Prabhakar Rajagopal, PhD

Senior Vice President, Biodiversity Informatics, ex-IISc, IITM

Dr Prabhakar has been working with Strand since 2001. He has been working on various software products developed in Strand, from managing development teams to overseeing product support. He has also been solely responsible for the computation infrastructure at Strand right from inception until 2019.

In 2008, he started a small group within Strand to work on Biodiversity Informatics, building a collaborative and participative platform to document every species in India. Today, this open source, open data platform is one of the largest databases of biodiversity in India. Since 2017 he has been on the executive committee of the Taxonomic Database Working Group, the international group that develops standards for biodiversity information.

Prabhakar has a B.Tech and MS from IIT, Madras and a PhD from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.