Dr. Padma Priya Shanmugam is Head, Department of Information Technology at Prathyusha Institute of Technology and Management, Thiruvallur. She received her BE (Electronics and Communication) and MCA from University of Madras, M.Tech (Information Technology) from Pubjab University and M.E (Embedded Systems) from Anna University. She has completed her doctorate in Computer Science from Berhampur University, Orrissa. She has been the member for evaluation committee for projects and served as Resource coordinator for Bharathidasan University and IGNOU. Her areas of interest include Embedded Systems, Network Security, Expert Systems.