Vasudeva Varma

Vasudeva Varma is a faculty member at International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad, since 2002. He is currently heading the Search and Information Extraction Lab (SIEL) at the Language Technologies Research Center and Software Engineering Research Lab (SERL). Prior to his present affiliation at IIIT Hyderabad, he was President, MediaCognition India Pvt Ltd and Chief Architect at MediaCognition Inc. (Cupertino, CA). A former director of engineering and research at InfoDream Corporation, Santa Clara, CA, Dr. Varma has also worked with Citicorp and Muze Inc. at New York as senior consultant. He received his Ph.D. from the Department of Computer and Information Sciences, University of Hyderabad, in 1996. With several publications in journals and conferences to his credit, he received the young scientist award from the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, in 2004. He received a research faculty award from AOL Labs in 2007. His areas of interests include search and information extraction, knowledge management and software engineering. He is also interested in experimenting with non-conventional methods for teaching software engineering in general, and case-study-based approach in particular.