Prof. Ramamritham received the Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Utah and then joined the University of Massachusetts. He has a visiting position at Indian Institute of Technology Bombay as the Verifone Chair Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering. He was a Science and Engineering Research Council (U.K.) visiting fellow at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, U.K and has held visiting positions at the Technical University of Vienna, Austria and at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras.
Ramamritham's interests span the areas of real-time systems, transaction processing in database systems, and real-time databases systems. He is applying concepts from these areas to solve problems in mobile computing, e-commerce , intelligent internet, and the Web.
Prof. Ramamritham is a Fellow of the IEEE and a Fellow of th\ e ACM. His conference chairing duties include the Real-Time Systems Symposium -- as Program Chair in 1994 and as General Chair in 1995, the Conference on Data Engineering -- as a Vice-Chair in 1995 and 2001 and as a Program Chair in 2003, and the Conference on Management of Data -- as Program Chair in 2000. He has also served on numerous program committees of conferences and workshops. His editorial board contributions include IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, the Real-Time Systems Journal, The VLDB Journal, and ACM SIGMOD's Digital Review. He has co-authored two IEEE tutorial texts on real-time systems, a text on advances in database transaction processing, and a text on scheduling in real-time systems.