Dr. Ashok Jhunjhunwala is Professor of the Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT, Chennai, India. He holds a B.Tech degree from IIT, Kanpur, and MS and Ph.D degrees from the University of Maine.
Prof. Jhunjhunwala leads the Telecommunications and Computer Networks group (TeNeT) at IIT Chennai that works closely with industry for the development of Telecommunications and Computer Network Systems.
Prof. Ashok Jhunjhunwala is the recipient of the Padma Shri in the year 2002 and many more prestigious awards including Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award, Dr. Vikram Sarabhai Research Award, Millennium Medal at Indian Science Congress to name a few. He is a Fellow of INAE, IAS, INSA and NAS.
Prof. Jhunjhunwala is a Director in the Board of SBI and board member of several companies in India, including TTML, BEL, Polaris, 3i Infotech, Sasken, Tejas, NRDC, and IDRBT. He is also a member of Prime Minister’s Scientific Advisory Committee.