Dr. Sivakumar is presently working as a Principal Technical Oficer in ES & EG Group at Centre for Development of Advanced Computing  (C-DAC), Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Govt. Of India. He received his Ph.D in Geology from Periyar University, Tamil Nadu, India. He received his Masters of Technology (M.Tech.) degree in Geological Remote Sensing & Geoinformatics at Bharathidasan University, Tamil Nadu, India and Masters of Science (M.Sc.) degree in Geology at University of Madras, India. Prior to C-DAC he was associated with Indian Space Research Organization – ISRO (NRSC) as a research fellow. He teaches & visits various academic & research institutes across the India. He has mentored various postgraduate and undergraduate students from multi-disciplinary fields. Dr.  Sivakumar’s scientific  accomplishment   includes  more  than   30  journal   publications,   books  and   conference contributions. He is also associated with national/international professional bodies in various roles. He received many awards/honours   such  as  Best  Industrial   Researcher,  Young  Scientist,  Best  Technological  Research,  Best  Paper Publication, Research Fellowship, Merit Scholarship, etc. He is involved in many research & funded projects, business lead, project  planning  & designing, decision making and  research  project initiation  with various roles. He is active member in various academic and research forums, including regional/associate editor, editorial board member, reviewer, etc. His research  areas  includes natural  resource  management,  planetary  science studies,  remote  sensing  and  GIS, computational  sciences, high  performance  computing  (HPC) - satellite  data  processing  & information  extraction, natural disaster management, etc.