Dr. B K Murthy

Senior Director (Scientist G) and Group Coordinator R&D in IT and Digital India Corporation

He was awarded Ph.D. degree by IIT Delhi. He is instrumental in the initiation of e-learning activities and contributed for the incorporation of Media Lab Asia. He also served as Executive Director, National Institute of Electronics and IT, (NIELIT erstwhile DOEACC). He was a member of Technical Committee & Project Approval Board of National Mission on Education through ICT (NMEICT), MHRD; He is currently member of Board of Governs Indira Gandhi Technological University for Women, Delhi, IIITs at Allahabad, Gwalior, Tirupati, Kanchipuram. He also served as Guest faculty at IIT Roorkee, IIIT Gwalior, IP Univ. etc.

Dr. Murthy served in the MeitY at various capacities dealing with Technology Development for Indian Language, e-Learning initiatives in the Country. He was heading the Software Industry Promotion during 2005-2007. He has conceived Technology Innovation and Development Entrepreneurship Development, National Knowledge Network, Information Security Education and Awareness Phase II, ICT Academy, Viswesvaraya PhD Fellowship and Young Faculty Fellowship programmes.

Dr. Murthy’s research interests include Artificial Intelligence, Knowledge Engineering, Object Oriented Design and Software Defined Networking. He has published and presented more than 50 papers in various journals and conferences.

Under his able guidance, there has been unprecedented achievements of C-DAC, Noida (both in terms of receipt of projects and awards). He had executed projects with a total outlay of approximately Rs. 150 Crores in the areas of Health Informatics, E-governance, Smart Cards, Language Technology and e-learning. About 30 awards have been received interalia Manthan Award 2012, Rajasthan State e-governance award 2012; Skoch Order of Merit (2013); CSI Nihilent e-Governance in 2013; (vi) Indian Merchants' Chamber Award 2013; e-north East Award for 2015.

E -SafeT Device, developed by C-DAC, Noida has been adjudged as Most Innovative Security Product of the Year 2013 which also fetched the 5th eGovSecureIT 2014 Award, (vii) Reengineering India Award, 2014; Skoch Award of Excellence (2014); Tamper Evident Recorder project has been awarded as the most Innovative Technology of the year 2015. The Virtual Class Room project for conducting Medical Education classes at RIMS Imphal and NEIGHRIMS Shillong has been awarded as Best Projects of North East.