Defence Institute of Advanced Technology, Pune


Established u/s 3 of the UGC act 1956. 

MHRD, Government of India  has placed DIAT (DU) in Category 'A' Deemed University  & 'NAAC' and NBA Accredited

(An Autonomous Organization, Department of Defence Research & Development, Ministry of Defence, Govt. of India)

Prof. Lalit M Patnaik


Prof. Lalit. M. Patnaik
Former Vice Chancellor
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Educational Qualification: M.Tech., Ph.D, D.Sc

Academic Experience

  • Vice Chancellor, Defence Institute of Advanced Technology, Deemed University, Girinagar, Pune (2008-2011)
  • Professor, Department of Computer Science and Automation, IISc, Bangalore 
  • Convener, Computational Neurobiology Group, Bangalore, April 2003 – March 2008 
  • Associate Professor, IISc, Bangalore, 1983-86 
  • Assistant Professor, IISc, Bangalore, 1980-83 
  • Systems Programmer, IISc, Bangalore, 1980-83 
  • Senior Research Assistant, IISc, Bangalore, 1971-76 

Recognitions:  Fellowship

  • Fellow, The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), U.S.A.
  • Fellow, The Academy of Sciences for the Developing World. Trieste, Italy
  • Fellow, Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi, India
  • Fellow, Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore, India
  • Fellow, Indian National Academy of Engineering
  • Fellow, The National Academy of Sciences, Allahabad, India
  • Fellow, Maharashtra Academy of Sciences
  • Honorary Fellow, The Indian Society for Technical Education
  • Fellow, The Computer Society of India
  • Fellow, The Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers, India.
  • Fellow, The Institution of Engineers (India)

Professional  Membership

  • Life Member, Orissa Information Technology Society
  • Member, New York Academy of Sciences
  • Member, Association for Computing Machinery
  • Member, International Computational Intelligence Society
  • Life Member, Member of Council, Indian Complex Systems Society
  • Life Member, Indian Science Congress Association
  • Life Member, National Telematics Forum
  • Member, SIMULA Users’ Group
  • Member, IEEE VHDL Standards Group
  • Member, Association for Advancement of Fault - Tolerant and Autonomous Systems and its Executive Committee
  • Life Member, Instrument Society of India
  • Chairman, IEEE Computer Society Chapter, Bangalore
  • Founder Member, Advanced Computing and Communications Society
  • Life Member, VLSI Society of India
  • Member, Executive Committee, IEEE India Council
  • Member, Executive Committee of the IEEE, Bangalore Section, 1987


  • Top Management Consortium, Pune, Education – Defence Services Excellence Award - 2009, Mar 2010
    • Biju Patnaik Award for Excellence in Science 2007 (Award given in 2009)
    • Srinivasa Ramanujan Birth Centenary Award, Indian Science Congress Association, 2008
    • Honorary Fellow, Indian Society for Technical Education, 2006
    • Goyal Prize for Applied Science, 2005
    • Distinguished Engineer Award, Institution of Engineers (India), Karnataka State Centre, 2004
    • Alumni Award for Excellence in Research for Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, 2003
    • Awarded the IEEE Computer Society’s Meritorious Service Award, 2002
    • FICCI Award for Innovation in Material Science, Applied Research and Space Science, 2001-2002
    • Om Prakash Bhasin Award, Electronic and Information Technology, 2001
    • Indira Gandhi Sadhbavna Award of the National Integration and Economic Council, New Delhi, Nov 2001
    • Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru National Award for Engineering and Technology, 1999.
    • Bharat Jyoti Award of the India International Friendship Society, New Delhi, September 2001
    • First SVC Aiya Memorial Trust Award for Telecommunication Education, 2000.
    • Fourth Sir C V Raman Memorial Lecture, The Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers, 2000
    • IEEE Computer Society’s 1999 Technical Achievement Award for contributions in the field of parallel, distributed, and soft computing and high performance genetic algorithms
    • “Distinguished Professional Engineer”, Award of the Computer Engineering Division of the Institution of Engineers(India), 1999
    • “Hands for Indian IT Award” for the year 1998 in recognition of contributions to the Indian IT industry
    • “VASVIK Award” for 1996 in the field of Electronic Sciences and Technology
    • Certificate of Appreciation “For excellent service and dedication to the objectives of the IEEE Computer Society as a Distinguished Visitor”, 1995
    • “Samant Chandrasekhar Award” for the year 1994 from the Government of Orissa as the outstanding Oriya Scientist outside Orissa
    • Platinum Jubilee Lecture Award (Computer Science), Indian Science Congress, 1994
    • “Shri Hari Om Ashram Prerit Dr. Vikram Sarabhai Research Award” for the year 1989 for achievements in the field of Electronics, Informatics, Telematics and Automation
    • “Fifteenth Ram Lal Wadhwa Award” of the Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers for the year 1992 for contributions in the field of Electronics and Telecommunications during the last 10 years
    • Honourable Mention Award for the paper titled Simulated Annealing-Based Channel Routing on Hypercube Computers, presented at the Fourth CSI/IEEE International Symposium on VLSI Design, 1991
    • Best Alumnus Award from the Regional Engineering College, Rourkela for outstanding contributions in the areas of Automation and Computer Science
    • State level awards for securing the first rank in the High School Certificate examination in the State of Orissa


