Prof.Surendra Prasad is an Indian communications engineer, a former director and an Usha chair professor of the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. He is also an emeritus professor of Bharti School of Telecommunication Technology And Management, a joint venture of IIT Delhi and is known for developing new techniques, algorithms and hardware in signal processing. He is an elected fellow of all the three major Indian science academies viz. Indian Academy of Sciences, Indian National Science Academy and the National Academy of Sciences, India. As well as the Indian National Academy of Engineering. The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, the apex agency of the Government of India for scientific research, awarded him the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for Science and Technology, one of the highest Indian science awards for his contributions to Engineering Sciences in 1988.
Awards and honors
Prasad received Vikram Sarabhai Research Award in 1987 and the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research awarded him the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize, one of the highest Indian science awards in 1988. Six years later, he was selected for the 1994 Om Prakash Bhasin Award and the VASVIK Industrial Research Award reached him in 2006. The year 2007 brought him two awards; Systems Society of India awarded him the Rajkumar Varshney Award for lifetime achievement in systems theory and his alma mater, Indian Institute of Kharagpur chose him for the Distinguished Alumnus Award. Besides, he became a graduand of Loughborough University when he received the degree of Doctor of Technology (honoris causa) in July 2007.He was elected as a fellow by the Indian National Science Academy in 1994 and the Indian Academy of Sciences followed suit in 1997. He became an elected fellow of the National Academy of Sciences, India in 2009. He is also a fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering. The award orations delivered by him include 2010 Kariamanikkam Srinivasa Krishnan Memorial Lecture of the Indian National Science Academy.