Viral B. Shah

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Viral B Shah is an Indian computer scientist, best known for being a co-creator of the Julia programming language.[1][2][3][4] He is currently the CEO at Julia Computing, which he co-founded with Julia co-creators, Alan Edelman, Jeff Bezanson, Stefan Karpinski as well as Keno Fischer and Deepak Vinchhi.[5]

Viral received his doctoral degree in computational sciences at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He was actively involved in Aadhaar project, which aims to provide a 12 digit unique-identity number issued to all Indian residents based on their biometric and demographic data. Based on his experiences implementing Aadhaar and other complex technology projects in Governance, he co-authored Rebooting India with Nandan Nilekani.[6]


  1. ^ Krill, Paul. "New Julia language seeks to be the C for scientists". InfoWorld. 
  2. ^ Finley, Klint. "Out in the Open: Man Creates One Programming Language to Rule Them All". Wired. 
  3. ^ Thomas, Maria (20 April 2017). "An Indian computer scientist helped build an alternative programming language in Bengaluru". Quartz. 
  4. ^ PK, Jayadevan (19 October 2016). "Julia is killing it in the programming world. Meet its co-creator from India". FactorDaily. 
  5. ^ "Julia Computing: About Us". Julia Computing. Retrieved 13 May 2017. 
  6. ^ Nilekani, Nandan; Shah, Viral (2015). Rebooting India: Realizing a Billion Aspirations. India: Penguin Group. p. 340. ISBN 9780670087891. 

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