Biography

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Vikram Krishnamurthy received his Ph.D. from the Australian National University in 1992.  His PhD supervisory committee was John Moore (advisor, deceased),  Brian Anderson and Bob Bitmead. Vikram  is currently a professor at the School of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Cornell University. From 2002-2016 he
was a Professor and Canada Research Chair at the University of British Columbia, Canada.

Vikram is a Fellow of IEEE. He served as Distinguished Lecturer for the IEEE Signal Processing Society and Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Journal on Selected Topics in Signal Processing. He served as technical chair of ICASSP 2013 and chair of the IEEE Signal Processing Theory and Methods Technical Committee.

In 2013, he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from KTH
(Royal Institute of Technology), Sweden. He is author of the books Partially Observed Markov Decision Processes and Dynamics of Engineered Artificial Membranes and Biosensors published by Cambridge University Press in 2016 and 2018, respectively. In 2019, he was awarded the Jean Pierre LeCadre award by the International Society of Information Fusion for the best paper in the  International Conference on Information Fusion 2019.

Vikram  has given plenary talks at several conferences including IEEE Control and Decision Conference, International Conference on Information Fusion, GameNets and IEEE Statistical Signal Processing Workshop.


Personal Blurb: I grew up in Bangalore, India. I then did one semester in electrical engineering at IIT Madras. My parents then migrated to New Zealand and I did my undergraduate at University of Auckland where I received the James Gordon Goodfellow memorial award (university medal).

Australian National University (PhD and postdoc). My PhD supervisory committee was John Moore (deceased),  Brian Anderson and Bob Bitmead.

University of Melbourne (1994-2002): Melbourne is one of the nicest cities I have lived in. At Melbourne University I started as a senior lecturer (British term for associate professor), then Reader (British term for a rank between associate and full professor) and then full professor. I served as Deputy head of Department for a couple of years.

University of British Columbia  (2002-2016) where I held the Canada Research Chair professorship. Vancouver is great for 3 months of the year – the remaining 9 months its rains non-stop.

Cornell University (2016-present)  I am a professor of ECE at Cornell University. Cornell is an amazing place.

 

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