Radha Poovendran is a professor and chair of the department of electrical engineering at the University of Washington since 2000. His research areas are wireless security and cyber-physical systems security. He is a recipient of the NSA Rising Star Award (1999), NSF CAREER award (2001), ARO YIP (2002), ONR YIP (2004), PECASE (2005), Kavli Faculty Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences (2007). He is a recipient of the UW EE Outstanding Teaching Award (2002) and Outstanding Research Award (2002). He is recipient of the Graduate Mentor Award (2006) from the Office of the Chancellor of the University of California, San Diego. He is a co-author of multiple best paper awards, including 2010 IEEE/IFIP William C. Carter Award winning paper. He is a fellow of the IEEE for contributions to security of Cyber-Physical Systems. As of May 2016, He is a recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award of the ECE department of the University of Maryland.