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P. Vijay Kumar

P. Vijay Kumar, Ph.D. - Adjunct Professor
Research Interests:

Codes for distributed storage; distributed function computation; distributed detection and localization in sensor networks.
Biographical Information:

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. Since 2009, he has been an Adjunct Professor in the department of Electrical Engineering at USC.

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.

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.

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