P. Venkataraman graduated a long time ago from the Indian Institute of Technology at Kanpur in India. So long ago that he is eligible to forget the year, which was 1974 as reminded...view moreP. Venkataraman graduated a long time ago from the Indian Institute of Technology at Kanpur in India. So long ago that he is eligible to forget the year, which was 1974 as reminded often by his friends. He worked for several years at the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited in the Helicopter Division. He decided to become an academic and continued graduate studies at Rice University and obtained his PhD in 1984.
Since then he has been at the Rochester Institute of Technology in the department of mechanical engineering, insisting his students use MATLAB, whatever the course maybe.
His current interests include optimization, Bezier curves, Carnatic music, and mathematics inspired digital design.
He is also a committed family cook who has a shared responsibly for keeping the Venkataraman family fed. Cooking was an important pastime and provided stress relief. He is an eggetarian and an experimental cook and prefers to use mostly fresh ingredients. While this book is about using the indoor grill for easy vegetarian dishes with a slight Indian influence, the author delights in fusing Indian, Italian, Latin, American and Chinese vegetarian recipes. You should find some of his efforts soon on Facebook and Pinterest.
You can learn more by visiting his site at: http://drpvenkat.wordpress.com/view less