Author: Professor Shesha H. Jayaram
University of Waterloo, Canada

Shesha H. Jayaram (M’87–SM’97) received the B.A.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from Bangalore University, Bangalore, India, in 1980, the M.A.Sc. degree in high-voltage engineering from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India, in 1983, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada, in 1990. She is a Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, University of Waterloo, and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Western Ontario, London, ON, Canada. Her research interests are developing diagnostics to analyze insulating materials, industrial applications of high-voltage engineering, and applied electrostatics. Prof. Jayaram has been an active Member of the IEEE Dielectric and Electrical Insulation Society and the Electrostatic Processes Committee (EPC) of the IEEE Industry Applications Society. In both, she has contributed as a Board Member, Chair of the EPC during 1998–1999, Session Organizer/Chair, and as a Member of the Paper Review Process Committee. She is a Registered Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario, Canada.