Naidu, Prabhakar S. 1937-
NAIDU, Prabhakar S. 1937-
PERSONAL: Born August 23, 1937, in Khundu, India; son of Y. Satyanarayan (a veterinary surgeon) and Shantamma Naidu; married Madhumati Rokkan, July 29, 1967; children: Srikant, Sridhar, Srinath. Education: Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, B.Sc., M.Tech., 1962; University of British Columbia, Ph.D., 1965. Religion: Hindu.
ADDRESSES: Home—20 Tenth Main Rd., Malles Waram, Bangalore 560 003, India. Office—c/o Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore 560 012, India; fax: +91-80-360-0683. E-mail—[email protected]
CAREER: Educator. Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India, assistant professor, 1971-76, associate professor, 1977-82, professor, 1983-2000, professor emeritus, 2000—.
AWARDS, HONORS: Humboldt fellow, Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung, Bonn, Germany; senior research associate, National Research Council, Washington, DC.
Modern Spectrum Analysis of Time Series, CRC Press (Boca Raton, FL), 1996.
Analysis of Geophysical Potential Field: A DSP Approach, Elsevier Science Publishing (Amsterdam, Netherlands), 1998.
Sensor Array Signal Processing, CRC Press (Boca Raton, FL), 2001.
WORK IN PROGRESS: Modern Digital Signal Processing, for Narosa Publishers (New Delhi, India).
SIDELIGHTS: Prabhakar S. Naidu once told CA: "The primary motivation for writing has come from my research and teaching at the graduate level. It was always my preference to teach a given course for five to ten years, during which time I would continuously update my lecture notes and class exercises. My style of teaching has been broad-based, problem-oriented, mathematically intensive. My first book is based on that style of teaching. I believe my book is different in this sense from others in the same area.
"My second book is a result of my research work over the last three decades. It is more a monograph than a textbook. It took me more than a decade to complete the work, as my interest drifted to a totally different area, and I could not spare much time for writing. At one time I had almost given up, but to my surprise no one has yet come up with such a work, even though there has been continual interest in the research topic. I decided to complete the unfinished task with all the strength at my disposal. Now I am glad I did that.
"The motivation for my third book comes from both teaching and research. Over two years I brought together my class lecture notes, exercises, published research results, and those of many other researchers in the area of sensor array processing in the form of an advanced text."