Balu is an Entrepreneur and Co-Founder, Deep Tech Professional, Business Leader, IoT Evangelist, Startup Mentor, and Adjunct Faculty. Balu helps solve real-world problems by leveraging technology and helps build businesses out of them. Balu’s Deep Tech expertise is utilized by companies to build cutting-edge products. His areas of interest include IoT, Data Sciences, ML, Embedded Systems, Wireless Tech, and Semiconductors. Balu is a performing, professional-level Saraswathi Veena Artist (Carnatic Classical Music), a certified Yoga teacher, and a professional-level photographer.
I have a Master’s degree in Computer Science and Engineering and I am a Department topper from Tezpur Central University. I was fortunate enough to be an undergraduate visiting scholar at Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom, and during that stint, I closely worked with Prof. Jims Marching, from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, SHU, UK. I also worked as a Junior Research Fellow at IIT Guwahati, where I got experience in the field of Microacrchitectural Simulation. I worked as an Embedded Engineer Trainee intern at Larsen and Tubro Technology Services during my Masters’s course. I was a recipient of the Dewang Mehta Excellence Award during my second year of graduation. I am very keen on learning and exploring new technologies. My research interests are basically computer architecture, the Internet of Things, and networking. Apart from that, I am completely open to other domains that have promising research directions.
Besides all the above academics, I have a bachelor’s degree in Indian Classical Music and I am an avid lover of Indian classical and folk music.
Prof. Diganta Chakrabarti has more than 22 years of combined work experience in multiple roles as a management educator, executive trainer, consultant, researcher, team leader, and human resource professional. He has published a book titled “Reward Management”, multiple research papers, and articles in various international and national journals, case studies, and opinion pieces. He teaches a range of subjects to undergraduate and postgraduate students, like Organizational Behavior, Human Resource Management, Individual and Group Processes, Negotiation Skills and Conflict Management, HR Planning and Staffing, Performance Management, Talent Management, Compensation & Benefits Management, HR Analytics, Strategic HRM, Global HRM, and Advanced HRM. Before joining RV University, he was associated with FLAME University, Pune, and the ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education, Hyderabad. He was a Visiting Scholar at the University of Toledo, Ohio, USA (2007-08). In his Ph.D. thesis, he explored “The Impact of HR Practices Identified as High-Performance Work Systems on Operational and Financial Performance of a Firm: A Study of the Service Sector in India.” His current research interests include strategic people management practices in organizations, the future of work, and the application of case study methods in management education. In his free time, Diganta likes to read, watch films, listen to music, and follow football.