Subhash Kak, Regents Professor in electrical and computer engineering at Oklahoma State University, has been appointed to the Indian Prime Minister’s Science Technology and Innovation Council.
The committee consists of 21 members whose main task is to advise Prime Minister Narendra Modi and ten ministries in India on policy matters related to science, technology and innovation.
Kak holds a bachelor’s and doctoral degree in electrical engineering. He joined OSU in 2007 as head of computer science department before transferring to electrical and computer engineering in 2014. His research focus is in the fields of artificial intelligence, cryptography, neural networks and quantum information. He has developed new codes for computing and cryptography, worked on variety of problems on data and network security, and he is the originator of one of the two methods of quantum cryptography.
Kak is the author of 20 books some of which have been translated into French, German, Italian, Spanish, Korean and Serbian. His many awards include British Council Fellow, National Fellow of the Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Distinguished Alumnus of IIT Delhi, and Science Academy Medal of the Indian National Science Academy.