Narayanan to receive Professional Progress in Engineering Award

Dr. Krishna Narayanan will receive the 2014 Professional Progress in Engineering Award from the College of Engineering at Iowa State University on April 10. The award was created to recognize outstanding professional progress, personal development and distinguished community service by Iowa State engineering alumni under the age of 46.

Narayanan received his M.S. from Iowa State in 1994. He currently is a professor of electrical and computer engineering at Texas A&M University and serves as the department’s director of graduate studies.

His research interests are in information theory, coding theory and signal processing with applications to wireless networks and data storage. He has authored more than 110 peer-reviewed papers.

He says he is passionate about teaching and is particularly interested in using technology to personalize the educational experience of students. He also has taught graduate and undergraduate level courses on digital communications, signals and systems; both basic and advanced channel coding; information theory and wireless communications.

Narayanan has been recognized with a variety of awards for both his teaching and research, including the 2012 Texas A&M Association of Former Students college level teaching award, the 2009 Halliburton professorship, the 2006 Best Paper Award from the data storage technical committee within the IEEE communications society, the 2002 Outstanding Professor Award from the electrical and computer engineering department at Texas A&M, the 2001 Outstanding Young Faculty Award from the College of Engineering at Texas A&M and the 2001 National Science Foundation CAREER award.