PEOPLE

Parimal Parag (Convener)

Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical Communication Engineering (ECE)

Research interests: Network theory, Applied probability, Optimization methods, and their applications to distributed systems.
parimal (at) iisc.ac.in

Rajesh Sundaresan (Co-Convener)

Professor, Department of Electrical Communication Engineering (ECE)

Research interests: Communication, computation, and control over networks, Decentralised algorithms over graphs and networks, Network analytics, and Information geometry.
rajeshs (at) iisc.ac.in

Himanshu Tyagi (Co-convener)

Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical Communication Engineering (ECE)

Research interests: Information theory, information constrained learning and statistics, information theoretic cryptography, socio-technical networked systems.
htyagi (at) iisc.ac.in

Bharadwaj Amrutur

Professor, Department of Electrical Communication Engineering (ECE); Chairman, Robert Bosch Centre for Cyber Physical Systems, IISc

Research interests: IoT systems, Robotic Systems and Connected Autonomous Vehicles.
amrutur (at) iisc.ac.in

Joy Kuri

Professor, Department of Electronic Systems Engineering (DESE)

Research interests: Analysis and control of communication networks and stochastic systems.
kuri (at) iisc.ac.in

Neelesh B Mehta

Professor, Department of Electrical Communication Engineering (ECE)

Research interests: Wireless Communication Systems, Communication theory and systems
nbmehta (at) iisc.ac.in

Haresh Dagale

Principal Research Scientist, Department of Electronic Systems Engineering (DESE)

Research interests: Embedded systems, TCP-IP networking, wireless networking, VoIP and audio video streaming.
haresh (at) iisc.ac.in

Aditya Gopalan

Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical Communication Engineering (ECE)

Research interests: Machine learning and Statistical inference, Control and performance modeling and Analysis of complex systems.
aditya (at) iisc.ac.in

Vaibhav Katewa

Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical Communication Engineering (ECE)

Research interests: Analysis and design of security and privacy mechanisms for cyber-physical systems and complex networks, Decentralized and sparse feedback control, and protocol design for networked control systems.
vkatewa (at) iisc.ac.in

Anurag Kumar

Honorary Professor, Department of Electrical Communication Engineering (ECE)

Research interests: Communication Networks, Cyber Physical Systems, Distributed Systems: Stochastic modelling, Analysis, Inference, Optimisation, and Control problems arising in such systems.
anurag (at) iisc.ac.in

Chandra Murthy

Professor, Department of Electrical Communication Engineering (ECE)

Research interests: Digital signal processing, Information theory and estimation theory, and their applications in the optimization of MIMO, OFDM and CDMA wireless communication systems.
cmurthy (at) iisc.ac.in

T V Prabhakar

Principal Research Scientist, Department of Electronic Systems Engineering (DESE)

Research interests: Communication systems, sensor networks, energy harvesting systems.
tvprabs (at) iisc.ac.in

Chandramani Singh

Assistant Professor, Department of Electronic Systems Engineering (DESE)

Research interests: Communication networks, stochastic systems, federated learning, optimization, game theory.
chandra (at) iisc.ac.in

Rahul Singh

Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical Communication Engineering (ECE)

Research interests: Machine Learning, Stochastic Control, Networks, CyberPhysical Systems, Queueing Theory, Distributed Systems and Control, Real-Time Systems.
rahulsingh (at) iisc.ac.in

Pavankumar Tallapragada

Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering (EE)

Research interests: Networked control systems, Distributed systems and control, Multi-agent systems and control, Dynamics of socio-technical systems.
pavant (at) iisc.ac.in

Parimal Parag (Convener)

Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical Communication Engineering (ECE)

Research interests: Network theory, Applied probability, Optimization methods, and their applications to distributed systems.
parimal (at) iisc.ac.in

Rajesh Sundaresan (Co-Convener)

Professor, Department of Electrical Communication Engineering (ECE)

Research interests: Communication, computation, and control over networks, Decentralised algorithms over graphs and networks, Network analytics, and Information geometry.
rajeshs (at) iisc.ac.in

Himanshu Tyagi (Co-convener)

Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical Communication Engineering (ECE)

Research interests: Information theory, information constrained learning and statistics, information theoretic cryptography, socio-technical networked systems.
htyagi (at) iisc.ac.in

Bharadwaj Amrutur

Professor, Department of Electrical Communication Engineering (ECE); Chairman, Robert Bosch Centre for Cyber Physical Systems, IISc

Research interests: IoT systems, Robotic Systems and Connected Autonomous Vehicles.
amrutur (at) iisc.ac.in

Neelesh B Mehta

Professor, Department of Electrical Communication Engineering (ECE)

Research interests: Wireless Communication Systems, Communication theory and systems
nbmehta (at) iisc.ac.in

Haresh Dagale

Principal Research Scientist, Department of Electronic Systems Engineering (DESE)

Research interests: Embedded systems, TCP-IP networking, wireless networking, VoIP and audio video streaming.
haresh (at) iisc.ac.in

Aditya Gopalan

Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical Communication Engineering (ECE)

Research interests: Machine learning and Statistical inference, Control and performance modeling and Analysis of complex systems.
aditya (at) iisc.ac.in

Vaibhav Katewa

Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical Communication Engineering (ECE)

Research interests: Analysis and design of security and privacy mechanisms for cyber-physical systems and complex networks, Decentralized and sparse feedback control, and protocol design for networked control systems.
vkatewa (at) iisc.ac.in

Anurag Kumar

Honorary Professor, Department of Electrical Communication Engineering (ECE)

Research interests: Communication Networks, Cyber Physical Systems, Distributed Systems: Stochastic modelling, Analysis, Inference, Optimisation, and Control problems arising in such systems.
anurag (at) iisc.ac.in

Joy Kuri

Professor, Department of Electronic Systems Engineering (DESE)

Research interests: Analysis and control of communication networks and stochastic systems.
kuri (at) iisc.ac.in

Chandra Murthy

Professor, Department of Electrical Communication Engineering (ECE)

Research interests: Digital signal processing, Information theory and estimation theory, and their applications in the optimization of MIMO, OFDM and CDMA wireless communication systems.
cmurthy (at) iisc.ac.in

T V Prabhakar

Principal Research Scientist, Department of Electronic Systems Engineering (DESE)

Research interests: Communication systems, sensor networks, energy harvesting systems.
tvprabs (at) iisc.ac.in

