Prof. P. Seshu is currently the Director of IIT Dharwad. He has been on the faculty of IIT Bombay since 1989. He was heading CSIR C-MMACS during 2010-2014 (on deputation from IIT Bombay) and was also the Director of group of CSIR Labs called the Information Science Cluster. Under his leadership, CSIR C-MMACS has been repositioned as CSIR Fourth Paradigm Institute (CSIR-4PI). The Institute's focus is on high end computing and big data science with applications in bio-, chem-, earth and environment-, engineering and life sciences. CSIR-4PI has also established an advanced supercomputing facility at Bangalore.
Nearly 30 years of experience in higher education and research in premier Institutes. Enriched with wide experience in R&D consultancy to several industries in automotive and heavy engineering sectors. Successfully handled schemes to spot and attract talent - especially in the crucial phases of conceptualization and initial implementation.