Kathiravelu Pradeeban is an Open Source Evangelist. He is a postgraduate student of the Erasmus Mundus European Master in Distributed Computing, a Master of Science joint degree from Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon, Portugal, and KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden.
He holds a Bachelor of the Science of Engineering (Hons) degree, majoring Computer Science & Engineering, with a first class from the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka [Batch 2010]. He is also an old boy of Royal College, Colombo [A/L 2005].
He is highly interested in FOSS development, and is an active participant of the Google Summer of Code (GSoC) program since 2009 - with AbiWord (2009 as a student and since 2011 as a mentor), a light weight word processor, and with (OGSA-DAI) Open Grid Services Architecture Data Access and Integration (2010 as a student), an innovative solution for distributed data access and management, mentored by OMII-UK. His research interests include Distributed Computing and Data mining.