Chandramani Singh

Assistant Professor, Department of Electronic Systems Engineering (DESE)

Research interests: Communication networks, stochastic systems, federated learning, optimization, game theory.
chandra (at) iisc.ac.in

Rahul Singh

Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical Communication Engineering (ECE)

Research interests: Machine Learning, Stochastic Control, Networks, CyberPhysical Systems, Queueing Theory, Distributed Systems and Control, Real-Time Systems.
rahulsingh (at) iisc.ac.in

Pavankumar Tallapragada

Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering (EE)

Research interests: Networked control systems, Distributed systems and control, Multi-agent systems and control, Dynamics of socio-technical systems.
pavant (at) iisc.ac.in

Ankita Koley (DESE)

Advisor: Chandramani Singh

Ankita is a PhD student at Department of Electronic Systems Engineering, Indian Institute of Science. She obtained her B. Tech in Electrical Engineering from National Institute of Technology, Durgapur in 2018. Her research interests include Communication Networks, Edge Computing and Optimization. She is currently working on task offloading at multi-access edge computing networks.

Joydeep Pal (DESE)

Advisor: T. V. Prabhakar & Chandramani Singh

Joydeep is a PhD student at Department of Electronic Systems Engineering, Indian Institute of Science. My research interests are in Tactile Internet, Time-Sensitive Networking and control over networks. He has worked on Energy modelling in Intelligent Drones. He is currently working on the implementation of an intelligent Tactile CPS. He obtained his BTech degree in Electronics and Communications Engineering from Delhi Technological University.

Moonmoon Mohanty (ECE)

Advisor: Parimal Parag

Moonmoon Mohanty is a second year PhD student at Distributed Systems Lab, in the Department of Electrical Communication Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. She completed her B.Tech. in Electronics and Communication Engineering from C.V.Raman College of Engineering, Odisha in 2009 and her M. Tech in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Ajou University, South Korea in 2017. She was working as a Transmission optimisation engineer at Nokia Siemens Networks from 2010 - 2012 and then switched to network management as L1 engineer, Network operations center at CompuCom. Her areas of interest are stochastic modelling and network management. She is currently working on data driven load balancing in data center networks. Her research focuses on finding optimal scheduling policies, studying network telemetry used in data center networks and using the data to perform load balancing in data center networks.

Pavamana K J (DESE)

Advisor: Chandramani Singh

Pavamana K.J is a PhD student at the Department of Electronic Systems Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, working with Prof. Chandramani Singh. He obtained his B.Tech degree in Telecommunication Engineering from M.S. Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bangalore. Before joining IISc, he worked as an intern in IISc- TCS Innovation lab, SID, IISc, where he worked on smart wearables project. His research interests are in restless multi-armed bandits in caching networks. His research revolves around designing a caching policy efficiently to enhance the services given to the users by providing faster connectivity and lower latency. Currently, he is working on showing threshold optimal policy,  proving the indexability of restless bandits and developing algorithms to find whittle indices.

Ravi Raj Saxena (DESE)

Advisor: T. V. Prabhakarv & Joy Kuri

Ravi Raj Saxena is a PhD student in the Department of Electronic System Engineering (DESE) at the Indian Institute of Science. He obtained his bachelors from Delhi Technological University(DTU) in 2015. He has worked as a DSP firmware engineer for three years in a Telecom Software firm. His research interests are in IoT data Management and Urban Air Mobility(UAM). Currently he is developing Urban Traffic Management algorithms for UAM and compression techniques for Time Series Data.

Shashank S (RBCCPS)

Advisor: Gurunath Gurrala & P S Sastry

Shashank S is currently working as a research scholar under the guidance of Prof. Gurunath Gurrala and Prof. P S Sastry under Robert Bosch Center for Cyber-Physical Systems. The research work aims at developing a framework for Vulnerability assessment for Smart-Grid networks.

Sheela C S (DESE)

Advisor: Prof. Joy Kuri (DESE)

Sheela C S (Student Member, IEEE) is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Electronic Systems Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. She received the M. Tech. degree in Electronics and Electrical Communication Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, Kharagpur, in 2012. Before joining IISc for the Ph.D. program, she worked as an Assistant Professor at R. V. College of Engineering, Bangalore during 2012-18. Her research interests include PHY Layer signal processing, array processing, channel modeling, and wireless systems building using MATLAB toolboxes. She is currently working on rate adaptation and multi-user scheduling for the next-generation IEEE 802.11ax WLAN standard, also known as Wi-Fi 6.

Vishal Kushwaha (RBCCPS)

Advisor: Rajesh Sundaresan

Vishal is a Ph.D. student at the Robert Bosch Centre for Cyber-Physical Systems, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru. He works with Prof. Rajesh Sundaresan (Department of Electrical Communication Engineering) and Prof. Abdul R. Pinjari (Department of Civil Engineering). He completed his B.Tech. in Electrical Engineering from Govind Ballabh Pant Engineering College, Uttarakhand in 2015 and his M.Tech. in Electrical Engineering from IIT Gandhinagar, Gujarat in 2018. His broad research interests are the applications of game theory, discrete travel mode choice theory, and traffic network equilibrium algorithms. He is currently working in the area of optimal pricing for first- and last-mile services to facilitate the collaboration between public and private transport operators.

Past Scholars

Rooji Jinan

Advisor: Parimal Parag (ECE)

Rooji is a PhD student at Robert Bosch Centre for Cyber Physical Systems, IISc, working under the guidance of Dr. Parimal Parag, Department of Electrical Communication Engineering, IISc. Rooji received her B.Tech. degree in Electronics and Communication and her M.Tech. in Communication Engineering and Signal Processing from Calicut University, Kerala. Prior to joining IISc, she worked as an Assistant Professor at Christ College of Engineering (affiliated to Kalam Technological University), Kerala during 2016-17. Her broad research interests are in applied probability and her current project focuses on design and analysis of efficient distributed storage and computation systems with the goal of achieving low latency.

Koti Nishat Saipanmuluk

Advisor: Arpita Patra (CSA)

Nishat is a PhD student in the Department of Computer Science and Automation at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, working with Prof. Arpita Patra. Prior to this, she obtained her M.Tech and B.Tech degrees in Computer Science and Engineering from National Institute of Technology Goa. She works in the broad area of cryptography, with a focus on secure multiparty computation (MPC). Her research revolves around designing secure and efficient MPC protocols for machine learning algorithms such as deep neural networks, graph neural networks, etc., that facilitate privacy-preserving machine learning applications.

