Dr. R. Ramanujam got his BE (Hons) in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from BITS Pilani and his PhD in Computer Science from Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai. After postdoctoral research at the City University of New York, he was at the Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai, until he retired in July 2011. Currently he is visiting professor at Azim Premji University, Bengaluru and Peking University, Beijing.
His research interests are in mathematical logic and theory of computation, and their applications to theory of distributed systems, game theory and security theory. He is currently on the editorial board of /ACM Transactions on Computational Logic/. In 2010, he was Lorentz Fellow of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Sciences at the National Institute of Advanced Studies, Wassenaar.
Dr. Ramanujam has been associated with the Tamil Nadu Science Forum and is editor of Thulir, a monthly science magazine for children. He was a member of the Yash Pal Committee that formulated the National Curriculum Framework 2005, and chaired the National Focus Group on Teaching of Mathematics, NCERT. Currently he is President of the Mathematics Teachers Association of India, and is on the Education Committees of ACM India and the Association for Symbolic Logic. He also chairs the Ennum Ezhuthum Mission set up by the Tamil Nadu government to achieve foundational literacy and numeracy for all children by 2025.
Dr. Ramanujam was awarded the 2020 Indira Gandhi Award for Science Popularization by the Indian National Science Academy.