Awarded 2023 Marconi Award to MIT Professor of Indian Origin
Indian-American professor Hari Balakrishnan has been awarded the 2023 Marconi Award for fundamental discoveries in wired and wireless networks, mobile sensing and distributed systems.
Image Source: AP
Indian-American professor Hari Balakrishnan has been awarded the 2023 Marconi Award for fundamental discoveries in wired and wireless networking, mobile sensing and distributed systems। Balakrishnan is a Fujitsu professor in MIT’s Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science ( EECS ) and a principal investigator at the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory ( CSEL)। Wint Serf, president of the Marconi Society and a 1998 Marconi Fellow, said in a statement from MIT News, “Hari’s unique contribution has shaped research and discovery in many fields, Has saved lives and enabled users to gain a better experience with network-based services।” Serf stated, “His focus on scientific excellence, which produces a largely positive impact, with his human contribution, Makes him an ideal choice for the Marconi Award”
Who is Professor Balakrishnan?
Marconi Award, widely considered to be the top honour in the field of communication technology, annually ‘Innovators are given who have contributed significantly in increasing digital inclusivity through the advancement of information and communication technology।’ Balakrishnan’s research has focused on improving the reliability, performance and efficiency of computer systems with special emphasis on networking, mobile computing, and distributed systems। Currently, his research is networking for mobile devices equipped with sensors connected to edge and cloud services, Focuses on sensing and perception and designing architectures for systems with more Resilient networks। His research in networking has led to better communication protocols for mobile devices communicating over the Internet, Such as the technologies they have developed to understand and improve the performance of data transport on wireless networks.
Professor in Computer Science Department
Between 1999 and 2004, Balakrishnan used an indoor location system, using a different approach to estimating distances using ultrasonic and radio signals, Led the development of cricket। Balakrishnan received his PhD in 1998 from the University of California in Berkeley’s Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, which named him a distinguished alumnus in 2021। He received his B in 1993 from the Indian Institute of Technology in Madras. Tech did as well। He was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2015 and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2017.