Mr. Mathai Joseph

Head, Persistent Computing Institute

Mathai Joseph was a Senior Research Scientist at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research until 1985. He was elected to a Chair in Computer Science at the University of Warwick (U.K) and was there from 1985-1997 when he returned to India to join Tata Consultancy Services as an Executive Vice-President and Executive Director of the Tata Research Development and Design Centre until his retirement in 2007. He followed this with an assignment to lead the development and construction of the new TCS campus in Hinjewadi, Pune, until March 2014.

Mathai has been a Visiting Professor at Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh; Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands; University of York, UK. He has held visiting positions at a number of other institutions. He was Chairman of the Board of the International Institute for Software Technology from 2004–06.

Mathai has worked on a number of areas of software engineering including compilers, operating systems, real-time systems and fault-tolerant systems. He has published several books and many papers. He has given talks and lectures at major conferences and universities in different parts of the world.

Mathai is the first person from India to be elected to the Council of the ACM. He was a founder member of the ACM India Council, which is the regional body working on increasing the presence and activities of ACM in India. Since 2012, he has chaired the ACM India Education Committee.

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