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Arun Netravali

Arun Netravali is an international scientist of Indian origin. Arun Netravali has made many fundamental contributions in the areas of digital communications technology. Presently Dr Arun Netravali is the President of the Bell Labs. Earlier Dr Arun Netravali was Executive Vice President of research, responsible for Bell Labs' basic research efforts in all areas involving communication, computing and physical sciences.

Dr. Arun Netravali has played an important role in making the Bell Labs the leader in telecommunications technology. Dr. Netravali's pioneering contributions in algorithms for the representation, synthesis, processing, and compression of images and image sequences has transformed television from analog to digital in broadcast TV, cable TV, DBS, HDTV, and enabled an entirely new set of products and services for the multimedia revolution over the Internet.

Dr. Netravali graduated from the IIT, Mumbai, India. He earned his master's and doctorate degrees from Rice University in Houston, Texas, in the field of electrical engineering. Dr. Arun C. Netravali was also an adjunct professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and has taughtgraduate courses at City College (N.Y.), Columbia University and Rutgers University. He serves on the board of a number of organizations. He is a member of the Indo/U.S. Science and Technology Council, initiated by the former President Clinton and the then Indian PM, Mr. Vajpayee, and the NRI Advisory Committee for Telecommunications.

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