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BITSian elected to NAE - an elite US Engineering body

Thursday, May 07, 2009   (0 Comments)
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Guri Sohi graduated with a Gold Medal from BITS in 1981. He went on to finish his PhD from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He started with the Computer Science Department at the University of Wisconsin in 1985, and been associated with them till date.

Guri Sohi was elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) in 2009. The NAE is a private, independent, nonprofit institution. In addition to its role as advisor to the federal government, the NAE also conducts independent studies to examine important topics in engineering and technology.

Guri Sohi along with 65 engineers and 9 foreign associates would aid NAE in its mission to promote the technological welfare of the nation by marshaling the knowledge and insights of eminent members of the engineering profession.

Sohi says, “I consider myself very fortunate to have received education from BITS. Not only did I receive an outstanding foundation on which I could build further, I also formed deep friendships that continue to this day. One of the most important classes I took—the one that laid the foundation for my career—was the microprocessor class was based on Aditya Mathur’s book. The practice school that followed, at the Department of Electronics in New Delhi, further solidified my desire to study computer architecture and design.”

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