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Kaapi With Kuriosity

March 13, 2017

Kaapi With Kuriosity
Lecture entitled “Work, Progress and Prosperity in the Time of Exponential Technologies”
by Prof. Vijay Chandru,
Co-founder and Chairman of Strand Life Sciences.

A monthly public lecture series organised by the International Centre for Theoretical Sciences (ICTS-TIFR), in collaboration with the Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium and the Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum, Bengaluru.

Vijay Chandru is an Indian Entrepreneur. He is a Co-founder and Chairman of Strand Life Sciences. Vijay received his bachelor’s degree from BITS Pilani in Electrical Engineering, a Master of Science from UCLA in Engineering Systems and a PhD from the MIT Operations Research Center in 1982. He served as Professor at Purdue University for 1982-1992. Later in 1992 he joined at the Indian Institute of Science. From 2003 to 2013 he served as Research Affiliate of the Lab for Information and Decision Systems at MIT. He has co-authored the book Optimisation Methods for Logical Inference, published by Wiley Interscience in 1999. He is also a founder of the Association of Biotech led Enterprises (ABLE) and continues to serve as an executive council member. He is one of the inventors of the Simputer.

We are in an exceptional era in which we have the confluence of at least three technologies (mechanical automation, computing & communications and molecular biology) that have reached steep exponential scale. We call them second half technologies invoking the metaphor of exponential growth embodied in the fable of Paal Payasam and rice grains doubling on the squares of a chessboard.

How do we work, progress and prosper in this context of the exceptional technology innovations that are appearing out of the woodworks at an alarming rate? Recombinant innovation seems to be a key strategy that translational research and entrepreneurship in India can look forward to in the next decade.

Lecture on Sunday | 19th March 2017 | 4:00 PM

Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium.
Sri.T Chowdiah Road,
High Grounds,
Bengaluru 560 001.

Entry Free.

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