Prof. Ashok Jhunjhunwala is a Professor of the Department of Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai, India and was department Chair till recently. He got his B. Tech degree from IIT, Kanpur, and his M.S. and Ph.D degrees from the University of Maine. From 1979 to 1981, he was with Washington State University as Assistant Professor. Since 1981, he has been teaching at IIT, Madras.
Prof. Jhunjhunwala leads the Telecommunications and Computer Networks group (TeNeT) at IIT Madras. This group is closely working with industry in the development of a number of Telecommunications and Computer Network Systems. TeNeT group has incubated a number of technology companies which work in partnership with TeNeT group to develop world class Telecom and Banking products for Rural Markets.
Prof. Jhunjhunwala has received following Awards and Recognition:
Prof. Jhunjhunwala is also a Board member of several companies in India including Tata Communications Ltd., Polaris Consulting & Services Ltd., Sasken Communication Technologies Ltd., Tejas Networks Ltd. and Intellect Design Arena Ltd.
His research interests include Telecommunications and Wireless Systems and Technologies for Rural Areas.