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ASB hosts interaction with Silicon Valley legend Dr Thomas Kailath

Dr.Thomas Kailath (Jan, 2014): Dr Thomas Kailath, Professor Emeritus at Stanford University and legendary mentor whose lab has seeded a number of successful startup companies in the Silicon Valley, will discuss innovations in electrical engineering at an interactive session hosted by the Asian School of Business (ASB).

A recipient of the Padma Bhushan in 2009, India-born Dr Kailath is a scientist/engineer who has made significant contributions to multiple fields, including information theory, electronic communications, linear systems, statistical signal processing, VLSI systems, semiconductors, probability theory, mathematical statistics and linear algebra.

His research during the 1960s led to prize-winning papers on an algorithm for exploiting the availability of noiseless feedback and new techniques in signal-detection theory. Under his stewardship in the 1970s, Stanford’s Information Systems Laboratory rose to become a world-leading centre for communications, control and signal processing research.

The textbooks on linear systems he authored are among the most referenced works in the field and he is ranked among the Institute for Scientific Information’s (ISI) ‘highly cited researchers’ – scientists whose publications are most often cited in academic journals.

The interactive session with Dr Kailath is at the ASB campus in Technocity, Pallippuram, from 11am to 12 noon on Friday, January 17. It is expected to attract engineers, researchers and students from around the city. It will be preceded by a conversation with Mr. G. Vijaya Raghavan , Member, Kerala State Planning Board and Member Secretary, Board of Governors, ASB.

In his career spanning several decades, Dr Kailath has guided nearly a hundred doctoral and post-doctoral students many of whom are enjoying brilliant careers in the academia and industry. There are around 20 companies founded by his former students, Dr Kailath himself has joined them in four of these ventures.

A fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers since 1970, Dr Kailath was awarded the IEEE Medal of Honour in 2007. He was inducted into the Silicon Valley Engineering Hall of Fame in 2006.

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