Prof. Krithi Ramamritham

Department of Computer Sc. and Engg.
IIT Bombay
Powai Mumbai 400076
(022) 2576-7740 (office) / 2576-8740 (home)
(022) 2572-0022 / 2572-0290 (fax)

krithi at





Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Utah (1981)
B.Tech. in Electrical Engineering (1976) and M.Tech. in Computer Science (1978), both from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras




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





My research explores timeliness and consistency issues in computer systems, in particular, databases, real-time systems, and distributed applications.
My recent work addresses these issues in the context of Dynamic Data in sensor networks, embedded systems, mobile environments and the web.
During the last few years I have been interested in the use of Information and Communication Technologies for creating tools aimed at socio-economic development.





DB-Related (DBLP link)





Informatics Laboratory
Laboratory for Intelligent Systems Research
Embedded Real-Time Systems Laboratory
Developmental Informatics Laboratory, Media Lab Asia--IITB  (Awards winning aAQUA -- almost All QUestions Answered)




CS684: Embedded Systems - software
CS671: ICT for Development

CS620: New Trends in Information Technology (also CS482: Selected Case Studies of Computer Systems)


Major Honors and Awards


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.

IBM Faculty Awards.

DASFAA 10+ Best Paper Award for  2010 for  DASFAA1995 paper.

IIT Bombay's H. H. Mathur Award for Excellence in Research in Applied Sciences, 2010.


Journal Editorial Boards

Editor-in-Chief: IEEE     : Embedded Systems Letters

                          Springer : Real-Time Systems Journal


Past Editor:      IEEE      : Trans on Parallel and Distributed Systems   

                                          Trans on Knowledge and Data Engineering

                                          Trans on Mobile Computing

                                          Internet Computing 

                          Springer : VLDB Journal

                                          Distributed and Parallel Databases Journal

Helping the Forgotten