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Kamakoti Veezhinathan

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Dr. Kamakoti Veezhinathan is the current Director of the IIT Madras, and a Professor in the Department of Computer Science Engineering, IIT Madras.[1][2] He took over as the Director from Prof. Bhaskar Ramamurthi. Dr. Kamakoti, is credited with leading the efforts for SHAKTI (microprocessor), India's first indigenous RISC-V processor development program.[3]

Dr. Kamakoti previously served as a Head of India's National Taskforce on Artificial Intelligence[4], and is a leading expert on technological consultations.[5] He is a member of the National Security Advisory Board (NSAB)[6], and is routinely appointed on key panels for technological consultations regarding national security.

Apart from being a noted scientist, Dr. Kamakoti has a keen interest in organic farming[7], and actively pursues Carnatic Violin recitation. He is also heading the IIT Madras Music Club as its President.


  1. "Prof Kamakoti appointed as Director of IIT Madras".
  2. "Prof Kamakoti takes over as Director of IIT Madras".
  3. "Shakti Microprocessors, Made in India".
  4. "Prof Kamakoti V, AI Task Force Head".
  5. "WhatsApp messages can be tracked, says Prof Kamakoti".
  6. "National Security Advisory Board Members".
  7. "Organic Farming".

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