Jithin is a PhD candidate in the Computer Science Department at the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. Presently he is working with Prof. Sayan Ranu in the AIDB Lab, IIT-M. His current research is focused on searching and optimization on graphs. Prior to joining IIT-M he obtained Master of Engineering degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the Computer Science and Automation Department at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India where he worked with Prof. Ambedkar Dukkipati in the area of Information Theory. He was all India Rank 2 (percentile 99.99) in GATE. He obtained his B-Tech from College of Engineering, Kerala University, Trivandrum. He has been fortunate enough to be associated with the best institutes in India through the course of his academic life. In addition, he has 4 years of industrial experience as a Software Engineer in the field of network protocols, where he has worked with routing protocols and also developed many new layer 4 protocols.
When he is not working he is actively involved in various sports and sporting clubs in football, squash, swimming, running and badminton.