Prof Muralidhara has done PhD in Computer Science and Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology Delhi. His thesis was in the area of Algorithms. He has done M.Tech. in Computer Application at IIT Delhi and M.Sc. in Mathematics at University of Hyderabad. Before Joining IIIT Bangalore, he has worked as Research Associate at SERC, Indian Institute of Science Bangalore for few months. He is interested in the theory of algorithms and complexity, and it's applications. More specifically, his broad area of research interests include combinatorial optimization, approximation algorithms, randomized algorithms, on-line algorithms, cryptography, algebra and coding theory.