Dr. Ramesh Bharadwaj holds BE, MEE, and PhD degrees in electrical engineering. He is a senior software systems researcher at the Center for High Assurance Computer Systems of the U. S. Naval Research Laboratory. Dr. Bharadwaj has hands-on experience in systems development in industry, having worked as a hardware engineer, senior software engineer, and senior systems programmer. He also spent several years managing software development projects. He has held research and development positions at the Philips Research Laboratories in Eindhoven, The Netherlands; Tata Institute of Fundamental Research in Bombay, India; Stanford University in Palo Alto, California; Communications Research Laboratory in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, and AT&T Bell Laboratories in Murray Hill, NJ, where he had the distinction of working in the Unix group -- which included luminaries such as Brian Kernighan, Rob Pike, Ken Thompson, and Bjarne Stroustrup -- under the stewardship of Dr. Dennis Ritchie.

Dr. Bharadwaj's current research focuses on methods, languages, and tools for developing systems that are dependable, cost effective, and scalable -- deemed the trifecta of systems engineering. Dr. Bharadwaj is exploring the interplay between agile methods -- the preferred approach in industry to achieve cost effectiveness – and product line engineering, wherein a set of customizable sub-systems or modules are designed and developed in support of a family of systems sharing a common set of features. Another orthogonal, but potentially effective research to achieve this trifecta is to defeat the “culture of complexity” that permeates system development practices today due to the unbridled embrace of heavyweight development methods and intellectually unmanageable programming languages and tools. Dr. Bharadwaj's research is to assess and evaluate extant approaches in industry for infrastructure development for the cloud, and re-purpose them as tools and frameworks designed specifically for the application area of software defined electromagnetic systems. True to his philosophy of advocating agile methods in systems engineering, Dr. Bharadwaj has embraced agile research by constant interactions with customers in the Fleet for defining his research goals and applying research results.

His Google Scholar page is: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=jj2zPKwAAAAJ&hl=en