Conference Chair

Dr T S Rathore received the B Sc (Engineering), M E and Ph D all in Electrical Engineering from Indore University, Indore, India in 1965, 1970 and 1975, respectively.

He served SGSITS, Indore from 1965 to 1978 before joining the EE Department of IIT Bombay from where he has retired as a Professor on superannuation in June 2006. Currently, he is the Dean (R&D) and at St. Francis Institute of Technology, Borivali, Mumbai, India.

He was a Post-Doctoral Fellow (1983-85) at the Concordia University, Canada and a visiting researcher at the University of South Australia, Adelaide (March-June 1993). He was an ISTE Visiting Professor (2005-2007). He has published and presented over 215 research papers in various refereed journals and conferences. He has authored the book Digital Measurement Techniques, New Delhi: Narosa Publishing House, 1996 and Alpha Science International Pvt. Ltd., U K, 2003 and translated in Russian language in 2004. He was the Guest Editor of the special issue of Journal of IE on Instrumentation Electronics (1992). He is a member on the editorial boards of ISTE National Journal of Technical Education and IETE Journal of Education.

Prof. Rathore is a Senior Member of IEEE (USA), Fellow of IETE (India), Fellow of IE (India), Member of ISTE (India), Member of Instrument Society of India, Member of Computer Society of India. He has been listed in Asia’s Who’s Who of Men and Women of achievement (1991). He has played a very active role as Fellow of IETE and has served its Mumbai Centre as Volunteer member (1997-98), Co-opted member (1998-99), Secretary (1999-2001), Chairman (2001-02), Vice Chairman (2003-06) and Chairman (2006-08).

He has received IETE M N Saha Memorial Award (1995), IEEE Silver Jubilee Medal (2001), ISTE U P Government National Award (2002), ISTE Maharashtra State National Award (2003), IETE Prof S V C Aiya Memorial Award (2004), IETE BR Batra Memorial Award (2005), IETE Prof K Sreenivasan Memorial Award (2005). IETE K S Krishnan Memorial Award (2009), IETE - Hari Ramji Toshniwal Gold Medal Award (2010), and IETE best paper award published in IETE J of Education (2011).

 Conference Co-Chair

Dr. Uday Pandit Khot obtained his B. E. in Industrial Electronics from Amaravati University in 1991 and M. Tech. from IIT Bombay in 1999. He has done his Ph. D. in “Synthesis of analog circuits employing current-mode building blocks” from IIT Bombay in January 2010.

He served Bharati Vidyapeeth's Institute of Technology, Navi Mumbai from 1992 to 1999 as a Lecturer. Later, he served Thadomal Shahani Engineering College (TSEC), Mumbai as an Assistant Professor and then Associate Professor during 1999 to 2012. He was Head of the EXTC Department in TSEC since January 2010. Currently, he is a Professor in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering Department of St. Francis Institute of Technology, Mumbai.

He is a Fellow member of IETE, Member of IEEE, Member of ISTE, and Member of IE (India).  He was an “Executive Committee Member” of Institution of Electronic and Telecommunication Engineers (IETE) Mumbai Centre (2006 - 2010).

He has received The Late Professor Bhaskar Balkrishna Deshpande Award, for the year 2012, for the best design and development work in “Micro-meter displacement” in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering from Mumbai University. He has been listed in the International Who’s Who of Professionals Historical Society having demonstrated exemplary achievement and distinguished contributions to the business community, edition 2010-2011.

He has published more than 30 research papers in National and International journals and conferences. He is a “Review Committee Member” of IEEE Transactions on Education and Electronics Letters (IET).

He is associated with various universities such as Mumbai University, SNDT University, and NMIMS University for guiding Research Scholars in the area of Electronics and Telecommunication. His areas of research interest are: Synthesis and Analysis of Analog Circuits in Current-mode, Fault diagnosis in Analog/Digital Circuits, Mixed-mode circuits, Microwave circuits, and Mobile Communication.


Bro Melchior Tom





  Bro Melchior Tom was born on May 4, 1949.  He obtained his graduation in Religious Science and Diploma in Business Administration. He holds a status of Religious Brother.

  He was Ex-Vice President, Society of Franciscan Brothers.  Currently he is the Director of St. Francis Institute of Technology, Borivali, Mumbai.

  He has authored 2 books: (i) History of a Mission with a Vision and (ii) Uniqueness of CMFS Charism.  He has published articles on Religious and Higher Educational matters. He is widely traveled under Society’s Mission (Domestic / International).


R. K. Shevgaonkar

Prof. S. C. Sahasrabudhe

Ashok Jagatia
Ashok Jagatia

Anthony Lobo

V.P. Aiyappan Pillai

Dr M V Pitke

Dr Aditya S Abhyankar

Dr. Prem C. Pandey

Dr D Manjunath

Dr Raj Senani

Dr Gourab Sen Gupta

Dr. B K Lande

Dr. S. Pal
Dr Surendra Pal
Dilip Ganeriwal

Professor Bernard L Menezes

Dr U B Desai

Dr Aleksandar I. Zecevic

John Rose

Ashish Jain

Dr. M. Gopal

Dr K V V Murthy

Dr Shih-fu Liu

Dr A N Chandorkar

Ashwin Gumaste

Shri M B Dagaonkar

Dr. V. Ramgopal Rao

Dr S Chaudhuri

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Dr S Sudarshan

Dr M.N.S. Swamy

Dr Suhash Chandra Dutta Roy

H. B. Kekre

Dr P.V. Ananda Mohan

Dr. Deepak Bhaskar Phatak

Dr M. Jagadesh Kumar

Dr Sandeep Sancheti

Dr N Gunther

Dr Vikram M. Gadre

Dr Vivek Agarwal

Dr S S Jamuar

S. N. Merchant

Dr Abhay Karandikar



Dr M.N.S. Swamy received the B.Sc. (Hons.) degree in Mathematics from Mysore University, India, in 1954, the Diploma in Electrical Communication Engineering from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore in 1957, and the M.Sc. and Ph. D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada, in 1960 and 1963 respectively.

