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.