1993 batch alumnus Dr. Rosen Sharma has endowed the Amar S. Gupta chair at the institute. The chair seeks to promote the pursuit of excellence in education and research in the field of Mathematics, Computer Science or Management Studies.
Dr. Sharma is currently the CEO of Game.tv and the President & CEO of BlueStacks. Prior to that, he was most recently SVP & CTO at McAfee Inc. He held several positions at McAfee including CTO of Endpoint Business Unit ($1B USD in Revenue) and CTO of Virtualization. He arrived at McAfee via the acquisition of Solidcore Systems in June 2009. Rosen was the founding CEO of Solidcore. Prior to that, he co-founded several successful companies: VxTreme (acquired by Microsoft), Ensim, Teros (acquired by Citrix), GreenBorder (acquired by Google), and Teneros. He served on the board of Cloud.com (acquired by Citrix) and serves as an advisor to Atlantis Computing.
Rosen Sharma graduated from IIT Delhi with a Gold Medal and a Ph.D. from Cornell University/Stanford. He briefly served on the faculty at Cornell. He also helped start Mentor Partners, which works with entrepreneurs in India.