Academic Honours

  • Vice President, Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE), 2007-2009
  • President, Computational Intelligence Society of India, 2003
  • President, Advanced Computing and Communications Society, 2002
  • President, Physical Sciences Section, The National Academy of Sciences, 2000
  • Listed in Who’s Who in Asia and The Pacific Nations, Fourth Edition, 1999
  • “Senior Associate”, National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore
  • IEEE Asia-Pacific Distinguished Visitor, 1994-95, 1996-98
  • IEEE-CS Distinguished Lecturer for the Asia-Pacific Region
  • Distinguished Visitor, CSI Annual Convention and Exhibition, September-October 1991, New Delhi
  • Listed in Reference Orissa, Who’s Who of Men & Women of Achievement in Orissa
  • Listed in Reference Asia, Asia’s Who’s Who of Men and Women of Achievement, Fifth Volume, 1989
  • Listed in the Directory of Distinguished Computer Professionals of India, Institute of Chartered Computer Professionals of India Secunderabad, 1990
  • First IEEE Region 10 Distinguished Lecturer 1990

Areas of Research

  • Computer Architecture
  • Parallel and Distributed Computing
  • CAD of VLSI Design
  • Real-Time Systems
  • Soft Computing
  • Engineering Applications of Information Technology
  • Mobile Computing
  • Computational Neuroscience


Papers in Referred Journals

Papers in Referred Conference Proceedings


Chapter in Books

Technical Reports


List of Publications

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Guidance of Students for Research Conferment’s



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Title of Ph.D Theses Completed

