Shyam Diwakar is the Lab Director of Computational Neuroscience Laboratory, Amrita University, a Faculty fellow at the Amrita Center for International Programs and an Associate Professor at Amrita School of Biotechnology. He is the Principal Investigator of few neuroscience projects and is also the Institute Integration Coordinator and Co-investigator of VALUE (Virtual and Accessible Laboratories for Universalizing Education); a major virtual labs initiative supported by Ministry of HRD. He was awarded the Government of India’s Young Faculty Research Fellowship and NVIDIA innovation award recently. He also serves as a executive committee member for Indian Academy of Neurosciences since October 2014. He holds a Ph. D. in Computational Sciences from University of Milan, Italy and has worked on as a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Department of Physiology, University of Pavia, Italy.