He is presently a Research Professor and the Director of the Center for Signal Processing and Communications in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Concordia University, Montreal, Canada, where he served as the Chair of the Department of Electrical Engineering from 1970 to 1977, and Dean of Engineering and Computer Science from 1977 to 1993. Since July 2001, he holds the Concordia Chair (Tier I) in Signal Processing.

He has also taught in the Electrical Engineering Department of the Technical University of Nova Scotia, Halifax, and the University of Calgary, Calgary, as well as in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Saskatchewan. 

He has published extensively in the areas of number theory, circuits, systems and signal processing, and holds four patents.  He is the co-author of two book chapters and three books: Graphs, Networks and Algorithms (New York, Wiley, 1981), Graphs: Theory and Algorithms (New York, Wiley, 1992), and Switched Capacitor Filters: Theory, Analysis and Design (Prentice Hall International UK Ltd., 1995).  He is the Editor-in-Chief of the journal Circuits, Systems and Signal Processing, for which he was an associate editor since its inception, and an Associate Editor of the Fibonacci Quarterly.  He is a member and the Concordia University coordinator for Micronet, a National Network of Centers of Excellence in Canada.

Dr. Swamy is a Fellow of a number of professional societies including the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, the Institute of Electrical Engineers (UK), the Engineering Institute of Canada, the Institution of Engineers (India), and the Institution of Electronic and Telecommunication Engineers (India).  He is also a member of the Eta Kappa Nu, an Honor Society of Electrical Engineers.  He has served the IEEE in various capacities such as the Vice President of the IEEE CAS society in 1976, Program Chair for the 1973 IEEE CAS Symposium, General Chair for the 1984 IEEE CAS Symposium and the Vice-Chair for the 1999 IEEE CAS Symposium and a member of the Board of Governors.  He was an Associate Editor of the Transactions on Circuits and Systems during 1985-87.

He is the recipient of many awards including the Commemorative Medal for the 125th Anniversary of the Confederation of Canada issued in 1993 by the Governor General of Canada, in recognition of his significant contributions made to Canada and the community. In 1989, in honor of his many contributions, his past graduate students instituted at the Indian Institute of Science two awards in his name – M.N.S. Swamy Merit Scholarship, and M.N.S. Swamy Gold Medal.  In 1987, he was awarded the Concordia University Guinea Pig award for the introduction of the innovative joint doctoral program between Concordia and the Southeast University in China.  In 1993, Concordia University inaugurated the M.N.S. Swamy Computer Integrated manufacturing laboratory “in appreciation of his sixteen years of support, dedication and leadership as Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science”.  He is a co-recipient of the IEEE CAS 1986 Guillemin-Cauer Best Paper Award.  In 2001, he received the IEEE-CAS Society Golden Jubilee Medal, as well as the year 2000 IEEE-CAS Society Education Award.  In August 2001 he was awarded Doctor of Science in Engineering (Honoris Causa) by Ansted University “in recognition of his exemplary contributions to the research in Electrical and Computer Engineering and to Engineering Education, as well as his dedication to the promotion of Signal Processing and Communications Applications”.


Dr Suhash Chandra Dutta Roy earned his BSc (Hons) in Physics (1956), MSc (Tech) in Radio Physics and Electronics (1959), and DPhil degree (1965) all from the University of Calcutta.

He worked as Research Officer (Electronics) at the River Research Institute, West Bengal (WB) for two years, before joining the University of Kalyani, as a lecturer. He was Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Minnesota (1965-68) before he joined IIT, Delhi as an Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering. He was promoted to Professor in 1970 and served as the Head of the Department as well as Dean of Undergraduate Studies. On sabbatical leave from IIT Delhi, he spent a year at the University of Leeds and another year at the Iowa State University. After retirement in 1998, he continued at IIT Delhi, first as an Emeritus Fellow, then as INSA Senior Scientist, and finally as an INSA Honorary Scientist till 2010. Currently, he continues as INSA Honorary Scientist working from home and pursuing his research on circuits, systems and signal processing.


R. K. Shevgaonkar received Bachelor of Engineering (BE) in Electronics Engineering with gold medal from Jiwaji University, Gwalior in 1975.

In 1977 he completed Master of Technology (M Tech) in Electrical Engineering from IIT, Kanpur with specialization in Electromagnetics and Optical fibres.

He received Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Electrical Engineering from I. I. T., Bombay/ (Indian Institute of Astrophysics/Raman Research Institute, Bangalore) on Maximum Entropy Restoration of Astronomical Images in 1985.

He is presently holds the position of Director IIT Delhi. From 2010-2011 he was a Vice Chacellor of University of Pune. He was a Visiting Professor, ISEP, Paris and ETH Zurich. From 2008-2010, he worked as Deputy Director (Finance and External Affairs), IIT Bombay. He was Dean, Resource Mobilization, in IIT Bombay from 2005-2008. He was the Head, Electrical Engineering Department, IIT Bombay from 2003-2005.

He was the Head of Centre for Distance Engineering Education Programme (C-DEEP), IIT, Bombay from 2002-2006. The Centre has been setup to generate and disseminate the video lectures from experts in IIT to the students of engineering colleges in the country.

He is a Member of Advisory Committee of SAMEER, Bombay, Board of Studies, B.A. Technical University, Lonere and Board of Studies, College of Engineering, Pune.

He is a Fellow of IEEE, Fellow Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE), Fellow National Academy of Science, India (FNASc), Fellow Institution of Engineers, Fellow Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers, Fellow Optical Society of India, Fellow Maharashtra Academy of Science

He has received IEEE UG Teaching Award in 2011, IETE - CEOT -94 Awards for outstanding contribution in the field of Photonics and Opto-electronics, Excellence in Teaching Award 2004 IIT, Bombay and Top Management Consortium Award 2010 for Academic Excellence, Dewang Mehta Educational Leadership Award.

