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Dr. Krithi Ramamritham

1976 - BTech - Electrical Engineering & 1978 - M.Tech - Computer Science Professor, Dept of Computer Science & Head @ Kanwal Rekhi School of IT, IIT Bombay

Dr. Krithivasan Ramamritham is the Vijay and Sita Vashee Chair Professor of Computer Science at IIT Bombay and Head of the Kanwal Rekhi School of Information Technology, IIT Bombay. Prior to joining IIT Bombay, he was a Professor at the Department of Computer Science, University of Massachusetts.

Dr. Krithi Ramamritham received B.Tech degree in Electrical Engineering from IIT Madras in 1976 and M.Tech degree in Computer Science from IIT Madras in 1978. He followed it up with a Ph.D in Computer Science from University of Utah in 1981.

Dr. Krithi Ramamritham’s areas of research include database systems, real time systems and internet computing. He has over 65 journal papers and about 150 conference papers to his credit. He has authored and edited five books and has contributed chapters in over 25 others. He is on the editorial board of several journals.

Dr. Krithi Ramamritham is a Fellow of IEEE, ACM and Indian National Academy of Engineering. He also serves on the Advisory Board of Microsoft Research India, Tata Research and Development Centre, Very Large Databases Foundation and IIIT Hyderabad.

Dr. Krithi Ramamritham has played an active role in the distance education program at IIT Bombay. He is a founding member of aAQUA, a multilingual online question and answer forum to cater to the needs of farmers. This forum has been awarded the Manthan Award for India’s best e-content practices.

In recognition of his outstanding contributions to the field of Computer Science, IIT Madras and its alumni are proud to confer on him this award.

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