Prashant Krishnamurthy

Professor, Department of Informatics and Networked Systems


About Me

I am a professor in the Department of Informatics and Networked Systems in the School of Computing and Information at Pitt. I was the former chair of the department. I have a wide range of research interests - wireless networks, information security, and quantum networks. I am also interested in technology governance and network science. I teach courses in communication networks, wireless networks and cryptography.


Pitt Cyber
Affiliate Scholar
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Affiliated Faculty


  • Current
  • INFSCI 0610: Networks and Information
  • TELCOM 2310: Applications of Networks
  • TELCOM 2820: Cryptography
  • INFSCI 1640: Wireless Networks
  • Past
  • TELCOM 2710: Fundamentals of Wireless Communications
  • TELCOM 2821: Network Security
  • INFSCI 2149: Introduction to Security
  • TELCOM 2721: Mobile Data Networks

Selected Publications

Selected Books

Y. Qian, J. Joshi, D. Tipper, and P. Krishnamurthy, Eds., Information Assurance: Dependability and Security in Networked Systems, Morgan Kaufmann, 2007.

R. A. Thompson, D. Tipper, P. Krishnamurthy, and J. Kabara, The Physical Layer of Communication Systems, Artech House, Boston, MA, 2006.

K. Pahlavan and P. Krishnamurthy, Principles of Wireless Networks: A Unified Approach, Prentice Hall, 2001.

Recent Papers

D. Tipper and P. Krishnamurthy, "Digital Sovereignty and Resilience", Proc. TPRC 2022. Available Online

M. Karimi and P. Krishnamurthy, “Hierarchical Data Integrity for IoT Devices in Connected Health Applications,” Open Journal of Internet of Things (OJIOT) , Volume 7, Issue 1, 2021. Available at: Online

M. Weiss, A. Palida, I. Murtazashvili, P. Krishnamurthy, P.J. Erickson, “A Property-Rights Mismatch Approach to Passive-Active Spectrum Use Coexistence,” IEEE Dyspan, 2021.

Contact Information

135 N. Bellefield Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA

Phone: +1 412-624-5144

Email: prashk AT pitt DOT edu