Dr. Y. V. N. Krishna Murthy

Senior Professor and Registrar

Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST), Thiruvananthapuram

Dr. Y. V. N. Krishna Murthy served as Distinguished Scientist in ISRO and is currently working as Sr. Professor and Registrar of Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST), Thiruvananthapuram. Earlier, worked as Director, NRSC, Hyderabad and as Scientific Secretary, ISRO. Presently he is, facilitating in building payloads/sensors, small satellites, space related systems for Gaganyaan. Besides teaching & research, overall administration, expanding the infrastructure and facilities to meet future demands of ISRO and industry. He is Chairman, Research Advisory Council of NCCR, Ministry of Earth Sciences. Dr. Krishna Murthy has significantly contributed in promoting Remote Sensing and allied Geospatial Technologies (Navigation & GIS, Communication) in Resource Management and extending their use at grass root level. His contribution in developing innovative methodologies by integrating geospatial inputs into conventional methods has greatly facilitated in ultimate assimilation of such inputs in their planning and implementation of developmental programs by the concerned viz., technocrats, bureaucrats, NGOs and end-user community. He has about  208 technical papers and 280 technical reports to his credit and has guided 8 Ph.D. scholars.