Team

VenkateshSandhya Kode

Director

Ms. Sandhya is presently Director, Training and Development, Center for Education Technology and Learning Sciences at IIIT Hyderabad.Ms. Sandhya was responsible for training 300+ mentors for Rajiv Gandhi University campuses in AP. Ms.Sandhya is now leading EnhanceEdu project for teacher training to enhance quality of IT education in engineering colleges.


Ms. Sandhya Kode has over twenty-five years experience in engineering and management leadership positions in companies like National Semiconductor, Advanced Micro Devices, Hewlett Packard, Cyrix and Motorola. She has a tremendous track record in conceptualizing, building and sustaining organizations and technology solutions. Ms. Sandhya is a business oriented technology leader with diverse industry experience ranging from Semiconductors, Systems, Wireless Technologies to e-learning. Her functional experience ranges from Management, Education, Organizational Development, Quality and Performance Excellence, Sales and Marketing to Human Values.


Prior to IIIT-H, Ms. Sandhya held positions like Director, Systems Strategy, Motorola University, Schaumburg, IL; Founding Director, Motorola School of Telecommunication, International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad, India; Founding Center Head, Motorola Software Development Center, Hyderabad, India; and Director, Hyderabad Operations, Duet Technologies Pvt. Ltd., Hyderabad, India.

Ms. Sandhya has an MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA and a BSEE from JNT University in Hyderabad, India.

Ms. Sandhya believes in solutions for today with a vision for tomorrow.


VenkateshVenkatesh C

Associate Professor

Associate Professor at the International Institute of Information Technology Hyderabad, India.

Venkatesh Choppella is Associate Professor at the International Institute of Information Technology Hyderabad, India. He was also associated with Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management -- Kerala, Trivandrum, and is currently adjunct faculty at IIIT Bangalore.

He has held research and engineering positions in Hewlett Packard, Xerox Palo Alto Research Centre, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and the Ohio State University in the United States. He holds a PhD. degree in Computer Science from Indiana University, Bloomington, USA, and Bachelors and Masters degrees from the Indian Institutes of Technology,Kanpur and Madras, respectively.

Venkatesh's current research interests are in formal methods and software architectures. In addition, he has an interest in computer science education and FOSS-based educational technology. He has published over 20 research papers and technical reports in the area of automated deduction, type systems, formal methods, and compilers for high performance computing. He holds one US patent



Viswanath Viswanath K

Distinguished Faculty

Professor K.Viswanath got his Ph.D. in Mathematics from the Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, and worked at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign before returning to India and joining Madurai Kamaraj University. He moved to the University of Hyderabad in 1978 and retired from there in 2004 having held the positions of the Head of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics and the Dean of the School of Mathematics and Computer/Information Sciences. From 2004 to 2010 he was supported by Tata Consultancy Services. He is with EnhanceEdu since 2010. His research interest is in Mathematical Computer Science. He is also interested in evolving new methods of teaching algorithmics and programming.



Sunita Reddy Sunita Reddy T

Senior Program Manager

Sunita Reddy Thadasina is presently Sr. Program Manager, Training and Development, Center for Education Technology and Learning Sciences at IIIT Hyderabad.

Sunita Reddy has over 17yrs of experience in VLSI industry both in India and in the United States of America. She has worked in Synopsys, Xilinx,Cisco systems,Duet Technologies and IBM. She holds a Masters degree in Electronic and Electrical Engineering from University of California,Long Beach and Bachelors in E.C.E from Osmania University. She is also passionate about environment and primary education.



surya Surya Kiran Reddy K
Program Manager

Surya Kiran Reddy works as Program Manager at EnhanceEdu, IIIT Hyderabad. He handles the training and content development activites at EnhanceEdu. Prior to taking this role he was Coordinator (Training) .

He has published 4 papers in the areas of personalization and customization, training effectiveness and measurement, and on innovative ways to deliver content. Prior to joining EnhanceEdu, Surya worked with IBM India Private Limited for 15 months as an SAP consultant. He completed his MSIT from IIIT Hyderabad.He loves reading books, solving puzzles, origami.