Parag K. Lala

Texas A&M University-Texarkana, USA

Parag K. Lala is the Cary and Lois Patterson Chair and Founding Chairman of Electrical Engineering at Texas A&M University at Texarkana. Previous to his current position, he was the Thomas Mullins Chair Professor of computer engineering, University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. He received an M.S. degree in engineering from the King’s College, University of London, and a Ph.D. degree from The City University of London, UK. His current research interests are in online testable logic, biologically inspired digital system design, fault-tolerant computing, hardware-based molecular sequence matching, and cryptology. He has supervised forty M.S. and Ph.D. theses and authored or coauthored over 135 papers. He is the author of seven books: Fault-Tolerant & Fault-Testable Hardware Design (Prentice-Hall,1985), Digital System Design using PLDs (Prentice-Hall,1990), Practical Digital Logic Design and Testing (Prentice-Hall, 1996), Digital Circuit Testing and Testability (Academic Press, 1997), Self-Checking, Fault-Tolerant Digital Design (Morgan-Kaufmann, 2001), Principles of Modern Digital Design (John Wiley and Sons,2007), and Logic Circuit Testing (Morgan-Claypool, 2008). He was selected as the Outstanding Educator in 1994 by the Central North Carolina section of the IEEE. In 1998, he was awarded a D.S. degree in electrical engineering by the University of London for contributions to digital hardware design and testing. He was a Fellow of the IEEE in 2001 for contributions to the development of self-checking logic and associated checker design. He is also a Fellow of the IET (Institute of Science and Technology), UK.

Biography Updated on 26 July 2009

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