He is also a Bachelor of Music degree in Hindustani Classical music from Kheragadh University. He is a Member of International Astronomical Union and Astronomical Society of India. He has written two books which are published by TMH publication.

He has published more than 150 papers in International Journals and Conferences


Prof. S. C. Sahasrabudhe obtained his Ph.D. degree from Leningrad Univesity, USSR in the field of Communication/Signal Processing. His fields of interest include Communication and Microprocessor Applications. He served as the Chief Technological Officer at Global Telesystems Ltd. from December, 2000 till February, 2005 after which he became the Director, DA-IICT in March 2005. Prior to that he also served as the Officiating Director and Deputy Director at IIT-Bombay. He served at IIT-Bombay from 1971 to 2003 in various capacitites such as Head of Electrical Department from 1980 to '83 and Head of Advanced Center for Research in Electronics from 1991. He has supervisied over 12 Ph.D. theses in the departments of Computer Science & Engineering and Electrical Engineering.

He has been awarded the Life Time Achievement Award in 2005, by IIT-Bombay and also the Best Teacher Award in 2002 by IIT-Bombay. He also been was honored with the - Fourth IETE Prof. SVC Aiya Memorial award for outstanding contributions in motivating research work in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering in September, 1998. He was also elected Fellow of IEEE and IETE.


Dr. Deepak Bhaskar Phatak
Born on 2nd April 1948, Dr. Deepak B. Phatak obtained his Bachelor‟s degree in Electrical Engineering from SGSITS Indore in 1969, and his M. Tech. and Ph. D. from IIT Bombay. He has been serving with IIT Bombay since 1971. He headed the CSE department from 1991 to 1994. He was the first Dean of Resources of the Institute from 1995 to 1998. He was the founding head of The Kanwal Rekhi School of IT from 1998 to 2002. He briefly served as head of S. J. Mehta School of Management from 2004 to 2005. He is currently „Subrao M. Nilekani Chair Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering. His research areas are Databases, Information Systems, IT enabled Education, and IT strategy planning. He has guided 7 Ph. D. scholars, over 170 M. Tech. students, and has authored over 50 publications.

In 1999, he started an IT incubator to foster innovation through start-up companies. He also started the country's first interactive distance learning program using VSATs in 2000. Using the experience gained in that initiative, he worked for 3 years on a national mission project to train 1000 teachers at one time, in several core engineering subjects, through a series of ISTE workshops conducted using ICT. His efforts succeeded in training over 20,000 teachers from engineering colleges in the country. He plans to train 1,50,000 teachers in the next 3 years, engaging 10,000 teachers at a time.

He set up the Affordable Solutions Lab (ASL) at IIT Bombay in 2000, to develop low cost technology solutions. He is regarded as the pioneer of smart card usage, for financial transactions in India. Through ASL, he popularized use of thin clients in India. He developed low cost clicker devices for use in class rooms, and Open Source multimedia tools for e-learning. In March 2012, he was given the responsibility of executing the prestigious Aakash project. 1,00,000 low cost tablet computers are being deployed for engineering education under this project. Aakash-2 tablet computers are recognized as the lowest cost educational tablets globally. These mission projects are funded and supported by the National Mission on Education through ICT, MHRD.
4. Dr. Phatak has helped several institutes and universities to set up educational programs. He spent the academic year 1983-84 in his alma mater at Indore for this purpose. He has served as Chairman of the national board of IT education and research, of All India Council of Technical Education. He has been an Open Source evangelist in India, and has pioneered several initiatives to popularize FOSS usage. In 2003, he took sabbatical leave to tour across the country. He visited over 60 engineering colleges, interacting with students and teachers. He discovered the enormous talent that exists in small places. Realizing that such students and teachers need guidance and mentoring, he started the “Ekalavya project” in IIT Bombay. It helps build collaborating communities across educational institutions in India. He has been an adviser to many organizations on issues related to Information Technology, particularly in financial sector. He has helped PSUs and advised Central and State Government departments on various IT projects. He has served on several boards.

He received the “Excellence in Teaching” award of IIT Bombay in 2009, and the IIT Bombay Industrial Impact Research Award in 2010. He was elected Fellow of the Computer Society of India (CSI) in 1999, and Fellow of the IETE in 2000. He was listed amongst fifty most influential Indians by Business Week in 2009. He was conferred Life Time Achievement Awards by Skoch Foundation in 2003, by Data Quest in 2008, and by „Dewang Mehta Business School Awards in 2010. He was conferred "PadmaShri" by Govt. of India in April 2013.

Dr. Phatak believes that teaching cannot just be one's profession. It must be the "Dharma". His dream is to see a resurgent India, catching up with the world, using ICT as the spring board.

Dr M. Jagadesh Kumar was born in Mamidala, Andhra Pradesh, India. He received the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras, India.

From 1991 to 1994, he performed a postdoctoral research on the modeling and processing of high-speed bipolar transistors with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada. He also did research on amorphous-silicon thin-film transistors. From July 1994 to December 1995, he was initially with the Department of Electronics and Electrical Communication Engineering, IIT, Kharagpur, India, and then, he was with the Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT, New Delhi, India, where he became an Associate Professor in July 1997 and has been a Full Professor in January 2005. He is currently the Chair Professor of the NXP (Philips) (currently, NXP Semiconductors India Pvt. Ltd.) established at IIT Delhi by Philips Semiconductors, The Netherlands. He is the Coordinator of the Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) Design, Tools, and Technology interdisciplinary program at IIT Delhi. He is also a Principal Investigator of the Nano-scale Research Facility at IIT Delhi.

