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Ph.D. Balan GURUMOORTHY Chief Executive, Society for Innovation and Development, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru


 B. Gurumoorthy is a Professor at the Indian Institute of Science in the Centre for Product Design and Manufacturing (CPDM) and the Department of Mechanical Engineering. Presently he is also serving as the Chief Executive of the Society for Innovation and Development (SID), a Society established by IISc to serve as the outreach interface for the beneficial exploitation of the innovations and the human potential existing at the Indian Institute of Science. His research interests are in the areas of CAD, Product Information Modelling, Computational Metrology and Product design and prototyping. He did his B.Tech at IIT Madras in 1982 followed by M.E. and Ph.D. at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA in 1984 and 1987 respectively (all in Mechanical Engineering). He has guided 17 Ph.D. dissertations and is presently supervising or co-supervising 6 Ph.D. students. He is working on projects funded by Faurecia and the Government of India. He has 43 Journal publications and 4 patents. He serves as Associate Editor of three journals. He is currently the Vice-Chair, Asia-Pacific, IFIP WG 5.1 on Global Product Development for the Whole Life Cycle. Two technologies (automatic feature recognition, visual interactive solids) developed in his laboratory have been licensed to industry and are in active use.