M.Tech Fellows and Scholars

Somya Sangal

Advisor: Arpita Patra (CSA)

Somya is a second-year M. Tech student at IISc, Bangalore, working under the guidance of Dr. Arpita Patra, in Cryptography and Information Security Lab. Before joining IISc, she obtained her bachelor’s in computer science from Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology, Delhi. Her primary field of research is Secure Multiparty Computation, a standard-bearer problem in the broad area of Cryptography. She plans to focus on determining the feasibility of MPC protocols using cryptographic primitives as underlying assumptions and coming up with reasonable lower bounds on the complexity of computation, communication, and rounds. 

Varkey M. John

Advisor: Vaibhav Katewa (ECE)

Varkey is currently an M.Tech. (Research) student under Dr. Vaibhav Katewa in the department of Electrical Communication Engineering at the Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru. His broad research interest is in the field of security and privacy for cyber-physical systems. Currently he is working on finding trade-offs between these two notions in different settings. Prior to joining IISc, he worked as a cyber-security consultant at Ernst and Young, Bangalore. He did his undergraduate degree at BITS Pilani – Goa Campus where he obtained a B.E. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering and an M.Sc. in Economics (Dual Degree) in 2017.

Vishnu Teja Kunde

Advisor: Parimal Parag (ECE)

Vishnu is an MTech (Signal Processing) student in the Department of Electrical Communication Engineering at IISc. He obtained his BTech in Electrical Engineering from the National Institute of Technology Warangal. He is currently working on the design and performance analysis of distributed trust systems (such as cryptocurrencies), using tools predominantly from probability theory, queueing theory, and game theory. His research interests lie in the mathematics applied to networked and distributed systems.

Akshay Ramappa Shetty

Advisor: Neelesh B. Mehta (ECE)

Akshay is an M.Tech (Communication and Networks) student in the ECE department at IISc. His research interests include design and analysis of next generation wireless systems. He is currently working on developing and implementing a 3GPP aligned Type II CSI, which is a reduced feedback scheme for 5G-NR MIMO systems. This scheme ensures that the overhead of feeding back the channel state information (CSI) does not overwhelm the limited-bandwidth uplink feedback channel.

Amrit Priyadarshi

Advisor: Himanshu Tyagi, Anurag Kumar (ECE)

Amrit is an M.Tech Student at ECE Department, he has completed B.tech From the National Institute of Technology, Silchar. His M.tech Project is based on a wireless local area network(WLAN). He is doing  M.Tech Project Under the Guidance of Prof Himanshu Tyagi and Prof Anurag Kumar. Currently, He is doing analysis of  Wifi-AP parameters like Throughput, delay, etc for different scenarios. Based on several assumptions and simplifications, they have developed a stochastic model for a WiFi network with a general layout and interactions. In spite of the assumptions and simplifications, such a model captures the complexities of the interactions between the nodes, which determine the performance, and the model could be useful in developing QoS control algorithms that dynamically set the node to transmit powers and the carrier-sense thresholds.

Saurabh Kumar Verma

Advisor: Chandramani Singh (AI)

Saurabh Kumar Verma is an M.Tech Student in the Department of Computer Science and Automation at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, advised by Prof. Chandramani Singh. He is currently pursuing Mtech in Artificial Intelligence. He is working in Network Science Lab in the DESE department at IISC Bangalore. His research focuses on designing new Machine learning algorithms for spatial reuse in the 802.11ax Network.