Thursday, March 31, 2011
About Rkk : Professor R Kalyana Krishnan has been the cornerstone of Computer Science Department at IIT Madras. He, with some other professors set up the CSE Department at IIT Madras in the early 1970s. He received his PhD from Yale. He did his undergraduate at IIT Madras.
I have been privileged to take two courses under him. Work on project in summers following freshmen year. Spending numerous hours discussing about the computer science, its history, physics, philosophy, human psychology and other interesting topics. And yes, the final ride to our department on his age old mobike.
I am glad he was here till the time I graduated, as he has been an ever inspiring figure to me. Visiting the department without his presence (BSB 335) would have been unpleasant.