His research interests include nanoelectronic devices, device modeling and simulation for nanoscale applications, integrated-circuit technology, and power semiconductor devices. He has published extensively in these areas of research with three book chapters and more than 145 publications in refereed journals and conferences. His teaching has often been rated as outstanding by the Faculty Appraisal Committee, IIT Delhi.

Dr. Kumar is a fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering, The National Academy of Sciences, India and the Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (IETE), India. He is recognized as a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Electron Devices Society (EDS). He is a member of the EDS Publications Committee and the EDS Educational Activities Committee. He is an Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices and an Associate Editor of IEEE Technology News. He was the lead Guest Editor for the following: 1) the joint special issue of the IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices and the IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology (November 2008 issue) on Nanowire Transistors: Modeling, Device Design, and Technology and 2) the special issue of the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON ELECTRON DEVICES on Light Emitting Diodes (January 2010 issue). He is the Editor-in-Chief of the IETE Technical Review and an Associate Editor of the Journal of Computational Electronics. He is also on the editorial board of Recent Patents on Nanotechnology, Recent Patents on Electrical Engineering, Journal of Low Power Electronics, and Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. He has reviewed extensively for different international journals.

He was a recipient of the 29th IETE Ram Lal Wadhwa Gold Medal for his distinguished contribution in the field of semiconductor device design and modeling. He was also the first recipient of the India Semiconductor Association–VLSI Society of India TechnoMentor Award given by the India Semiconductor Association to recognize a distinguished Indian academician for playing a significant role as a Mentor and Researcher. He is also a recipient of the 2008 IBM Faculty Award. He was the Chairman of the Fellowship Committee of The Sixteenth International Conference on VLSI Design (January 4–8, 2003, New Delhi, India), the Chairman of the Technical Committee for High Frequency Devices of the International Workshop on the Physics of Semiconductor Devices (December 13–17, 2005, New Delhi), the Student Track Chairman of the 22nd International Conference on VLSI Design (January 5–9, 2009, New Delhi), and the Program Committee Chairman of the Second International Workshop on Electron Devices and Semiconductor Technology (June 1–2, 2009, Mumbai, India).


Ashok Jagatia
Ashok Jagatia

He cleared HSC from DG Ruparel College, Mumbai in 1987 and obtained his BE (EXTC) degree from Veermata Jijabai Technical Institute, Mumbai in 1991.

He has over 22 years of experience in development of complex, state of art embedded electronic products and solutions for various domains and industry verticals.  He began his career at R&D Laboratories of Tata Electric Companies (TEC) in India, where he worked on development of ruggedized mission critical and control systems for defense applications.  Being a Founder Member of Acevin and Head of Systems, Hardware Design & Engineering, he successfully built Indian operations of Abundance Networks India (headquartered in CT, USA), a successfully company involved with the development of products for Optical Networking.  Currently he holds the position of Chair, IEEE Bombay Section.

Under his guidance and observation Acevin is a proud winner of "Power of Ideas" award

He is a Senior Member of IEEE and a Fellow of IETE (The Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers)


Anthony Lobo

He obtained a PG Diploma in Journalism from Xavier Institute of Communication, Mumbai in 1982 and PG Degree in Administrative Management from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, University of Mumbai in 1987

He has over 30 years of experience in domain of Human Resources and Administration and is currently an Advisor CSR in Tata Consultancy Services, Mumbai since 1991.  He was the only Indian representative in the latter stages of the development and peer review of the Joint ACM/IEEE Computer Society Software Engineering Code of Ethics & Professional Practice in 1998.

He is a Senior Member of IEEE, USA and Vice Chairman of IEEE, Bombay Section.  He is a Life Member of Computer Society of India, All India Management Association and Indian Society for Training & Development.  He is an Active Member of ACM Special Interest Group on Computers & Society and Association of Computing Machinery.


V.P. Aiyappan Pillai

He qualified his HSC from Bhavan’s Vidya Mandir, Ernakulum in 1987; B Tech in Electronics/ Telecommunication from Kerala University, Thiruvananthapuram in 1991; MSc in Operational Telecommunications from Cable & Wireless College, Coventry University in 1998 and GPMD in General Management - TMTC in Collaboration with University of Michigan Ross School of Business in 2006.

He started his career as an Engineer (C&I) at NTPC, New Delhi for 02 years and then became a Vice President at Tata Communications Ltd. (f.k.a. VSNL) for 20 years.  Since last 01 year he is an Independent Consultant at Multiple Organizations and a Director-Advisor at Netteleweb Consultancy Pvt. Ltd.

He is a Senior Member, Communications & Computer Society and holds Technical Activities Chair, IEEE Bombay Section since January 1996.  He is Member on Board of Studies for Engineering, SNDT University, Mumbai since August 2013.


Dr M V Pitke

He obtained his PhD in Computer Science from Mumbai University

Prof. M.V. Pitke’s career at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research includes several contributions to the development of computer electronics and communications technology for over 35 years. He pioneered the development of a switching system for mobile networks (1975-80) that was forerunner to the current ad-hoc networks. As Founder Director of the Center for Development of Telematics - CDoT (1984) he guided the development of technology for central office switching systems in the late 80s. He directed the development of a large parallel processor using a unique SAMD architecture for weather research.   He has been instrumental in establishing the Department of Computer Science at the University of Bombay and helped BSES Telecom Ltd in the design and implementation of a broadband/multimedia internet service based on a large optical fiber network. Currently he is a director of Axes Technologies and engaged in designing systems for new all IP mobile networks.

He is an Adjunct Professor at the International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) Bangalore, a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the Indian Academy of Sciences and the Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers.

He has over 250 publications and presentations in leading scientific journals/conferences.


