Dr. K. Gopinath Joins Newton School of Technology-Rishihood University as Senior Professor

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National, June 07, 2024: Newton School of Technology-Rishihood University is happy to announce the joining of academician Dr K. Gopinath as a Senior Professor for the on-campus Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence. Dr Gopinath has more than 30 years of experience in academia having earned his Ph.D. from Stanford University, USA, and served as a Professor at IISc, Bangalore till his retirement.


Dr. Gopinath has an abiding interest in and has contributed to topics such as how to engineer more efficient computer systems (including the use of AI for improving computer systems), computational thinking (especially its role in Indic thinking) and understanding the intersection of technology with society and public policy.

He has published many articles in some of the most competitive research forums in CS and has co-authored 2 books (“Resource Proportional Software Design for Emerging Systems”, Chapman and Hall, 2021, and “THE COMPUTATION MEME: COMPUTATIONAL THINKING IN THE INDIC TRADITION”, IIScPress, 2024). He was instrumental in organizing the first conference on “IPR and its impact on CS in India” in 1993.

Commenting on the announcement, Dr K. Gopinath said, “Joining Newton School of Technology-Rishihood University is interesting for me in understanding how to scale CS education in India that is not only authentic but is also rooted in Indian tradition and reality, and that values both theoretical knowledge and its practical applications. The symbiosis of academia and industry as well as the focus on industry-relevant education are both aligned with my academic journey, and I am happy to contribute to shaping the next generation of tech leaders to drive meaningful change in the world.”

The appointment comes ahead of the second year of NST, which aims to elevate learning and education on-campus to newer heights. The institute is dedicated to the development of India’s future tech talent and actively seeks to provide necessary support to the students. Offering students global exposure, NST is committed to empowering individuals to think critically, solve complex challenges, and thrive in a fast-paced tech-first environment, ensuring industry success.

Siddharth Maheshwari, Co-founder of Newton School, commented, “Dr. Gopinath’s research interests in Computational Thinking in the Indian Tradition and Technology, Society, and Public Policy are not only profound but also resonate with our university’s mission to foster social and public impact through education. His focus on Applied AI for societal good aligns with our ethos of creating an impact-driven educational ecosystem. I am enthusiastic about the diverse perspectives and innovative approaches Dr. Gopinath will bring to our community, enhancing our academic and research endeavours.”

Shobhit Mathur, Co-founder and Vice Chancellor, Rishihood University, said, “Dr. K. Gopinath’s appointment as a Senior Professor for our BTech program is a significant milestone for us. His extensive experience and groundbreaking research in the field of technology and society will greatly enhance our academic community. We are confident that his contributions will inspire our students and faculty, fostering an environment of innovation and excellence. We look forward to the positive impact Dr. Gopinath will bring to our university and to the broader field of technology education.”