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Appointment of Professor Krishnamachari to Ming Hsieh Faculty Fellow in Electrical Engineering

September 25, 2009 —

Bhaskar Krishnamachari has been appointed as the inaugural Ming Hsieh Faculty Fellow in Electrical Engineering, effective August 16, 2009. The appointment recognizes Bhaskar’s exceptional distinction and promise as an Associate Professor in Electrical Engineering. The Ming Hsieh Faculty Fellow in Electrical Engineering is an honor awarded to a faculty member at the rank of Associate Professor in Electrical Engineering. As is the process in all such honors, the appointment was recommended by an appropriate faculty committee and was approved by the Provost.

Bhaskar Krishnamachari is an Associate Professor in the Ming Hsieh Electrical Engineering department, with a joint appointment in the department of Computer Science. He obtained his B.E. from The Cooper Union (1998), and his M.S. (1999) and Ph.D. (2002) from Cornell University, all in Electrical Engineering. His research area is the design and analysis of protocols for next generation wireless networks, particularly wireless sensor networks. He has co-authored more than 100 papers, and is the author of a book titled "Networking Wireless Sensors", published by Cambridge University Press. He serves as an editor for several journals including the IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing and the ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks. He has received many awards including the NSF CAREER award (2005), best papers awards at IPSN (2004) and MSWiM (2006) conferences, an outstanding junior faculty research award from USC VSoE (2005), and a USC-Mellon award for mentoring graduate students (2008). He held the Philip and Cayley MacDonald Early Career Endowed Chair at USC from 2005-2008.