Dr Aditya S Abhaynkar

He obtained his BE in Electronics & Telecommunication from University of Pune; MS & PhD in Electrical & Computer Engineering from Clarkson University, NY, USA

He Chaired IEEE North Country, USA from 2003-2004. He was a Graduate Committee Director, University Honors Delta from 2004-2005 and chaired the Professional Activities & Consulting Education (PACE) from 2005-2006.  He is a consultant for NexID Biometric LLC, Morgantown, West Virginia, USA; VisionR&D, Montreal, QB, Canada and Optra Systems, India.  Currently he is a Dean Research & Development; Professor- Department of Computer Engineering, Vishwakarma Institute of Information Technology, Pune.

He has over 200 publications in International Journals & Conferences; 03 Book Chapters and 06 invited magazine articles.

He is a Member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers; American Society for Engineering Education and Applied Member of ISTE.

He has been honored and awarded with 05 Patents and 03 pending; 03 Copyrights; 04 disclosures and 06 Technology Transfers.


Dr. Prem C. Pandey

Dr. P. C. Pandey received B.Tech in electronics engineering from Banaras Hindu University (India) in 1979, M.Tech in electrical engineering from IIT Kanpur (India) in 1981, and Ph.D. in electrical & biomedical engineering from the University of Toronto (Canada) in 1987.

In 1987, he joined the University of Wyoming (USA) as an assistant professor in electrical engineering and later joined IIT Bombay (India) in 1989, where he is a professor in electrical engineering, with a concurrent association with the biomedical engineering program. He has been a consultant to a number of industries for the development of electronic instrumentation, embedded electronic systems, audio and signal processing applications.

He has published his papers in various national and international journals and conferences.


Dr D Manjunath

D. Manjunath received his BE in Electronics & Communication Engineering from Mysore University in 1986; MS in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute  of Technology, Madras in 1989 and PhD in Electrical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Inst, Troy NY.

He has worked in the Corporate R & D center of General Electric in Scehenctady NY during the summer of 1990. He was a Visiting Faculty in the Computer and Information Sciences Dept of the University of Delaware and a Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Computer Science  Dept of the University of  Toronto. He was on the Electrical Engineering faculty of the Indian Inst of Technology, Kanpur during December 1994 - July 1998.  He has been with the Deptt of Electrical Engineering of IIT, Bombay since July 1998. 

He has more than 100 publications in various national and international journals and conferences. He is a coauthor of “Communication Networking: An Analytical Approach” published by Morgan-Kaufman in May 2004. He is also the coauthor of the textbook "Wireless Networking" which was published by Morgan-Kaufman in April 2008.

Dr Abhay Karandikar obtained his BE in 1986 and MTech and PhD from IIT Kanpur in 1988 and 1995 respectively. Between 1988-89, he worked in Indian Space Research Organization, Ahmedabad. He was a member of Technical Staff and Team Coordinator in High Performance Computing Group of Center for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), Pune during 1994-97. Since 1997, he was working in the Department of Electrical Engineering of IIT Bombay as a Professor. He was also the Head of Computer Center of IIT Bombay during the period of 2008 to 2011. He is currently Head of Department of Electrical Engineering since January 2012.

His current research interests are in: Control and Performance Modeling of Wireless Networks, Quality of Service and Resource Allocation in Wired/Wireless Networks, Next Generation Wireless Network Protocols (related to 802.16m, LTE-Advanced and 4G Standards).Co-operative Relay and Self Organizing Network, Carrier Ethernet and Mobile Backhaul, Rural Wireless Network.

He is the Coordinator of Tata Teleservices- IIT Bombay Centre for Excellence in Telecom (TICET). He provides consultancy to industries in Network Planning and Design including Wireless Networks, Broadband Access Networks, Performance Analysis and Audit of Networks, Manpower training in Wired/Wireless Communication Networks.  

He was one of the three finalists for Best Paper award in IEEE LCN 2012.He received the National Academy of Sciences, India (NASI) - Reliance Industries Platinum Jubliee Award for Application Oriented Innovation in Physical Science, 2012. He is also the recipient of Award for Excellence in Teaching, IIT Bombay in the year 2006 and 2011, Dr. Vikram Sarabhai Research Award, in 2009, Best Paper Award in ACM MobiHoc in 2009, Prof SVC Aiya Memorial Award, 2006, Prof K Sreenivasan Memorial Award, IETE, 2006, Dr P K Patwardhan Technology Development Award, IIT Bombay, 2004.

He has two granted patents and has applied for many other patents. He has published many papers in IEEE transactions and national and international conferences.

He is a Fellow, Institute of Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering (IETE).

He is a Member of many Key National Level Committees. Member SEBI Technical Advisory Committee 2013, Member, Expert Group on Creation of Telecom Entrepreneurship Development, Telecom R&D and Telecom Manufacturing Promotion Fund by Department of Telecom during 12th Five Year Plan, December 2012. Chairman sub-group on Telecom R&D Fund. Key member of the committee set up by government to consider TRAI recommendations for measures to improve telecom infrastructure in rural India, 2009, are to name a few.

He is also a Member of

  • Advisory Board, Bharti School of Telecommunications Technology and Management, IIT Delhi, 2013,
  • Academic Committee, College of Military Engineering, Pune 2013
  • Chair, Working Group 3, ITU-T Focus Group on "Bridging the gap: From Innovations to Standards", 2012-13, International Telecommunications Union (ITU-T)
  • Contributing author, Technology Vision 2035 on ICT and Telecom, TIFAC, 2013.Jury member, Indian Semiconductor Association (ISA) Techno vision awards 2013
  • Jury Member, Economic Times Telecom Awards 2012
  • Member, Technology Appraisal Committee, TIFAC Innovation Program, DST, 2012
  • Member, Editorial Board, International Journal of Communications Network and Distributed System 2009-11
  • Reviewers for IEEE Communications Letters, IEEE Transactions on Networking, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, IEE Proceedings and IEEE Communications magazine, INFOCOM, ACM MobiHoc, GLOBECOM, SPCOM, Electronic Letters.


