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Computer Science Trust Fund Eminent Scholar Chair;
 School of Computing & Informatics;

Professor, Department of History
University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, Louisian 70504-3772, USA

School of Computing & Informatics
UNiversity of Louisiana at Lafayette
PO Box 43772
Lafayette, LA 70504-3772

(337) 482-1131 (office), (337) 989-2361 (residence)


Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.), First Class, Metallurgy, University of Calcutta, Calcutta, India, 1967.
Master of Science (M.Sc), Computer Science, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, 1974.
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D), Computer Science, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, 1976.


2000-2013:  Director, Institute of Cognitive Science, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
1992-1993:  Dowty Professor of Computer Systems Engineering, University of Manchester Institute of Science & Technology, Manchester, UK.
1986-1993.  Edmiston Professor of Computer Science, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA, USA.
1984-1986.  Professor of Computer Science, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA, USA.
1982-1984.  Associate Professor of Computer Science, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA, USA.
1980-1982.  Associate Professor of Computing Science, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
1979-1980.  Assistant Professor of Computer & Information Science, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA.
1975-1979.  Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, Canada.
1974-1975.  National Research Council of Canada (NRC) Post-Graduate Scholar (Awarded for 1974-1976), University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
1972-1974.  Graduate Teaching Assistant in Computing Science, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
1968-1971.  Programmer & Systems Analyst, IBM World Trade Corporation, Calcutta, India.
1967-1968.  Assistant Project Engineer, M.N. Dastur & Co., Calcutta, India.

1977, Summer:  Senior Visitor, Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK.
1983, January:  Visiting Scientist, Lehrstuhl fur Informatik, Technische Hochschule Aachen, Aachen, Germany.
1986, Summer:  Visiting Fellow, Wolfson College and University Computing Laboratory, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK.
1988, Summer:  German Science Foundation Guest Professor, Universitat Oldenberg, Oldenberg, Germany.
1990, Summer:  Distinguished Visitor, Centre for Systems Sciences, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, Canada.
1991, Summer:  United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Visiting Scientist and Consultant, Indian Institute of Science and the Centre for Development in Advanced Computing, Bangalore, India.


Outsatnding Research Award, Sigma Xi Chapter, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, 1987.
Distinguished Professor Award, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, 1989.
Biographical Entry, Contemporary Authors.
Biographical Entry, 2000 Outstanding Writers of the Twentieth Century.
Phi Kappa Phi Scholar Award, University of Louisiana Chapter of Phi Kappa Phi, 2002.
Phi Kappa Phi South Central Region Scholar Award, Phi Kappa Phi, 2002.
Biographical Entry, Who's Who in America.
Biographical Entry, Writers Directory.
Biographical Entry, Who's Who in the World.
Longlisted for Vodafone Crossword Award in Nonfiction (for Awakening), 2011.



(A) Computer Science, Design Theory and Related Topics:

