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Mangalore: Dr Radhakrishna Sampigethaya gets Engineer of the Year Award in US

Mangalore: Dr Radhakrishna Sampigethaya gets Engineer of the Year Award in US

Daijiworld Media Network - Mangalore

Mangalore, Nov 23: Dr Radhakrishna Sampigethaya, an Associate Technical Fellow at The Boeing Company, USA, has been awarded the Engineer of the Year Award 2013 and Corporate Engineering Excellence Award by the American Society of Engineers of Indian Origin (ASEI). The award was given to him in the 28th Annual National Convention held recently in Maryland, USA.

He was given the award in recognition of his engineering excellence and assorted contributions in the field of aviation cyber security, transportation cyber physical systems and vehicular network security. The society also recognized his excellence in technical education, professional experience and leadership in various technical society including AIAA, IEEE and SAE.

Dr Radhkrishna who is currently working on aviation cyber security transportation cyber-physical systems (CPS) and the NextGen at the Boeing Research & Technology division, is the son of Dr G R Sampigethaya (an aneasiothologist at KMC Mangalore) and Geeta Sampigethaya. He had his early education at St Aloysius School and College, Mangalore. He went on to do his BS in Electrical Engineering from Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal.

Even from his college days he showed an inclination toward research and as a step towards that, he did his MS in Electrical Engineering from University of Washington. He followed it up with PhD from Network Security Lab at the University of Washington on the subject Privacy of Emerging Distributed Network Applications under the guidance of Prof Radha Poovendran.

His major research was on transportation cyber-physical systems, security and performance assurance of networked vehicles and intelligent transportation systems, aerospace security, e-enabled aircraft security, security and privacy of aircraft embedded system and air traffic control system, UAV security, space information system security and smart grid security.

He has over 43 research publications to his credit, including two recognized with Best Paper of Session awards at the 2010 and 2012 AIAA/IEEE DASC. He has delivered over five keynotes and a plenary talk on aviation CPS and cyber-physical security. He holds one US patent, and has filed over twelve US patent applications.

Dr Sampigethaya is a member of the AIAA, IEEE, NCOIC (Aviation IPT and Cyber Security IPT), and SAE. He is the founding chair for the SAE aviation cyber security technical committee since 2009. He was a program committee member for the first NITRD workshop on Transportation CPS workshop (2008), co-author of the first transportation CPS community report (2009), and co-organizer of the second Army Research Office CPS security workshop (2009). He co-edited the Proceedings of the IEEE special issue on CPS that appeared in Jan. 2012. He is co-author for the upcoming community report sponsored by NSF on Cloud Computing for CPS and is also co-organizing a 2013 AFRL workshop on cyber-physical systems/SCADA security (in HANSCOM AFB).

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  • purander k raaya, mangalore

    Tue, Nov 26 2013

    hey radha hats off u man ..dude you did it man
    v r all proud of you...hope u will serve our country too... jai ho...

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  • Kareem Kalmata, Bandiyod/Riyadh

    Sun, Nov 24 2013

    Congratulations !!
    Dr. Radhakrsihna

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  • Nayeem Khan, Managalore

    Sat, Nov 23 2013

    Mr.Radhakrishna, Many Congratulations
    Keep doing your research and Development its a great honour to Mangalorens and Indians....Wish you all the Best.

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  • Navin, Kundapur

    Sat, Nov 23 2013

    Congratulations - Great talent – we wish you excellent future…

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  • Neethu, Mangalore

    Sat, Nov 23 2013

    We are proud of you!!!Well Done!!

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    Sat, Nov 23 2013

    Congrats Dr. Radhakrishna, this award is a feather in one's cap but this is not an ordinary cap. and these kind of people should also come forward to serve their home country and if not there is no point in referring him to be an Indian American.

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