Dr Rituraj Kumar, Sc ‘H’/OS, is an alumnus of St Stephens College Delhi, IIT Delhi and IISc Bangalore. He joined DRDO as a trainee in the Electronics Fellowship Course of DRDO in 1993, and was subsequently posted to LRDE from 1994 till 2002 and then in CAIR from 2002 till date. He has assumed charge of Director CAIR on the 28th July 2023.
During his career, he has been involved in the development of technologies and systems in the areas of Net-Centric Command & Control, Cyber Security, Military Communications and Networking, and Large Software System Integration. His research has been published in peer reviewed international journals and presented in international conferences, and he also has patents to his name. He has been part of various national committees related to cyber technologies and systems. He has also been an invited instructor to military training establishments. He has been a recipient of various awards like Laboratory Scientist of the Year, National Science Day Commendation Certificate, DRDO Award for Performance Excellence, National Technology Day Commendation Certificate, and DRDO Scientist of the Year.
He has been an avid sports and adventure enthusiast. He was part of the playing five in the basketball nationals in 1983 as a shooting guard, and later in life formed the basketball team of CAIR. He has ground colours in cross country running awarded by Delhi University and continues to run marathons. He has done mountaineering courses and many high-altitude expeditions till date. He is also a former NCC cadet.