Arun Netravali

Arun N. Netravali

An Indian-American computer engineer.


  • Arun Netravali born on 26 May 1946 in Mumbai, India.
  • He is an Indian-American computer engineer who has contribution in digital technology includingHDTV.
  • He conducted seminal research in digital compression, signal processing and other fields.


  • He received his undergraduate degree from the IIT Bombay, India.
  • An M.S. and a Ph.D. from Rice University in Houston, Texas all in electrical engineering.

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  • Netravali was the last President of Bell Laboratories .
  • Chief Scientist for Lucent Technologies before they went bankrupt.


  • The IEEE Jack S. Kilby Signal Processing Medal in 2001 (together with Thomas S. Huang)
  • The IEEE Frederik Philips Award in 2001
  • The U.S. National Medal of Technology
  • The Padma Bhushan from the Government of India
  • The IEEE Alexander Graham Bell Medal in 1991 (together with C. Chapin Cutler and John O. Limb)
  • Elected to member of the National Academy of Engineering in 1989
  • Elected to IEEE Fellow in 1985
  • The IEEE Donald G. Fink Prize Paper Award in 1982 (together with John O. Limb)