Venkatram received the Ph.D degree in Information Sciences from the University of Sheffield, U.K.in 1986. He is currently a Professor of Electrical Communication Engineering with Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India, where he is involved in Wireless Access Research and Protocol Engineering. He was with Hindustan Aeronautical Limited, Bangalore, India, as a Deputy Manager ( Computers) from 1980 to 1982, where he worked mainly on systems design for financial and material management systems. He was a Visiting Scientist at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, USA and at the University of Montreal, Canada, in 1992.
In 1995, he was a Visiting Researcher at the University of Enschede, The Netherlands. He was a Visiting Professor at NORTEL (Northern Telecom), Canada in 1998 and at SK University, Anantapur, India, in 1997.
Venkatram’s research interests are in the areas of Protocol Engineering, Wireless Networks, AI applications in Network Management and Multimedia systems.