Prof. Vasudeva Varma is a professor and former Dean of IIIT Hyderabad. Professor Varma also the CEO of IIIT Hyderabad Foundation, which runs one of the largest technology incubators in India. The Foundation manages IIIT-H's IP and technology transfers. In 2020, the Professor was awarded with the Google India AI/ML Research Awards for his 'Project Angel'. The project is an initiative aimed at utilizing machine learning techniques for enhancing the well-being of teenagers, especially teenage girls.