Hyderabad February 10 2013: Prof P J Narayanan is to be the new Director of the International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad, starting from the new academic year in July.
A BTech from IIT Kharagpur (1984) and a PhD from the University of Maryland (US), 1992, his research areas are Computer Vision, Graphics, Virtual Reality. He did his Post-Doc in Carnegie Mellon University, USA for 4 years and, worked in DRDO for 4 years in India. He joined IIIT Hyderabad in 2000.
Currently IIIT-H’s Dean ( R&D), Prof Narayanan takes over from Prof Rajeev Sangal who has guided the institution for over a decade. Sangal will continue as Chaired professor and Director Emeritus. He is a recognized expert in natural language processing and machine translation