Dr. Paulraj has been a technical innovator his entire career. While he is currently a Stanford Professor Emeritus of Engineering, co-inventor of 79 patents, and author of more than 400 research papers and two text books, he is most well-known for pioneering Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) technology. MIMO has revolutionized broadband wireless internet access for billions of people worldwide as it is the essential foundation for 4G, 5G, and future broadband wireless communications.
Dr. Arogyaswami Paulraj has won over a dozen awards, notably the National Inventors Hall of Fame (USPTO), Marconi Prize and Fellowship, 2014 and the IEEE Alexander Graham Bell Medal, 2011. He is a fellow of eight scientific / engineering national academies including the US, China, India and Sweden. He is a fellow of IEEE and AAAS.
In 1999, Paulraj founded Iospan Wireless Inc. – which developed and established MIMO-OFDMA wireless as the core 4G technology. Iospan was acquired in by Intel Corporation in 2003. In 2004, he co-founded Beceem Communications Inc. The company became the market leader in 4G-WiMAX semiconductor and was acquired by Broadcom Corp. in 2010. In 2014 he founded Rasa Networks to develop Machine Learning tools for WiFi Networks. The company was acquired HPE in 2016.
During his 30 years in the Indian (Navy) (1961-1991), he founded three national level laboratories in India and headed one of India’s most successful military R&D projects – APSOH sonar. He received over a dozen awards (many at the national level) in India including the Padma Bhushan, Ati Vishist Seva Medal and the VASVIK Medal.
You can read more about Dr. Arogyaswami Paulraj bio, teachings, and publications at Stanford’s website.