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Gautam Barua

Mentor-Director, IIT Guwahati

Prof. Gautam Barua is the Mentor  Director of Indian Institute of  Information Technology Guwahati, India since September 2013. Earlier, he was the Director of IIT Guwahati from 2003 to 2013. He graduated from IIT Bombay with B.Tech (1976) and M.Tech (1978) degrees in Electrical Engineering. He obtained a PhD degree in Computer Engineering  from the University of California, Santa Barbara, USA in 1981. He was at IIT Kanpur from 1982 till 1995 when he shifted to IIT Guwahati where he is still a Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering. His areas of interest are Operating Systems and Networks. He is an independent Director of OIl India. He is an IT consultant to the Govt. of Assam and a number of public enterprises.