N. Sukumar is Faculty Member, Project E-QUAL, Shiv Nadar University and member of the Joint Working Group in Critical Thinking and Knowledge Systems. He is currently the Head of the Department of Chemistry at Shiv Nadar University, Professor Sukumar finished his PhD at State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1984. His research uses computational and cheminformatic methods for the discovery of molecules with specific chemical and biological properties, and the development of cheminformatics software. He is the co-developer of the RECON, PROTEIN RECON, PEST and DIXEL program packages for generating accurate molecular properties and descriptors for QSAR and QSPR (Quantitative Structure-Activity/Property Relationships). In addition to research interests in theoretical chemistry, cheminformatics and related inter-disciplinary areas, Sukumar is also an award-winning fine art photographer.