Arun S. konagurthu

अरुण सिद्धार्थ कोनगुर्तु
అరుణ్ సిద్ధార్థ కొనగుర్తు
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I am an academic in the Department of Data Science and Artificial Intelligence, Faculty of Information Technology, Monash University

Starting 2022, I am the Director of Graduate Research in the Department of Data Science and Artificial Intelligence.

Between 2016-2019, I was the Course Director of the Bachelor of Computer Science undergraduate program at Monash. Further back, between 2011-2013, I held the Larkins Fellowship at this faculty. Prior to that, I held the Eberly College of Science Fellowship at Pennsylvania State University, working with Professor Arthur Lesk at the Huck Institutes of Genomics, Proteomics, and Bioinformatics.

I lead a small research lab that researches mainly in computational biology and bioinformatics. Other research interests include data structures and algorithms, computational modelling and simulation, combinatorial optimization, and statistical learning using Minimum Message Length criterion.

For research related tools/resources developed in my lab: [visit my lab webpage]

Postal Address

Department of Data Science and AI,

Faculty of Information Technology,

Monash University, Clayton, VIC 3800


I have openings for promising students (with solid Mathematics and Computer Science training) aspiring to commence doctoral (Ph.D.) research in computer science at Monash. If you are interested in algorithmic, information-theoretic, and statistical research in computational biology/bioinformatics, contact me with a one-page research statement and CV. Information on the main scholarship opportunities at Monash can be found here: