Pramod K. Varshney
was born in Allahabad, India, on July 1, 1952. He received the B.S. degree
in electrical engineering and computer science (with highest honors), and
the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of
Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1972, 1974, and 1976 respectively.
During 1972-76, he held teaching and research
assistantships at the University of Illinois. Since 1976 he has been with
Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY where he is currently a Distinguished
Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and the Director
of CASE: Center for Advanced Systems and Engineering. He served as the
Associate Chair of the department during 1993-96. He is also an Adjunct
Professor of Radiology at Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY. His
current research interests are in distributed sensor networks and data
fusion, detection and estimation theory, wireless communications, physical
layer security, image processing, and radar. He has published extensively.
He is the author of Distributed Detection and Data Fusion, published by
Springer-Verlag in 1997.
While at the University of Illinois, Dr. Varshney was a
James Scholar, a Bronze Tablet Senior, and a Fellow. He is a member of Tau
Beta Pi and is the recipient of the 1981 ASEE Dow Outstanding Young Faculty
Award. He was elected to the grade of Fellow of the IEEE in 1997 for his
contributions in the area of distributed detection and data fusion. In
2000, he received the Third Millennium Medal from the IEEE and Chancellorís
Citation for exceptional academic achievement at Syracuse University. He is
the recipient of the IEEE 2012 Judith A. Resnik Award. He received an
honorary doctor of Engineering degree from Drexel University in 2014. He is
on the editorial boards of Journal on Advances in Information Fusion and
IEEE SP Magazine. He was the President of International Society of
Information Fusion during 2001.