Professor M. Narasimha Murty

Professor , Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

Areas of Interest:

Pattern Recognition, pattern clustering.


Pattern Recognition, Data Mining

Consultancy Areas:


Sector Associated With:


Sectors Interested to Offer Service:

Educational / Academic institutions

Major Professional Contributions:

Prof. Narasimha Murty has carried out pioneering work in the area of Pattern Clustering and applications to classification and other data mining tasks. His work is widely known and cited. He has worked on clustering based on statistics, knowledge-based systems, neural networks, evolutionary algorithms, rough sets and fuzzy sets. Some of his important contributions are functional clustering, labeled clustering, divide and conquer clustering and clustering compressed data. He has originated a scheme based on first order logic for unifying conceptual and conventional clustering algorithms. He has worked on unifying various partitional clustering algorithms using both deterministic and stochastic search techniques.

Professional Experience:

  • Professor, Dept of CSA, IISc, Bangalore
  • Dean, Engg. Faculty, IISc


Clustering, information retrieval.

Contact Information


Department of Computer Science and Automation,
Indian Institute of Science,
Bangalore-560 012
Phone: 080-22932779
Fax: 080-23602911

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  • PhD, Computer Science and Automation, 1982, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
  • M.E, Electrical Engineering, 1978, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
  • B. E, Electrical Engineering, 1975, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

Awards and Major Professional Recognitions

  • Alumni Award for excellence in research in engineering for 2007.
  • Data Clustering: A Review is extremely popular and highly cited.
  • A member of team winning the KDD Cup 2003(task1) organized by Cornell University.
  • He was the Indian Investigator of DST-NSF (Indo-US) project on clustering.

Link to Website

  • Homepage

INAE Section Affiliated II: Computer Engineering and Information Technology

Year of Election to Fellowship: 2009

Year of Birth: 1954