Subhash Kak, Ph.D., was born in Srinagar, Kashmir. He was educated in various schools in Jammu and Kashmir and completed his Ph.D. from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi. He has since taught and researched at IIT, Delhi, University of London, and Bell Laboratories. He became a professor of computer and electrical engineering at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, in 1979, where he teaches today.
Kak has authored numerous research papers on history and on science, as well as writing eleven books. His most recent include The Wishing Tree, The Astronomical Code of the Rigveda, and Computing Science in Ancient India.
His work has been showcased by the Discovery and History channels and discussed by the BBC and media around the world. He frequently lectures to the public and at universities.