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Professor K.K. Aggarwal
Prof. K.K. Aggarwal obtained his Engineering Degree from Punjab University and his Masters Degree from Kurukshetra University, securing First position in both. Later he did his Ph.D. in Reliability Evaluation and Optimization, also from Kurukshetra University. In 1975, he rose to the level of Professor at an age of 27½ years, and is considered the youngest person in the world to have achieved this level. Currently, he serves on the Board of Governors, I.I.T. Patna, a member of the UPSC Committee on restructuring I.A.S. (Preliminary) examination, also a member of the HRD Task Force on Faculty Availability in Higher Education Institutions and Performance Appraisal of Teachers. After having served at NIT, Kurukshetra, Prof. Aggarwal was appointed Pro Vice-Chancellor, Guru Jambheshwar University (Technical University of Haryana), Hisar for a period of three years, and then in 1998 appointed as Founder Vice Chancellor of GGS Indraprastha University, Delhi. He continued on this position up to 30 November, 2008.

He has been President of the Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (IETE) for the period 2002-2004. During this period, this Institution witnessed an unprecedented growth and made a remarkable impact on society in general & IT professionals in particular. He also served as Sectional President (IT & CS Section) in the Indian Science Congress Association. He had been elected as President, Computer Society of India for the period 2007-2008 and re-elected for the year 2008-09. Prof. Aggarwal had also been elected as Vice President of South East Asia Regional Computer Confederation (SEARCC) for 2007-2008 and its President for the years 2008-10.

Prof. Aggarwal has extensively worked in various fields of Electronics and Computer Engineering. He has published 300 papers in reputed journals - more than 130 of these in international journals. He has been invited to deliver lectures in several Universities in India and abroad, such as the University of Berkley, USA; University of Cincinnati, USA; Florida State University, USA; University of Birmingham, UK; Technical University of Germany, etc.

Prof. Aggarwal did not confine his contribution to the academic field alone and has made a very strong impact in the industrial world. He delivered lectures in several industrial organizations and conducted programs for many important industrial houses such as Tata Consultancy Services, BHEL, TVS Electronics, DCM Data Systems, Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute, Electronics Corporation of India, BEL, ISRO, Defense Research Labs, etc. He has been widely consulted by the industry, most notable being his contribution towards the Reliability Analysis for PSLV (Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle). He delivered a talk on Reliable Automotive Electronics for Ford Motors, Detroit, USA and also conducted a full day program for Information Management Resources, Florida USA.

Prof. Aggarwal has written several books and many of his articles have appeared in several books published by IEEE of USA. He has also authored a book on Reliability Engineering which is published by Kluwer Academic, Netherland/USA/UK. His latest book on Software Engineering published in 2001 has already seen several reprints.

Prof. Aggarwal was honoured by the Reliability Society of IEEE, USA for his services as Guest Editor for the special issue on "State of Reliability Effort of the Indian Sub-Continent". He was declared as the Man of Decade, Man of the Century, and finally Man of the Millennium by American Bibliographical Institute, USA. He was conferred the L.C. Verman Award by the Institute of Electronics and Tele-Communication Engineers and he was also awarded the Lifetime Achievement Medal by the India International Friendship Society. International Biographical Centre, England has published his biography in "The First Five Hundred - at the new millennium" published in July 2000. The Broadcast Engineering Society of India honoured him by conferring Honorary Fellowship on him in February, 2001, and the Computer Society of India conferred the Fellowship on him in 2003. All India Conference of Intellectuals conferred Delhi Ratan on him. Prof. Aggarwal has been conferred the "Rajkumar Varshney Award" in Systems theory for the year 2006 by the Systems Society of India for recognition of his excellent contributions towards Reliability Analysis of Engineering Systems. Prof. Aggarwal has been conferred "The Sir Thomas Ward Memorial Award" for his paper entitled Optimizing Handover Performance in Microcellular Systems by The Institution of Engineers.
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