S. N. Merchant is a Professor in Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT Bombay. He has received his B. Tech, M. Tech, and PhD degrees all from Department of Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India.

He has more than 20 years of experience in teaching and research. Dr. Merchant has made significant contributions in the field of signal processing and its applications. His noteworthy contributions have been in solving state of the art signal and image processing problems faced by Indian defense.

His broad area of research interests are signal and image processing, multimedia communication, wireless sensor networks and wireless communications, and has published extensively in these areas. He has been a chief investigator for a number of sponsored and consultancy projects. He has served as a consultant to both private industries and defense organizations.

Dr. Merchant is a reviewer for many leading international and national journals and conferences. He is a Fellow of IETE.

He is a recipient of 10th IETE Prof. S. V. C. Aiya Memorial Award for his contribution in the field of detection and tracking. He is also a recipient of 9th IETE Prof. S. V. C. Memorial Award for Excellence in Telecom Education.


Dr P.V. Ananda Mohan obtained his PhD degree in Electrical Communication Engineering from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore in 1975. Since 1973, he was with I.T.I. Limited in R&D till December 2003. Since January 2004, he was with Electronics Corporation of India Limited, Bangalore as Advisor (Telecom) and in November 2004, he was appointed Executive Director (Technical).

His research interests are in the area of Analog VLSI design, VLSI architectures, Cryptography. He has published in these areas in refereed international journals and conferences. His book Switched Capacitor Filters: Theory, Analysis and Design coauthored with Dr. M. N. S. Swamy and Dr. V. Ramachandran was published by Prentice-Hall (London) in 1995. He has authored two more books Residue Number Systems: Algorithms and Architecturespublished in 2002 by Kluwer Academic Publishers and Current-mode VLSI Analog Filters: Design and Applications in2003by Birkhauser.

He is a Fellow of IETE. He is the chair of IEEE CAS Chapter, Bangalore. He was the Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems Part I during 2000-2003. He is an Honorary Editor of IETE Technical Review. He taught Mixed Signal Design for a few semesters at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. He has received the Ram LalWadhwa Gold Medal Award from the Institution of Electronics and Communication Engineers (India) in 2003 and Indira Priyadarshini Award in 2004. He is also the current secretary of IEEE-Bangalore Section.


Dr Raj Senani

He received BSc from Lucknow University, BSc Engineering from Harcourt Butler Technological Institute, Kanpur, ME (Honors) from MNR Engineering College, Allahabad and PhD in Electrical Engineering (Active Networks) from the University of Allahabad. 

Dr Senani held the positions of Lecturer (1975-1986) and Reader (1987-1988) at the Electrical Engineering Department of M.N.R. Engineering College, Allahabad. He joined the Electronics and Communication Engineering (ECE) Department of the Delhi Institute of Technology (DIT), Delhi in 1988 as an Assistant Professor. He became a Professor in 1990. Since then, he has served as Head, ECE Department (1990-1993, 1997-1998, 2000-2003), Head Applied Sciences (1993-1996), Head, Manufacturing Processes and Automation Engineering (1996-1998), Dean Research (1993-1996), Dean Academic (1996-1997), Dean Administration ( 1997-1999), Dean Post Graduate Studies (1997-2001), and Director, DIT (now known as Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology (NSIT)) during 1996-1997. He is functioning as Director, NSIT again since May 30, 2003

He has authored and co-authored over 140 international research publications which have appeared in IEEE (USA), IEE (UK) and other refereed International journals. His publications have been widely referred by other researchers working in the same areas, which have fetched, as per Google Scholar, over 2700 citations with an h-index of 30 so far. Several of his works have been included or cited in a number of books.  He is listed in several editions of Marquis' Who's Who in the World, Marquis' Who's Who in Science and Engineering, Marquis' Who' Who in Finance and Industry (all published from N.J, USA); 2000 Outstanding Scholars of the 21st Century and Outstanding people of the 20th Century (both published by International Biographical Centre, Cambridge); Indo-American Who's Who (2001), Indo-Asian Who's Who (2003) and a number of other international biographical directories.

Life Member ISTE (India), Senior Member IEEE (USA), Member Sigma Xi (USA).  Fellow of the IETE (India); Fellow of National Academy of Sciences, India (NASI)

Professor Raj Senani was chosen (in January 2012) as the Second Laureate of the 25th Khwarizmi International Award, for his Excellence and Dedication in producing Fundamental Research on the `Synthesis and Design of Analog Filters, Oscillators and Simulated Impedances using Modern Electronic Circuit Building Blocks' by Iranian Research Organization for Science and Technology (IROST). The award was given to him by the President of Iran Dr. Mehmoud Ahmedinajad, on 5th February, 2012 at Tehran.


Dr Gourab Sen Gupta

He received his B.E. (Electronics) degree from the University of Indore, India, in 1982, Master of Electronics Engineering (MEE) degree from the Philips International Institute, Technical University of Eindhoven, Holland, in 1984 and PhD in Computer Systems Engineering from Massey University in 2008.

Since September 2002 he has been a Senior Lecturer at the School of Engineering and Advanced Technology, Massey University, New Zealand. He has served on the organizing committee of several international conferences and as Publication Chair for I2MTC 2009 held in Singapore. He chairs the biennial conference ICARA (International Conference on Automation, Robotics and Applications) which is held in New Zealand and technically sponsored by IEEE I&M Society. He has been invited to deliver keynote addresses in several international forums on robotics and automation.

He has published over 110 papers in various journals and conference proceedings. He has authored three books and 7 book chapters. He has been a guest editor of IEEE Sensors Journal, International Journal of Intelligent Systems Technologies and Applications (IJISTA), and Studies in Computational Intelligence by Springer-Verlag.

Senior Member IEEE, Member IROC (International Robot Olympiad Committee)


Dr. B K Lande

He received his Bachelor and Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering and PhD from IIT Bombay.

