Dr. Allam Appa Rao is Dean of Engineering Faculty, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, one of the top Universities in India. He has been a Professor from the year 1985. He started his career in Computing field in the year 1969. He had his early training in computers from the Indian Statistical Institute, Calcutta, and ICTP, Trieste, Italy. He obtained his Ph.D. degree for his work in Studies on Computer Performance Evaluation. He has devoted himself to promoting computerization in India in all his endeavors for the last three decades. Dr. Allam Appa Rao has published extensively and received numerous awards for his research work and teaching.