Meet the team

Dr. Anand Lakshmanan
Founder & CEO - SIRPI

Dr Anand Lakshmanan, Founder of SIRPI, is a university gold medallist at Pondicherry University, India graduating with a B.Tech in Electrical and Electronics Engineering. 
He worked at Cognizant Technology Solutions for a year and a half as a software engineer analysing data from credit card transactions. He later completed his Masters in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA and worked for three and a half year as an Instrumentation Specialist and Researcher at the Center for Brain Imaging taking care of hardware and software programming for data analyses at the laboratory. He later completed his PhD in Electrical Engineering from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, USA and worked at Apple, California for 6 years as a design engineer. At Apple, he was responsible for the wifi antenna design and production for iPhone 7. He has published or co-published several papers and holds 7 patents. He has travelled widely and has worked in manufacturing factories and assembly lines analysing and visualizing wireless engineering data for antenna technology production and commercialisation. This is where he realised the power of data visualisation in decision making. He is a community-taught R-programmer. Upon his return back to India, he started Sirpi which is a data science company focussed on creating turn-key solutions in the form of interactive web-enabled dashboards, particularly for wind engineering applications.

Dr. Kasthuri Kannan


Dr. Kasthuri Kannan, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor at New York University (NYU). He has more than 10 years of experience in data science and analytics. He is actively advising and collaborating with several scientists and physician-scientists, translating data science findings into clinical care, and is passionate about teaching and science communication. Currently, he is directing and teaching a course in data science and biomedical informatics at NYU.

Subbu Gomatinayagam

Client Services Advisor 

Subbu Gomatinayagam leads Business Development in the U.S. He is responsible for establishing, growing and nurturing client relationships. He has nearly 13 years of experience doing data analysis to solve various business problems in Financial Services. He was most recently Group Product Manager/Vice President responsible for Analytics in Affluent Card and Loyalty Marketing team in U.S Bank. Subbu holds an MBA from the University of Georgia and an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering.

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Dr P D Deepalakshmi

Director (Lifesciences)

Deepalakshmi PD is a consultant on Mass Spectrometry and Hyphenated Techniques (MaSHT
Consulting Services). She has around 20 yrs experience in various fields of Mass Spectrometry, that
includes proteomics, metabolomics, native mass spectrometry, biopharma applications, bottom-up
and top-down sequencing of peptides and proteins. As a Senior Research Scientist, she has set up
the LCMS and GCMS facility at the Indian Institute of Science. She was a manager of Mass
spectrometry facility at the National Centre for Biological Sciences, Bengaluru. She has travelled all
over India nurturing the growth of high-resolution mass spectrometry in biological sciences, and
provided guidance to students and researchers in academia, pharma and biopharma industries as an
application executive at WATERS India Pvt. Ltd. Bengaluru.

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