Ashok Jhunjhunwala

Professor
ESB 331B
Department of Electrical Engineering
IIT Madras, Chennai 600036
Telephone(s) : 4408
Email : ashok[at]ee.iitm.ac.in
Personal web: click here

Publications

Publications in Refereed Indian Journals:

  1. Ashok Jhunjhunwala, "Drivers of Telecom in India", IETE Technical Review, Vol.20, No.4, July-August 2003, pp 279-287

  2. Ashok Jhunjhunwala, "Challenges in Rural Connectivity for India", ASCI Journal of Management, Vol 31(1&2); March 2002

  3. Ashok Jhunjhunwala, Devendra Jalihal and K. Giridhar, "Wireless in Local Loop - Some Fundamentals", Journal of IETE, Vol 46, No 6, November-December 2000

  4. Ashok Jhunjhunwala, "Enhancing throughput of existing Railway Networks using Information and Communication Technology (ICT)", National Connectivity Vision : Surface Transportation and Communication, 20th January 2001

  5. Ashok Jhunjhunwala, "Looking Beyond NTP ’99" Journal of Bitcom India, Vol.I, No.1, January 2000, New Delhi
     

Publications in Refereed Foreign Journals:

  1. Ashok Jhunjhunwala, P. R. Goundan, "Evaluation of Relative Merits / Demerits of different Signalling schemes used at a Railway Station for an approaching train in Indian Railways today", IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, 1999

  2. Ashok Jhunjhunwala, Bhaskar Ramamurthi, "The Role of Technology in Telecom Expansion in India", IEEE Communication Magazine, 0163-6804/98, November 1998

  3. Ranjani Parthasarathi and Ashok Jhunjhunwala, "Multiple-Precision Square-Root using the Straight Square-Root Algorithm", Journal of Systems Architecture, Vol.44, 1997, pp 143-158

  4. Ranjani Parthasarathi and Ashok Jhunjhunwala, "Design Tool for Symbolic Substitution" Optical Engineering, Vol.35, No.11, November, 1996, pp 3313-3322

  5. Ranjani Parthasarathi and Ashok Jhunjhunwala, "Techniques for Efficient Implementations of Symbolic Substitution using one of may Coding", Optical Engineering, Vol.35, No.10, October, 1996, pp 2830-2837.

 
Awards

  1. Recipient of the 1st Prof. S. N. Mitra Memorial Award, IETE, 1995

  2. Awarded Finalist Best of the Show for NovaSwitch 2400 Ex, InterOp + Networld'96, Las Vegas, USA

  3. Awarded the Prize and Trophy for the Best Product on Fibre Optics Educator Kit at Elecrama 1996, Bangalore

  4. Awarded Dr. Vikram Sarabhai Research Award for the year 1997 towards the contributions and achievements in the field of Electronics, Informatics, Telematics & Automation

  5. Awarded For the Sake of Honour Award by Rotary Club of Madras Central for the year 1998-99 towards the achievements in the field of Electronics, Telecommunications

  6. Awarded Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award for outstanding contributions in the field of Engineering Sciences for the year 1998

  7. Awarded Distinguished Alumnus by IIT Kanpur, September 1999

  8. Awarded Millennium Medal by CSIR during Indian Science Congress held in January 2000 at Pune

  9. Awarded for Dr. P. Sheel Memorial Lecture for the year 2001 by The National Academy of Sciences, India

  10. Received Rajasthan Shree Award from Rajasthani Association Tamilnadu, August 2001

  11. Received Silicon Indian Leadership Award for "Academic of the year 2001", California

  12. Awarded Padma Shri Award 2002 for distinguished service in science and engineering, telecommunications

  13. Awarded H. K. Firodia Award for excellence in Science & Technology for the year 2002

  14. Awarded Dataquest IT Pathbreaker Award for the year 2003 on 19th December 2003 at New Delhi

  15. Awarded the Outstanding Academician Award 2003 Instituted by Sarsawathi Ammal Educational Trust at Arunai Engineering College, Thiruvannamalai on 26th December 2003

  16. Awarded the "Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry" (FICCI) Award for the year 2002-03 for the significant work in the category of "Outstanding Contribution to Knowledge Based Industries" by the Hon'ble President of India, Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam at FICCI's 76th Annual General Meeting, New Delhi on 7th January 2004

    Fellowships:

  17. Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering, India since 1994

  18. Fellow of Indian National Science Academy (INSA), New Delhi since 1999

  19. Fellow of The National Academy of Science, Allahabad since 1999

  20. Governor, International Council for Computer Communication Inc., (ICCC), 1999 - 2005

Number of Text Books / Monographs Authored or Co-authored:

  1. Name of Author: Ashok Jhunjhunwala
    Title of Text Book / Monograph: Fibre Optic Educator User Manual
    Publishing Company: Comptec Electronics Pvt. Ltd., Madras
    Year of Publication: 1988

  2. Name of Author: Ashok Jhunjhunwala
    Title of Text Book / Monograph: Indian Mathematics – An Introduction
    Publishing Company: Wiley Eastern
    Year of Publication: 1993

  3. Name of Author: Ashok Jhunjhunwala
    Title of Text Book / Monograph: Chapter on "Indian Telecom & Internet Tangle – What is the Way Out?", in Emerging Communication Technologies And Society, p.nos.29-42, Edited by N.Balakrishnan of INSA
    Publishing Company: Narosa Publishing House, New Delhi
    Year of Publication: 1999

  4. Name of Author: Ashok Jhunjhunwala
    Title of Text Book / Monograph: Towards Enabling India through Telecom and Internet Connections, New Millennium Lectures : Celeberation of Science, CSIR, pp. 81 – 108, 2000
    Publishing Company: National Institute of Science Communications, New Delhi
    Year of Publication: 2000

  5. Name of Author: Ashok Jhunjhunwala
    Title of Text Book / Monograph: Towards Enabling India through Telecom and Internet Connections
    Publishing Company: New Millennium Lectures : Celeberation of Science, CSIR, pp. 81 – 108
    Year of Publication: 2000

  6. Name of Author: Ashok Jhunjhunwala
    Title of Text Book / Monograph: "Looking Beyond NTP'99", page No.210, India Infrastructure report 2001 by IDFC, IIM and IIT Kanpur
    Publishing Company: IDFC, Chennai
    Year of Publication: 2001

  7. Name of Author: Ashok Jhunjhunwala
    Title of Text Book / Monograph: Telecommunications Reform in India "Strategies for Rapid Telecommunications and Internet Growth"
    Publishing Company: Greenwood Publishing Group, Inc. USA
    Year of Publication: 2002

  8. Name of Author: Ashok Jhunjhunwala
    Title of Text Book / Monograph: Taking Internet Connections to Rural India
    Publishing Company: Book titled Technology Enabled Flexible Education & Development
    Year of Publication: 2002

Number of Text Books / Monographs Edited:

  1. Special issue on Telematics for Journal of IETE, Vol.39, No.5, March-April, 1993

  2. Special issue of Journal of Scientific & Industrial Research, January, 1995

  3. Special Issue of the IETE Journal of Research on Wireless Technologies, 2001

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Areas of interest

  • Optical Communications
  • Computer networks
  • Wireless Comunication

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Education

  • Ph.D. From: University of Maine, USA

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