Kailath was educated in India (BE, 1956) and MIT (SM, 1959; ScD, June 1961). He then worked at the Jet Propulsion Lab., before joining Stanford University in January1963, where he is currently Hitachi America Prof. of Elec. Eng., Emeritus. His major awards include: US National Medal of Science, presented by President Barack Obama; the IEEE Medal of Honor; IEEE Educ. Medal; IEEE Kilby Signal Proc. Medal; IEEE Claude Shannon Award; Silicon Valley Eng. Hall of Fame; BBVA Foundation Prize in ICT; Blaise Pascal Medal; Padma Bhushan Award from the President of India; Guggenheim,Churchill and Humboldt Fellowships; Hon. D.Sc. from universities in France, India, Israel, Scotland, Spain and Sweden. Member US Natl. Acad. of Eng., US Natl. Acad. of Sciences, Amer. Acad.of Arts and Sciences;For. Mem., Royal Society of London, Royal Spanish Acad. of Eng., TWAS, Indian Nat’l Acad. of Eng., Indian Natl. Science Academy, Indian Acad. of Sciences, Natl. Acad. of Sciences,India; Fellow,IEEE, IMS, SIAM.