P.Vijay Kumar received the B.Tech. and M.Tech. degrees from IIT Kharagpur and
IIT Kanpur and the Ph.D. Degree from the University of Southern California (USC), Los
Angeles, in 1983, all in Electrical Engineering. From 1983-2003, he was on the faculty
of the EE-Systems Department of USC. He is currently an Adjunct Research Professor
at USC. Since 2003, he has been with the ECE Department of IISc, where he is currently
the holder of the Tata Chem Chair as well as the Chairman of the ECE Department. He
is also an associate faculty member of the CSA department. He was an Associate Editor
for Coding Theory for the IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, 1993-1996.
A 2008 paper received the DCOSS 2008 best paper award (algorithmic track). In 1994,
he received the USC School-of-Engineering Senior Research Award for contributions to
coding theory. He is a co-recipient of the IEEE Information Theory Society 1995 Prize
Paper Award and a Fellow of the IEEE.