Professor S Sadagopan

Prof. S Sadagopan

Director, IIIT- Bangalore
Electronics City
Bangalore - 560100

Phone: +91-80-2852-7633


Professor Sadagopan is currently the Director (President) of IIIT-Bangalore (a PhD granting University). IIIT's represent a set of new generation universities started in India in late 90's with special focus on IT; IIIT-Bangalore is one of the first such Institutes; as the first Director of IIIT-Bangalore he is involved in the visioning, planning and executing the growth of this Institute that is counted as one of the premier Institutes in India.

He obtained his MS & PhD Degree from Purdue University, USA in 1979 and BE (Hon) Degree from Madras University, India in 1973. He had taught at IIT Kanpur (1979 to 95) and IIM Bangalore (1995-99).

His research interests include OR, Multi-criteria optimization, Simulation and Enterprise computing.... More >>


  • PhD (1979) Purdue University, USA
  • MS (1977) Purdue University, USA
  • BE (Hons) (1973) College of Engineering, Guindy, University of Madras, India
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IIIT-Bangalore (1999 onwards)
IIM Bangalore (1995-99)
IIT Kanpur (1979-95)... More >>

RUTGERS, NJ, USA (Spring 1997)
AIT Bangkok (Spring 1990)
IIT Madras (1987-88)
Engineers India Ltd (1973-76), New Delhi.. More >>



Cisco Digital Pioneer Award (July 18, 2015)
Fulbright Fellow (1992)
David Ross Fellowship (19977-79)
JN Tata Scholar (1976)

Fellow, IEE (UK) (now IET, UK) (2002)
Fellow, Computer Society of India (2002)...More >>

Teaching / Research

Operations Research, Decision Science, Mathematical Programming, Simulation, Operations Management, Statistics for Managers,...More >>

Computer Aided Decision Systems, Introductory Programming, Database, System Optimization, Multimedia,
E Commerce, ERP, Extended Enterprises, Computer Networking...More >>



Textbooks S Sadagopan, Icons of Indian IT, Wisdom Tree Publishers, Delhi (2018)
ISBN 81-832-8485X/ 978-81-832-84851, 148 pages
Vijaya Kumar Ivaturi, Meena Ganesh, Alok Mittal, Sriram Subramanya and Prof. Sadagopan, "The Manual for Indian Start-ups", Penguin Random House (May 15, 2017) S Sadagopan, "Management Information Systems", Prentice Hall India (1995, 2014) More >>

Journals / Conferences (Peer reviewed) Simulation Naval Research Logistics Quarterly IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications...More >>


Conferences / Workshop

General Co-Chair, World Wide Web Conference 2011, Hyderabad Chair, IEEE Int'l Conference on Global Software Engineering (ICGSE)...More >>

Chair, ACM Bangalore Section (2007)
Vice Chair, IEEE Computer Society, Bangalore Section (2007)
Member, ACM India Council (2007-12)...More >>

Invited Talks

Professor Sadagopan gets invited to speak at Academic conferences, (Keynote speech), Industry conferences (Keynote speech, Panel discussion, Award Jury speech, Policy planning bodies, Governments, Universities / Departments (Convocation / Commencement / Keynotes), Corporations (All Hands meet) and participate in key meetings, product launches and as Jury chair / member. Over the past 35 years he has delivered more than 700 talks across all the five continents...More >>


Popular Writings

Professor Sadagopan writes extensively for the popular press and electronic media. He is best known for his writings on all aspects of IT for Times of India (the world's largest English newspaper) every other week over 1997 to 2013 and for Financial Express during 2003 to 2007. He has been documenting "That is IT in the Year" since 1997 (originally for Encyclopaedia Britannica India Edition), written primarily from Indian viewpoint; he has continued it all through the years...More >>


Corporate Board Memberships / Consulting / Mentoring Startups

Professor Sadagopan has been invited to several on the Boards of several premier corporations (National Stock Exchange (India's technology exchange and globally the largest globally in terms of equity trade), Bharat Electronics Ltd (India's premier defence electronics major), Bank of India (third largest Public Sector Bank in India), Tata Elxsi (IT company of Tatas), VisualSoft (Award winning product company from India in the 90's)...More >>

Academic Institute / Editorial Board Membership

Professor Sadagopan has been helping several Institutions particularly during their initial days in the past 15 years by way of serving Search Committees, Review Committees and as a Member of the Board / Senate. He has also served on the Editorial Boards of several International Journals...More >>


Key Committees, Key meetings and Travel abroad

Professor Sadagopan has served on several national and international committees and has met with several unique individuals over the past twenty years. He also travels extensively across the continents...
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Professor Sadagopan has written for both print and electronic media (Blog, FB Posts, Tweets) as well as widely covered by both print and electronic media extensively in India and abroad...More >>