Professor, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue University, USA
Prof. Anand Raghunathan received his Bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from IIT Madras in 1992, and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Princeton University in 1994 and 1997, respectively.
Dr. Raghunathan is currently a Professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue University, and directs research in the Integrated Systems Laboratory. Dr.Raghunathan is also the C.R. Muthukrishnan Distinguished Chair Professor (Visiting) at the Centre for Computational Brain Research at IIT Madras. Previously, he was a Senior Research Staff Member at NEC Laboratories in Princeton, New Jersey. He received “Patent of the Year Award” (an award recognizing the invention that has achieved the highest impact), and two Technology Commercialization Award from NEC.
Prof. Raghunathan has authored a book, 9 book chapters, and more than 230 refereed journal and conference papers (with 8 best paper awards and a most-cited paper award) in top-tier IEEE and ACM journals, and holds 22 issued patents. He was honoured among the top-10 authors over the first fifty years of the ACM/IEEE Design Automation Conference, and his paper was among the 10 most-downloaded from the entire ACM Digital Library (across all conferences/journals) in 2004. He was chosen by MIT's Technology Review among the TR35 (top 35 innovators under 35 years, across various disciplines of science and technology) in 2006, for his work on "making mobile secure".
Dr. Raghunathan has been a member of the technical program and organizing committees of several leading conferences and workshops. He has served as Technical Program Chair for four premier conferences and on the Editorial Board of seven top-tier IEEE and ACM journals. His sterling work has resulted in manifold forms of awards and accolades including the IEEE Meritorious Service Award (2001) and Outstanding Service Award (2004). He is a Fellow of the IEEE and was elected a Golden Core Member of the IEEE Computer Society in 2001, in recognition of his contributions.
For his praiseworthy commitment to excellence in innovative and impactful research, IIT Madras and its alumni are proud to bestow this award upon Prof. Anand Raghunathan.