Jadavpur University, Calcutta, India, 1974.
University of Texas, San Antonio, Texas, USA, 1975.
Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, Canada, 1975.
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada, 1978.
Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India, 1979.
Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA, 1979.
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada, 1980.
University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Newcastle, UK, 1981.\
Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, 1981.
International Conference on Communications, Systems & Control, Calcutta,  India, 1981.
University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, 1981.
Indian Statistical Institute, Calcutta, India, 1982.
Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta, India, 1982.
Texas Instruments, Dallas, Texas, USA, 1982.
University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA., USA, 1982.
Technische Hochschule Aachen, Aachen, germany, 1983.
University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA, 1983.
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, USA, 1984.
Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India, 1984.
Regional Computer Centre, Jadavpur University, Calcutta, India, 1985.
Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, USA, 1985.
Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA, 1986.
Cray Research Inc., Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, USA, 1986.
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India, 1986.
University of California, Irvine, CA., USA, 1987.
University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, USA, 1988.
Universitat Oldernberg, Oldenberg, Germany, 1988.
Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, USA, 1988.
University of Texas, Arlington, TX, USA, 1989.
Electronics & Radar Development Establishment (Minstry of Defence, Govt. of India), Bangalore, India, 1989.
Computer Society of India, Bangalore Chapter, India, 1989.
Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, Canada, 1990.
University of Manchester Instittute of Science & Technology, Manchester, UK, 1991.
Centre for the Development of Advanced Computing, Bangalore, India, 1991.
The Institution of Engineers (India), Bangalore Chapter, India, 1991.
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India, 1991.
Conference on Artificial Intelligence & Knowledge Based Systems, Bangalore, India, 1991.
First International Conference on Intelligence Systems Engineering, Edinburgh, UK, 1992.
Dowty Command & Control Systems, London, UK, 1993.
University of Sidney, Sidney, Australia, 1994.
Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia, 1994.
World Conference on Neural Networks-95, Washington, DC, USA, 1995.
Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA., USA, 1997.
Jadavpur University, Calcutta, India, 1999.
Florida Conference on Artifiical Intelligence & Systems (FLAIRS-2000), Orlando, FL, uSA, 2000.
13th International Conference on Industrial Applications of Artificial Intelligence & Expert Systems, New Orleans, LA., USA, 2000.

(B) Science and Technology Studies, Creativity and Cognitive Studies, Sciences of the Artificial, Intellectual and Cognitive History

Vassar Collegem Poughkeepsie, NY, USA, 1996.
National Institute of Science, Technology & Development Studies (NISTADS), New Delhi, India, 2000.
Harvard Univeristy, Cambridge, MA., 2001.
Society for the Philosophy of Technology Conference, Aberdeen, UK, 2001.
Karl Popper Birth Centenary Congress, Vienna, Austria, 2002.
Jadavpur University, Calcutta, India, 2002.
University College of Science, Calcutta & Centre for Development Studies, Calcutta, India, 2003.
International Child Art Foundation (ICAF) Festival, Washington, DC, USA, 2003.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA, 2003.
Conference on Social Studies of Science in India, South Asia Studies Forum, Cambridge, MA, USA, 2003.
University of California, Merced, CA, USA, 2010.
Conference on Creativity, Innovation and Complexity in Science, A Coruna, Spain, 2010.
Leonard Conference on Philosophy, University of Nevada, Reno, NV, USA, 2011.
European Science Foundation-- Philosophy of Science Group Conference on Sciences of the Artificial, Bucharest, Romania, 2011.

(C) Literary :  Book Readings

Deep South Writers Conference, Lafayette, LA, 2004.
Bath Literature Festival, Bath, UK, 2006.
Oxford Bookstore, Calcutta, India, 2007.
India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, India, 2007.



1.  Interview, BBC Radio 4: Midweek, National Programme, London, UK, 2006.
2.  Interview, BBC Radio 5: In the Night, National Programme, London, UK, 2006.
3.  Interview, BBC Radio 5:  National Sports Programme, London, UK, 2006.
4.  Interview, BBC Radio Nottingham: Afternoon Programme, Nottingham, UK, 2006.
5.  Interview, BBC Radio Derby: Mid Morning Programme, Derby, UK, 2006.
6.  Interview, BBC Radio Manchester: Asian Programme, Manchester, UK, 2006.
7.  Interview by Matthew Evans, Big Issue Magazine, London, UK, 2006.
8.  Featured article by Simon Burch, Derby Telegraph, Derby, UK, 2006.
9.  Featured article by Anton Rippon, Derby Telegraph, Derby, UK, 2006.
10. Featured article by Anasuya Basu, The Telegraph, Calcutta, India, 2007.
11. Featured article, Express Feature Service, Indian Express, New Delhi, India, 2007.
12. Featured article by Kajari Bhattacharya, The Statesman, Calcutta, India, 2007.
13. Featured op-ed article by Ramachandra Guha, The Telegraph, Calcutta, India, 2007.
14. Featured article by Peter Siddon, Bygone Derbyshire, Derby, UK, 2008.
15. Featured article by Ramon Loueriro, La Viz de Galicia, Galicia, Spain, 2010.
16. Interviewed and quoted by Erene Stergiopoulos, The Varsity, Toronto, Canada, 2011.



