Title: Why brain research is important for us, in India


Mr. Kris Gopalakrishnan, co-founder, Infosys,
Dr. Subra Suresh, President, Carnegie Mellon University, USA

Date: August 4, 2016

Venue: Faculty Hall, IISc

Time: 3.30-5.30 PM

All are welcome.


3.30 -3.35: Welcome by Prof. Vijayalakshmi Ravindranath

3.35-3.40: Introduction of Mr. Kris Gopalkrishnan by Prof. Anurag Kumar

3.40-4.15: Talk by Mr. Kris Gopalkrishnan
Title: "Why the brain -
Why brain research is important for us, in India"

4.15-4.20: Introduction of Dr. Subra Suresh by Prof. Balakrishnan

4.20-5.00: Talk by Dr. Subra Suresh
Title: "Research Across Borders."

5.00-5.25: Q & A /Discussions

5.25-5.30: Vote of Thanks by Prof. Aditya Murthy

5.30-6.00: Tea/Coffee

Speaker details:

*Senapathy "Kris" Gopalakrishnan* co-founder of Infosys also served as Vice Chairman of Infosys from 2011 to 2014, and as its Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director from 2007 to 2011. He is recognized as a global business and technology thought leader and was President of India's apex industry chamber, the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). He serves on the Board of Governors of IIT, Madras and IIM, Bangalore and is the Chairman of the Board of Governors of IIIT, Bangalore. Mr.Gopalakrishnan's gift of Rs. 225 Crore to establish the Centre for Brain Research is the largest by an individual for scientific research in post-independent India.

*Dr.Subra Suresh*, the president of Carnegie Mellon University, is a groundbreaking scholar and seasoned administrator. Prior to taking the helm at Carnegie Mellon, Dr. Suresh served as Director of the National Science Foundation and as Dean of the School of Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he played a lead role in the establishment of SMART Center as part of the new CREATE campus in Singapore. His research in engineering and biological materials, and heir onnections to human diseases, has been published in more than 300 research publications and has shaped industry practices through
technology licensing, a startup, and numerous consulting and advising activities.