Mayur Kamat hasn’t let his age discourage him from publishing his research.

The 21-year-old graduate student in management information systems recently presented his paper on Digital Rights Management (DRM) at the Association for Information Technology Professionals Conference.

Kamat received his bachelor’s degree in computer engineering at Mumbai University in India. For his final project, he worked at Larsen and Toubro Infotech Ltd., which provided the basis for his paper on DRM.

Through the presentation, Kamat says he wanted to make academia aware of this new market. “The DRM project contains a detailed analysis of the online market after the DotCom debacle,” he says.

Although he submitted the paper before he enrolled at Mays this fall, Kamat says he has received enormous support from Mays faculty, especially Dr. Joobin Choobineh, an associate professor of information and operations management, who helped edit the paper.