Vinod A Prasad received his B. Tech. degree in instrumentation and control
engineering from N.S.S.College
of Engineering, Palakkad, University
of Calicut, India in 1993 and the M. Engg and
PhD degrees from School of Computer
Engineering, Nanyang Technological
University, Singapore in 2000 and 2004 respectively. He has spent the
first 5 years of his career in industry as an automation engineer at Kirloskar,
Bangalore, India, Tata Honeywell, Pune,
India, and Shell Singapore. From
September 2000 to September 2002, he was a Lecturer in the School of Electrical and Electronic
Engineering at Singapore Polytechnic,
Singapore. He was a Lecturer in the School
of Computer Engineering at Nanyang
Technological University (NTU), Singapore, from September 2002 to
November 2004, became an Assistant
Professor in December 2004, and since September 2010 he is an Associate
Professor in NTU. He also served as a Visiting Associate Professor in Dept.
of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of British Columbia,
Vancouver, Canada, during June – July 2013.
Vinod’s research interests include digital signal
processing, low power and reconfigurable DSP circuits, software defined radio,
cognitive radio and brain-computer interface. He has secured research
grants from Ministry of Education (MOE), Ministry of Defense (MINDEF),
DSO National Labs, European Aeronautic Defence
& Space Company (EADS) Singapore, Embassy of France in Singapore, UK
High commission (Singapore), Singapore Millennium Foundation (SMF) and Air
Traffic Management Research Institute (Civil Aviation Authority of
Singapore), amounting over S$2.4 million as principal investigator. He has
papers in refereed international journals and conferences. He has
supervised and graduated 11 Ph.D. students and 1 M. Engg.
(by research) student. Currently, Vinod is leading
team of 3 Postdoctoral Research Fellows and 5 PhD Students in NTU.
He is a Senior
Member of IEEE, Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems;
Circuits, Systems, and Signal Processing Journal
(Springer), Editor of International Journal of Advancements in Computing
Technology (IJACT), and Technical Committee Co-Chair (Brain-Machine Interface
Systems) of IEEE Systems, Man & Cybernetics Society.
He has won the Nanyang Award for Excellence in Teaching
in 2009, the highest recognition conferred
by NTU to individual faculty who have exhibited excellent teaching practice
and enriched the learning experiences of their students through their
enthusiasm, care and close rapport. He has also been voted by students as
the Best Lecturer (Year-2) of School of
Computer Engineering four years consecutively – 2007, 2008,
2009 and 2010. He is a Member of University Senate, Assistant Chair
(Student Care) of the School, and Member of University Teaching Council.