Shyam Diwakar is the Lab Director of Computational Neuroscience and Neurophysiology Laboratory, a Faculty fellow at the Amrita Center for International Programs and an Associate Professor at the School of Biotechnology, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham (Amrita University). He is the Institute Integration Coordinator and Co-investigator of VALUE (Virtual and Accessible Laboratories for Universalizing Education); a major virtual labs initiative supported by Sakshat mission of MHRD, Government of India, and Principal Investigator of few other projects funded by Department of Science and Technology.
He was awarded the Young Faculty Research Fellowship under the Sir Visvesvaraya PhD scheme by Department of Electronics and Information Technology, Govt. of India in April 2016. He also serves as a executive committee member for Indian Academy of Neurosciences since October 2014. He holds a Ph. D. in Computational Sciences from University of Milan, Italy and has worked on as a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Department of Physiology, University of Pavia, Italy. His postdoctoral research was supported by INGENIO grant from Regione Lombardia and SENSOPAC grant from EU framework 7.