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  AWARDS & HONORS
  1. ISI Highly-Cited Author
    On the ISI Web of Knowledge’s list of Highly Cited Researchers: “ISIHighlyCited.com highlights the top 250 preeminent individual researchers worldwide in each of 21 subject categories who have demonstrated great influence in their field as measured by citations to their work.”  (ISI Publication Number: A0060-2006-V).
  2.  IEEE Fellow, since 2002.
    for contributions to the theory of error-correcting codes and low correlation sequence design
  3.  Member, IEEE Fellow Committee (2004-2009)
    (responsible for the evaluation of IEEE-Fellow nominations of members of the IEEE Information Theory Society).
  4.  ISIT 2015 TPC Co-Chair
    Invited to be a TPC Co-Chair of the prestigious IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, to be held in Hong Kong, June 2015, invitation accepted(and the bid to host ISIT 2015 in Hong Kong was successful).
  5.  IISc Colloquium Speaker
    P. Vijay Kumar, “Low-Correlation Sequences for CDMA,” invited Indian Institute of Science Colloquium, delivered October 7, 2008.
  6.  Best Paper Award (DCOSS 2008)
    N . E. Venkatesan, T. Agarwal and P. V. Kumar “On the average case communication complexity for detection in sensor networks,” presented at the 4th IEEE International Conf. on Distributed Computing in Sensor Systems (DCOSS ’08), Santorini Island, Greece, June 11 - 14, 2008. Best Paper Award (Algorithmic Track).
  7.  Prize Paper Award (1995) from the IEEE Information Theory Society
    A. R. Hammons, Jr., P. Vijay Kumar, A. R. Calderbank, N. J. A. Sloane and P. Sol`e, “The Z4-Linearity of Kerdock, Preparata, Goethals and Related Codes,” IEEE Trans. Inform. Theory, vol. IT-40, pp. 301-319, March 1994.
    This paper solved a long-standing mystery in coding theory and was reported widely in the media.
  8.  Incorporation into 3G Standards:
    The collection of signature sequences for CDMA introduced in the paper
    P. V . Kumar, T. Helleseth and A. R. Calderbank, A. R. Hammons, Jr., “Large Families of Quaternary Sequences with Low Correlation,” IEEE Trans. Inform. Theory, March 1996.
  9.  Y. C. Cheng Engineering Fellowship, University of Hong Kong (2009-2010)
    “The Fellowship is awarded each year to a distinguished scholar in Engineering to enable the scholar to visit the Faculty of Engineering, University of Hong King for a period of one to three weeks for the purpose of delivering a distinguished lecture and interacting with staff at the Faculty.” Visited in Sep. 2010, delivered a lecture and interacted with faculty/students.
  10. EPFL Visiting Professorship:
    Invited to participate as Visiting Professor at the Centre Interfacultaire Bernoulli (CIB) at the Ecole Polytechnique F´ed´erale de lausanne (EPFL) during their semester on “Combinatorial, Algebraic and Algorithmic Aspects of Coding Theory” for the period Sep. 4-18, 2011 (was not able to attend as visa did not arrive in time).
  11. On the Editorial Advisory Board since inception in 2010 of the Central European Journal of Computer
    Science (CEJCS), co-published by Versita and Springer.
  12. Invited Chapter
    T. Helleseth and P. V. Kumar, “Pseudonoise Sequences,’ invited chapter for the third edition of The Mobile Communications Handbook to be published in 2012 (CRC Press).
  13.  WISARD 2010 Best Paper/Demo Award
    Member of the “Smart Detect WSN Team” that won the best paper/best demo award for the demonstration of a small-scale wireless sensor network set up to carry our intrusion detection at the Fourth Annual Workshop on Wireless Systems: Advanced Research and Development (WISARD 2010), 5-9, January, Bangalore.
  14. National Science Foundation Workshop Speaker
    Invited speaker at the US NSF Workshop: Bridging the Gap between Wireless Networking Technologies and Advances at the Physical Layer, August 27, 2007.
  15.  USC-School-of-Engineering Senior Research Award
    This award given in May 1994 by the School of Engineering at USC, was for “seminal contributions to coding theory” is now part of the 3rd generation WCDMA cellular telephone standard.
  16. Associate Editor
    Associate Editor for Coding Theory for the IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, 1993-1996.
     
 
   

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