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Source : India West
Dec 27, 2012

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, founded in 1963 and one of the largest technical professional associations in the world, Nov. 28 elevated 297 IEEE members to the grade of Fellows, showcasing their wide range of accomplishments in their respective fields of study. Of the 297 individuals, a total of 29 Indian Americans and Indians were nominated to serve as ‘2013 Newly Elevated IEEE Fellows’. 

 

The Indian Americans are: 

 

Kannan Krishnan, professor of material sciences at the University of Washington, was honored for his contributions to nano-magnetic technology in medicine. His research involves biomedical nanomagnetics, advanced materials characterization and spin electronics, among various others. 

 

“It is indeed an honor to be recognized as a Fellow, especially because it is a recognition bestowed by professional colleagues. It is also a recognition that I share with my students and post docs; after all, it is they who really do the research work albeit at my directions,” Krishnan told India-West. 

 

Subhasish Mitra, associate professor of the departments of electrical engineering and computer science at Stanford University, is interested in robust system and emerging nanotechnologies. He was recognized for his contributions to the design and test of robust integrated circuits. 

 

“I want to thank the IEEE for the honor, and my friends and well-wishers for all their help and support over the years. Most importantly, I consider myself fortunate to be able to work with an outstanding group of students and collaborators,” Mitra told India-West.  

Carleton University professor Ramachandra Achar from Ontario, Canada, was selected for his accomplishments to interconnect and signal integrity analysis in high-speed designs.

Prof. Sanjoy K. Baruah of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill was honored for his contributions to the design of real-time embedded systems. He is also the recipient of the UNC Computer Science Students Association Teaching Award. 

 

Suman Datta, professor of electrical engineering at Penn State University, focused specifically on high-performance advanced silicon and compound semiconductor transistor technologies, and specializes in electronic materials and devices for MEMS applications. 

Suhas Diggavi from the University of California, Los Angeles, has made significant strides in the field of wireless networks and systems. He is the recipient of 2006 IEEE Donald Fink Prize Paper Award.

 

George Mason University BDM international professor Sushil Jajodia was selected for his contributions to information security, data protection and privacy. 

 

Swarn Singh Kalsi, representing Kalsi Green Power Systems, LLC, in New Jersey, was recognized for his efforts in development and the application of electric power equipment.

 

Kadaba R. Lakshmikumar, representing Ikanos Communications in New Jersey, was honored for his contributions for CMOS integrated circuits for telecommunications.

 

Ravi V. Mahajan is currently a senior principal engineering for the ATTD Pathfinding Group that specializes in packaging technology envelopes. He was recognized for his contributions in electronic packaging technology and thermal management of microprocessors. 

 

Virginia Tech computer science professor Madhav V. Marathe was noted for his contributions in the development of formal models and software tools for socio-technical networks. He is the recipient of the 2011 Inaugural George Michael Distinguished Scholar at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. 

 

Bikash C. Pal, representing Imperial College London, has focused on power system stability and controls.

 

UC Berkeley professor Kameshwar Poolla, in the department of electrical engineering and computer science, was selected for his work in system identification, robust control and applications to semiconductor manufacturing. He has been awarded five patents and previously served as a co-founder of OnWafer Technologies. 

 

Sanjay Raman, representing the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, was honored for leadership in adaptive microwave and millimeter-wave integrated circuits.

University of South Florida professor Sudeep Sarkar was recognized for his contributions to computer vision. In 1994, the Indian American was awarded the National Science Foundation Career Award. 

 

Gaurav Sharma, an associate professor at the University of Rochester, was selected for his contributions to electronic imaging and media security. 

Prashant Shenoy, a professor of computer science from the University of Massachusetts, was chosen for his contributions to the design and analysis of distributed systems and computer networking. 

 

Subhash L. Shinde from Sandia National Laboratories in New Mexico, was recognized for his efforts towards thermal management and 3D electronics packaging technologies. 

Ramasamy Uthurusamy, representing Oakland University, serves as the current general director of General Motors Corporation’s department of emerging technologies, information systems and services division. As an IEEE Fellow, he was noted for contributions to data mining and artificial intelligence. 

 

Pramod Viswanath, a professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Illinois, was honored for his contributions to the theory and practice of wireless communications. 

 

Harish Viswanathan from Bell Labs, Alcatel-Lucent in New Jersey, was recognized for contributions to wireless communication systems. 

Randhir P.S. Thakur from Fremont, Calif., and Applied Materials, was selected for development and implementation of single-wafer technology in semiconductor manufacturing.

 

Those honored from India are: 

 

Om Prakash Narayan Calla from Rajasthan, India, acknowledged for leadership in space applications of microwave technology and remote sensing, through the International Centre for Radio Science.

 

Lalit Kumar Goel from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore contributed to the development and application of techniques in electric power systems.

Jayant Ramaswamy Haritsa from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, noted for his contributions to data management systems.

 

Raja Chatila, of LAAS-CNRS, Toulouse Cedex, France, honored for his contributions for robot navigation and cognitive robotics.

 

Sreenivasa S. Murthy, the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, noted for contributions to self-excited induction generators and renewable energy applications.  

Pradeep K. Sinha from Pune University in India, recognized for leadership in distributed and parallel processing systems. 

 

Professor and Microsoft chair Bayya Yegnanarayana from the International Institute of Information Technology Hyderabad, noted for contributing to digital signal processing research and education.


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