Centre Staff

Preetam Patil

Consultant Technologist, Centre for Networked Intelligence.

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.

Vishal Sevani

Consultant Technologist, Centre for Networked Intelligence.

Vishal Sevani received his B.E in Electronics Engineering and M.E in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering from Mumbai University (India) in 2002 and 2006, respectively. He then joined IIT Bombay to do PhD. His PhD research was on devising and implementing low-cost solution to provide efficient rural Internet connectivity. After his PhD, he worked as a guest researcher in NIST, Maryland with focus of his research being standardization of mmWave WiFi networks. Apart from research experience, he also has significant industry experience having worked in software industry as a hands-on programmer, in 3 different start-ups, for about 7 years. His research interests are broadly in the area of systems and networking with emphasis on building real world systems. He likes to spend his free time watching and reading about movies as well as animal documentaries.

Nurzaman Ahmed  

Post-Doctoral, Centre for Networked Intelligence  

Nurzaman Ahmed is a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Centre for Networked Intelligence from September 2021. Before joining IISc, Dr. Ahmed was a Post-doctoral Research Associate in the Department of Computer Science \& Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India. He received his PhD degree from North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong, in 2020. He received B.Tech. and M.Tech. Degrees in Information Technology from North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong, India, in 2013 and 2016, respectively. He has published several research papers in reputed international journals, conferences and has patents. He has more than six years of research experience in Govt. of India sponsored projects. His current research interests include Intent-Based Networking (IBN), Software-Defined Network (SDN), Internet of Things (IoT), and WiFi-based long-distance networks. He is a member of IEEE, ACM, and graduate member of IEEE ComSoc. 

Gaurav Gautam 

Technical Associate, Centre for Networked Intelligence.

Gaurav Gautam holds a B.Tech degree in Electronics and Communication engineering from the Dronacharya College of Engineering Gurugram in 2015 and completed his M.Tech degree in Communication and Networks from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore in 2019.

Aniruddha Iyer 

Technical Associate, Centre for Networked Intelligence.

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

Prashanth S 

Technical Associate, Centre for Networked Intelligence

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.

Sandhya Rathee 

Technical Associate, Centre for Networked Intelligence

Sandhya Rathee, holds a B.Tech degree in Computer Science from Maharshi Dayanand University (MDU), Rohtak, Haryana in 2013. She received her M.Tech degree in Computer Science from Deenbandhu Chhotu Ram University of Science and Technology (DCRUST), Murthal, Haryana in 2015. She completed her Ph.D. in Computer Science from Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani, Pilani Campus in 2021. Her Ph.D. research was on design and development of “Efficient Methods for Statistics Collection and Waypoint Enforcement in Software Defined Networks”.

Thejashwini G 

Administrative Manager, Centre for Networked Intelligence

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.

Ashwin Gerard Colaço

Technical Associate, Centre for Networked Intelligence

Ashwin Gerard Colaco holds a Bachelor’s in Technology in Computer Science and Engineering from Nitte Meenakshi Institute of Technology (2020). He previously interned at Lehigh University, Pennsylvania under Prof Hank Korth.

Aswin Prasad

Technical Associate, Centre for Networked Intelligence

Aswin Prasad holds a Bachelor’s in Technology in computer Science and Engineering from Nitte Meenakshi Institute of Technology (2020). He previously interned at nuclei (CDNA Technologies Pvt. Ltd.) 

Purushothaman Saravanan

Technical Associate, Centre for Networked Intelligence

Purushothaman Saravanan completed his Bachelor’s in Technology in Electronics and Communication Engineering from PES University, Bengaluru in 2021.