Swamy served as the founding chair of Concordia’s Department of Electrical Engineering from 1970 to 1977, and dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science from 1977 to 1993.
During his tenure as dean, Swamy helped establish new undergraduate programs, such as Canada’s only building engineering degree and the first Computer Engineering program in Quebec.
He has published more than 250 journal articles, holds five patents and has co-authored nine books.
He is a fellow of many professional societies, including the Institution of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), the Institute of Electrical Engineers, U.K, and the Engineering Institute of Canada. Swamy has served as editor-in-chief of the Circuits, Systems and Signal Processing (CSSP) journal since 1999, and in 2013, CSSP instituted the Best Paper Award in his name.
He is a recipient of many IEEE Circuits and Systems (CAS) Society awards, including its highest honour, the Mac Van Valkenburg Award in 2022. He has also received the John Choma Education Award in 2000, the Golden Jubilee Medal in 2000 and the Guillemin-Cauer Best Paper Award in 1986.