Lalitha Sankar

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Research expertise
Information privacy in distributed and cyberphysical systems, wireless communications, network information theory

Lalitha Sankar received the B.Tech degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, the M.S. degree from the University of Maryland, and the Ph.D degree from Rutgers University. She is presently an Assistant Professor in the ECEE department at Arizona State University. Prior to this, she was an Associate Research Scholar at Princeton University. Following her doctorate, Sankar was a recipient of a three year Science and Technology Teaching Postdoctoral Fellowship from the Council on Science and Technology at Princeton University. Prior to her doctoral studies, she was a Senior Member of Technical Staff at AT&T Shannon Laboratories. Her research interests include information privacy and secrecy in distributed and cyber-physical systems, wireless communications, network information theory and its applications to model and study large data systems. For her doctoral work, she received the 2007-2008 Electrical Engineering Academic Achievement Award from Rutgers University. She received the IEEE Globecom 2011 Best Paper Award for her work on privacy of side-information in multi-user data systems.

Collaborations and industry affiliations
IEEE Information Theory Society, Communications Society, Signal Processing Society

Professional preparation
Ph.D., electrical engineering, Rutgers University
M.S., electrical engineering, University of Maryland
B.Tech., engineering physics, Indian Institute of Technology

Recognition and awards
Rutgers Academic Achievement Award (Doctoral Student of the year in ECE) 2007-2008
IEEE Globecom 2011 Best paper award
NSF CCF award for work on privacy 2010-2013 (co-PI with H Vincent Poor as PI)