Prashant Viswanathan

prashanth-vishwanathanPrashant Viswanathan is a Group Engineering Manager at Samsung R&D Institute, Bangalore, where he leads the “Smart Home and IoT” team. In his current role, Prashant is working on research and development that spans solutions for the Internet of Things  and Smart Spaces – Homes, Offices and Buildings.

Before joining Samsung in July 2014, Prashant was at Gainspan Corporation where he was a Director of Software Engineering delivering Application Development Kits for verticals such as Smart Energy, Home, Industrial and Automotive segments. Prior to Gainspan, has held engineering positions at Marvell Semiconductor and Echelon Corporation. He has about 10 years’ experience in Silicon Valley that included co-founding a home surveillance solution company, Gatewide LLC.

Prashant  has several granted and pending patents with US patent office. He has delivered talks and participated in panel discussions in several conferences and expos.

Prashant holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science from University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (2001) and Bachelor’s degrees in Computer Science and Instrumentation from Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani (1998).

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