Ramaswami was named a Distinguished Science Alumnus by Purdue University , which honors each year about 10 alumni “whose work and achievements have made a significant difference in our communities and lives.” Ramaswami’s work on congestion control for cable telephony in the context of emergency services access has been hailed as life saving and resulted in many patents. A paper  based on that was named a Finalist in the INFORMS Wagner Prize contest . Ramaswami has been featured as chairman, keynote speaker, and invited speaker in numerous conferences around the world. He delivered the Year 2000 Ramanujan Endowment Lecture  at Anna University, Chennai, an honor he cherishes most highly as a mathematician.
 Wagner Prize
 Ramanujan Lecture