Prof. K.K.Aggarwal, Chancellor, Lingaya’s University, Faridabad, Haryana (India)
Prof. Aggarwal (born 1948) is an engineer, professor and eminent I.T. expert. He was the founder vice chancellor of the Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University.He served as the president of the Computer Society of India for the period 2007-2009 and also has held the position of vice-president of South East Asia Regional Computer Confederation for the period of 2008-09 and then as a president for 2009-10.
Prof. K.K. Aggarwal, obtained his Engineering Degree from Punjab University and Masters from Kurukshetra University securing First position in both. Later, he did his Ph. D in Reliability Evaluation and Optimization also from Kurukshetra University.
In 1975, he rose to the level of Professor at an age of 27 ½ years, probably the youngest person in the world to have achieved this level.
Currently, he serves on the Board of Governors, I.I.T. Patna, a member of the U.P.S.C. Committee on restructuring I.A.A. (Preliminary) examination also a member of the H.R.D. Task Force on Faulty Availability in Higher Education Institutions and Performance Appraisal of Teachers.
After having served at N.I.T., Kurukshetra; Prof. Aggarwal was appointed Pro Vice-chancellor, Guru Jambheshwar University (Technical University of Haryana), Hisar for a period of three years, and then in 1998, got appointed as Founder Vice Chancellor of G.G.S. Indraprastha University, Delhi. He continued on this position upto 30th November, 2008.
He has been President of the Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (IETE) for the period 2002-2004. During this period, this Institution witnessed an unprecedented growth and made a remarkable impact on the society in general & IT professionals in particular.
He also served as Sectional President (IT & CS Section) in the Indian Science Congress Association. He had been elected as President, Computer Society of India for the period 2007-2008 and re-elected for the year 2008-2009.
Prof. Aggarwal had also been elected as Vice President of South East Asia Regional Computer Confederation (SEARCC) for 2008-2009 & now its President for the year 2009-2010.
Prof. Aggarwal has extensively worked in various fields of Electronics and Computer Engineering. Has published about 300 papers in the reputed journals- more than 130 of these in international journals. He has been invited to deliver lectures in several universities in India and abroad, such as University of Berkley, USA; University of Cincinatti, USA; Florida State University, USA; University of Birmingham, UK; Technical University of Germany, etc.
Prof. Aggarwal did not confine his contribution to the academic field alone and instead made a very strong impact in the industrial world. He delivered lectures in several industrial organizations and conducted programmes for many important industrial houses such as Tata Consultancy Services, BHEL, TYS Electronics, DCM Data Systems, Central Mechanical engineering Research Institute, Electronics Corporation of India, BEL, ISRO, Defence Research Labs., etc.
He has been widely consulted by the industry, most-notable being his contribution towards the Reliability Analysis for PSLV (Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle). He delivered a talk on Reliable Automotive electronics in Ford Motors, Detroit, USA and also conducted a full day program for Information Management Resources, Florida, and USA.
Prof. Aggarwal has written few books and many of his articles have appeared in several books published by IEEE of USA. A couple of years ago, he authored a book on Reliability Engineering which is published by Kluwer Academic, Netherland/USA/UK. His latest book on software Engineering published in 2001 has already seen several reprints.
Prof. Aggarwal was honored by the Reliability Society of IEEE, USA for his services as Guest Editor for the special issue “State of Reliability Effort of the India Sub-continent”. He was declared as the Man of Decade, Man of the Century and finally Man of the Millennium by American Bibliographical Institute, USA and was conferred L.C. Verman Award by the Institute of Electronics and Tele-Communication Engineers.
He was also awarded Line Time Achievement Medal by the India International Friendship Society. International Biographical Centre, England has published his biography in “The First Five Hundred- at the new millennium” published in July 2000. The Broadcast Engineering Society of India honoured him by conferring Honorary Fellowship on him in February, 2001 and the computer Society of India Conferred the Fellowship on him in 2003. All India Conference of Intellectuals conferred Delhi Ratan on him.
Prof. Aggarwal has been conferred “Rajkumar Varshney Award” in Systems theory for the year 2006 by the Systems Society of India for recognition of his excellent contributions towards Reliability Analysis of Engineering Systems. Prof. Aggarwal has been conferred “The Sir Thomas Ward Memorial Award” for his paper entitled :Optimizing Handover Performance in Microcellular Systems by The Institution of Engineers.