He has vast administrative experience in various capacities which include Departmental Head, Dean R& D, I/C Director and Deputy Director. He has rich experience in teaching student at graduate and post graduate level of Electrical and Electronics in various institutes which include Shah & Anchor Engineering College, VJTI, Karnataka Regional Engineering College Surathkal and Walchand College of Engineering, Sangli. He rendered guidance to research Scholars, under his supervision 6 student have been awarded PhD and 2 students are still continuing their PhD program. Currently he is Pro-Vice-Chancellor of a university in Dehradun.

He authored many research papers which are published in various international Journals. He led a delegation to Australia to study the possibilities of joint collaboration with seven universities in different states of Australia. He also visited University of Southampton, U.K. and worked with Prof. Eric Rogers, U.K., Editor- in-Chief, International Journal on Controls. His Fields of Interest are Linear Control Theory, Codes over Rings and Cryptography.


H. B. Kekre has received B.E. (Hons.) in Telecommunication. Engineering from Jabalpur University in 1958, M. Tech (Industrial Electronics) from IIT Bombay in 1960, M.S. engineering (Electrical Engineering) from University of Ottawa in 1965 and Ph.D. (System Identification) from IIT Bombay in 1970.

He has worked over 35 years as a faculty and H.O.D. Computer science and Engineering at IIT Bombay. From last 13 years he was working as a professor in department of Computer engineering at Thadomal Shahani engineering college, Mumbai. He is currently senior Professor working with Mukesh Patel School of Technology Management and Engineering, SVKM’s NMIMS University Vile Parle, Mumbai. He has guided 17 PhDs 150 ME/MTech Projects and several BE/BTech Projects.

His areas of interest are Digital Signal Processing, Image Processing and Computer Networking. He has more than 350 papers in National/International Conferences/Journals to his credit. Recently ten students working under his guidance have received the best paper awards. Two research scholars working under his guidance have been awarded Ph. D. degree by NMIMS University. Currently he is guiding 10 PhD students.

He is life member of ISTE and Fellow of IETE.

Dr Vikram M. Gadre received B.Tech in 1989 from Electrical Engineering (CGPA 9.90 on scale of 10) Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi and Ph.D in 1994 from from Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.

He was a Member of Technical Staff at the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing, Pune for 5 months from February 14, 1994 to July 22, 1994. He worked as Assistant Professor, in Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT Bombay from 27 July 1994 to 18 February 2001 as Associate Professor in Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT Bombay from 19 February 2001 to 27 March 2005. Currently he is working on the post of Professor in Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT Bombay, from 28 March 2005.

He received President’s Gold Medal from the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi in 1989: for cumulative performance during B.Tech, Adarsh Ratna Bhagat Award from National Service Scheme (1992), IIT Delhi, Student Journal Award of the IETE: announced in IETE Annual Technical Convention 1994.

Based on some work done on speech morphing by a team of four students guided by the nominee using the facilities set up in the Texas Instruments Digital Signal Processing Laboratory, the Third Prize was awarded to the team at the National Level in the Texas Instruments DSP Design Contest 1997.

He also received Award for Excellence in Teaching from IIT Bombay in September 1999. INAE Young Engineer Award from the Indian National Academy of Engineers (INAE) for the year 2001, Award for Excellence in Teaching from IIT Bombay in September 2004 and in 2009, 11th IETE Prof K Sreenivasan Memorial Award in recognition of distinguished contribution in the field of teaching electronics and telecommunication engineering during the past five years, in September 2004, Sixth SVC Aiya Memorial Award for Telecom Education from IETE Pune Centre (2005).

He got Felicitation from Society for Cancer Research and Communication (SCRAC), India for the Doctoral Thesis work of PhD student, Shri Ajay Deshmukh, supervised by Prof V M Gadre, done in collaboration with members of the society in the medical profession (14 January 2006).

IIT Bombay Research Paper Award for the Year 2008 for the paper: Sudarshan Shinde and Vikram M. Gadre, “An Uncertainty Principle for real signals in the fractional Fourier Transform domain”, IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, November 2001.

SSI Varshney Award 2011 from the Systems Society of India (SSI), conferred at the Inaugural Function of XXXV National Systems Conference 2011 (NSC 2011) at IIT Bhubaneshwar on December 9, 2011.

He was a Member of the advisory committee for the Continuing Education Programme during 2000-02, Coordinator, National Service Scheme, IIT Bombay from July 2003 to May 2006, Convener, Postgraduate Academic Performance Evaluation Committee (PGAPEC), IIT Bombay - 2006, 2007, 2008, Associate Dean, Academic Programmes, IIT Bombay from 22 October 2008 to 30 November 2011.

Some of the projects which have been pursued in collaboration with the industry, in which Prof. Gadre has been the principal collaborator, are:

  • Implementation of an MPEG-II Advanced Audio Coder, supported by Tata InfoTech.
  • Research in Rate Control of MPEG Video, supported by PACE Technologies.
  • PACE Technologies has also supported two further projects on Joint Source Channel Coding and on Digital Watermarking.
  • Work on joint source channel coding, and on channel coding based on Turbo codes, LDPC codes sponsored by Patni Computers.
  • Wavelet based multitone modulation partly supported by Central Research Laboratories, Bangalore.


Dr Vivek Agarwal was born on 13th June, 1964. He completed his B.Sc. Physics (Hons) in 1985 from St. Stephen's college, Delhi University, New Delhi, India, He received his M.E. (Electrical Engineering) 1986 – 1990 from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India, and Ph.D. (Electrical Engineering) 1990 – 1994 from University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada with Specialization in Power Electronics.

He worked as research engineer at Statpower Technologies Corp., Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada and as a Research and Teaching Assistant at Univ. of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Currently he is working as professor at Indian Institute of Technology - Bombay for nearly 14 years, he has taught a variety of courses at graduate and undergraduate levels at the Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay.

