Dr. N. Subramanian is serving as Executive Director, SETS since December 07, 2022. Prior to joining SETS he had served at Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), Pune as Head and Senior Director, Corporate R&D. As part of Corporate R&D he was involved in evolving the technology roadmap & mission mode programmes in emerging areas and contributed to the R&D collaboration and technology translation activities. He has specifically contributed to the cyber security roadmap and quantum computing and communication mission of C-DAC. His, research interests include computer & network security, computer networks & protocols, 5G/6G, quality of service, edge security, trusted AI and ICT accessibility. He has received his Ph.D. degree from International Institute of Information Technology Bangalore in the area of cyber security.
In the recent past, he has played key role in coordinating various government funded R&D projects in cyber security and other areas including eSign – online digital signing service, 5G middleware & applications based on Software Defined Network & Edge computing, AI & Cyber security and KAI-ICT accessibility initiative. Earlier as part of Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) funded initiatives, he has lead various R&D projects in cyber security. He has contributed towards establishment of key cyber security infrastructures and National level Quality of Service network testbed. He has published more than 20 papers in various National and International Journals & Conferences.
He was a member of the Task Force on “CybSec4AI”, which has been set up by Society for Electronic Transactions and Security (SETS), under the office of Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India and contributed to the report on Artificial Intelligence and Cyber Security. As part of TIFAC, DST and DoT committees, he has contributed towards technology foresight on cyber security, innovation usecases for 5G and 6G areas respectively.
As a member of IEEE SA, BIS and TSDSI, he contributes to various standardisation activities. He is involved in guiding PhD, M.Tech and B.Tech students and has mentored Start-Ups as part of MeitY Hackathons. He is also a member of various technical committees of Government and member of M.Tech Review and Doctoral Committees.