Prashant Anantharaman

Personal

Family

Anantharaman is my father's name, not our family name. Most Indian family names are actually Caste names, and hence, my family, like most Tamil families gave up our lastname. My father uses his village name "Vellore" as his lastname, whereas the rest of us have dropped the lastname and use our father's name as the lastname.

  • Father: V. J. Anantharaman - (Retired as CEO of Dangote Cements, Nigeria)
  • Mother: Dr. Jayanthi Anantharaman (Former lecturer at SIES, Mumbai)
  • Brother: Dr. Karthik Anantharaman (Asst. Professor at U Wisconsin Madison)
  • Sister-in-law: Dr. Pavana Prabhakar (Asst. Professor at U Wisconsin Madison)
For some pictures, check my instagram profile https://instagram.com/nomad_acad. I also have a personal Instagram account.

Sports

  • F.C. Barcelona
  • Manchester City
  • Chennaiyin F.C
  • Argentina National Football

Places

  • Thane, Maharashtra, India (-- July 2009)
  • Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India (July 2009 -- August 2015)
  • Bangalore, Karnataka, India (May 2014 -- July 2014)
  • Hanover, NH, USA (August 2015 -- Present)
  • Mountain view, CA, USA (June 2016 -- September 2016)
  • Menlo Park, CA, USA (June 2017 -- September 2017)
  • New York City, NY, USA (June 2018 -- September 2018)

Travel Log (Chronological)

  • Singapore (2001)
  • Dubai, UAE (2007)
  • Abu Dhabi, UAE (2007)
  • Lagos, Nigeria (2009, 2012, 2014)
  • Abuja, Nigeria (2012)
  • Nairobi, Kenya (2014)
  • New York, USA (Thank you Jerin, Jayasri at Goldman Sachs for hosting me -- Sep 2015)
  • Manhattan, Kansas, USA (Nov 2015)
  • Washington D.C (New years eve 2015-16, January 2017)
  • Raleigh, NC (Thanks to Kural and Annamalai for hosting me -- March 2016; Sandesh, Baggy and Nishanth -- March 2018)
  • Myrtle Beach, SC (March 2016)
  • Charleston, SC (March 2016)
  • Chicago, IL (March 2016, June 2017 - Thanks Sandesh!)
  • Champaign, IL (March 2016, October 2017, November 2017)
  • Cambridge, MA (Thanks Karthik Murugadoss -- May 2016)
  • Phoenix, AZ (And the Grand Canyon) (July 2016, March 2017)
  • Las Vegas (DEFCON 24) (August 2016)
  • Pittsburgh, PA (Thanks Pooja Nilangekar -- September 2016)
  • Chengdu, China (IEEE iThings Talk) (December 2016)
  • Siem Reap, Cambodia (New years eve 2016-17; December 2016 -- January 2017)
  • Boulder, CO (Thank you Narain Sharma -- March 2017)
  • Detroit, MI (June 2017)
  • Los Angeles, CA (July 2017)
  • Denver, CO (September 2017)
  • Rapid City, South Dakota (September 2017)
  • Tallulah Gorge State Park, GA (March 2018)
  • Blacksburg, VA (April 2018)
  • Salt Lake City, UT (July 2018)
  • Yellowstone National Park, ID, MT, WY (July 2018)
  • Grand Teton National Park, WY (July 2018)
  • London, UK (August 2018)
  • Manchester, UK (September 2018)
  • Acadia National Park, Maine (October 2018)
  • Darmstadt, Hessen, Germany (October 2018)
  • Berlin, Germany (October 2018)
  • Cambridge, UK (April 2019)
  • Bali, Indonesia (August 2019)
  • Bilbao, Spain (October 2019)
  • Barcelona, Spain (October 2019)
  • Chantilly, VA (December 2019)
  • San Antonio, TX (January 2020)