IIT Delhi honours Indian American alumni

India’s premier institutions, the IITs, are known for their remarkable services in producing world-class talents in the field of STEM.

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(L to R) Ashutosh Sabharwal, Arti Gupta, Ayush Jain and Gurtej S Sandhu. /

Indian Institute Technology (IIT), Delhi honoured i Professors Ashutosh Sabharwal, Arti Gupta, Ayush Jain and tech professional Gurtej S Sandhu at the 54th Convocation ceremony with the 2023 Alumni Awards. Sabharwal, Arti Gupta and Sandhu were conferred the Distinguished Alumni Award and Jain was awarded with Graduates of Last Decades (Gold) Award.

Sabharwal, the Ernest Dell Butcher Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and department chair at Rice University, Houston currently works in two research areas. His first area of research is wireless, where his research spans fundamental theory and experimental systems. His second area of research focuses on health, at the intersection of engineering, behavioral sciences and medicine, his profile reads. He received his B.Tech from IIT - Delhi, and his master’s and Ph.D. degrees from the Ohio State University.

Dr. Gupta is an academician at the Computer Science Department at Princeton University, New Jersey. Before joining Princeton, she worked at NEC Labs America where she led a team in investigating new techniques for formal verification of software and hardware systems, contributing both to their foundations and to successful industrial deployment. She received her PhD in computer science from Carnegie Mellon University after earning a bachelor’s in electrical engineering from IIT Delhi. 

A technology expert, Sandhu is a senior fellow and vice president at Micron Technology. In his current role, he is responsible for the firm's end-to-end (Si-to-Package) R&D technology roadmaps. At Micron, he is leading several internal project teams worldwide and managing interactions with research consortia around the world. He holds over 1,300 U.S. patents and is recognized as one of the top inventors in the world. A Fellow of IEEE, he is also the recipient of  the IEEE Andrew S. Grove Award.

Jain is an assistant professor at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Before that, he was a postdoctoral fellow at NTT Research Inc. in Silicon Valley. As a researcher, he is interested in theoretical and applied cryptography, and its connections with related areas of theoretical computer science.  


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