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If nature has made any one thing less susceptible than all others of exclusive property, it is the action of the thinking power called an idea, which an individual may exclusively possess as long as he keeps it to himself; but the moment it is divulged, it forces itself into the possession of every one, and the receiver cannot dispossess himself of it. Its peculiar character, too, is that no one possesses the less, because every other possesses the whole of it. He who receives an idea from me, receives instruction himself without lessening mine; as he who lights his taper at mine, receives light without darkening me.

--Thomas Jefferson
on Patents and Freedom of Ideas

Publications

Dr. Rajendra K Bera

Dr. Rajendra Bera is currently the Chief Mentor at Acadinnet (http://www.acadinnet.com/). He has acquired a wide multi-disciplinary background that includes aerospace engineering, molecular biology, quantum computing, non-linear dynamical systems, intellectual property rights, science & technology policy. His professional career experiences too are wide and span academia, research, & industry.

In academia he served as a visiting assistant professor of aerospace, mechanical and nuclear engineering at the University of Oklahoma, USA (1979-1980); a visiting faculty of aerospace engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India (1979-1980) where he taught fighter aircraft design; an honorary professor at the International Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore, India where he taught quantum computing and intellectual property rights, and a visiting professor at Jain University, department of aerospace engineering where he taught fighter aircraft design and intellectual property rights.

In research, he was a research scientist (1971-1995) at the National Aerospace Laboratories, Bangalore, India where he worked mainly in aerodynamics, flight dynamics, theory of elasticity, neural networks, science and technology policy, and technology transfer to industry. At IBM Software Labs, Bangalore, India (1995-2005) he built an R&D group focused on developing patentable technologies and mentored young researchers and inventors. He retired as the head of R&D; chair of Invention Development Team of IBM Global Services, India; and mentor of inventors at IBM India. He is the sole inventor on 28 US patents, all assigned to IBM. His patenting areas include compiler optimization, resource allocation, pattern recognition, and static analysis of computer codes.

Dr. Bera received his BTech, MTech, and PhD degrees in aeronautical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India. He was a member of the New York Academy of Sciences; and is a Fellow of The Institution of Engineers (India). He is listed in several Marquis Who's Who.

He is the sole author of over 45 (out of 50+) research publications in refereed journals and of several articles in the media. He is also the sole inventor on twenty-eight (28) US patents. His current research interests include pattern recognition in molecular biology, quantum computing, intellectual property rights, and non-linear dynamical systems.

Many years ago, he was an amateur pilot. In his last four years at IBM, Dr. Bera extensively lectured in the IBM Software Labs in a unique program to create a research culture among his colleagues. The topics covered were molecular biology, quantum computing, formal systems in mathematics, chaos and fractals, information theory, and computer science. He is a member of the Infosys Prize Nomination Council (since 2012); and serves as a member of Peer Teams for assessment and accreditation of universities by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council, India since 2011.

His scientific output and contributions in various forms is listed in subsections.

Chief Mentor's Corner
    Recent Publications by Acadinnet Chief Mentor
  1. Bera, R. K., The Essence of Quantum Computing, Part III – Measurement and Interpretation, Advanced Computing & Communications, Vol. 02, Issue 02, 2018, pp. 7-31, (https://acc.digital/the-essence-of-quantum-computing-part-3-of-3-part-series/).
  2. Bera, R. K., The Essence of Quantum Computing, Part II – Algorithms, Advanced Computing & Communications, Vol. 02, Issue 03, June 2018, pp. 24-50, https://acc.digital/the-essence-of-quantum-computing-3/
  3. Bera, R. K., The Essence of Quantum Computing, Part I – Foundations, Advanced Computing & Communications, Vol. 02, Issue 02, March 2018, pp. 7-31, https://acc.digital/the-essence-of-quantum-computing/
  4. Bera, Rajendra Kumar, AI powered society (September 28, 2018). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3256873
  5. Bera, Rajendra Kumar, Oppenheimer Quotes the Bhagavad Gita (July 17, 2018). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3215156 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3215156
  6. Bera, Rajendra Kumar, Non-Military Weapons of Mass Destruction (June 26, 2018). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3202832 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3202832
  7. Bera, Rajendra Kumar, Immigration: The Issue Before Trump (June 23, 2018). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3201506 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3201506
Acadinnet Publications
Rajendra K. Bera, Sunish Raj, Hiten Balsari
When worldwide, universities are transitioning to become engines of economic growth, the self-created domestic disaster of India's education system going into a free-fall in terms of academic standards and the irrelevance of the education it provides has been India's biggest bottleneck in realizing its economic growth potential. In terms of knowledge creation, scientific discoveries, technological inventions, and even in imparting education at all levels, there has been a rapid decline in quality in the past two decades, leaving the country with an acute shortage of employable, university educated knowledge workers. Skill gaps are alarmingly high where higher-order skills are needed. Skill shortages in most industries continue to plague the growth of the Indian economy. Given these ground realities, rather than becoming the world's third largest economy by 2030, it is likely that India's economy will head towards a meltdown by then.

ISBN 978-3-8484-2573-0, Paperback

The book is now on sale; see http://www.amazon.com/Reality-check-Indias-economic-growth/dp/3848425734

Rajendra K. Bera, Sunish Raj, Hiten Balsari
In this critique of the Planning Commission's draft Approach to the 12th Five Year Plan, the authors focus on two key aspects of the Indian economy - its rapidly declining education system, and its lack of a robust intellectual property system. If India is to maintain its economic growth these two systems must be overhauled thoroughly and quickly. We reason, barring a miracle, that India has no reasonable chance of becoming a country with the third largest GDP in the world in the coming two decades.
Chief Mentor's Corner
  1. Bera, R. K., Method and system for processing of allocation and deallocation requests in a computing environment, Patent No. US 8,195,802 (issued June 5, 2012).
  2. Bera, R. K., Method, apparatus and computer program product for network design and analysis, Patent No. US 8,176,108 (issued May 8, 2012).
  3. Bera, R. K., Listing and modifying groups of blocks in the editing of a document, Patent No. US 8,122,349 (issued February 21, 2012).
  4. Bera, R. K., Run-Time parallelization of loops in computer programs using bit vectors, Patent No. US 8,028,281 (issued September 27, 2011).
  5. Bera, R. K., Compiler optimization of source code by determination and utilization of the equivalence of algebraic expressions in the source code, Patent No. US 8,028,280 (issued September 27, 2011).
  6. Bera, R. K., Concurrent editing of a file by multiple authors, Patent No. US 7,954,043 (issued May 31, 2011).
  7. Bera, R. K., Restructuring computer programs, Patent No. US 7,934,205 (issued Apr 26, 2011).
  8. Bera, R. K., Method, system and program product for data searching, JP3832821 (B2), (issued October 11, 2006).