Vwani Roychowdhury , Ph.D.
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California NanoSystems Institute
Vwani P. Roychowdhury received the Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Stanford University in 1989. From 1991 to 1996, he was a faculty member with the School of electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue University, where he was promoted to Associate Professor in 1995. In 1996, he joined the University of California, Los Angeles, where he is currently a Professor of electrical engineering. He also serves on the faculty of the Biomedical Engineering Interdepartmental Program.
Prof. Roychowdhury's research interests include models of computation, quantum and nanoelectronic computation, quantum information processing, fault-tolerant computation, combinatorics and information theory, advanced statistical processing, and adaptive algorithms. He holds the patent for the methods and apparatus for enhancing gray scale. He has co-authored several books including Discrete Neural Computation: A Theoretical Foundation (Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1995) and Theoretical Advances in Neural Computation and Learning (Boston, MA: Kluwer, 1994).
Prof. Roychowdhury was a General Motors Faculty Fellow at Purdue University from 1992 until 1994 and was awarded the Ruth and Joel Spira Outstanding Teacher Award in 1994. He received the 1999 Best Paper Award from the IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks for his paper, "On Relative Convergence Properties of Principal Component Analysis Algorithms".