Pratiksha Trust Distinguished Chair Professor

Professor Rajesh P N Rao

CJ and Elizabeth Hwang Professor in the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science and Engineering and Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering: University of Washington (UW), Seattle


  • BS- Angelo State University – 1992
  • MS – University of Rochester – 1994
  • Ph.D. – University of Rochester – 1998


  • Computational Neuroscience
  • Brain-Computer Interfacing
  • Artificial Intelligence

Awards and Distinction

  • Guggenheim Fellowship
  • Fulbright Scholar award
  • NSF CAREER award
  • ONR Young Investigator Award
  • Sloan Faculty Fellowship
  • David and Lucile Packard Fellowship

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Professor Christos Papadimitriou

Donovan Family Professor of Computer Science
Columbia University, New York, USA


  • BS – Athens Polytechnic – 1972
  • MS – Princeton University – 1974
  • Ph.D. – Princeton University – 1976


  • Theory of Algorithms and complexity, and its applications to optimization,
  • databases,
  • control, AI, robotics,
  • economics and game theory, the Internet,
  • evolution and the brain

Awards and Distinctions

  • Member of National Academy of Sciences, USA
  • Member of NAtional Academy of Engineering, USA
  • Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • Knuth Prize, Godel Prize
  • von Neumann Medal
  • Kalai prize for CS in Game Theory
  • EATCS Award(European Association for Theoretical Computer Science)
  • Author of Novels: “Turing”, “Logicomix” and “Independence”
  • Honory Doctorates from Nine Universities

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