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1) Your Name:

T V Gopal

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2) Stakeholder Group:
Not Applicable

3) Constituency:

Not Applicable

4) ICANN Affiliation (if not covered by item 2 or 3):

APRALO At-Large Unaffiliated Individual Member

5) Please identify your current employer(s):

Anna University, Chennai

6) Please identify your current position(s):

Professor. Department of Computer Science and Engineering & Co-Ordinator, Center for Applied Research in Indic Technologies [CARIT]

7) Please identify the type(s) of work performed:

Teaching UG and PG Students. Research, Guiding Research Scholars

8) Please identify your declared country of primary residence (e.g., country to which you pay taxes):


9) Please list any financial relationship beyond de minimis stock ownership you may have with any company that to your knowledge has a financial relationship or contract with ICANN:


10) Do you believe you are participating in the GNSO policy process as a representative of any individual or entity, whether paid or unpaid?

If the answer is “Yes,” please provide the name of the represented individual or entity. (If professional ethical obligations prevent you from disclosing this information, please enter "Private"):
11) Please identify any other relevant arrangements, interests, or benefits as requested in the following two questions:

a) Do you have any type of material interest in ICANN GNSO policy development processes and outcomes?


If the answer is “yes,” please describe the material interest in ICANN GNSO policy development processes and outcomes:

b) Are there any arrangements/agreements between you and any other group, constituency or person(s) regarding your participation as a work team member?


If the answer is “yes,” please describe the arrangements/agreements and the name of the group, constituency, or person(s):

12) Please identify any Working Groups or other chartered teams in which you are participating (include acronyms, if applicable):

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Standards Working Groups P2890 and P2895

International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) WG 9.2 Social Accountability and Computing

13) Additional Information (optional):

Dr. T V Gopal served as a Member of the Sub-Committee of the IT Task Force, Government of Tamil Nadu from 27 November 2000 to 25 July 2001. The IT Task Force and its sub-committee have been replaced by the Tamil Nadu Information Technology Council (TNITC). This responsibility has been duly gazetted by the Government of Tamil Nadu. My work with ICANN has been fully formal with the Government of Tamil Nadu.

Dr. T V Gopal has been acknowledged for contributing unique thoughts on politics in detail by email, on telephone and in personal discussions in a book titled "A Manifesto for Change" by Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam [Formerly President of India] and Dr. V Ponraj.

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My profile with Government of India at:

Center for Applied Research in Indic Technologies (CARIT) at:


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