Dr Sakunthala S Pillai was the Professor and Head of the Dept. of Electronics & Communication, College of Engineering Trivandrum. She also worked as Principal Scientific Officer in the Science & Technology Department, Govt. of Kerala and the Director in LBS Centre for Science & Technology. She is a research guide of University of Kerala. She has produced two Ph. D degrees and is now guiding three students for Ph.D. Dr Sakunthala has published about 40 papers in national and international journals and conference proceedings. She is also a reviewer of National and International Journals and chaired a number of sessions in National and International Conferences. Her area of interest is topics in digital communication like Spread Spectrum Systems, Multicarrier Communication, OFDMA, Error Correction Coding etc.