Mathukumalli Vidyasagar


B.S. (E.E) University of Wisconsin, Madison 1965
M.S. (E.E.) University of Wisconsin, Madison 1967
Ph.D. (E.E.) University of Wisconsin, Madison 1969


Dr. Mathukumalli Vidyasagar is a Member of the Royal Society and holder of Cecil H. and Ida Green Chair in Systems Biology Science. He received his doctorate and master’s degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Wisconsin. He spent 20 years as a professor of electrical engineering at various North American universities before becoming director of India’s new Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics in 1989. He built the center into a leading research laboratory consisting of about 40 scientists working in areas such as aircraft control, robotics, neural networks and image processing. In 2000, he joined Tata Consultancy Services, India’s largest information technology firm, as professional vice president in charge of advanced technology. In this capacity, he created the Advanced Technology Centre, which consists of about 60 engineers and scientists working on e-security, advanced encryption methods and bioinformatics. He has also held visiting positions at several universities, including MIT, UC Berkeley, UCLA, the Indian Institute of Science, the University of Minnesota and the Tokyo Institute of Technology. He is the author or co-author of nine books and more than 130 academic papers. Vidyasagar is an IEEE Fellow, and he is a Fellow of both the Indian National Academy of Science and Academy of Engineering. He is also the 2008 winner of the IEEE Technical Field Award in Control Systems and the recipient of the 2000 Hendrik W. Bode Lecture Prize from the IEEE Control Systems Society.