Anusree Rajan

Advisor: Dr. Pavankumar Tallapragada (EE)

Anusree is a Ph.D student in the department of Electrical Engineering at Indian Institute of Science Bengaluru. She obtained her M. Tech in Control Systems from CET , Trivandrum in 2016 and B. Tech in EEE from GEC, Thrissur in 2013. Her research interests include resource-aware control of networked control systems. Her recent work is based on the analysis of inter-event times for event-triggered and self-triggered control systems.

Krishna Chaythanya K V

Advisor: Anurag Kumar (ECE) and Rajesh Sundaresan (ECE/RBCCPS)

Krishna Chaythanya is a fifth-year PhD student at the ECE Department. He obtained his M.Sc(Engg) in ECE from the Indian Institute of Science in 2011 and a B.E. degree in ECE from PES Institute of Technology, Bangalore, in 2008. Before joining IISc for the PhD program, he designed IoT Networks for Home Automation at a startup. Earlier, he worked at Imagination Technologies and CSR Technologies, developing algorithms for wireless baseband transceivers. His research interests are broadly in inference, and control over networks. He is currently working on applying sequential hypothesis testing and learning techniques for inference over networks with applications in Industrial Automation.

Niheskumar Sumanbhai Rathod

Advisor: Rajesh Sundaresan (ECE/RBCCPS) and Bharadwaj Amrutur (ECE/RBCCPS)

Nihesh received the B.E. degree in Electronics and Communications from Dharmsinh Desai University, Nadiad in 2012 and the M.E. degree in Telecommunication from the Indian Institute of Science in 2015. Since 2015, he is a Cisco Research Scholar in Department of Electrical Communication Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, where he is currently pursuing his Ph.D. degree in Communication and Networks. His interest include the areas in design and implementation of Internet of Things (IoT). He is currently working on the Steiner tree problem or a heterogeneous propagation environment and on the orchestration, maintenance and automation of large-scale networks using natural language processing.

Vinay Kumar Bindiganavile Ramadas

Advisor: Navin Kashyap (ECE)

Vinay Kumar B.R. is a Ph.D. student in the ECE Department at the Indian Institute of Science. He is a recipient of the CISCO-IISc PhD research fellowship from 2015-2020. He obtained his B.E.(Hons.) in Electrical Engineering and M.Sc.(Hons.) in Mathematics from BITS-Pilani in 2014. His research interests include distributed computation and communication on networks, percolation and random graphs. His current research includes energy efficient broadcast mechanisms on ad hoc networks. Previously, he has worked on indoor localization algorithms and smart grids during his tenure as a Project Associate in the Department of Electronic Systems Engineering, IISc.

Akshatha Jagadish

Advisor: Manoj Varma (CeNSE)

Akshatha received her B.Tech. degree in Electronics and Communication from PES Institute of Technology, Bangalore in 2015. She worked as Associate Software Engineer for Automotive Functional Safety at Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions, India during 2015-17. She is currently a PhD student in RBCCPS where her current research area is autonomous swarm robots. Her research focusses on modelling and control of the swarm of micro-robots in Low Reynold’s number environment.

Ajay Kumar Badita

Advisor: Parimal Parag (ECE)

Ajay Badita is a PhD student in the department of Electrical Communication Engineering at Indian Institute of Science Bengaluru. He obtained his MTech from National Institute of Technology Rourkela. He is broadly working in distributed systems and networks, performance modelling and analysis, queueing theory. His current research focuses on design and analyses of distributed coded storage and computation systems.

Raghuram Bharadwaj Diddigi

Advisor: Shalabh Bhatnagar (CSA)

Raghuram is a Ph.D. student in the department of CSA at the Indian Institute of Science. His research interests include developing convergent algorithms for multi-agent and off-policy learning in the context of Reinforcement Learning, application of multi-agent reinforcement learning algorithms to smart grids. He is currently working on off-policy Actor-Critic algorithms and auction mechanisms for efficient energy management in microgrid networks.

Sarath Ampadi Yasodharan

Advisor: Rajesh Sundaresan (ECE/RBCCPS)

Sarath is a PhD student in ECE Department working with Prof. Rajesh Sundaresan. He is broadly interested in applied probability. His current research focuses on the study of metastability phenomenon in networked systems such as load balancing networks, WiFi networks, societal networks, etc. He obtained his M.E. in Telecommunications from the Indian Institute of Science and B.Tech. in Electronics and Communication Engineering from NIT Calicut.

Stanly Samuel

Advisor: K.V. Raghavan & Deepak D’Souza(CSA)

Stanly is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Computer Science and Automation at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, advised by Prof. K.V. Raghavan and Prof. Deepak D’Souza. His research focuses on designing algorithms and building scalable tools in the domain of reactive synthesis using ideas from program verification, the theory of infinite games, and logic which has applications to cyber-physical system control and wireless sensor networks. His interests lie in the fine intersection between theory and practice, especially in the umbrella area of algorithmic program synthesis.

Ankita Koley (DESE)

Advisor: Chandramani Singh

Ankita is a PhD student at Department of Electronic Systems Engineering, Indian Institute of Science. She obtained her B. Tech in Electrical Engineering from National Institute of Technology, Durgapur in 2018. Her research interests include Communication Networks, Edge Computing and Optimization. She is currently working on task offloading at multi-access edge computing networks.

Joydeep Pal (DESE)

Advisor: T. V. Prabhakar & Chandramani Singh

Joydeep is a PhD student at Department of Electronic Systems Engineering, Indian Institute of Science. My research interests are in Tactile Internet, Time-Sensitive Networking and control over networks. He has worked on Energy modelling in Intelligent Drones. He is currently working on the implementation of an intelligent Tactile CPS. He obtained his BTech degree in Electronics and Communications Engineering from Delhi Technological University.

Moonmoon Mohanty (ECE)

Advisor: Parimal Parag

Moonmoon Mohanty is a second year PhD student at Distributed Systems Lab, in the Department of Electrical Communication Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. She completed her B.Tech. in Electronics and Communication Engineering from C.V.Raman College of Engineering, Odisha in 2009 and her M. Tech in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Ajou University, South Korea in 2017. She was working as a Transmission optimisation engineer at Nokia Siemens Networks from 2010 - 2012 and then switched to network management as L1 engineer, Network operations center at CompuCom. Her areas of interest are stochastic modelling and network management. She is currently working on data driven load balancing in data center networks. Her research focuses on finding optimal scheduling policies, studying network telemetry used in data center networks and using the data to perform load balancing in data center networks.

