New Editor-in-Chief Announcement: Prof. D. Janakiram

New Content Item (1)We are delighted to share that Prof. D. Janakiram has taken over as the new EiC of the Journal of Banking and Financial Technology.

Prof Janakiram is the Director (Designate) of The Institute for Development & Research in Banking Technology (IDRBT) and brings with him immense experience in this field- was an associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing, editor of CSI Journal of Computing, Executive Council member of Cloud Innovation Council, and a fellow of Computer Society of India. A Ph.D. from IIT Delhi, he was awarded the Boyscast Fellowship in 1997, the IBM Faculty Award in 2007 and Yahoo Faculty Grant in 2009.

Having authored over 150 research papers, Prof Janakiram is the editor of six books. His books on Grid Computing (2005) and Building Large Scale Software Systems (2013), published by Tata McGraw Hill are very well received. He has guided 14 Ph.D., over 36 M.S (Research), and 70 M.Tech.

He has steered many research projects with success. He was the principal investigator for a number of projects which include the MobiTel: Mobile Telemedicine for rural India, Peer-to-peer Concept Search (Indo-Italian collaborative project), Service Oriented Architecture for Linux Kernel (DIT) and Cloud Bursting Architecture for Document Workflow (Xerox) and has incubated two companies in the cloud computing space.

The Minimalistic Object Oriented Linux (MOOL) developed by him and his students is being distributed by CDAC as part of the Bharat Operating System and Solutions (BOSS). BOSS MOOL has the unique distinction of supporting C++ device drivers for Linux and it also supports a number of Indian Language drivers written in C++ to support the Indian Language fonts at console level. The private cloud for machine learning application has been developed on top of MOOL operating systems and is trademarked as CloudMOOL. The technology (MOOL) has several US patents and is licensed to Diamond Bay Technologies, an incubated company in IIT Madras Research Park.

His current research focus is on building large scale software systems and challenges in big data processing, along with blockchain technologies.