Prof. S H Kulkarni is a Professor in the Department of Mathematics at Indian Institute of Technology, IIT Palakkad. He graduated in B.Sc. Mathematics from Savitribai Phule Pune University and his post-graduated in M.Sc. Mathematics as well as PhD in Mathematics both from Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India. His research area in Functional Analysis. His specific areas of involvement: Banach Algebras, especially algebras of functions and operators, Operator Theory, Generalized Inverses of Linear Operators and applications of all these functional analytic concepts to Numerical Analysis and Optimization Problems.