Prof. Subbarangaiah, Director
Dr. K Subbarangaiah, is one of the founders of VEDA IIT and has been its Director since its inception in the year 1997. He is a professor with 40 years of teaching and research experience at University which also includes more than17 years of VLSI Industry experience. He has been guiding and driving VLSI Physical Design groups and projects at multiple VLSI companies. He is also a director on different company boards.
He authored about fifty research papers and guided M.Phils and Ph.Ds. He is associated with the tape-out of more than 40 chips of different complexities at different technology nodes for several multinational clients.
He is a founder member of VLSI International Forum. He is also a fellow of Acoustical Society of India, Life member of Instrument Society of India, member of IEEE and many other technical and professional organizations.
DEPARTMENT OF USER EXPERIENCE
Prasad Kantamneni, is a User Experience professional with more than 15 years of experience working with Fortune 500 companies. He specializes in data driven design, and was the principal architect of the Eye-Tracking platform at Yahoo!. His work at Yahoo! led to significant user experience and revenue improvements. His experience covers multiple devices across domains such as the aviation, supply chain management, in-vehicle information systems, web search, online advertising and shopping, rural India, cross cultural design and embedded devices. He holds a number of Patents, and is considered an expert in User Experience metrics, and design based on cognitive principles. One of the achievements he is most proud of is using data to build a case and drive the launch of the search assistance feature (also known as search suggestions) at Yahoo!.A feature that touches almost all internet users across the world today.
Satyam Kantamneni,is a design leader with more than a decade of experience building and guiding the product user experience for several fortune 500 companies. Over this time he has had significant impact on the Product User Experience at PayPal, Fidelity Information Systems, Nationwide Insurance and Siemens where he held varying User Experience positions. Satyam is currently the Sr. Director of Customer Experience at Citrix, where he leads product design for the company’s enterprise products. As a design leader, Satyam has been instrumental in building PayPal’s India Design Center from the ground up, as well as the Citrix Product Design group in California, of which he is a founding member. Satyam received his master’s degree in Human Factors Engineering from Wright State University, and is also a graduate of Harvard Business School’s General Management program. Satyam often writes and speaks about design and it’s impact on business.
Shahid Hussain, who now teaches visual design in VEDA IIT has spent more than a decade designing, developing and delivering engaging learning solutions. Shahid has worked with international creative brands and has spent his time in USA, UK and Malaysia. Shahid ensures we are developing practical and engaging ways to address learning challenges. He sets the technical vision and strategy at Marifa and works closely with the technical team to help, define and implement strategy around the technical aspects of learning delivery. Shahid strongly believes that creativity lies in ones appreciation of the nature’s creation in terms of usage of colors, symmetry and presentation and emulate the same in one’s creative work. He is also an avid painter and photographer. He is a graduate of one of the best fine arts schools in India.