Life in the Eyes of Thatha
By: Dr. Radha Krishna Rao Yarlagadda
About the Book
A collection of autobiography and pieces of grandfatherly wisdom, Life in the Eyes of Thatha details Dr. Radha Krishna Rao Yarlagadda’s experiences in this country as a graduate student, an educator, a parent, a grandfather, a researcher, and someone who has gone through several illnesses and many adversities.
Born in 1938 in Andhra Pradesh, a southern state in India, Dr. Yarlagadda eventually came to the U.S achieving not only an excellent education, but the American Dream. Written to his grandchildren, present and future, Life In the Eyes of Thatha is a beautiful homage to the author’s own history and a love letter to America, the Land of Promise, where all dreams are possible.
About the Author
Dr. Radha Krishna Rao Yarlagadda received his B.E. from the University of Mysore (1959), M.S. from South Dakota State University (1961), and Ph.D. from Michigan State University (1964). After 40 years of teaching, he retired as a professor of the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Oklahoma State University (OSU), having advised 30 Ph.D. students during his career. These graduate students established the R.K. Rao Yarlagadda Graduate Scholarship Fund to support graduate students in the signal processing area at OSU. He has authored/coauthored four books, all in electrical engineering. His last book, Analog and Digital Signals and Systems, was translated into Chinese and published in 2017.
Dr. Yarlagadda lives in Oklahoma with his wife, Marceil. To date, they have three children and five grandchildren.