Prof. Y. N. Srikant

Visiting Faculty, Chanakya University
Ph.D, Indian Institute of Science
Former Prof IISc Bengaluru

Y. N. Srikant received his B.E in Electronics from Bangalore University, and M.E and Ph.D in Computer Science from the Computer Science and Automation department of the Indian Institute of Science. He was the recipient of Young Scientist medal of the Indian National 

Science Academy in 1988.  His areas of interest are compiler design and programming languages. He is the co-editor of two handbooks on advanced compiler design published by CRC Press in 2002 and 2008. His most recent book is on Distributed Graph Analytics published by Springer in May 2020. His two (video) courses on compiler design produced by NPTEL are used by several Universities in India in a routine manner. His most recent research includes domain-specific languages for graph processing, and machine learning techniques for compiler optimisations. 

After serving the Computer Science and Automation department at the Indian Institute of Science as a faculty member for more than 40 years, Prof. Srikant superannuated in July 2021 as a professor of computer science and the Dean of Engineering Faculty of IISc. He has also served as the Chair of Computer Science and Automation at IISc. He is currently an Adjunct Professor at IIITM Gwalior.