NEW YORK (TIP): Columbia University Professor Venkat Venkatasubramanian has been awarded the Ngee Ann Kongsi Distinguished Visiting Professorship this summer at the National University of Singapore. He will deliver lectures on artificial intelligence and teach a short course on an analytical theory of income inequality using his recent book on the same topic.
Prof. Venkatasubramanian earned his Ph. D. in Chemical Engineering (with a Minor in Theoretical Physics) at Cornell University, M.S. in Physics at Vanderbilt University, and B. Tech. in Chemical Engineering at the University of Madras, India. Venkat worked as a Research Associate in Artificial Intelligence in the School of Computer Science at Carnegie-Mellon University, taught at Purdue University for 23 years, where he was Reilly Professor of Chemical Engineering, before returning to Columbia in 2011. At Columbia, Venkat directs the research efforts of several graduate students and co-workers in the Complex Resilient Intelligent Systems Laboratory. He is also the founding Co-Director of the Center for Systemic Risks Management, a transdisciplinary center with faculty from a number of departments at Columbia University.
He is a fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, which also awarded him the Computing in Chemical Engineering award in 2009. He joined the faculty of Columbia Engineering in 2012. Prior to that, he taught chemical engineering at Purdue University, where he won the Norris Shreve Prize for outstanding teaching three times.
(Source: Columbia University)