Last Modified on: 18 October 2006

“Good research often consists of assuming something that seems untrue or unlikely today will become true, and investigating the consequences of that assumption”

- Maurice Wilkes, the legendary Computer Architect












Dr. T V Gopal




Department of Computer Science and Engineering

College of Engineering

Anna University

Chennai - 600 025


Phone : +91-044-22351723 Extn. 3340 ; 22203340

Fax : (Off) +91-044-22350397
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L-II/4, Staff Quarters

                                                            Anna University

Chennai – 600 025

Phone : +91-044-24454753


Also Holding the Following Positions

·        Honorary Chief Editor for the “CSI Communications” - a monthly publication of the Computer Society of India


·        Expert Member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the

International Journal of Information Ethics


Programme for the Enhancement of Research Information [PERI] representative of India.


PERI aims to enhance research in developing and transitional countries. It enables


  1. access to online information
  2. training on the use and management of online resources, and
  3. support for local publications


PERI is managed by International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications [INASP], a UK-based development organization.














Areas of Interest


Research Papers

“If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?”

- Albert Einstein



"Shall we be able to realize on a higher plane, alchemy's old dream of psycho physical unity, by the creation of a unified conceptual foundation for the scientific comprehension of the physical as well as the psychical"  

- Wolfgang Pauli




·        38 Technical Papers

·        6 Papers in the area of “Science and Spirituality”


HRISHIKESA : Krishna - A Natural Evolution, Universal Publishers Inc., USA
Author : T V Gopal

[ HRISHIKESA ISBN : 1-58112-732-4]


Open Source Software, Scitech Publications (India) Pvt. Ltd., India [ISBN : 81 88429 05 8]

Author : T V Gopal


Programming Languages - Design and Implementation, Pearson Education, India [ISBN : 81 7758 688 2]

Authors : Terrance W pratt, Marvin V Zelkowitz, T V Gopal


Book Chapter


Title : Concurrent Programming
Authors : C R Muthukrishnan and T V Gopal
Published in : Encyclopedia of Computer Science & Tech.
Edited by : Dr. James G Williams and Dr. Allen Kent
Marcel Decker Inc., USA


Conference Proceedings


NanoComputing – Technology Trends, Allied Publishers Pvt. Ltd., India [ISBN : 81–7764–217–0]
Editors : K S Lakshminarayanan, Usha Devi, R Bhavani Shankar and T V Gopal


Facets of Consciousness, Infinity Foundation, USA

Editors : B Ramamurthi, T V Gopal, S Ram Mohan and K Srinivasa Rao


CSI Digest : Past Editor of CSI Digest - A quarterly publication from Computer Society of India. 


Textbooks for Plus I and Plus II


Co-Editor for the Six Volumes of the Computer Science Textbooks for PLUS I and PLUS II students published by the Government of Tamilnadu, 2001. General Editor for the year 2000 edition of the textbooks.


Reviewer for the Four Volumes of the Computer Science Textbooks for Plus I and Plus II students published by the Government of Tamilnadu, 2005 - 2006.


National Awards

National Award - High School Level Declammation Contest'79

Virendra Gupta - Best Student Paper (Post - Graduates) Computer Society of India, January 1988

Educational Background

Ph.D from Anna University in the area of Distributed Operating Systems


Awarded By



Secondary School Certificate (S.S.C) 1980

Board of Secondary Education, A.P*


74th in A.P*

Intermediate (I & II Years) 1980-82

Board of Intermediate Education, A.P*


16th in A.P*

Bachelor of Engineering

(Electronics & Communications) 1982-86

College of Engineering,

Osmania University, A.P*


4th Rank

Master of Tech. (Computer Science) 1986-87

Hyderabad Central University, A.P*


02nd Rank

* A.P : State of Andhra Pradesh

Languages Known

Telugu (Mother Tongue), English, Hindi, Sanskrit, Tamil, German and French

Scholarships Awarded

National Merit Scholarship 1980 - 1982
State Special Merit Scholarship 1982 - 1986
UGC Gate Scholarship 1986 - 1987

Posted on the Web

Article Published on Neural Nets

Mimicking the Brain's Wiring System : Science, Engineering and Technology Section, THE HINDU, 11.1.1989

Extra Curricular Activities

240 Faculty Members (one/affiliated college) were trained through these programmes.

Professional Bodies

Currently authoring (single author) the following books

Special Mention

* Consulting to leading software industries

The books edited by me for Plus I and Plus II students of the government of Tamilnadu have received excellent reviews both from the general press and professionals.
Dr. Kalaignar M Karunanidhi, the then Chief Minister of Tamilnadu, has honored me on 29.07.2000, in his chambers with a token memento in appreciation of this work.

Personal Details

Married to Chandrakala Madhavi @ Jehangir Plaza, Ram Koti, Hyderabad on 24.11.1993.

We are blessed with a daughter Tadepalli Nagamanasvini Gayathri.






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