.University of Baroda, Baroda
B.E.(1964) – University Visveswaraya College of Engg. Bangalore

4. Professional Recognition : Visiting Professor at INRIA, Paris, France (1979)


Curriculum Vita included in “ Who is Who” prepared by Classification Research,
Germany
Chaired IECON Conf. In Tokyo, Japan (Oct, 1984)
Charied a Conf. In Zurich (Aug. 1986)
Chaired a Conf. In Paris (1995)
Invited to KESDA’98 Conference, Luxembourg (1998)
Invited Talk in the ECML Conference, Pisa, Italy (2004)
Fellow of Institution of Engineers, India
AICTE Expert ( Emeritus Professor Selection, Project Review/Selection)
ISTE Visiting Professor (1992-93)

5. Publications : More than 100 Research Papers in Computer Science & Engg.
8 Books (Science & Technology and Literary)
6. Scientific Citations : Over 250 as of 2004.
7. Ph.D. Guidance : Ten Ph.D Candidates
8. Research Projects : ce Research & Development Organisation, New Delhi(1988-91)
Co-ordinated 2. Indo-French Centre for Advanced Research, New Delhi (1994-97)
3. M1. Defen HRD/AICTE Sponsored Research Projects
4. Indo-Kazakh Inter Governmental Research Program
9. Conferences
Co-ordinated : 1. Program Chairman, Indo-French Conference, Paris(1), 2. ISTE(2), 3. DRDO(1).
10. CONTRIBUTIONS TO KARNATAKA & KANNADA
I. BOOKS IN KANNADA ON SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY:
(1) Putanigala Vignana Padyagalu (Poems in Kannada based on Science for children), Received
Karnataka Sahitya Award(1986)
(2) Engineering Gethegalu (Technological Poems in kannada)
(3) Vignana Vachanagalu ( Vachanas in Kannada on Scientific topics)
(4) Pattedari Padyagalu ( Truth-seeking poems in Kannada)
(5) Computer (Introductory book in Kannada)
(6) Samparka Madhyamagalu ( Book on Electronic Communication in Kannada)
II. KANNADA SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT:
(1) Chief Adviser to the Development of Kannada Software “Kuvempu Kannada Tantramsha”
of Kannada University, Hampi released on 22nd May, 2007.
III. EDITOR OF KANNADA DICTIONARY:
(1) “Accha Kannada Nudikosha” (Dictionary of Classical Kannada), 513 Pages.
IV. PRESIDENT, PRAPRATHAMA KANNADA GANAKA SAMMELANA:
(1) First President of Kannada Computer Conference organized by Kannada Sahitya Parishat, &
Ganaka Parishat in Bangalore on 19,20, August, 2006.
V. NEW INITIATIVES AT UNIVERSITY LEVEL IN KARNATAKA: As
Vice-Chancellor of Kuvempu University, initiated the following:
(1) Choice Based Credit System (CBCS ) at Post-graduate Level.
(2) Semester System at Under-graduate Level.
11. Countries Visited : USA, Japan, Singapore, UK, Australia, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Switzerland,
Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Benelux, Mauritus, Malaysia