P. Vijay Kumar obtained his B.Tech and M.Tech degrees from IIT Kharagpur
and Kanpur respectively and his Ph.D. from the University of Southern
California (USC). Between 1983-2003, he was a full-time faculty in the EE
department of USC. Since 2003, he has been a Professor in the ECE
department of the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore, where he is
currently department Chairman and Tata Chem Chaired Professor of IISc.
A pseudorandom sequence family designed in a 1996 paper co-authored by him,
is part of the 3G WCDMA cellular standard. In 1994, he received the USC
School-of-Engineering Senior Research Award for contributions to coding
theory. He received the 1995 IEEE Information Theory Society's Prize Paper
Award, a best paper award at the 4th IEEE International Conference on
Distributed Computing in Sensor Systems (DCOSS 2008) and the 2011/2012 IEEE
Data Storage Best Paper Award.
He became an IEEE Fellow in 2002, an ISI Highly-Cited Author in 2006, is
currently a member of the Board of Governors of the IEEE Information Theory
Society and will deliver a plenary talk at the 2014 IEEE International
Symposium on Information Theory. He is a Fellow of the Indian National
Academy of Engineering and will receive the Prof. Rustum Choksi Award for
Excellence in Research in Engineering in 2013 at IISc.