Dr Subburaj has been teaching and guiding research scholars in the area of software testing and reliability, data mining, big data and cyber security. Prior to joining SRM University, he served various departments of the Government of India in various capacities for more than 36 years. He has contributed to the initiation of many new schemes such as C-DAC, Pune. He retired from the services of Government of India as Senior Director and Head, ERTL (west), Mumbai. He is a voracious writer having authored six books and many research papers.