Professor Krithi Ramamritham

Head, Center for Urban Science and Engineering, Computer Sc. and Engg., IIT Bombay

Areas of Interest:

Timeliness and consistency issues in computer systems, in particular, databases, real-time systems, and distributed applications. Recent work addresses these issues in the context of Dynamic Data in SENSOR NETWORKS, EMBEDDED SYSTEMS, SMART energy, MOBILE ENVIRONMENTS and the web..


Real-time Systems; Database Systems

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Sectors Interested to Offer Service:

Educational / Academic institutions, Industry (Private), Industry (PSUs), R&D Organizations, Government (including funding agencies), Entrepreneurs, Venture Capitalists, Law Enforcement Agencies, Consultancy Firms, Private Agencies, Individuals

Major Professional Contributions:

Prof. Krithivasan Ramamritham has made several landmark contributions towards research, teaching and service in the field of Computer Science and Engineering in general and real-time systems and database systems. His research results have had significant influence on both the research community and industry. His scheduling and operating systems concepts have been used by Texas Instruments, GTE Labs, Lucent Bell Laboratories, Schlumberger and Mistibishi. Prof. Ramamritham's efforts to advance the state of Computer Science Research in India are also exemplary. Also highly noteworthy are his current efforts directed at bridging the digital divide that exists at different levels in India. .

Professional Experience:

  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 1981-2001:
  • IIT Bombay, Since 1998:




Contact Information


Computer Science and Engineering,,
Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay,
Powai, Mumbai-400 076
Phone: 022-25767740
Mobile: 9820633683

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  • B.Tech, Electrical Engineering ,1976, Indian Institute of Technology Madras
  • M.Tech, Computer Science,1978, Indian Institute of Technology Madras
  • Ph.D, Computer Science, 1981, University of Utah , Salt Lake City, Utah


Awards and Major Professional Recognitions

  • Fellow: IEEE, ACM, Indian National Academy of Engineering, Indian Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Sciences, India
  • Distinguished Alumnus Award from IIT Madras
  • Doctor of Science (honoris causa) from The University of Sydney, Australia
  • Outstanding Technical Contributions and Leadership Award, IEEE Technical Committee on Real-Time Systems, 2015
  • Outstanding Service Award: IEEE's CEDA, 2015
  • IBM Faculty Awards
  • DASFAA 10+ Best Paper Award for 2010: for DASFAA1995 paper
  • IIT B Bombay's H. H. Mathur Award for Excellence in Research in Applied Sciences, 2010
  • Many awards for aAQUA

Link to Website

INAE Section Affiliated II: Computer Engineering and Information Technology

Year of Election to Fellowship: 2005

Year of Birth: 1955