Alumnus sets up Chair Professorship in the honour of parents


IIT Kharagpur Alumnus, Prof Vijay K Madisetti (B.Tech./EC/1984), sets up the Prof M A Ramlu and Mrs Saroja Ramlu Institute Chair Professorship Award in honour of his parents.
Prof M A Ramlu was an illustrious Professor of Mining Engineering in IIT Kharagpur and was the founder and first Head of the Department of Mining Engineering when he retired as the Deputy Director & Acting Director of IIT Kharagpur. He was an expert in the area of mines safety, machinery, and open-cast mining. He received his BS in Mining & Metallurgy from the Banaras Hindu University (BHU) and his PhD in Mining Engineering from Germany (Bergakadamie Clausthal). In 2009, Prof. Ramlu was awarded the S. K. Bose Memorial Teaching Excellence Award by the Mining, Geological, and Metallurgical Institute (MGMI) of India.
Prof. Madisetti was recipient of Jagadis Bose National Science Talent Search Scholarship (JBNSTS) and the General Proficiency Prize at IIT Kharagpur. He did Ph.D in EECS at University of California Berkeley in 1989. He joined Georgia Tech in Fall 1989 and is now a Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering. He has been active in the areas of digital signal processing, computer engineering, services science, system-level design methodologies & tools, and software systems, and has been a PI or co-PI in several active research programs in these areas including DARPA's Rapid Prototyping of Application Specific Signal Processors (RASSP), State of Georgia's Yamacraw Initiative, US Army's Federated Sensors Laboratory Program, and US Air Force Electronics Parts Obsolescence Initiative. He has extensive research ties to the industry, and has received an IBM Faculty Award and NSF's Research Initiation Award. Dr. Madisetti has authored, co-authored, or edited, several books, and has been an active consultant to the industry and various research laboratories (including MIT Lincoln Labs and JHU Applied Physics Laboratory), and has founded three companies in the areas of embedded software, military chipsets, and wireless communications. He has supervised the PhD dissertations of over twenty engineers in the areas of DSP, communications, rapid prototyping, and system-level design methodology, of which five have resulted in thesis prizes or paper awards. Dr. Madisetti is currently engaged in two major programs at Georgia Tech. He is the Executive Director of Georgia Tech's explorative initiative in founding a Georgia Tech Campus in India. He is chairing the joint College of Engineering, College of Management, and College of Computing working group in establishing a new interdisciplinary MS/PhD in Integrated Systems Engineering at Georgia Tech.