Dr. Nirmala Menon: She leads the Digital Humanities and Publishing Research Group at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Indore, India. She is a faculty member of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS), Discipline of English, IIT Indore. She is the author of Migrant Identities of Creole Cosmopolitans: Transcultural Narratives of Contemporary Postcoloniality (Peter Lang Publishing, Germany, 2014) and Remapping the Postcolonial Canon: Remap, Reimagine, Retranslate (Palgrave Macmillan, UK 2017). She has published in numerous international journals and speaks, writes and publishes about postcolonial studies, digital humanities and scholarly publishing. She directs Ph.D. students is in their projects and runs DH projects from the research lab at IIT Indore. Her primary area of research is Postcolonial Literature and Theory. Her focus is on the comparative study of twentieth century postcolonial literatures in English, Hindi and other languages. Digital Humanities, Gender studies, Globalization and Translation studies are additional areas of research. Her interests are multilingual but also interdisciplinary; her research examines the ways in which literatures from different non-Western languages influence and can redefine and reframe postcolonial theoretical concepts. She is also on the Advisory Board of the Open Library of Humanities (OLH) and Chair, (2016-17) CLCS Global South Forum, Modern Language Association (MLA), Editor Post-colonial Indian Literature at litencyc.com The Literary Encyclopedia. Prof. Menon is one the founders of Digital Humanities Alliance of India(DHAI).
Dr. Abhishek Srivastava: He is an Associate Professor in the Discipline of Computer Science & Engineering, IIT Indore. He has a Ph.D. degree from the University of Alberta, Canada. His research interests lie in the area of technology agnostic machine to machine communication. More recently, he has been interested in extending these ideas in the realm of Internet of Things, Digital Humanities, and Ubiquitous Computing environments.
Dr. Kapil Ahuja: (Bachelor’s: IIT (BHU), India; Master’s: Virginia Tech, USA; PhD: Virginia Tech, USA; Postdoctoral Research Fellow: Max Planck Institute, Germany) has a varied background, including degrees in Computer Science, Mathematics, and Mechanical Engineering. He is currently an Associate Professor in Computer Science and Engineering at IIT Indore. Dr. Ahuja works on applying mathematics and computation to solve science and engineering problems. Specifically, his research focuses on efficiently solving linear and nonlinear systems of equations as well as optimization. Most recent work of his group has been in proving stability of model reduction algorithms with respect to the error introduced by iterative solves, and providing necessary and sufficient conditions for pairwise stability of social storage networks. On teaching end, Dr. Kapil Ahuja has received best teacher award at IIT Indore for three years (2013, 2014, 2016). In the past, Dr. Ahuja has held many administrative positions at IIT Indore this includes heading the Computer Science and Engineering discipline as well as leading the Indo-German-French initiatives at IIT Indore. Currently, he is the Dean of International Affairs at IIT Indore.