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Srinivasan Viswanathan

Current Position

Founder & CTO, Datagres Technologies Inc.

Visiting Faculty - Practise, Plaksha University


Indian Institute of Science


Srinivas has extensive background in Advanced Technology Research and innovation in the areas related to Cloud computing, storage, virtualization, distributed systems, Big Data, Machine learning and Analytics, addressing use cases for HPC, Ecad, Media, Cloud markets. He was the principal founder/entrepreneur of two companies on cloud, big data and storage innovation. He has several years of Enterprise Product innovation, engineering and technology leadership experience at NetApp and Sun Microsystems. He has a Masters in Computer Science from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.​

​He has 32 awarded patents and several pending patents and was part of the industry initiatives on new advanced technologies in SNIA, POSIX, and others. He had worked with 5000+ students across India, for cloud computing research, mentored senior Architects on innovation, and taught courses on Data structures and Algorithms, Cloud Computing for the graduate students. He has also organized faculty workshops on cloud computing, virtualization to help with their teaching and course contents. He had also funded research at Stanford University on p2p computing and worked with the University of Michigan on NFSv4.​

​His primary motivation for the faculty position/research is that he is intrigued by the large-scale problem areas in deep learning, machine learning, and data based on his work on the dynamic data platform. He wants to solve the emerging problems with his balanced experience of applied systems and theoretical knowledge. He loves to work with students and inspire them to be future technology leaders. He believes in seeding the students with the right principles of industry perspective technology learning and work ethics that will accelerate their path to be the IT innovators of our country tomorrow.​