ORG National Knowledge Network Title BIO Dr. PS Dhekne is the Chair, Science Grid, National Knowledge Network and a former Raja Ramanna Fellow at Bhabha Atomic Research. He has made invaluable contributions in the field of High Performance, Distributed, Grid Computing and information security systems for more than three decades in DAE. He is a renowned national as well as International expert in these areas. His major contributions include the design and development of various models of ANUPAM parallel processing systems- (wherein the technology to the country was denied), High resolution Tiled Graphics System, building layered and highly secure information architecture, world wide LHC computing grid, EU-INDIA grid and DAE grid. He was awarded the Indian Nuclear Society Award INS-2001, presented by Honorable Prime Minister of India. He received in 2007 DAE Group Achievement Award for his individual contribution & excellent teamwork for Anupam Supercomputer & Intelligent Security Systems based on indigenous technology. He is a fellow of National Academy of Engineers (FNAE) and was member of sectional committee II on Computer & Information Technologies at INAE. He was AICTE-INAE Distinguished Visiting Professor of INAE from 2006-2009. He is serving as a Scientific Consultant to Principle Scientific Advisor to Government of India. He is also involved in the conceptualization, design & realization of National Knowledge Network (NKN), a nationwide high-speed Education & Research Network and a lead person in implementing Grid applications on NKN.