Nukala Viswanadham


Nukala Viswanadham
Andhra Pradesh, India


Nukala Viswanadham, a Life Fellow of IEEE, was born in Anathavaram village in Konaseema District in Andhra Pradesh, India, on 9 November 1943. He completed a B.E. in electrical engineering in 1964, an M.E. in power systems in 1966, and a Ph.D. in 1969, all at Indian Institute of Science [IISc], Bangalore, India. He has made made significant contributions in the areas of manufacturing, logistics, and global supply chain networks. His current research interests are in the areas of big data analytics, blockchain applications, global supply chain networks, and design of competitive business models and collaborative networks.

Viswanadham was elevated to Fellow of IEEE in 1993 “For contributions to the modeling and performance analysis of flexible manufacturing systems.” He is also a Fellow of the Indian National Science Academy, the Indian Academy of Sciences, the Indian National Academy of Engineering, and the World Academy of Sciences. He was Editor in Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Automation Science, and Engineering, 2008-2012. He is the recipient of the 1996 IISc Alumni Award for Excellence in Research. He was conferred the Distinguished Alumni Award in 2009 by the Council of the Indian Institute of Science. He was awarded the 2012 Professor S. K. Mitra Memorial Award by the Indian National Academy of Engineering.

Professor Viswanadham is INSA Senior Scientist in the Computer Science and Automation Department at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. He has held several prestigious positions before joining IISc in this position. Professor N. Viswanadham was Professor and Executive Director for the Center of Excellence, Global Logistics. Professor N. Viswanadham was Professor and Executive Director for the Center of Excellence, Global Logistics and Manufacturing Strategies in the Indian School of Business [ISB], Hyderabad, India from 2006 to 2011. He was Deputy Executive Director of the Logistics Institute, Asia Pacific, and Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Production Engineering at the National University of Singapore [NUS] from 1998 to 2005. He was a faculty member at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore from 1967 to 1998. He was Chairman of the Department of Computer Science and Automation from 1990 to 1996 and Chairman of Electoral Sciences Division from 1997 to 1998. He was Tata Chemical Chair Professor from 1992 to 1997. He was INAE Distinguished Professor at the Indian Institute of Science from 2011 to 2013.