Four Indian American Engineers Receive IEEE Technical Field Awards


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The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers has named four Indian American professors among the 32 honorees of the 2019 IEEE Technical Field Awards.

The four honored Indian American recipients included Sanjiv Gambhir, a professor and chair of Stanford University’s radiology department; Pramod Khargonekar, the vice chancellor for research and a distinguished professor at U.C. Irvine; R.Srikant, a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Coordinated Science Lab at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Asad Madni, a distinguished scientist in the UCLA ECE Department.

Gambhir was named the IEEE Marie Sklodowska-Curie Award recipient for the development of nuclear and optical science in the field of molecular imaging and cancer treatment.

Khargonekar received the IEEE Control Systems Award for contributions to robust and optimal control theory.

Srikant was honored with the IEEE Koji Kobayashi Computers and Communications Award for contributions to congestion control and scheduling in computer communication networks.

Madni was named the IEEE Frederik Philips Award recipient for leadership in and pioneering contributions to the development and commercialization of sensors and systems for aerospace and automotive safety.

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Since 1917, the IEEE Awards Program has paid tribute to technical professionals whose exceptional achievements and outstanding contributions have made a lasting, positive impact on technology, society, the engineering profession and humanity.

(With inputs from India West)