Prof. V.S.S. Kumar obtained his Bachelor’s degree from University College of Engineering, Osmania University. M.Tech. and Ph.D. degrees form Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. He was a Post-Doctoral fellow with the University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA. He was Professor & Head, Department of Civil Engineering, and Director, Artificial Intelligence Center, Osmania University, Hyderabad. He also taught at Arba Minch Institute of Water Technology, Ethiopia. Dr Kumar was awarded Viswa Karma Award , CIDC, Planing Commission, Govt. of India (March 7, 2011).
He published over 112 research papers in various International and National Journals and conferences and reviewer for ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management. He was the founder co-coordinator of the post-graduate program in Construction engineering and Management and organized and Memorandum of Understanding with Southern IIinois University at Edwardsville, USA for faculty and students exchange. He obtained research funding from the AICTE and DST. He delivered guest lectures at Arizona State University, Purdue University, Southern llinois University, USA and Loughborough University, UK on Fuzzy Logic Applications in Construction Engineering and Management. Expert committee member for UPSC, AICTE, UGC, and APPSC. Member of the Southern Central Region Committee, Hyderabad, AICTE.