Wednesday January 9, 2008

Respected Professor Mourned

Krishna Pasala, 58, was an electrical and computer engineering professor at UD since 1980.

Krishna Pasala, electrical and computer engineering professor at the University of Dayton since 1980, died Sunday, Jan. 6 of a heart attack. He was 58.

He was cremated at Woodland Cemetery in Dayton following a viewing on Tuesday, Jan. 8.

Pasala is survived by his wife, Usha, and daughters Sheela (Venu) Yerubandi, Swapna (Haree) Vongooru, Prasanthi Pasala and Kavitha Pasala, a UD student.

“He was a nationally and internationally recognized scholar, working in the areas of antennas and adaptive signal processing,” said Partha Banerjee, former UD electrical and computer engineering department chair and current UD professor.

“Over the last 25 years, he combined a career of enthusiastic teaching, innovative multidisciplinary research, and mentoring of students and faculty. His tireless efforts resulted in strong partnerships with Air Force Research Labs in areas of collaborative research and course offerings,” Banerjee said.

Pasala received his doctorate in electrical communication engineering from the Indian Institute of Science and his bachelor’s in electronics and communications from Andhra University in India. He was a faculty member at the Institute before coming to UD.

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