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Newton School of Technology-Rishihood University Appoints Dr. K. Gopinath as Senior Professor for BTech Program

In a significant move, Newton School of Technology-Rishihood University has appointed renowned academician Dr. K. Gopinath as a Senior Professor for its on-campus Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence program. With over three decades of academic experience, Dr. Gopinath brings a wealth of knowledge, having earned his Ph.D. from Stanford University and previously serving as a Professor at IISc, Bangalore until his retirement.Dr-K-Gopinath

Commenting on the announcement, Dr K. Gopinath said, “Joining Newton School of Technology-Rishihood University is interesting for me in understanding how to scale CS education in India that is not only authentic but is also rooted in Indian tradition and reality, and that values both theoretical knowledge and its practical applications. The symbiosis of academia and industry as well as the focus on industry-relevant education are both aligned with my academic journey, and I am happy to contribute to shaping the next generation of tech leaders to drive meaningful change in the world.”

Dr. Gopinath’s expertise spans various domains, including the engineering of efficient computer systems, the integration of AI for system enhancement, and the exploration of computational thinking within Indic traditions. His research also delves into the intersection of technology, society, and public policy. He has an impressive publication record, including co-authoring “Resource Proportional Software Design for Emerging Systems” and “THE COMPUTATION MEME: COMPUTATIONAL THINKING IN THE INDIC TRADITION.” He notably organized the inaugural conference on “IPR and its impact on CS in India” in 1993.

This appointment marks a pivotal moment for NST as it enters its second year, aiming to elevate on-campus learning. The institute is committed to developing India’s future tech talent, providing students with global exposure and equipping them to excel in a tech-driven world.

Siddharth Maheshwari, Co-founder of Newton School, commented, “Dr. Gopinath’s research interests in Computational Thinking in the Indian Tradition and Technology, Society, and Public Policy are not only profound but also resonate with our university’s mission to foster social and public impact through education. His focus on Applied AI for societal good aligns with our ethos of creating an impact-driven educational ecosystem. I am enthusiastic about the diverse perspectives and innovative approaches Dr. Gopinath will bring to our community, enhancing our academic and research endeavours.”

Shobhit Mathur, Co-founder and Vice Chancellor, Rishihood University, said, “Dr. K. Gopinath’s appointment as a Senior Professor for our BTech program is a significant milestone for us. His extensive experience and groundbreaking research in the field of technology and society will greatly enhance our academic community. We are confident that his contributions will inspire our students and faculty, fostering an environment of innovation and excellence. We look forward to the positive impact Dr. Gopinath will bring to our university and to the broader field of technology education.”

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