Sree N. Sreenath, Ph.D., MNO
Sree N. Sreenath, Ph.D., MNO, is a tenured full professor in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio. He is the Director of Case GEMNI (Graduate Engineering & Management National and International) Program. His research and educational interests are in complexity, with applications in Systems Biology (leukemia, prostate cancer and hydrocephalus), Global Issues, and, Sustainable Development. He served the Co-Director of UNESCO GENIe Program – an international network of educational institutions (1996-2006), and as the Director of the Complex Systems Biology Center (2007-2016) at Case. He consults with many developing countries on issues of water, energy, and policy development.
He has received many scholarships and awards including the Best Undergraduate Teaching Award, Who’s Who Among Teachers in America, and the NIH Research Career Award. He published a technical treatise on Global Warming in 1990 and was a member of the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in the 1990’s. He served as a scenario panel member of the World Water Commission (1998-2000); a member on the UN World Water Assessment Program; and many National Science Foundation (NSF) and National Institutes of Health (NIH) committees. He has lectured in 25 countries, and has organized more than 40 workshops, symposia, and conferences.
Outside of higher education, Sreenath is active in the social service field and has served as an officer in cultural and community organizations in Northeast Ohio as well as nationally. In particular, he served Kasturi Kannada Association of Northeast Ohio; Sri Venkateshwara Temple, Richfield, OH; and Federation of India Community Association (FICA), Cleveland, OH. Since 2009, he is the President of Sewa International (www.sewausa.org), a Hindu faith-based charitable nonprofit working in the areas of disaster recovery, education, and, development. Sewa has 43 Chapters across the USA and serves regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, disability or national origin. He is also the Executive Committee member of NAVIKA – a national cultural organization.
Professor Sreenath is a practitioner of Vedic Math – ancient Indian Math for over 30 years and has developed a curriculum to educate children. He lives with his wife Shobha in Solon, Ohio, and has two adult children Apurwa and Abhijit.
About Sewa International
Sewa International (www.sewausa.org), a Hindu faith-based charitable nonprofit working in the areas of disaster recovery, education and development. Sewa has 43 Chapters across the USA and serves regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, disability or national origin.
Sewa International has served in rescue, relief and rehabilitation in 25 disasters in the US and overseas, and particularly in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, Irma and Maria, and the recent California Camp Fire. Sewa provides tutoring services in Euclid High School and Garfield High School through its National program ASPIRE (Achieving Student Progress, Instilling, Resilience and Excellence). Sewa runs Family Services for the South Asian community nationally. Sewa provides education access to underprivileged children in Colombia, India, Kenya, Nepal, and Pakistan, through building schools, providing scholarships, and, building toilets for the girl child.
The Sewa movement works with communities in need and is active in 22 countries including USA, Canada, Caribbean, India, Australia, and the UK.
Sree was inducted by Ramesh Shah (Association of Indian Physicians of Northern Ohio)
Click on the white arrow to watch the video as Master of Ceremonies Chris Tanaka, news anchor of Channel 19, introduced Ramesh Shah of the Association of Indian Physicians of Northern Ohio who inducted Sree Sreenath PhD, the President of Sewa International, into the Cleveland International Hall of Fame.