Pavamana K J (DESE)

Advisor: Chandramani Singh

Pavamana K.J is a PhD student at the Department of Electronic Systems Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, working with Prof. Chandramani Singh. He obtained his B.Tech degree in Telecommunication Engineering from M.S. Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bangalore. Before joining IISc, he worked as an intern in IISc- TCS Innovation lab, SID, IISc, where he worked on smart wearables project. His research interests are in restless multi-armed bandits in caching networks. His research revolves around designing a caching policy efficiently to enhance the services given to the users by providing faster connectivity and lower latency. Currently, he is working on showing threshold optimal policy,  proving the indexability of restless bandits and developing algorithms to find whittle indices.

Ravi Raj Saxena (DESE)

Advisor: T. V. Prabhakarv & Joy Kuri

Ravi Raj Saxena is a PhD student in the Department of Electronic System Engineering (DESE) at the Indian Institute of Science. He obtained his bachelors from Delhi Technological University(DTU) in 2015. He has worked as a DSP firmware engineer for three years in a Telecom Software firm. His research interests are in IoT data Management and Urban Air Mobility(UAM). Currently he is developing Urban Traffic Management algorithms for UAM and compression techniques for Time Series Data.

Shashank S (RBCCPS)

Advisor: Gurunath Gurrala & P S Sastry

Shashank S is currently working as a research scholar under the guidance of Prof. Gurunath Gurrala and Prof. P S Sastry under Robert Bosch Center for Cyber-Physical Systems. The research work aims at developing a framework for Vulnerability assessment for Smart-Grid networks.

Sheela C S (DESE)

Advisor: Prof. Joy Kuri (DESE)

Sheela C S (Student Member, IEEE) is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Electronic Systems Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. She received the M. Tech. degree in Electronics and Electrical Communication Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, Kharagpur, in 2012. Before joining IISc for the Ph.D. program, she worked as an Assistant Professor at R. V. College of Engineering, Bangalore during 2012-18. Her research interests include PHY Layer signal processing, array processing, channel modeling, and wireless systems building using MATLAB toolboxes. She is currently working on rate adaptation and multi-user scheduling for the next-generation IEEE 802.11ax WLAN standard, also known as Wi-Fi 6.

Vishal Kushwaha (RBCCPS)

Advisor: Rajesh Sundaresan

Vishal is a Ph.D. student at the Robert Bosch Centre for Cyber-Physical Systems, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru. He works with Prof. Rajesh Sundaresan (Department of Electrical Communication Engineering) and Prof. Abdul R. Pinjari (Department of Civil Engineering). He completed his B.Tech. in Electrical Engineering from Govind Ballabh Pant Engineering College, Uttarakhand in 2015 and his M.Tech. in Electrical Engineering from IIT Gandhinagar, Gujarat in 2018. His broad research interests are the applications of game theory, discrete travel mode choice theory, and traffic network equilibrium algorithms. He is currently working in the area of optimal pricing for first- and last-mile services to facilitate the collaboration between public and private transport operators.

Past Scholars

Rooji Jinan

Advisor: Parimal Parag (ECE)

Rooji is a PhD student at Robert Bosch Centre for Cyber Physical Systems, IISc, working under the guidance of Dr. Parimal Parag, Department of Electrical Communication Engineering, IISc. Rooji received her B.Tech. degree in Electronics and Communication and her M.Tech. in Communication Engineering and Signal Processing from Calicut University, Kerala. Prior to joining IISc, she worked as an Assistant Professor at Christ College of Engineering (affiliated to Kalam Technological University), Kerala during 2016-17. Her broad research interests are in applied probability and her current project focuses on design and analysis of efficient distributed storage and computation systems with the goal of achieving low latency.

Koti Nishat Saipanmuluk

Advisor: Arpita Patra (CSA)

Nishat is a PhD student in the Department of Computer Science and Automation at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, working with Prof. Arpita Patra. Prior to this, she obtained her M.Tech and B.Tech degrees in Computer Science and Engineering from National Institute of Technology Goa. She works in the broad area of cryptography, with a focus on secure multiparty computation (MPC). Her research revolves around designing secure and efficient MPC protocols for machine learning algorithms such as deep neural networks, graph neural networks, etc., that facilitate privacy-preserving machine learning applications.

Anusree Rajan

Advisor: Dr. Pavankumar Tallapragada (EE)

Anusree is a Ph.D student in the department of Electrical Engineering at Indian Institute of Science Bengaluru. She obtained her M. Tech in Control Systems from CET , Trivandrum in 2016 and B. Tech in EEE from GEC, Thrissur in 2013. Her research interests include resource-aware control of networked control systems. Her recent work is based on the analysis of inter-event times for event-triggered and self-triggered control systems.

Krishna Chaythanya K V

Advisor: Anurag Kumar (ECE) and Rajesh Sundaresan (ECE/RBCCPS)

Krishna Chaythanya is a fifth-year PhD student at the ECE Department. He obtained his M.Sc(Engg) in ECE from the Indian Institute of Science in 2011 and a B.E. degree in ECE from PES Institute of Technology, Bangalore, in 2008. Before joining IISc for the PhD program, he designed IoT Networks for Home Automation at a startup. Earlier, he worked at Imagination Technologies and CSR Technologies, developing algorithms for wireless baseband transceivers. His research interests are broadly in inference, and control over networks. He is currently working on applying sequential hypothesis testing and learning techniques for inference over networks with applications in Industrial Automation.

Niheskumar Sumanbhai Rathod

Advisor: Rajesh Sundaresan (ECE/RBCCPS) and Bharadwaj Amrutur (ECE/RBCCPS)

Nihesh received the B.E. degree in Electronics and Communications from Dharmsinh Desai University, Nadiad in 2012 and the M.E. degree in Telecommunication from the Indian Institute of Science in 2015. Since 2015, he is a Cisco Research Scholar in Department of Electrical Communication Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, where he is currently pursuing his Ph.D. degree in Communication and Networks. His interest include the areas in design and implementation of Internet of Things (IoT). He is currently working on the Steiner tree problem or a heterogeneous propagation environment and on the orchestration, maintenance and automation of large-scale networks using natural language processing.

