Prof T Ragunathan

"Research is formalised curiosity. It is poking and prying with a purpose."

This definition aptly describes Prof T Ragunathan. The Associate Dean- Engineering for the School of Engineering and Sciences (SEAS) is a veteran in the field of Computer Science and Engineering with more than 30 years of Teaching and Research experience. He earned his doctoral degree from the International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), Hyderabad. He also worked as a Research Scientist in IT for Agriculture (eSagu) Laboratory in IIIT, Hyderabad, during 2004-2010.

Prof T Ragunathan comes with 16 years of research experience and published over 40 research papers in various National and International Journals and Conferences. Prof T Ragunathan is currently carrying out research activities in the following areas: (i) Distributed File System, (ii) Cloud computing, (ii) Health Informatics, (iv) Data and Web mining (v) Big Data Analytics.

Prof T Ragunathan has served as an administrator for more than 10 years, from 2010. He has served in various prestigious positions such as Head of the Department, Director (ICT), Dean (R&D) and Principal in various technical Institutions of the country. Prior to joining SRM University-AP as Professor and Head of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, he had been serving as the senior faculty at IIIT-DM Kurnool, an Institute of National Importance.

Prof T Ragunathan is a member of the Computer Society of India (CSI) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers ( IEEE). He is privileged with a lifetime membership at the Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE). His participation and presentation in various National and International Conferences, Seminars, Invited Lectures and Workshops add to the remarkable accolades he has obtained in his long-serving academic life.

Prof Ragunathan believes that besides having a head full of knowledge, it is necessary to have a heart full of love and compassion. His success mantra revolves around the three Ps: Passion, Patience, and Perseverance.