Electrical Engineering Department
Andrew Thangaraj received his B. Tech in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras in 1998 and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA in 2003.
He was a post-doctoral researcher at the GTL-CNRS Telecom lab at Georgia Tech Lorraine, Metz, France from Aug 2003 till May 2004. Since 2004, he has been a faculty at the Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT Madras, where he is currently a professor.
His research interests are in the broad areas of information theory, error-control coding and information-theoretic aspects of cryptography. From Jan 2012 till Jan 2018, he served as Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Communications. From July 2018, he is an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Information Theory.
From Nov 2011, he has been one of the NPTEL coordinators for IIT Madras. At NPTEL, he has played a key role in the starting of online courses and certification. He is currently a National MOOCs coordinator for NPTEL under the SWAYAM project of the MHRD.
Prof. Andrew is also one of the coordinators for the IIT Madras Online BSc Degree Program, which was launched in June, 2020.