Prof. Kannan M. Moudgalya
Dr. Kannan M. Moudgalya is a professor of Chemical Engineering, Systems and Control, and Educational Technology at IIT Bombay. He was a visiting professor at the University of Alberta during 2003-04. Kannan studied chemical engineering at IIT Madras and Rice university, and Electrical Engineering at Rice university. Kannan has applied the principles of control, simulation and mathematical modelling in several engineering areas. His students have also applied feedback control techniques in the computer science areas, such as quality of service, optimising resource allocation and admission control for web based applications. Kannan has written two textbooks: (1) Digital Control, published by John Wiley & Sons, Chichester and (2) Optimization: theory and practice, jointly with M. C. Joshi, published by Narosa, New Delhi. Kannan is now devoting his time on spreading education on a massive scale, without quality dilution. He has been focusing on spoken tutorials, open source software systems, virtual labs and affordable tablets and laptops.