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IITM Alumnus IBM Fellow C. Mohan Awarded IEEE and ACM Fellowships

IITM Alumnus IBM Fellow C. Mohan Awarded IEEE and ACM Fellowships
By P.S.Ramanathan

Posted 22nd December 2002 (Message 245)

Dear Shri.Mohan,

IT IS GREAT to hear that YOU ARE the BLUE of the BIG BLUE!!!

Your mail expresses the entire situation with a crispness that is befitting a IBM guy/gal.

I have always believed that it is the silent achievers like you who have created a solid foundation for the brand equity, synonymous with our institute.

Our director Prof.MS is also a whole hearted supported of such low profile 100% achievers.

On behalf of IITMadras Alumni association I WISH YOU CONTINUED SUCCESS in all your future endeavors.

I personally share this joyous moment with you and wish you and your family the very best.

Yours Truly,


Regards P.S.Ramnathan B.Tech. Chemical 1975 Honorary secretary IITMAA 2002-03 also at

-----Original Message-----
From: C Mohan []
Sent: Sunday, December 22, 2002 7:52 AM
To: "M.S. Ananth"
Subject: IITM Alumnus IBM Fellow C. Mohan Awarded IEEE and ACM Fellowships

Dear Prof. Ananth (and others),

I am sure you won't remember me. I used to be a B.Tech. student in IITM during 1972-77. You have taught me also! Just in an attempt to jog your memory: Even though I was a chemical engineering student, I used to be passionate about computer science (CS), and hang out at the computer center all the time and I served as an office bearer of the IITM Computer Club during 1975-77. I used to be known as Computer Mohan and I actually wound up doing my BTech project in CS with Prof. Muthukrishnan as my advisor. Ultimately, I did a PhD in CS from University of Texas at Austin and joined IBM Research in San Jose in 1981, where I am currently an IBM Fellow (one of 51 in all of IBM), working mostly in the database management area. This being the year of the 25th anniversary of my IITM graduation, I am currently in Madras ((044) 2815 6636) and I am looking forward to meeting you and many of my classmates at the Silver Reunion after a gap of 25 years. I ! am very happy to inform you and the others that, as if to celebrate this occasion, a few weeks ago I was named an ACM Fellow and an IEEE Fellow. I have attached a file and inlined an IBM announcement about these fellowships. In case accomplishments like this by IITM alumni get publicized in any way (IITM web sites, Alumni newsletters, Chennai Online, The Hindu, SiliconIndia, etc.), especially in the context of our Silver Reunion and the IIT50 Celebration in Silicon Valley, I thought that this announcement may be of interest to you and the others. I have also copied some of my well wishers over the years, and people associated with the Silver Reunion and IIT50. If any more info is needed on my work, IBM Fellowship, ACM SIGMOD Innovations Award, etc., the following web pages can be looked at:

Please excuse me for blowing my own trumpet :-)))

With best wishes,
C. Mohan, IBM Fellow, IBM Almaden Research Center
650 Harry Road, K01/B1, San Jose, CA 95120, USA,
Work: +1 408 927 1733, Cell: +1 408 206 4027, Fax: +1 646 607 3180

C. Mohan elected IEEE and ACM Fellow
12/16/2002 12:18 PM

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) recently elected IBM Fellow, C. Mohan of Almaden an IEEE Fellow and an ACM Fellow, respectively.

"Mohan has been recognized worldwide for his innovative contributions to the development and use of database systems and as a leading innovator in transaction management," said Almaden Director Robert Morris. "We are very proud that he was elected Fellow in these two prestigious organizations."

The IEEE Board of Directors elected Mohan an IEEE Fellow, one of the Institute's most prestigious honors, for his "contributions to robust high-performance transaction management." Since 1963, IEEE has acknowledged individuals whose contributions positively impacted the advancement of engineering science and technology, bestowing the honor of Fellow on recipients with an extraordinary record of accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest. Upon election, Fellows receive an IEEE Fellow pin and a certificate, that serve as visible recognition of their election to the highest grade of membership in the IEEE.

The ACM elected Mohan an ACM Fellow, for his "outstanding technical and professional achievements in computer science and information technology, and for his significant contributions to the mission of the ACM." The Fellows induction ceremony will be held at the ACM Awards Banquet on June 7, 2003, in conjunction with the Federated Computing Research Conference in San Diego. The ACM Fellows serve as distinguished colleagues who provide guidance and leadership to the ACM and its members.

About the IEEE
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