Prof. Dr. Muralikrishna V Iyyanki, from the Premier Institute -Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, is presently Dr Raja Ramanna Distinguished Fellow at the Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO), India, and He served as assistant professor inIIT Madras (1976-1979), senior scientist and Head of the Marine Applications Division, National RemoteSensing Agency, Indian Space Research Organisation (1979-1987), Professor and Founder Head of theCentre for Spatial Information Technology (CSIT) at Jawaharlal Nehru Technological (JNT) University(1990-2008), and Director of JNT University's Research and Development Centre (2005-2008). TheNational Coordinator for Geospatial Public Health, which is National Networking Government of IndiaProject. He is Professor and Founder Head of the Centre for Spatial Information Technology (CSIT) atJawaharlal Nehru Technological University (1990-2005), and Director of Research and DevelopmentCentre (2005-2008). He Did his PhD from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore and M Tech from IITMadras. He has Guided / Co-Guided 26 PhDs and 152 M Tech / MCA/ M Sc / MS in the area ofGeospatial Technology and Data analytics and environmental Management.
He has served as a guest scientist at German Space Research Institute (DLR) and GKSS Research Centre. His present research focuses are on hyperspectral remote sensing image classification and geospatial public health management and geospatial technology applications and the National Coordinator for Geospatial Public Health, which is National Networking Government of India Project. He has published more than 50 papers in peer reviewed journals, and about 80 papers in national and international conferences. He has authored two books on Climate change and Weather Modification Technologies 2008 and Environmental management- Climate Change and contributed three chapters in the publications.