Managing Editor of Geospatial World (formerly GIS Development) magazine. He was a Distinguished Professor at the Bhaskaracharya Institute for Space Applications and Geoinformatics and an Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Geomatics and Space Applications at CEPT University and in the Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communications Technology. He was an Independent Director of Scanpoint Geomatics Ltd. He also does volunteer activities for IEEE, CSI and ISG.
His areas of research interest include Geospatial Technology and Applications, Spatial Data Infrastructure, Standards and Interoperability, Information Systems, GIS, Image Processing, Technology Transfer and Operationalisation of Space Applications, Geospatial Policy.
He holds an M.E. in Electrical Communications Engineering and have worked in the Space Applications Centre, Indian Space Research Organisation, from November 1970 to March 2005. He had began his career in the Satellite Instructional Television Experiment (SITE). Later he was involved in the management of applications programmes for several remote sensing satellites including Bhaskara and IRS as well as development of Image and Information Processing systems. He was responsible for research and development in applications using the convergence of communications and information technologies. He has pioneered the introduction of Geomatics in ISRO and conducted advanced research and development in the convergence of Geomatics, Information Technology and Communications Technology in space applications.