Vinay Kumar Bindiganavile Ramadas

Advisor: Navin Kashyap (ECE)

Vinay Kumar B.R. is a Ph.D. student in the ECE Department at the Indian Institute of Science. He is a recipient of the CISCO-IISc PhD research fellowship from 2015-2020. He obtained his B.E.(Hons.) in Electrical Engineering and M.Sc.(Hons.) in Mathematics from BITS-Pilani in 2014. His research interests include distributed computation and communication on networks, percolation and random graphs. His current research includes energy efficient broadcast mechanisms on ad hoc networks. Previously, he has worked on indoor localization algorithms and smart grids during his tenure as a Project Associate in the Department of Electronic Systems Engineering, IISc.

Akshatha Jagadish

Advisor: Manoj Varma (CeNSE)

Akshatha received her B.Tech. degree in Electronics and Communication from PES Institute of Technology, Bangalore in 2015. She worked as Associate Software Engineer for Automotive Functional Safety at Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions, India during 2015-17. She is currently a PhD student in RBCCPS where her current research area is autonomous swarm robots. Her research focusses on modelling and control of the swarm of micro-robots in Low Reynold’s number environment.

Ajay Kumar Badita

Advisor: Parimal Parag (ECE)

Ajay Badita is a PhD student in the department of Electrical Communication Engineering at Indian Institute of Science Bengaluru. He obtained his MTech from National Institute of Technology Rourkela. He is broadly working in distributed systems and networks, performance modelling and analysis, queueing theory. His current research focuses on design and analyses of distributed coded storage and computation systems.

Raghuram Bharadwaj Diddigi

Advisor: Shalabh Bhatnagar (CSA)

Raghuram is a Ph.D. student in the department of CSA at the Indian Institute of Science. His research interests include developing convergent algorithms for multi-agent and off-policy learning in the context of Reinforcement Learning, application of multi-agent reinforcement learning algorithms to smart grids. He is currently working on off-policy Actor-Critic algorithms and auction mechanisms for efficient energy management in microgrid networks.

Sarath Ampadi Yasodharan

Advisor: Rajesh Sundaresan (ECE/RBCCPS)

Sarath is a PhD student in ECE Department working with Prof. Rajesh Sundaresan. He is broadly interested in applied probability. His current research focuses on the study of metastability phenomenon in networked systems such as load balancing networks, WiFi networks, societal networks, etc. He obtained his M.E. in Telecommunications from the Indian Institute of Science and B.Tech. in Electronics and Communication Engineering from NIT Calicut.

Stanly Samuel

Advisor: K.V. Raghavan & Deepak D’Souza(CSA)

Stanly is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Computer Science and Automation at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, advised by Prof. K.V. Raghavan and Prof. Deepak D’Souza. His research focuses on designing algorithms and building scalable tools in the domain of reactive synthesis using ideas from program verification, the theory of infinite games, and logic which has applications to cyber-physical system control and wireless sensor networks. His interests lie in the fine intersection between theory and practice, especially in the umbrella area of algorithmic program synthesis.

Athira M G (ECE)

Advisor: Neelesh B Mehta

Athira is currently a second-year M.tech ECE student in the ECE department at IISc. She completed her undergraduate from Government Engineering College, Thrissur. Before joining IISc, she worked as an Engineer at TATA Elxsi, Trivandrum. Currently, she is working on 5G RAN Slicing, where she focuses on minimizing inter-slice interference and implementing a resource allocation algorithm to efficiently allocate slices in 5G.

Bodapati Sam Sachin (RBCCPS)

Advisor: Bharadwaj Amrutur

Bodapati Sam Sachin is pursuing MTech at Robert Bosch Centre for Cyber Physical Systems, IISc working under the guidance of Professor Bharadwaj Amrutur (RBCCPS), IISc. He graduated BTech in Mechanical Engineering from GITAM University, Vishakhapatnam in the year 2020. Presently he is working on the development of an Underwater Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) which can be used for defence surveillance purposes withstanding a payload capacity of 5Kgs. ROV has been selected for the 2nd round in the Defence Innovation Challenge of Defence Design and Technology Incubator of India (DDTI) in association with DRDO. This ROV is also being developed to semi-autonomously stage for the filtration purpose of sewage treatment plants to reduce human efforts. Before joining IISc, he worked as a Quality Specialist in Geocoding Dept. at Amazon Hyderabad.

Daniyal Khan (ECE)

Advisor: Vaibhav Katewa

Daniyal is a M.Tech. student in the department of Electrical Communication Engineering since Aug. 2021. He received his B.Tech. degree in Electronics Engineering from Zakir Hussain College Of Engineering And Technology (ZHCET), AMU in 2021. His research interests lie in the field of networked control systems. Currently he is working under Dr. Vaibhav Katewa on designing congestion and scheduling protocols for a Wireless Networked Control System.

Sanket Waghmare (ECE)

Advisor: Rajesh Sundaresan

Sanket Waghmare is a 2nd year MTech student in the department of Electrical Communication Engineering at the Indian Institute of Science. He received his BTech in Electronics Engineering from Vishwakarma Institute of Technology, Pune. His Project Research is broadly based on Pandemic Modelling, including simulations and hypothesis testing for devising feasible yet effective strategies for pandemic control. His other research interest lies in Machine Learning and Applications.

Sumit Jaiswal (ECE)

Advisor: Rajesh Sundaresan

Sumit Jaiswal is a second-year M.Tech student in the department of Electrical Communication Engineering at Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru. He received his B.Tech degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from M S Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bengaluru. His research interests are broadly in next generation wireless communication. He is currently working in millimetre-Wave wireless network (5G and beyond) optimization for Full-Duplex system.

Past 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.

Gururaj. K

Advisor: Ambedkar Dukkipati (CSA)

Gururaj is an MTech Student in EE Department. He did his BTech from NITK Surathkal. He has previously worked at INTEL India for a year. He is interested in Machine Learning and Statistical modelling. His current research focuses on Statistical Network Analysis , Generative Modelling for large-scale Networks ,Dynamic Networks and Heterogenous Networks.

Mahak Pancholi

Advisor: Arpita Patra (CSA)

Mahak 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 Bachelors in Computer Science from Mumbai University. My research primarily focuses on building and designing algorithms, using tools from Multiparty Computation for Privacy Preserving Machine Learning in a 3 server setting with minority corruption.