  • Testing of Analog Circuits Built in Self Test (B K S L V Varaprasad, July 2007)
  • Design and Performance Evaluation of Efficient Datamining Algorithms (P. Deepa Shenoy, July 2005, Off-campus Nonformal Research Supervision)
  • 3D Image Reconstruction Using Optical Phase Retrieval and Cone-beam Tomography (Hemanth T, February 2005)
  • Perfomance Evaluation of High Compression High Fidelity Progressive Image Coding Algorithms (Vishwanath P Baligar, June 2003)
  • Genetic Programming based Multicategory Pattern Classification (J.Krishna Kishore, March 2001)
  • Parallel Tomographic Image Reconstruction on Hierarchical Bus-Based and Extended Hypercube Architectures (K Rajan, July 1997)
  • Algorithms for Test Generation and Fault Simulation of Path Delay Faults in Logic Circuits (Ananta Kumar Majhi, January 1996)
  • Evolutionary Approaches to VLSI Channel Routing (B.B. Prahlada Rao, November 1994)
  • Distributed Logic Simulation: Performance Studies of Event-Driven and Time-First Evaluation Algorithms (S. Sundaram, August 1994)
  • Genetic Algorithms: Novel Models and Fitness-based Adaptive Disruption Strategies (M. Srinivas, August 1993)
  • S-Nets: A Tool for the Performance Evaluation of Hard Real-Time Scheduling Algorithms (S. Balaji, April 1993)
  • Reliability and Performability Analysis of Distributed Memory Multicomputers (Samir.M. Koriem, April 1993)
  • Escape Mechanism in Bistable Systems Driven by Strongly Correlated Noise (T.G. Venkatesh, Feb 1993)
  • A Specification Environment for Distributed Real-Time Systems (Rajib Mall, April 1992)
  • Dynamical and Type 2 Characterization of Ideal Basis Reduction in Symbolic Algebraic Computation (Chandan Haldar, June 1992)
  • Architecture, Performance and Applications of a Hierarchical Networks of Hypercubes (J. Mohan Kumar, Feb 1992)
  • Systolic Architectures for Realistic 3-D Graphics (Praxetes Canutes Mathias, Dec 1989)
  • Diagnostic Reasoning with Surface and Deep Level Knowledge in Medical Domain (S.V.R.K. Prabhakar, Jan 1989)
  • Concurrency Control Algorithms for Data base Systems Exploiting the Semantics of Read only Transactions (Ramesh Chandra Hansdah, Dec 1988)
  • Data Flow Implementation of Functional Languages Supporting Fault-Tolerance & Resource Management (R. Govindarajan, Dec 1988)
  • Formal Tools for Specification Driven Protocol Design of Distributed Computing Systems (V.K. Agrawal, March 1988)
  • Nondeterminism and Communication in Functional Programming Systems A study in Formal Program Development (Asis K. Goswami Sep 1985)
  • Self-Tuning Control of Multivariable & Hammerstein Nonlinear Systems (K. Anbumani, Oct 1981)


Member of the Editorial Boards


  • Editor, International Journal of Management Science ad Engineering Management, London, UK, 2010
  • Member, Editorial Board of the Journal of Computers (JCP, ISSN 1796-203X), Finland
  • Editor, International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks,Taylor and Francis/CRC Press
  • Member, Editorial Board, International Journal of Computer Science and Applications, Technomathematics Research Foundation
  • Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Information and Communication Technology, PeCOP Resources (Nig.) Ltd., Africa
  • Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Web Engineering, Rinton Press
  • Member, Editorial Board, Parallel And Distributed Computing Practices Journal, NOVA Science Publishers
  • Member, Editorial Board, Evolutionary Optimization An International Journal,

Kluwer Publishing Company

  • Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on VLSI Systems, IEEE Computer Press
  • Member, Editorial Board, The Computer Journal, Oxford University Press for the British Computer Societ
  • Member, Editorial Board, Parallel Algorithms and Applications, Gordon and Breach Publishers
  • Member, Editorial Advisory Board, Microprocessors and Microsystems, Elsevier Publishers
  • Member, Editorial Board and Regional Editor for Southeast Asia for VLSI DE-SIGN: An International Journal of Custom-Chip Design, Simulation, and Testing Gordon and Breach Publishers
  • Co-Guest Editor, Special Issue of the Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing on “Performance of Supercomputers”, October 1993, Academic Press
  • Member, Editorial Board, International Journal of High Speed Computing, World Scientific Publishers
  • Member, Advisory Editorial Board of Computer-Aided Design, Butterworth - Heinemann, Publishers
  • Member, Editorial Board, International Journal of Computer Aided VLSI Design, ABLEX Publishing Corporation


  • Member, Editorial Board, Indian Journal of Pure and Applied Mathematics
  • Member, Editorial Board, IEEE India Journal, Horizons
  • Editor, Journal of The Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore 
  • Editor, Computer Science and Informatics, Journal of the Computer Society of India