TV Prabhakar is a Professor in the Computer Science and Engineering Department at IIT Kanpur. His areas of interest are primarily in Software Architecture and AI Intensive systems. He has done extensive work in the application of ICT in agriculture, building technologies like Agropedia (a social-semantic web application for agriculture knowledge management), Agrotagger (for automatically assigning keywords to agriculture documents), and vKVK (a telephone-based advisory and alert system for farmers).
Recently he pioneered online education in India and is the architect of mooKIT, a MOOC Management System. mooKIT has very interesting features such as integration with social networking platforms, adaptability to varying bandwidth scenarios and offline-online mode – which are found very useful in developing countries where most of the users are bandwidth challenged.