NIAS Centre for Spatial Analytics and Advanced GIS (C-SAG) • Chief Executive

Mukund Kadursrinivas Rao is Chief Executive, Centre for Spatial Analytics and Advanced GIS (C-SAG) & Adjunct Professor, National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS). Dr Rao is an expert in space technology and applications – especially in Earth Observation (EO), Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and satellite communications. He has MSc Geology, MPhil in RS and GIS and PhD in RS and GIS. Dr Rao has ~35 years of unique government/industry/consulting experience in EO, GIS and space. Dr Rao has served ISRO providing leadership to various national EO/GIS programmes and defining national policies for EO and for National GIS. Dr Rao has led EO/GIS industry to develop various business solutions. Dr Rao has undertaken various space technology and policy research at National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS), Bangalore on National GI Policy, Space Policy, Indian Space eco-system, commercialization and privatization of Indian space, space policy cooperation in AP region, National GIS Standards and Indian Human Space Flight programme. Dr Rao has been intensely active in international EO, GIS and Space fora; has been honored with many awards and has almost 240+ publications to his credit.


International Astronautical Congress 2019

21-25 October 2019

Washington, United States


International Astronautical Congress 2018

1–5 October 2018

Bremen, Germany