Dr. Vijay has a Bachelors in Computer Science & Engineering from SVCE, Madras Univ (1998), an MS (By Research) from IIT Madras in 2001 and a PhD from IIT Madras (2008). He was a post-doctoral research fellow in the LSIR Labs, Swiss Federal Institute of TEchnology, Lausanne (EPFL) for a year. He has done internship in Siemens Corporate Research in Bangalore and was with another product development company - Oracle for the last three years, He has now taken up a principal architect position with GTO, the research arm of Cognizant in Chennai, where he leads the Extreme Processing group within the High Performance Computing CoE. He is a professional member of the ACM and the IEEE for the last 5 years. He has filed patents with US and European patent offices and published in leading journals and conferences, including IEEE journals. His research interests include distributed systems - big-data, cloud, grid, peer-to-peer computing and other emerging technologies.