Dr Kavitha Telikepalli

Associate Professor, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai

Areas of Interest:

Computer Science.


Graph algorithms, Combinatorial Optimization, Graph theory

Consultancy Areas:



Sector Associated With:


Sectors Interested to Offer Service:

Educational / Academic institutions, Government (including funding agencies)

Major Professional Contributions:

My work is primarily in designing efficient algorithms for problems in graphs, such as computing shortest paths and distances, computing matchings that satisfy certain optimality criteria, computing minimum cuts and related problems..

Professional Experience:

  • Assistant Professor in Computer Science and Automation Department, IISc Bangalore (2005 - 2010)
  • Reader in School of Technology and Computer Science, TIFR, Mumbai (2010-2011)
  • Associate Professor in School of Technology and Computer Science, TIFR, Mumbai (2011 onwards).


Paths, distances, matchings, linear programming, approximation algorithms.


Contact Information


School of Technology and Computer Science (STCS), Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Homi Bhabha Road, Mumbai - 400005. Phone number: 022-2278 2226. Fax number: 022-2278 2299

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  • B. Tech in Computer Science and Engineering (1991-1995), IIT Madras
  • Ph.D. in Computer Science (1996-2003), TIFR, Mumbai [degree issued by Mumbai University]


Awards and Major Professional Recognitions

  • INAE Young Engineer Award (2008)
  • INSA Young Scientist Medal (2008)

Link to Website

INAE Section Affiliated II: Computer Engineering and Information Technology

Year of Election to Fellowship:

Year of Birth: 1974