Dr. Netravali is regarded as a pioneer
in the field of digital technology and led numerous initiatives
including Bell Labs¡¯ high definition television (HDTV) effort.
He has authored more than 180 technical papers and co-authored
three books. He is frequently sought as a keynote speaker at
major industry forums. He holds more than 75 patents in the
areas of computer networks, human interfaces to machines,
picture processing and digital television.
Dr. Netravali is a
member of Tau Beta Pi and Sigma Xi, a fellow of the Institute of
Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), and AAAS, New
Jersey¡¯s Inventors Hall of Fame, and a member of the United
States National Academy of Engineering. For his technical
achievements, Dr. Netravali has received numerous awards,
including the Alexander Graham Bell Medal (1991), an Emmy for
the HDTV Grand Alliance (1994), the Computers & Communications
Prize, (1997) (NEC, Japan), the IEEE Frederik Philips Award
(2000), the NASSCOM (National Association of Software and
Services Companies in India) Medal (2000), the IEEE Jack S.
Kilby Signal Processing Medal (2001), the Padma Bhushan Award
from the President of India, which is the nation's third highest
civilian honor (2001), the Science and Technology Medal from the
R&D Council of NJ (2001), and the National Medal of Technology
from President Bush (2001).
Dr. Netravali was an
adjunct Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
He has taught graduate courses at City College (N.Y.), Columbia
University and Rutgers University. He has served on the
editorial board of several journals. He serves on the Boards of
Level 3 Communications, and LSI, is an executive consultant to
Accenture, LLP and was a trustee of NJ Institute of Technology.
He is a member of the Indo/U.S. Science and Technology Council,
initiated by former President Clinton and Indian Prime Minister,
Mr. Vajpayee, and the NRI Advisory Committee for
Telecommunications, created by Mr. Mahajan, former Minister of
Communications in India.
Dr. Netravali received B.Tech from
the Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai, India, and master¡¯s
and doctorate degrees from Rice University in Houston, Texas,
all in electrical engineering. He holds honorary doctorates
from the Ecole Polytechnique Federale in Switzerland, Clarkson
University, Osmania University and IIT, Mumbai.
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