Nirabhra Mandal

Advisor: Pavankumar Tallapragada (EE)

Nirabhra Mandal is an MTech(Res) student in the Department of Electrical Engineering at Indian Institute of Science. He received his BTech in Electrical Engineering from Institute of Engineering and Mangement, Kolkata in 2017. He is broadly interested in Non-Linear Control and Multi-Agent Systems. He is currently working on modeling the evolution and control of a population of selfish agents on a network.

Prasanna Patil

Advisor: M. Narsimha Murty (CSA)

Prasanna received his B.E. degree in Computer Engineering from L. D. College of Engineering, Ahmedabad in 2014. He is currently working under Prof. M Narasimha Murty. He is broadly interested in hypergraphs which are higher-order graphs. His current research focuses on addressing issues involved in hyperedge prediction over hypergraphs. The aim is to develop a machine learning algorithm for hyperedge prediction which is general enough so that it can be applied to hypergraphs emerging in different domains such as biological networks, social networks and communication networks.

Saraswathy Ramanathan

Advisor: Parimal Parag (ECE)

Saraswathy RM is an M.Tech(Res) student at the ECE department working under the guidance of Prof. Parimal Parag. She received her B.E from PES Institute of Technology in the year 2016. She is broadly interested in Queuing theory and networks. Her current research work focuses on design and implementation of distributed storage systems.

Himani Kamboj

Advisor: Arpita Patra (CSA)

Himani is an M.Tech (Communication and Networks) student in the ECE department. She is currently working on developing a 3GPP standard aligned prototype of a Cell-free Distributed MIMO system with Dynamic TDD using OpenAirInterface (OAI) codebase and Software-defined Radio (SDR). Cell-free Distributed MIMO system provides high spectral & energy efficiency, overcomes inter-cell interference, and increases coverage probability. Dynamic TDD gives more flexibility to the system and improves throughput. This makes a Cell-free Distributed MIMO system with Dynamic TDD suitable for next-generation indoor & hot-spot coverage scenarios and critical outdoor coverage scenarios.

Rajat Chopra

Advisor: Aditya Gopalan (ECE)

Rajat is an M.Tech (Communication and Networks) student in ECE department. He is currently working on designing and implementing a Medium Access Control (MAC) scheduler that allocates resource blocks (time -frequency resources) to the User Equipment considering the QOS requirements of different traffic flows at the MAC layer while maintaining an optimal throughput in the network. The evolution of wireless networks, aiming to provide high data rates and low latency makes new use cases like Vehicle-to-Vehicle/Infrastructure (V2X) more relevant. In these new scenarios, the User Equipment might not have a single type of data traffic, and different types of traffic might not have similar quality of service (QoS) requirements.

Robin Francis

Advisor: Sundeep Prabhakar Chepuri (ECE)

Robin is an M.Tech student in ECE department. His areas of research are distributed optimization and he is currently working on ”Distributed Graph Signal Processing using Orthogonal Polynomial”. The work focuses on solving optimization problems in a distributed manner for scenarios without central processor. In this work we make use of orthogonal polynomials to accelerate the rate of convergence to the desired value and thereby obtaining a good approximate with less computations and communications. The major applications of the proposed technique are in denoising, semi-supervised learning, prediction, and other machine learning tasks on data that are distributed in nature.

Sangisetty Usha Sree

Advisor: Anurag Kumar (ECE)

Usha Sree is a second year M.Tech (Communication and Networks) student in ECE department. She obtained her B.Tech degree in ECE from NIT Warangal in 2019. She is currently working on designing and implementing a multi-hop network for IoT/CPS such that the overall network is simple, consumes less energy and takes less delay in transferring the sensed data from mobile sensors to the fusion centre via an IEEE 802.15.4 infrastructure network. Here, the mobile sensors are clock synchronized to have a common sampling point and the mean batch delay is computed for different sampling rates and network loads in the infrastructure network. The aim is to control the mobile and the infrastructure network for improving the end-to-end inference performance.

Sanjhi Gupta

Advisor: Chandra R. Murthy (ECE)

Sanjhi is an M.Tech (Communication and Networks) student in ECE department. Her research work is aimed to establish an experimental prototype and evaluate the possible performance enhancement of cell-free distributed MIMO system using the OpenAirInterface built-in emulation platform which provides open source implementations of 5G-NR protocol stack meeting the 3GPP specifications. The system can be used to mitigate the cell-edge effects caused by path-loss and inter-cell interference by allowing the user-equipment to connect to multiple base-stations irrespective of the cell boundary, all of which serves the user in a coordinated manner. Hence, the system provides uniformly good service for all users in addition to greater reliability and large energy efficiency.

Sujata Sinha

Advisor: A. Chockalingam (ECE)

Sujata is an Mtech (research) student in ECE department. She is currently working on designing and simulating Orthogonal Space-Time Frequency (OTFS) modulation for Visible Light Communications in an indoor local area network environment. OTFS is 2D signalling technique which effectively tackles the high mobility issues in time-varying wireless communications. The setup uses low-cost Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) and Photodetectors (PD) for transmitters and receivers using visible light spectrum (wavelength: 400 – 700 nm) which is available in abundance at no cost, without the need for licensing, no radiation issues and provides inherent security in closed room application. Also, using white light, it can simultaneously be used for data transmission and lightening.

Athira M G (ECE)

Advisor: Neelesh B Mehta

Athira is currently a second-year M.tech ECE student in the ECE department at IISc. She completed her undergraduate from Government Engineering College, Thrissur. Before joining IISc, she worked as an Engineer at TATA Elxsi, Trivandrum. Currently, she is working on 5G RAN Slicing, where she focuses on minimizing inter-slice interference and implementing a resource allocation algorithm to efficiently allocate slices in 5G.

Bodapati Sam Sachin (RBCCPS)

Advisor: Bharadwaj Amrutur

Bodapati Sam Sachin is pursuing MTech at Robert Bosch Centre for Cyber Physical Systems, IISc working under the guidance of Professor Bharadwaj Amrutur (RBCCPS), IISc. He graduated BTech in Mechanical Engineering from GITAM University, Vishakhapatnam in the year 2020. Presently he is working on the development of an Underwater Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) which can be used for defence surveillance purposes withstanding a payload capacity of 5Kgs. ROV has been selected for the 2nd round in the Defence Innovation Challenge of Defence Design and Technology Incubator of India (DDTI) in association with DRDO. This ROV is also being developed to semi-autonomously stage for the filtration purpose of sewage treatment plants to reduce human efforts. Before joining IISc, he worked as a Quality Specialist in Geocoding Dept. at Amazon Hyderabad.

