Chaitali Chakrabarty receives the Distinguished Alumnus award from her alma mater, the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur at the 64th Convocation of the Institute on July 20.

Chaitali Chakrabarti receives the Distinguished Alumnus award from her alma mater, the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur at the 64th Convocation of the Institute on July 20. Photo courtesy of Chaitali Chakrabarti

Chaitali Chakrabarti, an ASU professor of electrical engineering, earned the 2018 Distinguished Alumnus Award from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur. The Distinguished Alumnus Award, the highest honor from IIT Kharagpur, recognizes Chakrabarti as an acclaimed scientist, teacher and mentor.

Chakrabarti’s research is in the areas of VLSI architectures for signal processing and communications, algorithm-architecture codesign and low-power embedded system design. Her work has had great impact on the VLSI signal processing and computer architecture communities. She is a recipient of the 2013 Distinguished Alumni Award from the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Maryland, College Park. She is also a Fellow of the IEEE.

Chakrabarti currently serves as associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on Multi-scale Computing Systems, the Journal of VLSI Signal Processing Systems and is on the Senior Editorial Board of IEEE Journal on Emerging and Selected Topics in Circuits and Systems. In the past she has served as associate editor of IEEE Transaction on Signal Processing, IEEE Transactions on VLSI Systems and chair of Technical Committee on Design and Implementation of Signal Processing Systems for the IEEE Signal Processing Society. Collectively, she has published articles in more than 260 research publications and received six Best Paper awards.

In addition to her last 28 years of research and teaching at ASU, the Fulton Schools has presented Chakrabarti with the Top 5% Teaching award in 2012, 2014 and 2018, and the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering Exemplar Faculty Award in 2014 and 2015. Chakrabarti is also an associate director of the Center for Wireless Information Systems and Computational Architecture.

Chakrabarti was honored for her accomplishments during the 64th Convocation of the Institute on Friday, July 20. Aditi Chattopadhyay, an ASU Regents’ Professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, received the 2013 Distinguished Alumnus Award from IIT Kharagpur. 

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