Dr. Sridhar Iyer
Department of Computer Science and Engineering & Inter-disciplinary Program in Educational Technology,
Sridhar Iyer is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science & Engg, and the Head of the Interdisciplinary Programme on Educational Technology, at IIT Bombay. He is also the Head of the Centre for Distance Engineering Education and the Principal Investigator of the National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning at IIT Bombay.
His current research interests are in the field of Educational Technology. This includes: Technology enhanced learning environments for thinking skills, Pedagogies for effective use of educational technologies, Development of ICT tools for educational applications, and Computer Science education research.
Some development projects that that he has conceptualized and led are: Project OSCAR, a repository of ~450 Interactive Visualizations for topics at the school and higher education levels, and Computer Masti, a series of books for teaching-learning of Computers in schools. These products have seen more than 100K downloads from 120 countries. In 2016, Computer Masti was acquired by a company and the books are now being used in ~1000 schools in India.
Prior to Educational Technology, he has worked in wireless networking protocols and mobile applications. Sridhar Iyer received his BTech, MTech and PhD from the Dept of Computer Science & Engg at IIT Bombay.