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Dr. Venkatachalam Anantharam

1980 - B.Tech - Electrical Engineering Professor of Electrical Engineering @ University of California, Berkeley

Dr. Venkatachalam Anantharam is currently a Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley. He is also presently an Adjunct Professor at Tata Institute of Fundamental Research. Prior to joining UC Berkeley in 1994, he was on the faculty of Cornell University for eight years. He has been a visiting faculty member / researcher at a number of universities and research institutions in USA, Europe, and India.

Dr. Anantharam is a highly regarded scholar in the areas of communications, communication networks, stochastic control, distributed control, queueing networks, information theory, game theory, and applied probability. He has published extensively in the premier journals in his areas. He has served as an Associate Editor and Guest co-editor for a number of prestigious journals. Some of his work has found early applications too, as is evident by the consultancy he offers to premier technology development agencies.

Dr. Anantharam has received numerous awards in recognition of this work. Two of his papers won him Best Paper awards – one in the IEEE Communications Society publications, and other in the IEEE Information Theory Society. He has been a distinguished invited speaker at a number of prestigious conferences. He was elected fellow of the IEEE in 1998. He was awarded the President of India Gold Medal for best academic record at IIT Madras in 1980.

Dr. Anantharam received his B.Tech (Electrical Engineering) degree from IIT Madras in 1980, and M.S. (Electrical Engg.), M.A. (Mathematics), C.Phil (Mathematics) and PhD (Electrical Engg.) degrees from University of California, Berkeley.

In recognition of his outstanding contributions to the field of Electrical Engineering, IIT Madras and its alumni are proud to confer on him this award.

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