Biography

S.K. Ramesh is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at California State University, Northridge, and Director of the AIMS2 (www.ecs.csun.edu/aims2) program supported by the US Department of Education. This collaborative program has been recognized nationally and internationally for its contributions to mentor, support and enhance the graduation of underrepresented minorities in engineering and computer science. It was recognized as the baccalaureate program of the year by Excelencia in Education in October 2019.

Dr. Ramesh has been an active IEEE volunteer for 38 years and has served in several leadership roles on the IEEE Board of Directors (2016-17), IEEE-HKN Board of Governors (2012-17), ABET Board of Directors (2013-15), and (2019-present), as Director of the Engineering Area Delegation (EAD) of ABET representing 32 member societies including IEEE in accrediting engineering programs worldwide, and as IEEE’s representative on the ABET Board of Delegates (2015-2019).  In November 2019, he was appointed to the 2020 IEEE Fellows Committee. Recent positions include service on the 2018 IEEE Fellows Committee, the 2017-18 IEEE Strategic Planning Committee, and as 2016-17 Vice-President of Educational Activities and Chair of the Educational Activities Board, and 2016 President of IEEE-HKN (the Electrical Engineering Honor Society).

Dr. Ramesh has served on two of the largest campuses in the California State University system for 33 years as a dean, department chair, and faculty member. Dr. Ramesh’s professional interests are in Fiber Optic Communications and he was elevated as a Fellow of the IEEE in 2015 and recognized for his contributions to entrepreneurship in engineering education. For additional information please visit http://www.csun.edu/engineering-computer-science/ramesh.