BOOKS: Computer Science

1.  Subrata Dasgupta, The Design and Description of Computer Architectures,  John Wiley, New York, USA, 1984.
2.  Subrata Dasgupta, Computer Architecture: A Modern Synthesis.  Vol. 1.  Foundations.  John Wiley, New York, USA, 1989.
3.  Subrata Dasgupta, Computer Architecture: A Modern Syntheis.  Vol. 2. Advanced Topics.  John Wiley, New York, USA, 1989.
4.  Subrata Dasgupta, Design Theory and Computer Science.  Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 1991.  Paperback ed. 2009.
5.  Subrata Dasgupta, It Began with Babbage:  The Genesis of Computer Science.  Oxford University Press, 2014.

BOOKS : Creativity Studies

6.  Subrata Dasgupta, Creativity in Invention and Design.  Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 1994.  Paperback ed. 2009.
7.  Subrata Dasgupta, Technology and Creativity.  Oxford University Press, New York, 1986.

BOOKS:  Intellectual and Cognitive History

8.  Subrata Dasgupta, Jagadis Chandra Bose and the Indian Response to Western Science.  Oxford University Press,New Delhi, 1999.  Paperback ed. Permanent Black, New Delhi, 2009.
9.. Subrata Dasgupta, Twilight of the Bengal Renaissance: R.K. Dasgupta and His Quest for a World Mind,  Dey's Publishing, Kolkata (Calcutta), 2005.
10..  Subrata Dasgupta, The Bengal Renaissance: Identity and Creativity from Rammohun Roy to Rabindranath Tagore.  Permanent Black, New Delhi, 2007.  Paperback ed. 2009.
11..  Subrata Dasgupta, Awakening:  The Story of the Bengal Renaissance.  Random House India, Noida, 2010.  Paperback ed. 2011.
12.  Subrata Dasgupta, Macaulay's Ghost:  The Indo-Western Mind after the Indian Awakening.  Amaryllis, Bhopal, 2012 (In press).

BOOKS:  Memoir

13.  Subrata Dasgupta, Salaam Stanley Matthews.  Granta Books, London, 2006.

BOOKS:  Novels

14.  Subrata Dasgupta, Three Times a Minority.  Writers Workshop, Kolkata (Calcutta), 2003.
15.  Subrata Dasgupta,  The Golden Jubilee.  Amaryllis, Bhopal, 2013.

BOOKS:  Forthcoming.

16.  Subrata Dasgupta, Computer Science: A very Short Introduction.  Oxford University Press, Oxford.  



 74  book chapters, journal papers, conference proceedings papers in a variety of archival sources.  These publications broadly fall into two categories. 

1.  Computer Science & Design Theory, published between 1974 and 1994:

Book Chapters in:

Advances in Computers 
(Academic Press, 1982, 1985, 1989); Microprogramming and Firmware Engineering (Van Nostrand-Rheinhold, 1988), Encyclopedia of Physical Sciences and Technology (Academic Press, 1990, 1992).

Papers in:  

Information Processing Letters 
(1974, 1985); Proceedings Annual Workshops on Microprogramming (1974, 1978, 1981, 1983, 1984); IEEE Transactions on Computers (1976, 1978);  Proceeding of the Annual International Symposium on Computer Architecture (1977, 1981, 1983); Information Processing 77 (IFIP Congress) (1977); ACM Computing Surveys (1979, 1981); Microprogramming, Firmware & Restructurable Hardware (1980); Proceeding International Conference on Computer Hardware Description Languages and their Appilications (1981, 1985, 1987, 1989); Proceedings, IEEE International Workshop on Computer Systems Organization (1983); International Journal of Computer & Information Sciences (1984, 1985); IEEE Software (1986); Communications of the ACM (1987);  IEEE Computer (1985, 1988, 1990); IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design (1990); IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man & Cybernetics (1991); Design Methodologies for VLSI and Computer Architecture (IFIP TC-10) (1989); Artificial Intelligence in Design (1991); Proceedings Indian Academy of Sciences, Engineering Sciences (1994),  and others.

