Dr. Rajat Moona is the current Director General of the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC). C-DAC is the premier R&D organization of the Department of Electronics and Information Technology, for carrying out R&D in IT, Electronics and associated areas.
Prof. Rajat Moona is an alumni of IIT Kanpur and received his PhD degree in Computer Science and Automation from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore in 1990. He has been on the faculty of IIT Kanpur since 1991 where he is a full professor in the Department of CSE. In recognition of his research, Prof. Rajat Moona was offered the prestigious Poonam and Prabhu Goel Chair Professorship by IIT Kanpur in 2008.
At IIT Kanpur he had been a recipient of Indo-US Science and Technology Fellowship, a scheme jointly supported by the Governments of India and USA, and had been a visiting scientist to MIT USA in 1994-95 on this fellowship. He had also been a senior Engineering Manager in Mentor Graphics India during 2002-04 where he led a team to develop a tool for embedded system design that is now a product from Mentor Graphics. Besides the numerous courses he has taught at IIT Kanpur, both at undergraduate and postgraduate level, he has also supervised about 80 postgraduate theses. He along with his students and other colleagues, has authored 7 patents, about 30 research papers and 2 books.
His research insterests are in embedded computing, computer security, VLSI design and Operating Systems. He has been involved in defining standards for the Operating Systems for Smart Cards for Indian Government which are in use in applications such as Driving License, Vehicle Registration Systems, Indian National ID, Electronic Passports and several other ID related applications. He has also been instrumental in defining the strategy for smart card certification mechanisms for the Government of India. He along with other faculty members and students have also defined and developed a secure encrypting file system with extremely powerful trust model for use in the enterprise storage technologies. He is involved in defining the RFID applications in areas such as electronic toll collection.
- ADCOM 2014 Keynote Presentation