Indian Americans, Indians Named 2014 IEEE Fellows


By Indiawest

Nearly 30 researchers of Indian origin from the United States and India were recently named newly elevated fellows of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers for 2014.

The IEEE grade of Fellow is conferred by the IEEE Board of Directors upon a person with an outstanding record of accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest. Accordingly, the distinction of IEEE Fellow represents the highest grade of membership, and is recognized as a prestigious honor and an important career achievement.
Among those named were Chandrajit Bajaj, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, for contributions to image processing, scientific visualization, and computational biology; and Soumitro Banerjee, Indian Institute of Science, Education & Research, Kolkata, West Bengal, for contributions to the understanding of nonlinear phenomena in power electronic circuits, and to the theory of border collision bifurcation.
Also recognized were Gautam Biswas, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn., for contributions to the modeling and simulation, diagnosis, and fault-adaptive control of complex dynamic systems; and Babu Chalamala, MEMC Electronic Materials, Inc., St. Peters, Missouri, for contributions to the development of advanced materials and device technologies for vacuum microelectronics and field emission displays.
The list included Ambrish Chandra, Ecole de Technologie Superieure Montreal, QC, Canada, for contributions to power distribution and renewable energy systems; Anand Dabak, Texas Instruments, Dallas, for contributions to wireless and power-line communications; and Sujit Dey, University of California-San Diego, La Jolla, for contributions to the design and testing of low-power systems and system-on-chips.
Named as well were Inderjit Dhillon, University of Texas at Austin, for contributions to large-scale data analysis and computational mathematics; and Rahul Dixit, Space & Airborne Systems, Raytheon Company, Redondo Beach, Calif., for leadership in microwave monolithic integrated circuits technologies and in active electronically steerable arrays application.
Also inducted were Ramesh Govindan, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, Calif., for contributions to computer networking applied to sensor networks; and Vivek Goyal, MIT, Cambridge, Mass., for contributions to information representations and their applications in acquisition, communication, and estimation.
Recognized as well were Sarath Gunapala, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, for contributions to infrared detectors and focal plane arrays; and Mohan Kankanhalli, National University of Singapore, for contributions to multimedia content processing and security.
Also receiving distinction were Krishna Kant, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virg., for contributions to enterprise server performance, power management technologies and domain name system robustness; and Sanjay Krishna, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, for contributions to infrared detectors and focal plane arrays.
The list also included Padma Raghavan, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pa., for contributions to robust scalable sparse solvers and energy-efficient parallel scientific computing; and Balaji Rajan, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, for contributions to high performance and low complexity space-time code designs for wireless communication systems.
Similarly recognized were Umakishore Ramachandran, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, for contributions to programming idioms for parallel and distributed systems and design of scalable shared memory systems; Ashutosh Sabharwal, Rice University, Houston, Texas, for contributions to the theory and experimentation of wireless systems and networks; and Sanjay Shakkottai, University of Texas at Austin, for contributions to the modeling, design, and analysis of wireless networks.
Also named were Puneet Sharma, Hewlett-Packard Laboratories, Palo Alto, Calif., for contributions to the design of scalable networking, software defined networks and energy efficiency in data centers; and Sandeep Shukla, Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Arlington, for contributions to applied probablistic model checking for system design.
Recognition also went to Raghupathy Sivakumar, Georgia Institute of Technology, Alpharetta, for contributions to the design of algorithms and protocols for wireless networking and mobile computing; and Krishna Sivalingam, Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai, for contributions to medium access control and energy-efficient protocol design in communication networks.
Designated Fellows as well were Kiruba Sivasubramaniam, Electric Machines Laboratory, Niskayuna, NY, for contributions to high power density electric machines for renewable energy and aerospace applications; and Ashok Srivastava, NASA Ames Research Center, Mountain View, Calif., for leadership and contributions in data mining to enhance the safety of aerospace systems.
Rounding out the list were Srinivas Tadigadapa, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, for contributions to microeletromechanical systems for fluidic and biochemical sensors; and Sudhakar Yalamanchili, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, for contributions to high-performance multiprocessor architecture and communication.

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