16 Facts About Thomas Kailath


Thomas Kailath was born on June 7,1935 and is an Indian born American electrical engineer, information theorist, control engineer, entrepreneur and the Hitachi America Professor of Engineering emeritus at Stanford University.


Professor Kailath has authored several books, including the well-known book Linear Systems, which ranks as one of the most referenced books in the field of linear systems.


Thomas Kailath was elected as a member into the US National Academy of Engineering in 1984 for outstanding contributions in prediction, filtering, and signal processing, and for leadership in engineering.


Thomas Kailath was born in 1935 in Pune, Maharashtra, India, to a Malayalam-speaking Syrian Christian family named Chittoor.


Thomas Kailath studied at St Vincent's High School, Pune and received his engineering Bachelor's degree from the Government College of Engineering, the University of Pune in 1956.


Thomas Kailath received his Master's degree in 1959 and his doctorate degree in 1961, both from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


Thomas Kailath was the first Indian-born student to receive a doctorate in electrical engineering from MIT.


Thomas Kailath is Hitachi America Professor of Engineering emeritus at Stanford University.


Thomas Kailath has been an Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Fellow since 1970.


Thomas Kailath is a member of the US National Academy of Engineering, the US National Academy of Sciences, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Indian National Academy of Engineering and the Silicon Valley Engineering Hall of Fame.


Thomas Kailath was awarded the Padma Bhushan award in 2009 by the Government of India for his contribution to Science and Engineering.


Thomas Kailath has been awarded with the 2009 BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in Information and Communication Technology for break the miniaturization barrier of chips.


Thomas Kailath received praise from Dr Patrick Dewilde, the Director of Delft Institute of Microelectronics and Submicron Technology at Delft University in the Netherlands.


Thomas Kailath was married to Sarah Kailath from 1962 until her death in 2008, with whom he had four children: Ann, Paul, Priya and Ryan.


In 2013, Thomas Kailath married Dr Anuradha Luther Maitra, retired economics professor, Trustee and former President of the UC Santa Cruz Foundation Board, and former CEO of Floreat, Inc.


Thomas Kailath has co founded several high technology companies, including Integrated Systems, Numerical Technologies, and Excess Bandwidth Corporation.