1968 - Ph.D - Electrical Engineering Professor and Hitachi Chair in Computer Science, @ University of Oklahoma, USA
Prof. Krishnaiyan Thulasiraman currently holds the endowed Hitachi Chair in Computer Science at the University of Oklahoma, USA. He has had a distinguished academic career for more than four decades having served on the faculty at IIT Madras (1965-81), Technical University of Nova Scotia,Canada (1981-82), Concordia University, Canada (1982-94) and the University of Oklahoma (1994-present). He received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in electrical engineering from Madras University in 1963 and 1965, respectively, and Ph.D. degree from IIT Madras in 1968.
Dr. Thulasiraman is an acknowledged leader recognized worldwide for his outstanding scholarly contributions to graph theoretic applications in various facets of electrical and computer science & engineering. He has shown an unusual ability to adapt this research to fast evolving technological trends. He enjoys wide visibility and reputation in different communities viz., circuits and systems, computers, communications, computer science and mathematics as a result of his vast span of research.
Dr. Thulasiraman has published extensively in a number of prestigious journals. He has authored two monumental advanced level books: “Graphs, Networks and Algorithms” (1981) and “Graphs: Theory and Algorithms” (1992). He has received several awards and honors including the Fellow of the IEEE,and Fellow of the American Association for Advancement of Science (AAAS). He received the highly coveted IEEE Circuits and Systems Society Technical Achievement Award (2006) which honours one individual each year for lifetime contributions to Circuits and Systems. In 2005, he was holder of the Gopalakrishnan Chair Professorship in Computer Science at IIT Madras.
Besides his outstanding scholarly activities, Dr.Thulasiraman has made significant contributions to the electrical engineering education and profession through his various activities in the IEEE and other technical societies.
In recognition of his outstanding contributions to the fields of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, IIT Madras and its alumni are proud to confer on him this award.