Professor Kamala Krithivasan

Retired Professor, NA

Areas of Interest:

Theoretical Computer Science.


Formal Languages and Automata, Algorithms, Discrete Mathematics, Unconventional models of computing

Consultancy Areas:

as above.


Sector Associated With:


Sectors Interested to Offer Service:

Educational / Academic institutions, Government (including funding agencies), Private Agencies, Individuals

Major Professional Contributions:

published a number of papers on the above mentioned topics.
Guided many students.
Gave 40+ 42 lectures on Discrete Mathematics and Formal languages and automata under NPTEL program which are available in Youtube.
written a book on Formal Languages and Automata.
Adaptation author of Rosen's book on Discrete Mathematics.

Professional Experience:

  • Faculty at IIT Madras from 1975 to 2014.
  • Professor from 1990.
  • HOD during 1992 to 1995.
  • Fulbright Fellow in USA during 1986-1987(6 months)
  • Fellow Concordia University 1987(6 months)
  • Visiting Professor MPI Saarbrucken, Germany for short periods in1992, 1994.


Formal Languages and Automata
Discrete Mathematics
DNA Computing
Membrane Computing.


Contact Information


87(old no 44), Padmanabha Nagar Fifth Street, Adyar, Chennai 600 020.
Phone: 044 24919886
cell 98418 85825

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  • B.Sc Maths Madras Christian College Tambaram, Madras University , 1967 , I rank in university
  • M.Sc Maths Madras Christian College Tambaram, Madras University , 1969 , I rank in university
  • Ph.D. in Formal Languages and Automata(Mathematics), Madras Christian College, Madras University, 1974


Awards and Major Professional Recognitions

  • Fellow of INAE from 2007
  • Fulbright Feloow 1986

Link to Website

INAE Section Affiliated II: Computer Engineering and Information Technology

Year of Election to Fellowship: 2006 effective from January 2007

Year of Birth: 1948