Daniyal Khan (ECE)

Advisor: Vaibhav Katewa

Daniyal is a M.Tech. student in the department of Electrical Communication Engineering since Aug. 2021. He received his B.Tech. degree in Electronics Engineering from Zakir Hussain College Of Engineering And Technology (ZHCET), AMU in 2021. His research interests lie in the field of networked control systems. Currently he is working under Dr. Vaibhav Katewa on designing congestion and scheduling protocols for a Wireless Networked Control System.

Sanket Waghmare (ECE)

Advisor: Rajesh Sundaresan

Sanket Waghmare is a 2nd year MTech student in the department of Electrical Communication Engineering at the Indian Institute of Science. He received his BTech in Electronics Engineering from Vishwakarma Institute of Technology, Pune. His Project Research is broadly based on Pandemic Modelling, including simulations and hypothesis testing for devising feasible yet effective strategies for pandemic control. His other research interest lies in Machine Learning and Applications.

Sumit Jaiswal (ECE)

Advisor: Rajesh Sundaresan

Sumit Jaiswal is a second-year M.Tech student in the department of Electrical Communication Engineering at Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru. He received his B.Tech degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from M S Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bengaluru. His research interests are broadly in next generation wireless communication. He is currently working in millimetre-Wave wireless network (5G and beyond) optimization for Full-Duplex system.

Past 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.

Gururaj. K

Advisor: Ambedkar Dukkipati (CSA)

Gururaj is an MTech Student in EE Department. He did his BTech from NITK Surathkal. He has previously worked at INTEL India for a year. He is interested in Machine Learning and Statistical modelling. His current research focuses on Statistical Network Analysis , Generative Modelling for large-scale Networks ,Dynamic Networks and Heterogenous Networks.

Mahak Pancholi

Advisor: Arpita Patra (CSA)

Mahak 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 Bachelors in Computer Science from Mumbai University. My research primarily focuses on building and designing algorithms, using tools from Multiparty Computation for Privacy Preserving Machine Learning in a 3 server setting with minority corruption.

Nirabhra Mandal

Advisor: Pavankumar Tallapragada (EE)

Nirabhra Mandal is an MTech(Res) student in the Department of Electrical Engineering at Indian Institute of Science. He received his BTech in Electrical Engineering from Institute of Engineering and Mangement, Kolkata in 2017. He is broadly interested in Non-Linear Control and Multi-Agent Systems. He is currently working on modeling the evolution and control of a population of selfish agents on a network.

Prasanna Patil

Advisor: M. Narsimha Murty (CSA)

Prasanna received his B.E. degree in Computer Engineering from L. D. College of Engineering, Ahmedabad in 2014. He is currently working under Prof. M Narasimha Murty. He is broadly interested in hypergraphs which are higher-order graphs. His current research focuses on addressing issues involved in hyperedge prediction over hypergraphs. The aim is to develop a machine learning algorithm for hyperedge prediction which is general enough so that it can be applied to hypergraphs emerging in different domains such as biological networks, social networks and communication networks.

Saraswathy Ramanathan

Advisor: Parimal Parag (ECE)

Saraswathy RM is an M.Tech(Res) student at the ECE department working under the guidance of Prof. Parimal Parag. She received her B.E from PES Institute of Technology in the year 2016. She is broadly interested in Queuing theory and networks. Her current research work focuses on design and implementation of distributed storage systems.

Himani Kamboj

Advisor: Arpita Patra (CSA)

Himani is an M.Tech (Communication and Networks) student in the ECE department. She is currently working on developing a 3GPP standard aligned prototype of a Cell-free Distributed MIMO system with Dynamic TDD using OpenAirInterface (OAI) codebase and Software-defined Radio (SDR). Cell-free Distributed MIMO system provides high spectral & energy efficiency, overcomes inter-cell interference, and increases coverage probability. Dynamic TDD gives more flexibility to the system and improves throughput. This makes a Cell-free Distributed MIMO system with Dynamic TDD suitable for next-generation indoor & hot-spot coverage scenarios and critical outdoor coverage scenarios.

Rajat Chopra

Advisor: Aditya Gopalan (ECE)

Rajat is an M.Tech (Communication and Networks) student in ECE department. He is currently working on designing and implementing a Medium Access Control (MAC) scheduler that allocates resource blocks (time -frequency resources) to the User Equipment considering the QOS requirements of different traffic flows at the MAC layer while maintaining an optimal throughput in the network. The evolution of wireless networks, aiming to provide high data rates and low latency makes new use cases like Vehicle-to-Vehicle/Infrastructure (V2X) more relevant. In these new scenarios, the User Equipment might not have a single type of data traffic, and different types of traffic might not have similar quality of service (QoS) requirements.

Robin Francis

Advisor: Sundeep Prabhakar Chepuri (ECE)

Robin is an M.Tech student in ECE department. His areas of research are distributed optimization and he is currently working on ”Distributed Graph Signal Processing using Orthogonal Polynomial”. The work focuses on solving optimization problems in a distributed manner for scenarios without central processor. In this work we make use of orthogonal polynomials to accelerate the rate of convergence to the desired value and thereby obtaining a good approximate with less computations and communications. The major applications of the proposed technique are in denoising, semi-supervised learning, prediction, and other machine learning tasks on data that are distributed in nature.

Sangisetty Usha Sree

Advisor: Anurag Kumar (ECE)

Usha Sree is a second year M.Tech (Communication and Networks) student in ECE department. She obtained her B.Tech degree in ECE from NIT Warangal in 2019. She is currently working on designing and implementing a multi-hop network for IoT/CPS such that the overall network is simple, consumes less energy and takes less delay in transferring the sensed data from mobile sensors to the fusion centre via an IEEE 802.15.4 infrastructure network. Here, the mobile sensors are clock synchronized to have a common sampling point and the mean batch delay is computed for different sampling rates and network loads in the infrastructure network. The aim is to control the mobile and the infrastructure network for improving the end-to-end inference performance.

Sanjhi Gupta

Advisor: Chandra R. Murthy (ECE)

Sanjhi is an M.Tech (Communication and Networks) student in ECE department. Her research work is aimed to establish an experimental prototype and evaluate the possible performance enhancement of cell-free distributed MIMO system using the OpenAirInterface built-in emulation platform which provides open source implementations of 5G-NR protocol stack meeting the 3GPP specifications. The system can be used to mitigate the cell-edge effects caused by path-loss and inter-cell interference by allowing the user-equipment to connect to multiple base-stations irrespective of the cell boundary, all of which serves the user in a coordinated manner. Hence, the system provides uniformly good service for all users in addition to greater reliability and large energy efficiency.

