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Krithi Ramamritham
Distinguished Professor of Computer Science

Dr. Krithi Ramamritham has spent almost equal lengths of time at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and at IIT Bombay as a Chair Professor of Computer Science and Engineering. He has served as Dean (R&D) at IIT Bombay and headed IIT Bombay’s Center for Urban Science and Engineering (CUSE).

His current research involves applying computational approaches to energy management, based on his S M A R T principle: Sense Meaningfully, Analyze and Respond Timely. This work exploits and extends the state of the art in database systems, real-time computing, sensor networks, embedded systems, mobile computing and smart grids. He has guided close to 40 PhD students. Krithi’s publications garnered over 24,500 citations with an h-index of 82.

He is a Fellow of the IEEE, ACM, Indian Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Sciences, India, and the Indian National Academy of Engineering. He was honored with a Doctor of Science (Honoris Causa) by the University of Sydney, Australia. He is also a recipient of the Distinguished Alumnus Award from IIT Madras. Twice he received the IBM Faculty Award. He received the 2016 Outstanding Technical Contributions and Leadership Award from the IEEE Technical Committee for Real-Time Systems and the Outstanding Service Award from IEEE’s CEDA. He has received IIT Bombay’s HH Mathur Award for Excellence in Research in Applied Sciences. He was awarded the IIT Madras Robert Bosch Centre’s Distinguished Fellowship and the SC Sahasrabuddhe Lifetime Achievement Award from IIT Bombay recently.


  • PhD in Computer Science, University of Utah
  • MTech in Computer Science, IIT Madras
  • BTech in Electrical Engineering, IIT Madras

Awards and Honors

  • Life Time Achievement Award, IIT Bombay, in recognition of achievements and valuable contributions, 2021 (considered to be the most prestigious award of IIT Bombay
  • Krithi Ramamritham Award for Creative Research by Young Faculty (instituted at IIT Bombay by Prof Jayant R. Haritsa, IISc, Bengaluru)
  • Krithi Ramamritham Computer Science Scholarship (instituted at UMASS Amherst by Prof Krithi’s PhD students)
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