Ramesh K. Rayudu holds a B.E. (First Class–Distinction) from Osmania University (India), a M.E. from University of Canterbury (NZ) and a PhD in AI and Power systems engineering from Lincoln University (NZ). He has over 13 years of industrial work experience both in India and New Zealand. He was also involved in consultation work for several international firms in New Zealand, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, India and the USA. He is currently a Senior Lecturer at Victoria University of Wellington.

His current research interests include Power Systems Engineering, Energy Management, Energy Harvesting, and Renewable Energy Systems. Ramesh has written over 60 publications for journals, invited articles and papers for magazines and conferences and has won two Best Presentation Awards. He was co-awarded IPENZ 1999 Fulton Downer Silver Medal for Best Paper. He is a senior member of IEEE and current chair of IEEE PES NZ Central Section.