Dr Arogyaswami Joseph Paulraj

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Dr Arogyaswami Joseph Paulraj is a stalwart in the field of

multiple-antenna communications. At the Stanford University in the 1990s, he

began ground-breaking work that helped shape worldwide research and development

in MIMO (multiple input, multiple output) technology. The work earned him the

title of Father of MIMO Smart Antennas. The technology has since been adopted in

several worldwide standards for wireless technologies including WiFi, WiMAX, 3G

and 3.5G.


Prior to this, Dr Paulraj served in the Indian Navy as chief

scientist of the Central Research Lab of Bharat Electronics and director of both

the Center for the Development of Advanced Computing (CDAC) and the Center for

Artificial Intelligence and Robotics (CAIR). Here his research was focused on

modernization of communication antennas.

Dr Paulraj is also an advising faculty member at the Stanford

Center for Position, Navigation and Time that is working on advancing the GPS to

enhance resolution and reliability in location information. He has currently

taken the reins of Beceem Communications Inc, as the CTO.

Dr Paulraj was awarded Technical Achievement Award from the Signal Processing

Society of the IEEE in 2003. He is author of about 300 research publications and

holds 23 patents.