Dr. U. Krishnakumar currently serves as Chairman (Board of Studies), Director & Research Supervisor in the Department of Computer Science and I.T., School of Arts & Sciences, Kochi. He recieved his Ph. D. from IIT-Mumbai and M.E. in CS from I.I.Sc., Bangalore. He has 39 years academic experience and 21 years research experience in India and abroad. His areas of research include Distributed Computing, Medical Informatics, Mentoring, Culture and Media Studies.