Pradeep Sindhu Chair

Mr. Pradeep Sindhu(BT/EE/1974) is the CEO & Founder of data center technology company, Fungible. Known for his entrepreneurial skills, Mr. Sindhu is a renowned name in technology development & innovation. He founded Juniper Networks in 1996 in California where he served as the Chief Scientist and CTO for over 20 years. He played an instrumental role in the architecture, design and development of M40 router.
Mr. Sindhu is one of the leading donors of IIT Kanpur. He established Pradeep Sindhu Foundation, which supports Pradeep Sindhu Chair. The Chair has been instituted for the path-breaking research in the field of Mathematics & Statistics, and can be occupied for a period of three years.

Current Occupant

Prof. Ramasubbu Sankararamakrishnan

August 2018 - August 2021

Prof. Ramasubbu Sankararamakrishnan, Department of Biological Sciences & Bioengineering, is a well-known computational biologist & bioinformatician. At IIT Kanpur, he founded the Bioinformatics and Biomolecular Simulation Laboratory that uses computational techniques to investigate the structure-function relationships of membrane-binding peptides/proteins and molecular basis of protein-protein recognition in apoptotic proteins. He also serves as a resource person for the Centre for Mathematical Biology of the Department of Science and Technology. The Department of Biotechnology of the Government of India awarded him the National Bioscience Award for Career Development, one of the highest Indian Science awards, for his contributions to Biosciences in 2008.