Dr. R Nagaraj obtained his PhD from Visvesvaraya Technological University in the field of Fault Tolerant Flight Controllers using Artificial Neural Network (ANN). His areas of interest include fault tolerant control, Non linear control systems, neural networks and reconfigurable control systems.
Dr. Nagaraj has twenty five years of experience in research, teaching and academic administration. Prior to joining DA-IICT, he was the Principal of The Oxford College of Engineering; Bangalore where he held positions of Vice-Principal, Professor and Head of the Department of Electronics & Communication Engineering. He worked with RV College of Engineering, Bangalore for over fourteen years in different positions of responsibility including Professor, Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering and Director of R.V. Centre for Cognitive Technologies. He has also taught at M.S. Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bangalore. Before moving into academics, he worked at the modernization unit of the Karnataka Power Corporation as an Engineer. He has guided a good number of PhD scholars, published research papers in International peer reviewed journals and undertaken research projects with the Defence Research and Development Organization, Government of India and All India Council for Technical Education. He was the national merit scholar and received academic excellence award from RSST and mentorship award from RV VLSI Design Center, Bangalore.
Dr. Nagaraj is IEEE Senior Member, Life Member of Institution of Electronics & Telecommunication Engineers, and Indian Society for Technical Education and Computer Society of India.