• IEEE Industrial Applications Society Distinguished Speaker, 1990-92.
  • 1984 Republic Day award by Electronics and Radar Development Establishment for the work on Simulation of a Programmable Signal Processor.
  • The Ph.D. thesis Pitch Estimation of Aperiodic and Noisy Speech Signals was judged outstanding by the thesis examiner Dr. Dennis H. Klatt, MIT, USA.
Fellow, Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers, India
Senior Member
, IEEE, USA, 1993-present;
Member, Audio Engineering Society, USA;
Founder member secretary, IEEE Signal Processing Society, Bangalore Chapter, 2001-; Chairman 2003-04;

Associate Editor, Eurasip J. Speech and Audio Processing (Hindawi), Sep’05-present.

for the journals Signal Processing(Elsevier), IEEE Transactions on Speech and Audio Processing, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems, and Sadhana.
Member, editorial board of the technical journal: Electro-Technology, LRDE, Bangalore-1, 1984-85.

Convener, Conference on Signal Processing & Communications (SPCOM-93), Indian Institute of 
                  Science, Bangalore, Jan 1993.
Technical Prog. Jt. Coordinator for SPCOM-99.
Organizing committee SPCOM-2001.
Chair, Org. Committee, International Conf. Signal Processing and Communications, SPCOM-2004.

Convener, Program Committee of Winter Schools on Speech and Audio Processing (WiSSAP) :
                  2006, 2007,2012.
Member, Program Committee: 2008, 2009, 2010.