Dr P V R Murthy

Dr. Ramanamurthy Prakriya

Head of the Department & Professor|Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Department of Computer Science and Engineering


  • PhD in Computer Science

    CSA department, IISc`, Bangalore

  • M.Sc (Tech) Computer Science (Integrated programme)



Total Experience: 39 years

  1. 1982 – 1987: Scientific Officer, Supercomputer Education and Research Centre, IIScDec 
  2. 1987-June 1988: On UNDP Fellowship at Department of Computer Science, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
  3. 1987 – 1995: Senior Scientific Officer, Supercomputer Education and Research Centre, IISc
  4. 1996 – 1999: Product Development Manager, Siemens
  5. 1999 – 2000: Project Manager, Digital
  6. 2000 – 2004: India Engineering Manager, Sun Microsystems
  7. 2004 – 2012: Senior Member Technical Staff, Corporate Technology, Siemens R&D
  8. 2012 – 2014: Principal Research Scientist, Corporate Technology, Siemens R&D
  9. 2014 – 2018: Professor, Department of Computer Science, Ramaiah University
  10. 2018- till date :Professor & Head of the Department of Computer Science department, Ramaiah University
  11. 2016- till date: Head of Software Engineering and Big Data Research Centre at Ramaiah University

Research Interest:

Software Program Analysis, Testing, Verification and Concurrency, Artificial Intelligence, High-performance Computing, Computer Programming Pedagogical Methods

Research Expertise:

Software Program Analysis and Testing, Theory and Practice of Concurrency, High Performance Computing.


  • Software Program Analysis and Testing
  • Verification and Concurrency
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • High-performance Computing
  • Computer Programming Pedagogical Methods
  • Theory and Practice of Concurrency
  • High Performance Computing

Ph.D. Dissertation:

A Study of the Implementation of Speculative Parallelism in Functional Languages”

International Journal Papers:

  1. P.V.R Murthy , V. Rajaraman. Implementation of Speculative Parallelism in Functional Languages”, IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, Vol 5, Issue 11,November1994.
  2. Pushpavathi T.P, PVR Murthy, Hybrid Privacy Preserving Clustering for Big Data while Ensuring Security”, Springer Lecture Notes (accepted in June 2019)

University Journal Papers:

  1. P.V.R.Murthy, A,Prabhakar. “ AnExploration Into Effective Teaching of Introductory Programming”, MSRUAS, SASTech Journal, Vol 14, Issue 2, 2015.
  2. P.V.R.Murthy. Cause Effect Path Based Coverage Criteria for Testing Buffer Overflow Vulnerability”, RUAS, SASTech Journal, Vol 16, Issue 2,2017.

Corporate Journal Papers:

  1. PVR Murthy, K Ravikant. Towards a Science of Programming for Safety”, Siemens Corporate Technology India, 2012.

International Conference Papers:

  1. PVR Murthy,Shilpa RG.“Vulnerability Coverage Criteria for Security Testing of Web Applications”,International Conferenceon Advances in Computing, Communications and Informatics, ICACCI 2018.
  2. IEEE.PVR Murthy.“Design by Contract Methodology‑A step towards Zero-defect Programming”,International Conferenceon Advances in Computing, Communications and Informatics, ICACCI 2018.
  3. IEEE.PVR Murthy.“Efficient Parallel Browsers for Mobile Devices”, ACM 9thIndia Software Engineering Conference, 2016
  4. PVR Murthy. Reliability by Construction using Design by Contract Methodology”, ACM9thIndia Software Engineering Conference, 2016.
  5. PVR Murthy, Andreas Ulrich. Distributed GUI Test Automation”, IEEE INDICON 2017.
  6. Tushar Sharma, PVR Murthy. ESA: the exclusive-similarity algorithm for identifying extract-class refactoring candidates automatically”, ACM 7thIndia Software Engineering Conference, 2014.
  7. Alpana Dubey, PVR Murthy. Computation and Visualization of Cause-effect Paths”, IEEE International Workshop on Automation of Software Test, ICSE 2013.
  8. K Ravikant, PVR Murthy, Himanshu Singh. Harnessing Specifications to detect Security issues”, Security and Privacy Symposium, IIT Kanpur, 2013.
  9. M Mahesh, PVR Murthy. Model based Testingusing an Extended Context Free Grammar”,IEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology, 2012.
  10. PVR Murthy. Speculative Resource Acquisition” at IMPECS workshop on Program Analysis(Indo-German), 2012.
  11. PVR Murthy, Saravanakumar V, Tushar Sharma, Kiron Rao. “ Quality Driven Dynamic Analysis”, IEEE 35thAnnual International Conference on Computer Software and Applications(COMPSAC), 2011.
  12. Monalisa Sarma, P.V.R.Murthy, Sylvia Jell, Andreas Ulrich. Model-based Testing in Industry: a case study with two MBT Tools”, ACM 5thInternational Workshop on Automation of Software Test, 2010. 
  13. Murthy, Pvr. (2010). Partitioning of Pre-conditions and Post-conditions to Design Effective Testsand Carry-out Automated Debugging (Case Study Presentation). ACM/​IEEEInternational Workshop on Automation of SoftwareTest, ICSE 2010.
  14. PVR Murthy.”Effective Unit Test Design and Automated Debugging”, International Symposium on Reliability Engineering, 2009.
  15. PVR Murthy. Parallel Computing with X10”, ACM International Workshop onMulticore Software Engineering, ICSE, 2007.
  16. PVR Murthy, M Mahesh, PC Anitha, R Subramanyan. Test Ready UML Statechart Models”, SCESM’06, ACM International Workshop on Scenarios and State Machines, Models, Algorithms and Tools, ICSE2006.

National Conference Papers:

  1. PVR Murthy.”Design by Contract Methodology‑A step towards Zero-defect programming”,2ndSRESA National Conference on Reliability and Safety Engineering(NCRS-2015).
  2. PVR Murthy.”Distributed GUI Test Automation”,3rdSRESA National Conference on Reliability and Safety Engineering(NCRS-2016).PVR Murthy. Real-time Fortran Operating System”, Computer Society of India Publication, 1982.

Conferences (Organized):

  1. Organized a one day Workshop on Test Driven Development at Corporate Technology, Siemens R&D, 2012.

  • Granted eight international patents in Software Engineering

  • ACM (Association of Computing Machinery)