Prashant Krishnamurthy is a professor at the School of Computing and Information. He teaches at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, offering introductory and advanced courses on wireless networks and cryptography. He also was one of the cofounders of the school’s Laboratory for Education and Research in Security Assured Information Systems (LERSAIS), a national Center of Academic Excellence (CAE) in Information Assurance Education (IAC) and Research (IAR).
Krishnamurthy’s research on position/location and security in wireless networks has expanded to consider avant-garde directions for radio spectrum policy and spectrum virtualization, efficient design of location-based social networks, the design of positioning schemes to support wayfinding, and approaches to multi-level information privacy. During his time at Pitt, Krishnamurthy has developed new courses and programs of study for the school, particularly addressing the wireless and security curricula, which has attracted over $5 million in curriculum and education/scholarships grants (for which he served as either the principal investigator or coprincipal investigator) from the National Science Foundation and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.