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Educational Background

I have done my Bachelors in Electronics and Communication Engineering (ECE) at the University College of Engineering (SVUCE), Sri Venkateswara University (SVU), Tirupati in the year 1981. My masters was at the then School of Automation (currently called the Department of Computer Science and Automation) of the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, in the year 1984. I later carried out doctoral study at the same department in IISc and earned my PhD in the area of Graph Algorithms in the year 1991 under the guidance of Professor C E Veni Madhavan.

Professional Experience

Between my master's study and the doctoral program, I worked for a year as Scientist/Engineer at the ISRO Satellite Center (ISAC) Bangalore. After completing my doctoral studies, I joined the Center for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), Bangalore as a Member Technical Staff in a Research group and was there till May 1993. In June 1993, I got the opportunity of joining the Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CS&E) at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM), Chennai, as an Assistant Professor where I currently continue as a member of the faculty. My designation changed to Associate Professor in August 2000 and then to Professor in May 2006. During Jan 2013 to Feb 2016, I had the additional role of Head of the Department (HOD) of CSE, IIT Madras.

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Contact Details

Department of Computer Science and Engineering, (Room No: BSB 309)
Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, 600 036, INDIA.
Phone: +91 44 2257 4366, 5350; Fax:+91 44 2257 4352
E-mail:  psk at cse dot iitm dot ac dot in ; psk at iitm dot ac dot in ; sreenivasa.kumar.p at gmail dot com

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