S. K. Ramesh, Ph.D.

Director | AIMS2 Program & Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering California State University

S. K. Ramesh, Ph.D.

Director | AIMS2 Program & Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering California State University

Biography

K. Ramesh is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Director and Lead Principal Investigator of the Bridging the Gap: Enhancing AIMS2 for Student Success program supported by a multi-year grant from the US Department of Education’s HSI-STEM program. AIMS2 has received several national and international awards for improving student success, with high impact practices including undergraduate research and peer mentoring. It was selected as the 2019 baccalaureate program of the year and named the 2019 Example of Excelencia by Excelencia in Education. Earlier he served as the Dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Science at California State University, Northridge, from 2006 – 2017. Before joining CSUN, he was Professor of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at California State University, Sacramento, where he served as the Department Chair from 1994 to 2006.

In November 2019 Ramesh was elected to the ABET Board of Directors as the Director of the Engineering Area Delegation of ABET. Additionally, Ramesh is an experienced IEEE Program Evaluator (PEV) and has performed several ABET accreditation visits in the U.S and internationally. Dr. Ramesh has served on several boards including the IEEE Board of Directors, IEEE Educational Activities Board, the IEEE-HKN Board of Governors, and the ABET Board of Delegates. 

Ramesh served as the 2016-17 IEEE Vice-President for Educational Activities, as well as the IEEE-HKN President for 2016. He has served on the IEEE Fellows Committee (2018), the IEEE Strategic Alignment Committee (2016-18), the IEEE Awards Board (2010-13), and as the Chair of the IEEE-HKN Development Committee since 2018. His leadership has resulted in significant gifts to support IEEE-HKN. 

His professional interests are in Fiber Optic Communications, and he received the BE (Honors) degree from Regional Engineering College, Tiruchirappalli (REC, Trichy), and now NITT, in 1981, and the MSEE and Ph.D. degrees from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, in 1983 and 1986 respectively. Ramesh was elevated to the grade of IEEE Fellow in 2015, “for contributions to entrepreneurship in engineering education.”

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