PhD (Southampton, UK)
Former Professor School of Natural Sciences and Engineering
Prof. Prabhakar G Vaidya was with NIAS during 1999 and 2011
Most significant research contribution: Breaking of a method in cryptography based on chaotic synchronization, multiplexing of several chaotic signals, formulation of chaotons which simulate certain quantum behaviour, explanation of how R-R variability leads to synchronisation of cardiac cells.
Dr Prabhakar Vaidya is currently a Professor of mathematical modelling. He got his BE from University of Bombay and MSc (Engg) and PhD (Acoustics) from the Institute of Sound and Vibrations Research, University of Southampton. He has worked at Lockheed, Boeing and NASA and taught at Purdue and Washington State University for many years before returning to India. His research publications range from Sonic Booms to Pathogenesis.
His work at NIAS involves applications of advanced mathematics to diverse problems. Recent papers with this theme are in the areas of chaotic synchronisation and cryptography, speaker identification, advanced image processing and cardio-physics.