Sujata Sinha

Advisor: A. Chockalingam (ECE)

Sujata is an Mtech (research) student in ECE department. She is currently working on designing and simulating Orthogonal Space-Time Frequency (OTFS) modulation for Visible Light Communications in an indoor local area network environment. OTFS is 2D signalling technique which effectively tackles the high mobility issues in time-varying wireless communications. The setup uses low-cost Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) and Photodetectors (PD) for transmitters and receivers using visible light spectrum (wavelength: 400 – 700 nm) which is available in abundance at no cost, without the need for licensing, no radiation issues and provides inherent security in closed room application. Also, using white light, it can simultaneously be used for data transmission and lightening.

Preetam Patil

Consultant Technologist and Research Manager

Preetam Patil holds a PhD in Computer Science (2010) and M.Tech-IT (2002) from IIT-Bombay, a post-graduate diploma in Software Technology (1998) from CDAC-Mumbai, and Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering (1996) from NIT-Jaipur. He was part of the Advanced Technology Group at NetApp India between 2010 and 2013, working on projects related to Big-Data and SDN. He has also worked at CDAC-Mumbai (formerly NCST) for ERNET operations, and at the School of Technology and Computer Science of TIFR Mumbai.

Jagadish Midthala

Consultant Technologist

Jagadish works on projects related to public health and epidemiology. Before joining CNI he worked as a software engineer and corporate trainer at Jed-i Technologies. He has a background in computer science with CS education as a specialization. He likes to spend his spare time hiking, travelling and teaching math to school students. He graduated from MS Ramaiah Institute of Technology (BE) in 2006 and holds master’s and PhD degrees from IIT Bombay.

Aniruddha Iyer

Technical Associate

Aniruddha Iyer holds a Bachelor’s in Technology in Computer Science from Shiv Nadar University with Minor in Mathematics (2020).

Thejashwini G

Administrative Manager

Thejashwini holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from Bangalore University (BU), Bangalore, India in 2010. She received her Master’s in business Administration (MBA) degree in Finance & Marketing from Bangalore University (BU), Bangalore, Karnataka in 2012. She has eight plus years of experience, and she has been associated with CNI, IISC since 2021.

Tarun Khandelwal

Technical Associate

Tarun did B.E. in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering from SGB Amravati University, Amravati, M.Tech. in VLSI Design from Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur, M.Tech. (Research) from RBCCPS, IISc Bengaluru. He has previously worked as a Project Engineer at Wipro Technologies, and as a Junior Research Fellow at the Department of Electronic systems engineering and RBCCPS at IISc.

Nithish K Ghani

Project Associate

Nithish K Gnani holds a Bachelor’s in Technology in Mechanical Engineering from National Institute of Technology Karnataka (NITK), Surathkal. He has previously worked as a Team Leader in Supply Chain vertical of Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages Private Limited. At Zero Energy Networks (ZEN) Lab, DESE, IISc, he has worked on IoT data management, device identification using physically unclonable functions (PUF), indoor localization, WLAN modelling and simulation using MATLAB. He is currently working to build a time sensitive networking (TSN) capable switch on programmable network devices using P4 programming.

Deepak Choudhary L

Project Assistant

Deepak Choudhary completed his Bachelor’s in Technology in Electronics and Communication Engineering from REVA University, Bengaluru in 2021. He previously interned at ECE, IISc.

Preetam Patil

Consultant Technologist

Preetam Patil holds a PhD in Computer Science (2010) and M.Tech-IT (2002) from IIT-Bombay, a post-graduate diploma in Software Technology (1998) from CDAC-Mumbai, and Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering (1996) from NIT-Jaipur. He was part of the Advanced Technology Group at NetApp India between 2010 and 2013, working on projects related to Big-Data and SDN. He has also worked at CDAC-Mumbai (formerly NCST) for ERNET operations, and at the School of Technology and Computer Science of TIFR Mumbai.

Jagadish Midthala

Consultant Technologist

Jagadish works on projects related to public health and epidemiology. Before joining CNI he worked as a software engineer and corporate trainer at Jed-i Technologies. He has a background in computer science with CS education as a specialization. He likes to spend his spare time hiking, travelling and teaching math to school students. He graduated from MS Ramaiah Institute of Technology (BE) in 2006 and holds master’s and PhD degrees from IIT Bombay.

Aniruddha Iyer

Technical Associate

Aniruddha Iyer holds a Bachelor’s in Technology in Computer Science from Shiv Nadar University with Minor in Mathematics (2020).

Prashanth S

Technical Associate

Prashanth S holds a Bachelor’s in Technology in Computer Science and Engineering from Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham University (2021). He previously interned at CNI IISc Bangalore, Cisco-Thingqubator and CDAC-Chennai.

Thejashwini G

Administrative Manager

Thejashwini holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from Bangalore University (BU), Bangalore, India in 2010. She received her Master’s in business Administration (MBA) degree in Finance & Marketing from Bangalore University (BU), Bangalore, Karnataka in 2012. She has eight plus years of experience, and she has been associated with CNI, IISC since 2021.

Tarun Khandelwal

Technical Associate

Tarun did B.E. in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering from SGB Amravati University, Amravati, M.Tech. in VLSI Design from Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur, M.Tech. (Research) from RBCCPS, IISc Bengaluru. He has previously worked as a Project Engineer at Wipro Technologies, and as a Junior Research Fellow at the Department of Electronic systems engineering and RBCCPS at IISc.

Nithish K Gnani

Project Associate

Nithish K Gnani holds a Bachelor’s in Technology in Mechanical Engineering from National Institute of Technology Karnataka (NITK), Surathkal. He has previously worked as a Team Leader in Supply Chain vertical of Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages Private Limited. At Zero Energy Networks (ZEN) Lab, DESE, IISc, he has worked on IoT data management, device identification using physically unclonable functions (PUF), indoor localization, WLAN modelling and simulation using MATLAB. He is currently working to build a time sensitive networking (TSN) capable switch on programmable network devices using P4 programming.

Deepak Choudhary L

Project Assistant

Deepak Choudhary completed his Bachelor’s in Technology in Electronics and Communication Engineering from REVA University, Bengaluru in 2021. He previously interned at ECE, IISc.