Kalidas Sen (PhD, IIT-Kanpur 1977) joined University of Hyderabad on 25th July 1977 as a lecturer in Chemistry. He currently serves as the senior most professor, University of Hyderabad. His research contributions in electronic structure theory have led to the publication of 8 monographs and 192 research papers in prestigious international journals. A monograph entitled "Statistical Complexity: Applications in Electronic Structure" edited by him has been published by Springer, UK in October 2011. A recipient of Humboldt, Commonwealth, Fulbright, and NSERC Canada Research Fellowship, he has been recently awarded the DAAD Research Professorship, Indo-US Professor of Physics of the American Physical Society, Visiting Fellowship of the Office of Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, and the J.C. Bose National Fellowship.