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Ravi Gomatam

Director, Bhaktivedanta Institute

Ravi Gomatam is the Director of Bhaktivedanta Institute and the Institute of Semantic Information Sciences and Technology.

After obtaining his master’s degree in electronics engineering, Ravi Gomatam worked for a few years with Air India in Mumbai, on software development projects, including online crew scheduling. He then went to the USA, where he worked for a number of Fortune-500 companies including General Motors, Ford, Chrysler, Burroughs and IBM as a freelance software specialist in the areas of operating system design, data communications and very-large database design. He ran his own computing consultancy company in these areas.

In the mid-80s, he turned to fundamental scientific research, first completing a Ph.D. in the foundations of quantum mechanics. Since then he has remained in academics doing full-time research and graduate level teaching.