2.  Creativity and Cognitive Studies, History and Philosophy of the Natural Sciences and Sciences of the Artificial, published between 1992 to date:

Publications in : Intelligent Systems Engineering (1992); Proceedings of AAAI Spring Symposium Workshop on AI and Creativity (1993); Research in Engineering Design (1994); Transactions of the Newcomen Society (1996); Philosophica (1997); Notes & Records of the Royal Society (1998); Indian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology (2000); Perspecta: Yale Architectural Journal (2000); Cognitive Science (2003), Creativity Research Journal (2004, 2011); PsyArt : An Online Journal for the Psychological Study of the Arts (2005); Studying Designers (2005); Proceedings of the Creativity and Cognition Conference (2007); Perspectives on Science (2008); Physics of Life Reviews (2010); Creativity, Innovation and Complexity in Science (2012); Physics News (2009)


ACM Computing Reviews (USA), IEEE Computer (USA), IEEE Annals of the History of Computing (USA), IEEE Expert (USA), Choice (USA), Technology and Culture (USA), Science Books and Films (USA), Science News (USA), Information & Computer Science (USA), SIGART Bulletin (USA), Journal of Robotic & Intelligent Systems (USA), ISIS:  Journal of the History of Science Society (USA), American Historical Review (USA), New Scientist (UK), The Independent (UK), The Observer (UK), The Guardian (UK), Scotland on Sunday (UK), Times Literary Supplement (UK), Cultural Geographies (UK), Oldie (UK), Derby Telegraph (UK), New World (UK), Asian Review of Books (UK), The Morning Star (UK), The Big Issue (UK), Calabash (UK), Asian News (UK), Languages of Design (Europe), Robotica (Europe), Journal of Asian Studies (Europe), India Today (India), Outlook India (India), Current Science (India), The Telegraph (India), The Statesman (India), The Hindu (India), Biblio (India), Sunday Guardian (India), Indian Express (India), The Book Review (India), Indian Journal of History of Science (India), Indian Review of Books (India), Indian Social and Economic History Review (India), Deccan Herald (India), Desh (India), Chaturanga (India), Ananda Bazaar Patrika (India), Science, Technology & Society (India), Tehelka (India); and various Internet websites.



Session Chairman : Annual Workshops on Microprogamming (1982), International Conferences on Computer Hardware Description Languages and their Applications (1983, 1985, 1987, 1989);
Program Chairman: Annual Workshop on Microprogramming (1983).
Track Chairman: ACM Computer Science Conference (1985).
Member, Program Committee:  Annual Workshop on Microprogramming (1985); International Conferences on Computer Hardware Description Languages and their Applications (1983, 1985, 1987, 1989); IEEE Workshop on Languages for Design Automation (1986); IFIP Workshop on Computer-Aided Verification (1990); IFIP Workshop on Formal Design Methods for Computer-Aided Design (1993).
Member, Advisory Board :  International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Design (1992); International Round Table Conference on Computational Models of Creative Design (1992);  IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man & Cybernetics (1994); IEEE Technical Committee on Microprogramming (1981-1985); Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Cincinnati (1990-1992); International Society for Computational Modeling of Creative Processes (1994-1996)
Vice-Chairman : IEEE Technical Committee on Microprogramming (1982-1985).
Consultant :  RCA Corporation, Advanced Technology Laboratories (1984);  Dowty Maritme Command & Control Systems, London (1992-1993);  United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) (1991).
Scientific Advisor: ESPIRIT (Europe)- Sponsored Microprogram verification Project, Technische Hochschule Aachen (1983-1987).
Member: International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) Working group 10.2 (Digital System Description & Design Tools), Technical Committee TC-10 (1980-1989).


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