Asaithambi was born and brought up in Madras (Chennai),
India. He attended the Tarapore & Loganathan Junior Basic School for
grades 3-5, Sir M. Ct. Muthiah Chettiar High School
for grades 6-11 (SSLC-Secondary School Leaving
Certificate), Loyola College for the Pre-University
Class (PUC), and Indian Institute of Technology-Madras
(IITM) for his B. Tech. (Electrical Engineering) and
M. S. (Computer Science) degrees. He received his Ph. D.
(Computer Science) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.