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Suhas Patil

Suhas S. Patil (born 1944) is an entrepreneur and TiE – The Ind-US Entrepreneurs in 1992, together with successful entrepreneurs and businessmen of Indian origin in Silicon Valley for nurturing and mentoring entrepreneurs and young companies. He served as TiE's first president. Patil is an angel investor in numerous start-ups, like Vitalect.[1]

Patil received his bachelor's degree in engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. From 1970 until 1975, Patil was assistant professor of electrical engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. While at MIT, he also served as assistant director of Project MAC (Multi-Access Computer), the largest computer science laboratory in the U.S, where the timesharing computer system was developed. At MIT, he worked in the area of computer architecture and related topics. As a gift to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Patil awarded $1.5 million for the construction of the Suhas and Jayashree Patil Conference Center at the Stata Center.

He originally described the cigarette smokers problem in 1971. His son is DJ Patil, the first US Chief Data Scientist.

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External links

  • Biography in IIT Kharagpur Alumni Directory
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