Prof. N. Balakrishnan is an honorary professor at Supercomputer Education and Research Centre (SERC) and Department of Aerospace Engineering in IISc. He is a founding member of SERC, and a leading luminary in Indian supercomputing initiatives. He is one of the architects of the Indian National Supercomputing Mission. He has published over 200 papers in international and national journals. As he was finishing his PhD, Prof.Balakrishnan helped install and test the new DEC 1090 computer in IISc. Professional Career: Honorary Professor of IISc, Associate Director of IISc, Professor of IISc, visiting professor of Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Visiting professor of Institute for Software Research International, Carnegie Mellon University. Education:PhD from IISc, BE Hons. from University of Madras Awards: Padma Shri, JC Bose Fellowship, Homi J. Bhabha Award for Applied Sciences, Millennium Medal of the Indian National Science Congress, UNESCO/ROSTSCA Young Scientist Award.