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Chandrashekar Ramanathan

Professor & Dean (Academics)



  • Ph.D. (Mississippi State University)

Professor Chandrashekar Ramanathan is a faculty member at IIIT-B since 2007. His primary focus area is software engineering, application development and databases. Professor Chandrashekar received his Ph.D degree from Mississippi State University. His thesis was in the area of object-oriented databases. He has extensive application software development experience spanning over 10 years in large multinational organizations. His current focus is in the area of semi-structured databases and software engineering. Application architectures, enterprise content management and knowledge management are his other areas of interest.​

Research Interests

  • Data Sciences, Software Architecture and Technology for Education, Semi-structured Databases, Software Engineering, Enterprise Content Management and Knowledge Management

Selected Publications

Yogalakshmi Jaybal, C Ramanathan, S Rajagopalan, HDSanalytics: a data analytics framework for heterogeneous data sources, Proceedings of the ACM India Joint International Conference on Data Science and Management of Data, 2018


Chandrashekar Ramanathan, S Banerjee, NJ Rao, OAES: Scalable and Secure Architecture for Online Assessment and Evaluation System. IEEE 4th International Conference on MOOCs, Innovation and Technology in Education (MITE), 2016


S Banerjee, NJ Rao, Chandrashekar Ramanathan, Designing Item Banks in Alignment with Course Outcomes for Engineering Courses, IEEE Eighth International Conference on Technology for Education (T4E), 2016


S Banerjee, NJ Rao, Chandrashekar Ramanathan, Rubrics for assessment item difficulty in engineering courses, Proceedings of the Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE), 2015 IEEE, 1-8


VM Ramesh, NJ Rao, Chandrashekar Ramanathan, Implementation of an intelligent tutoring system using Moodle, Proceedings of the Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE), 2015 IEEE, 1-9


S Banerjee, Chandrashekar Ramanathan, NJ Rao, An approach to automatic evaluation of higher cognitive levels assessment items, IEEE 3rd International Conference on MOOCs, Innovation and Technology in Education (MITE), 2015


A Lalingkar, Chandrashekar Ramanathan, S Ramani, MONTO: A Machine-Readable Ontology for Teaching Word Problems in Mathematics. Educational Technology & Society 18 (3), 197-213


A. Lalingkar, Chandrashekar Ramanathan and S. Ramani, "Ontology-based smart learning environment for teaching word problems in mathematics", Emerging Issues in Smart Learning, Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2015. pp. 251-258.


Yogalakshmi Jayabal, Chandrashekar Ramanathan, “Mutual Information based Weighted Clustering for Mixed Attributes”  Proceedings of the Second ACM IKDD Conference on Data Sciences, 2015.


Shilpi Banerjee, Chandrashekar Ramanathan, " Automatic Generation of Valid and  Equivalent Assessment Instruments", Springer International Conference on Smart Learning Environment, 2014.


Shilpi Banerjee , N.J.Rao, Chandrashekar Ramanathan, Vyshnavi Ramesh, " Design of Valid Summative Assessment Instruments in Formal Higher Education Programs", IEEE Technology for Education Conference, 2014.

Yogalakshmi Jayabal, Chandrashekar Ramanathan, Mutual Information based Weighted Fuzzy Clustering, IEEE International Conference on Contemporary Computing and Informatics, 2014, pp 789-794

Yadav V. and Chandrashekar Ramanathan, "Automated Layout Preservation in Cross Language Translation of Document : An Integrated Approach and Implementation” In Proceedings of the 7th ACM COMPUTE Conference, 2014.


Yogalakshmi Jayabal, Chandrashekar Ramanathan, Clustering Students based on Student's Performance - A Partial Least Squares Path Modeling (PLS-PM) Study, Machine Learning and Data Mining in Pattern Recognition Lecture Notes in Computer Science Volume 8556, 2014, pp 393-407

Ramesh, V. M., and Chandrashekar Ramanathan (2013, August). A rubric to Evaluate Learning Management Systems. In Teaching, Assessment and Learning for Engineering (TALE), 2013 IEEE International Conference on (pp. 73-77). IEEE.


JM Bass, Chandrashekar Ramanathan, JT Lalchandani, Software engineering: learning, employment and globalization, Higher Education Academy, STEM Annual Learning and Teaching Conference.


Yogalakshmi Jayabal, Chandrashekar Ramanathan, and Mehul Jayprakash Sheth. 2012. Challenges in generating bookmarks from TOC entries in e-books. In Proceedings of the 2012 ACM symposium on Document engineering (DocEng '12). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 37-40. DOI=


Sriganesh, Sujithra; Chandrashekar Ramanathan; "Externalizing Business Rules from Business Processes for Model Based Testing," Special session on Model based testing and engineering. IEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology 2012, 19-21 March 2012, Athens, Greece.


Lalingkar, A.; Chandrashekar Ramanathan,; Ramani, S.; , "An Educational Resources Broker System for Collaborative Sharing of Knowledge-Centric Content," Technology for Education (T4E), 2011 IEEE International Conference on , vol., no., pp.61-68, 14-16 July 2011


Prabhu, S.S.; Chandrashekar Ramanathan; Prakash, P.V.S.K.; Madishetty, B.; , "PAL: An Interactive Learning Platform for Primary Education," Technology for Education (T4E), 2011 IEEE International Conference on , vol., no., pp.258-261, 14-16 July 2011


Chandrashekar Ramanathan, N Gayal, M Sheth, A Pendyala, A system for managing SCORM-compliant learning objects, Technology for Education (T4E), 2011 IEEE International Conference on, 208-211


Sujithra S, Sudha M, Vivek Kumar Singh, Chandrashekar Ramanathan, A Model Based Approach for White Box Testing , Proc. ASME Conference in  Information and Software Engineering(ICSIE), 2011


Pankaj Parakh, Balkrishnan V, Chandrashekar Ramanathan, SCORM for e-Learning: Towards implementing a collaborative learning platform.  Proceedings of the 2nd annual international conference on Technology for Education, T4E 2010, July 1-3, Mumbai, India.


Thaper, Manish and Ramanathan, Chandrashekar. UMLAssure: A UML profile assuring a secure software, Proceedings of the 2009 International Conference on Software Technology and Engineering, World Scientific Press, July 24-26, 2009.


Nine international publications internal to Hewlett Packard on various topics: Enterprise Content Management, Enterprise Architecture Frameworks, Document Processing, Digital Pen applications, Knowledge Management, Database Strategies.


Ramanathan, Chandrashekar. and Hodges, J. Extraction of Object-Oriented Structures from Existing Relational Databases, ACM SIGMOD Record, March 1997.


Ramanathan, Chandrashekar. and Koduri, S. An Object-Oriented prototype for a Geophysical Database. In Proceeding of the 27th IEEE Southeastern Symposium on System Theory held in Starkville, Mississippi, 1995.


Dongmei Wu, Hui Sun, J.E. Hodges, C. Ramanathan, K. Sridhar, S.M. Bridges, "Recognizing patterns of errors in scientific data," ssst, pp.97, 27th Southeastern Symposium on System Theory (SSST'95), 1995


Ramanathan, Chandrashekar. Providing Object-Oriented Access to a Relational Database. In Proceeding of the ACM 32nd Annual Southeast Conference held in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 17-18 March 1994: 162-165, edited by David Cordees and Susan Vrbsky, New York: ACM Press.