Prof. Nalinaksh S. Vyas has been at the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur since 1987 and also currently functions the Chairman of the Technology Mission for Indian Railways of the Government of India. At IIT Kanpur, he been the Head of Mechanical Engineering Department, Nuclear Engineering Department, Centre for Mechatronics and the Innovation Laboratory. He has also been a Visiting Professor at Virginia Tech, USA; INSA Lyon, France; Lulea University Sweden and National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan. He served as the Vice Chancellor of Rajasthan Technical University between 2013-15. His research interests lie in Turbomachinery Dynamics, Nonlinear Parameter Estimation, Instrumentation and Integrated Health Monitoring of Machinery. He has executed major projects for organisations like the Aeronautical Research & Development Board, Department of Science & Technology, Indian Space Research Organisation, Ministry of Railways, TATA Consultancy Services, Larson & Toubro, Scooters India, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, Gas Turbine Research Establishment, among others. He currently chairs the Technology Systems Development Program and the Expert Group on Smart Manufacturing - Automation and Information & Communication Technologies (ICT); Advanced Robotics (AR) & Industrial Internet of Things (IIOT), of the Department of Science & Technology, Government of India. He is also a member of Advisory Group of Experts (AGE), NITI Aayog, on Upgradation of Technology and Leveraging ‘Make in India’ in the Railways. He has been the National Coordinator for an earlier Technology Mission on Railway Safety, Govt of India; Chairman, Automotive Parc, National Program on Smart Matls & Structures, Govt of India; Project Coordinator, Nano-Satellite, JUGNU Project with ISRO; Consortium Leader, Automotive Electronic Stability Program, Core Group on Automotive Research; Member, Expert Task Force on IVHM of LCA (Light Combat Aircraft); Editor, ISSS Journal (International Society of Smart Systems); Editor, Advances in Vibration Engineering; Member, Indo-US Task Force on Embedded Systems; Founding Director, International Society on Asset Management, Australia. He is, currently, also on the Board of Governors of IIT Jodhpur and on the Executive Council of the All India Council for Technical Education.