Professor Bhaskar Krishnamachari has agreed to serve as Associate Chair of Ming Hsieh EE-Systems starting January 1, 2013, for an expected term of two and a half years. Professor Krishnamachari will replace Professor Antonio Ortega, who has served as Associate Chair from 2004 through 2007, and again from June 2009 through the present.
The Associate Chair works closely with the EE student services staff, and administers Ph.D. programs, including admission, advisement, teaching assistants, fellowships, scholarships and other financial aid, and assists the Chair with faculty teaching assignments, and student recruiting, retention and recognition events.
Bhaskar Krishnamachari is a Ming Hsieh Faculty Fellow and Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering. He completed his Ph.D. from Cornell University and joined USC in 2002. His research and teaching activities are focused on the design and analysis of next generation wireless networks. He has co-authored many papers on the topic (including best papers at Mobicom and IPSN) and a textbook titled Networking Wireless Sensors published by Cambridge University Press. In 2011 he was included in the TR-35, Technology Review magazine’s annual list of 35 top innovators under the age of 35. He has previously received the NSF CAREER award, the ASEE Terman Award, and the USC-Mellon Award for mentoring graduate students.
"I welcome Bhaskar Krishnamachari to his new appointment as Associate Chair, and express my gratitude to Antonio Ortega, who has served with great distinction for many years in this position," said Sandeep Gupta, Systems Chair of Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering.