Mr. Krishna Vavilala, has worked tirelessly towards spreading Indian culture in the United States since he first came here. He has also been active on the political front. In 1996, he introduced a motion in the Texas State Democratic Party Convention urging for US support to India over China. Mr. Vavilala has also published numerous letters in the national mainstream press such as the Houston Chronicle on a wide variety of subjects ranging from Indo-American relations to Taliban’s tagging of Hindus in Afghanistan.
IFOR - Intelligent Flying Object for Reconnaissance
"IFOR - Intelligent Flying Object for Reconnaissance" is a fully autonomous UAV developed by 8 students of BITS Pilani, Dubai Campus. The team will be competing at the International Aerial Robotics Competition 2011 in North Dakota, USA in August. This is a compilation of the videos taken while testing the alpha version.
I am completing my term as Vice-Chancellor of BITS on the 31st July, 2010 and will continue to be associated with BITS as Advisor to the Chancellor for a few more years. I have served BITS for about 40 years in various capacities. I came to Pilani as a student at the age of 20 in 1965 and completed M.Sc. (Tech.) and Ph.D. degrees in 1965 and 1971 respectively. I commenced my career as a Lecturer in EEE Group in 1971 and was appointed as Associate Professor in 1976 and full Professor in 1982. I always enjoyed teaching various courses at BITS. I have been fortunate enough to have earned the affection and respect of a large number of students who have always appreciated my efforts in teaching, guiding research and also in motivating the young generation of students. The various e-mails and communications I receive from students from time to time express such feelings.