Paulraj is an Emeritus Professor at Stanford University. After a 25 year service in the India, Paulraj joined Stanford University in 1991. He proposed the MIMO (Multiple Input Multiple Output) concept in 1992 which is the key to today’s 4G cellular and WiFi wireless networks.
Paulraj is an ISI Thomson most highly cited researcher with two textbooks on MIMO. He has published over 350 archival papers and a co-inventor in over 63 patents. He has graduated over 50 doctoral and post-doctoral students at Stanford.
Paulraj has over 30 recognitions which include the 2014 Marconi Prize and the 2011 IEEE Alexander Graham Bell medal. He is a member of eight National Academies in Engineering / Sciences including those of United States of America, Peoples Republic of China, India, Sweden and The World Academy of Sciences. He is a fellow of IEEE and AAAS. He has received a number of recognitions in India including the Padma Bhushan, the nation’s third highest civilian honor.
In 1999, Paulraj founded Iospan Wireless Inc. and the company was acquired by Intel Corp in 2003. Iospan pioneered MIMO-OFDMA used in 4G technology. In 2003, Paulraj co-founded Beceem Communications Inc. which became the leader in 4G / WIMAX chip sets. Beceem was acquired by Broadcom Corp. in 2010.
Paulraj is a Visiting Professor at the Beijing Institute of Posts and Telecommunications, Beijing, China, the Imperial College, London and a Distinguished Professor at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India.