Friday, April 3, 2015

OU-Tulsa Telecommunications Professor Honored with National Award

The Information and Telecommunications Education and Research Association  (ITERA) honored Pramode Verma, Ph.D., Director of Telecommunications Engineering at  the University of Oklahoma – Tulsa, with its 2015 Distinguished Service Award for lifetime contributions to education and research. Dr. Verma received the award at ITERA’s annual conference in Washington, D.C., on March 28. 

ITERA is a non-profit academic association representing colleges and universities with degree programs focused on telecommunications, networking, information and computer science.  

“ITERA is excited to recognize Dr. Verma,” said Michael Bowman, Ph.D., Chairman of the ITERA Board of Directors. “For more than 40 years, he’s made significant contributions to the telecommunications industry and the education of young women and men in the U.S. and Canada. We’re especially happy to acknowledge and commemorate his service with this award.”

“I’m deeply honored to be recognized by colleagues whose work I respect so much,” Dr. Verma said.  “I’m proud of the work ITERA does to advance research and study in the telecommunications field. My association with students and colleagues in this organization is enriching from a personal as well as a professional perspective. The award means a great deal to me.”   

Dr. Verma also holds the Williams Chair in Telecommunications Networking. Prior to joining the University of Oklahoma in 1999, he held a variety of professional and leadership positions in the telecommunications industry at AT&T Bell Laboratories and Lucent Technologies. He is the author/co-author of more than 150 journal articles and conference papers, and several books in telecommunications engineering. He is also the co-inventor of eight patents. He has been a keynote speaker at several international conferences and has lectured in several countries.

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