Mr. Prashant R.Nair, Vice-Chairman, Department of Computer Science & Engineering, Amrita School of Engineering, Coimbatore was awarded the Computer Society of India (CSI) Academic Excellence Award 2014 at the 49th annual convention of CSI at Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (JNTU), Hyderabad on 12th December, 2014. The CSI award committee was chaired by Dr. S.V. Raghavan, Chief Architect of India's National Knowledge Network (NKN) and Scientific Secretary to the Government of India.

The award was presented by Dr. S.S. Agrawal, Former Emeritus Scientist of Council for Scientific and Industrial Research  (CSIR), Government of India; Mr. H.R. Mohan , President of CSI and Dr. S.V. Raghavan in the presence of national office bearers of CSI . The award was conferred for maximum publications in CSI Communications (CSIC), the national journal of CSI, during the period 2013-2014. Mr. Prashant's publications were related to the topics on the impact of emerging ICT tools on Supply Chain Management like Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud (SMAC); Software Agents and High Performance Computing.

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