Bachelor in Engineering with honours, University Madras, India, 1980; Master in Technology, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, 1982; Doctor of Philosophy, Indian Institute of Technology, 1989.
Senior project officer Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, 1985-1988. Researcher BPL India Limited, Bangalore, 1989-1990. Postdoctoral fellow Fetzer Institute, Kalamazoo, 1990-1991.
Research associate Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, 1992-1994, assistant professor, 1994—2002, associate professor, since 2002. Principal research scientist Hewlett Packard Labs, India, 2002—2003. Consultant Vivekananda Yoga Research Foundation, Bangalore, 1995—2002, Institute Aerospace Medicine, Bangalore, 1997—2002, Hewlett Packard Laboratories, India, 2003—2005.
Academic advisory committee Clinical Engineering Center, Bangalore, 1996—2001. Board of advisors for paramedical courses. All India Council Technology Education, 1998—2001. Conference chair International Conference on biomedical Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, 2001. Conference Chair, Indian Conference on Computer Vision and Graphics, Indian Institute of Science, 2014.
Seminar leader Landmark Education, from 2004 to 2008.
Sanatana dharma clearly says that there is only God; so, anything and everything in the Universe can be seen as his expression. This is what is called the "Viraat" swaroopam of God in the Rudram. That only God can then obviously be called by any name: Christ, Allah, Krishna, Bahaiullah, Buddha, etc.
Volunteer Voluntary Income Tax Agency, Kalamazoo, 1991. Fellow: Institution Electronics and Telecomm. Engineers, Institute Engineers India, member: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (senior, Engineering Medicine Biology Society club advisor 1995—2000), Signal Processing Society of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, International Forum for Information Technology in Tamil (general council), Indian Association biomedical Scientists (Thangam Vasudevan award 1985), biomedical Engineering Society India (editor 1997—2001, president Bangalore chapter since 2000, president since 2002, India).
Married Gowri Kothandaraman, June 27, 1988. Children: Vyass, Mohan Shiva, Dhanwanthari.