Vikram Pudi

Associate Professor

International Institute of Information Technology

Hyderabad, India

About me

Born in Visakhapatnam and grew up in Tanuku. I did my schooling at the Lawrence School, Lovedale, a beautiful historic school in Ooty. I did my graduation (B.Tech in Computer Science & Engg) from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (JNTU) in Hyderabad and completed my Ph.D on Data Mining of Association Rules (advisor: Prof. Jayant Haritsa) at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore.

Research Interests

I have grown a budding interest in applying the exact nature of mathematics and computer science concepts to derive how to live optimally. A sample of this can be seen in my recent piece (poem?) on Code of Honour.

My core research interests are in the areas of Data Mining and Artificial Intelligence. But actually, I like to work on almost any high impact problem that is simple to state and difficult to solve. My current research is summarized in this presentation, and more details are available in my publications.

Here is a presentation on The Art of Computer Programming that I give as an introduction lecture for an advanced programming course.

If you wish to get initiated into Neural Networks, click - Neural Networks Introduction. For an introduction to Data Mining, click Data Mining Introduction Undecidability theory contains perhaps the most surprising results of computer science. Here is my attempt at making it accessible to a wider audience - Undecidability Theory.

Here is an article on how to write research articles.

My Other Interests

I like Carnatic music - I can't sing, but I play Veena. I enjoy practicing Yoga asanas. Sometimes I get hooked onto Computer games. I also enjoy philosophy. See the following article that I have written - The Greatest Argument of All.

Don't read this if you have a weak heart - Human race in Danger!

Favourite Quote

We cannot prove that we cannot prove. --myself!

Interesting Links

  1. Database Systems Lab (where I did my Ph.D)
  2. Philosophy on the Web
  3. Creative Machines
  4. Is the Brain a Digital Computer? -By John R. Searle (aka Chinese Room Argument)
  5. WWW Virtual Library

Vikram Pudi

International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT)
Gachibowli, Hyderabad 500019

e-mail: vikram AT