Brief Bio

Dr. Ramanathan is currently an associate professor in the department of Engineering design at IIT Madras. He joined IIT Madras as an assistant professor in the department of Engineering design in Aug 2008. Prior to joining IIT Madras, he was in Mechanical Engineering, Purdue university, USA, for his post-doctoral research. He also worked as a post-doctoral researcher in the department of computer science, Technion, Israel. He did his Ph.D. from Indian Institute of Science, in the field of geometric modeling and CAD. His primary research interests are in the field of geometric/solid modeling and computational geometry. He has received best paper awards in premier international conferences on solid modeling and CAD.


I was born in Karaikudi to the couple R. Gnanambal and R. Muthuganapathy. Karaikudi is situated approximately 85kms east of Madurai. Madurai is one of the great temple cities in Tamil Nadu and attracts lot of tourists from all over the world. It is a city of great significance since I was brought up there. I had started my education in Manohara nursery school then moved onto to T.V.S Lakshmi Matriculation Higher Secondary School till the completion of my 5th standard. Then I had my education in Sethupathi Higher Secondary School where the renowned Tamil poet and freedom fighter Bharathiyar had taught. I was there till the completion of my tenth standard and completed the schooling in the former. where I finished my schooling and graduation. For the rest, you can refer here.
In 2001, I got married to Srividya, from Bangalore.

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