ECE/WINLAB Alumna Lalitha Sankar joins Arizona State University as Assistant Professor


ECE/WINLAB Alumna Lalitha Sankar joined the Department of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering of Arizona State University (ASU) as Assistant Professor.

Dr. Lalitha Sankar received the B.Tech degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, the M.S. degree from the University of Maryland, and the Ph.D degree from ECE Rutgers in 2007, where she worked under the supervision of Professor Narayan Mandyam. Following her doctorate, Dr. Sankar was a recipient of a three year Science and Technology Teaching Postdoctoral Fellowship from the Council on Science and Technology at Princeton University. Prior to her doctoral studies, she was a Senior Member of Technical Staff at AT&T Shannon Laboratories. Her research interests include information privacy and secrecy in distributed and cyber-physical systems, wireless communications, network information theory and its applications to model and study large data systems.

For her doctoral work, she received the 2007-2008 Electrical Engineering Academic Achievement Award from Rutgers University. She received the IEEE Globecom 2011 Best Paper Award for her work on privacy of side-information in multi-user data systems.