Prof. S. Viswanatha Rao completed his Bachelors and Masters in Engineering from IISc, Bangalore in 1985 and 1987 respectively, and Bachelor of Science from Kerala University in 1983. He worked for the R&D Division of the Indian Telephone Industries. Bangalore for 8 years from 1987 followed by 10 years in Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R), under the Agency for science Technology and Research (ASTAR), Singapore at various levels from Senior Research Engineer to Programme Director. He has represented Singapore in the standardisation process of the International Standards Organisation(ISO) and EPC Global . In addition, he has involved in a number of international collaborative research projects with MNCs including those with European Union. Rao has co-authored many publications in International Conferences and has served on many Conference Committees.