K R Chowdhary’s long career in computer science began in the 1980s, in the age of Fortran and COBOL and 8080 microprocessors, where he designed microprocessor-based data acquisition systems while working at the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre. After switching to academia, he taught computer languages, computer architectures, operating systems, computer networking, compilers, discrete mathematical structures, and theory of computation, at M.B.M. Engineering College (1985-2013), where he served as an associate professor and later professor and department head/chair.
Chowdhary also taught at Indian Institute of Technology Jodhpur (2010-2017) and Jodhpur Institute of Engineering and Technology (2014-2020), where he also served as director. He has authored two books: Fundamentals of discrete mathematical structures and Fundamentals of artificial intelligence. He is an ACM Senior Member, an IEEE Senior Member, and an Institution of Engineers (India) Fellow. His interests include natural language processing, information retrieval, and the theory of computation. He has guided five PhDs in computer science, four of which have been awarded and one is still in process.
He has been a reviewer for Computing Reviews since 2021.