Portrait of Professor Ramjee Prasad
Welcome to Ramjee Prasad, whoo recently has startet as a professor and will be working with: "Future Technologies for Business Ecosystem Innovation".
1. Why did you choose to work at the Department of Business Development and Technology?
While I have worked in research and academia for over 45 years, I am of the opinion that the technological research directions need overhauling. Recently, I have conceived new dimensions in technology where a subject must be perceived holistically, comprehended, and realized the way it is perceived by humans at the far end. The concept has been termed “Knowledge Home”. Such kind of concepts that my research team is investigating, must be well conveyed for the industries and standardization bodies to work on. I found a significant gap between technology and business. A bridge has to be framed between the fields of technology and business to create a seamless link. Furthermore, academia, the business community and the standardization and regulatory bodies must work together for the benefit of the mankind. This made me decide to join Aarhus BSS at Aarhus University as it gives me the opportunity to work in such new directions.
2. What is your area of expertise and what will you be doing here?
My Professor position is entitled "Future Technologies for Business Ecosystem Innovation ( FT4BI )".
My major activities at BTECH will be the following:
1. Sharing my long global teaching, research and administrative experience with my colleagues
2. Initiating and Coordinating EC H2020 Projects
3. Introducing new PhD program and supervision
4. Introducing new courses at the Master and PhD level as well as teaching
5. Participating in the global standardization namely, ITU, ETSI, & so on
6. Establishing a division of the CTIF GLOBAL CAPSULE.
3. What is your educational background? And what have you done before?
I am the Founder Editor-in-Chief of the Springer International Journal on Wireless Personal Communications. Also, I am a member of the editorial board of other renowned international journals including those of River Publishers. I am Founder Chair/ Co-chair of the Steering Committees of many renowned annual international conferences, e.g., Global Wireless Summit (GWS), Wireless Personal Multimedia Communications Symposium (WPMC), Wireless VITAE and so on.
I have published more than 30 books, 1000 plus journal and conference publications, more than 15 patents, over 120 PhD Graduates and larger number of Masters (over 250). Several of my students are today worldwide telecommunication leaders themselves.
As per date, my publications have been cited over 30,000 times and a particular publication itself has citation of 5677.
I am Founder President/ Chair of several international organisations such as, CTIF Global Capsule (CGC), HERMES Partnership – a network of leading independent European research centers established in 1997, of which I am now the Honorary Chair, etc.
I am Fellow of IEEE (USA), IET (UK), IETE (India), the Wireless World Research Forum (WWRF) and a member of the Netherlands Electronics and Radio Society (NERG), and the Danish Engineering Society (IDA).
I was appointed Knight of the Order of Dannebrog in 2010 by the Danish Queen for the internationalisation of top-class telecommunication research and education.
I have received several international awards such as: IEEE Communications Society Wireless Communications Technical Committee Recognition Award in 2003 for contributing to the field of “Personal, Wireless and Mobile Systems and Networks”, Telenor's Research Award in 2005 for impressive merits, both academic and organisational within the field of wireless and personal communication, 2014 IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society (AESS) for Outstanding Organizational Leadership Award for: “Organizational Leadership in developing and globalizing the CTIF (Center for TeleInFrastruktur) Research Network”, and so on.
I have been honored by the University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, Italy as a Distinguished Professor of the Department of Clinical Sciences and Translational Medicine on March 15, 2016. I am Honorary Professor of the University of Cape Town, South Africa, and the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. I have received an Honorable Award and Gold Medal from the Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria on April 29, 2014.
5. Please tell us a bit about yourself, your family and your leisure activities.
I spend my spare time in meetings with my cross-/ multi- disciplinary research colleagues discussing their ideas and approach. I prefer building bonds not only with the premier institutions of the world, but also with the upcoming organisations which are not so well exposed to current scientific paradigm. I always believe in the fact that knowledge is the asset of society, and I am working from the grass-root level to enliven the idea.