Dr. Ganesh K. Venayagamoorthy, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering and the director of the real-time power and intelligent systems (RTPIS) laboratory at the University of Missouri-Rolla, has been picked to receive the Young Outstanding Member award from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Industry Applications Society (IEEE-IAS).
The award, which will be presented at the 40th IAS annual meeting Oct. 2-6 in Hong Kong, is based on his involvement in IEEE-IAS activities and his outstanding contributions to the profession through IEEE/IAS activities.
A senior member of IEEE, Venayagamoorthy joined UMR in May 2002. His main research interests include power systems, computational intelligence, evolvable hardware and signal processing. Prior to his current position, Venayagamoorthy was a senior lecturer in electronic engineering at the Durban Institute of Technology, South Africa. Venayagamoorthy is also the receipt of the similar awards from IEEE St. Louis Section in 2004 and the International Neural Network Society in 2003.
He received a bachelor’s degree in electrical and electronic engineering from the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University in Nigeria in 1994 and master’s and doctorate degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Natal in Durban, South Africa, in 1999 and 2002, respectively.