He is a Senior Member of IEEE since 2001.He was Nominated to "IEEE Fellow" grade (IEEE Fellows class of 2010). He is Associate Editor for IEEE Transaction on Power Electronics. He received System Society of India Vikram award, consisting of a gold medal and citation for contribution to real life problems of importance to the nation has been conferred on the nominee for the work on web server based spirometer.

 The  paper: S. Jain and V. Agarwal, "Comparison of the performance of maximum power point tracking schemes applied to single –stage grid -connected photovoltaic  systems", Vol. 1, Issue 5, September 2007 was among the top 20 most downloaded IET Electric Power Applications papers by users of the IEEE  Xplore database in 2008 and is ranked No. 5 from the hundreds of papers that the journal has published since its launch in 1980, receiving 378 full text downloads during 2008.

He is a Senior Member, IEEE, USA, Fellow, IETE, India and Life Member, ISTE, India.


Dr S S Jamuar

S. S. Jamuar received his M. Tech and Ph. D. in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India in 1970 and 1977 respectively. He worked as Research Assistant, Senior Research Fellow and Senior Research Assistant from 1969 to 1975 at IIT Kanpur. During 1975-76, he was with Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd., Lucknow. Subsequently he joined the Lasers and Spectroscopy Group in the Physics Department at IIT Kanpur, where he was involved in the design of various types of Laser Systems. He joined as Lecturer Electrical Engineering Department at Indian Institute of Technology Delhi in 1977, where he became Assistant Professor in 1980. He was attached to Bath College of Further Education, Bath (UK), Aalborg University, Aalborg (Denmark) during 1987 and 2000. He was a Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at IIT Delhi from 1991 to 2003. He was Consultant to UNESCO during 1996 in Lagos State University, Lagos (Nigeria). He was with University Putra Malaysia during 1996-97 in the Faculty of Engineering. He was Professor in Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department at University Putra Malaysia (Malaysia) from 2001 to 2009 and Electrical Engineering Department at University Malaya (Malaysia) from 2009 to 2013.

Presently he is Professor in School of Microelectronics at University Malaysia Perlis (Malaysia). He has been teaching and conducting research in the areas of Electronic Circuit Design, Instrumentation and Communication Systems. He has about 40 papers in the International Journals and has attended several International Conferences and presented papers. He received Taiwan Patent on “Simulation Circuit Layout Design for Low Voltage, Low Power and High Performance Type II Current Conveyor”. He is recipient of Meghnad Saha Memorial Award 1976 from IETE, Distinguished Alumni Award from BIT Sindri in 1999, and Best paper award in IETE journal of Education 2004 from IETE. He is senior member of IEEE and Fellow of Institution of Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering (India). He is on the Editorial Board of Wireless Personnel Communication Journal. He is Organizing Chair for IEEE APCCAS2010 conference to be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He is one of DLP speakers for the term 2008-2009 for the IEEE Circuits and System Society.


Dr Surendra Pal
Dr. S. Pal
Dr. S Pal, an alumnus of Birla Institute of Technology & Science (BITS), Pilani and Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, India is presently an Outstanding Scientist & Deputy Director (Digital & Communication Area) and also Program Director, Satellite Navigation Program at ISRO Satellite Centre, Bangalore.

He joined Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) in 1971, after a brief tenure at TIFR. Dr. Pal is responsible for starting Antenna & Microwave activities in the ISRO Satellite Centre at the inception. He has been responsible for the development & fabrication of all spacecraft related telecommunication systems for India’s all satellites starting with Aryabhatta to present day IRS & INSAT series of spacecraft. He has been consultant to: (I) INMARSAT/ICO (UK) for LEOSAT definitions, responsible for the development of Satellite Hand Held Telephone Antenna System for ICO (UK) (ii) International Telecommunication Union (ITU) for defining Regional African Satellite Communication System and (iii) Nanyang Technolgical University, Singapore on X-Sat. He was also Chairman of Information Infrastructure Working Group of Ministry of Information Technology. Presently he is spear heading the Indian Satellite Based Wide Area Augmentation System , GAGAN (GPS Aided Geo Augmented Navigation System) and Indian Satellite Navigation activities for civil aviation applications. He is also on the United Nations panel of experts on Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS).

Dr. Pal a Distinguished Fellow of IETE, Fellow of Indian National Academy of Engineering, Indian National Academy of Sciences, Fellow, IEEE(USA), MAMTA(USA), MASI, has received more than a dozen national and international awards, including, Performance Excellence Award by ISRO, Distinguished Achievement Award for launching Aryabhatta & IEEE Third Millennium Medal for various developments, inventions and overall contributions towards the growth of communication and space technology in India. Besides these he holds Indian, European & International patents for his various inventions.

Dr. Pal has published more than 170 papers in international and national journals of repute, one book on communications & guided PhD students. He has been on the editorial board of various technical journals. He is a Distinguished Visiting Professor of Indian National Academy of Engineering. His fields of interest are Space Communications, Information Technology, Electromagnetics, Antennas and Satellite Navigation.


Dr Sandeep Sancheti holds a PhD from the Queens University of Belfast, U.K. in 1995. He obtained his B Tech (ECE) from Regional Engineering College, Warangal (now NITW) and MSc (Engineering) from Delhi College of Engineering (now DTU) in 1982 and 1985 respectively.

He began his career at M.B.M. Engineering College, Jodhpur as Assistant Professor in Dept. of ECE in 1984. Subsequently, he was an Associate Professor, Professor and Head of Department of Electronics & Communication Engineering at Malaviya Regional Engineering College, Jaipur and Dean (Academic) at Malaviya National Institute of Technology, Jaipur. He was also the Principal Coordinator of QIP (Poly) programme of AICTE (2005), Chairman of NIMCET, an all India MCA entrance test (2008), Chairman of Central Counselling Board (CCB-2011) and Chairman, Direct Admission of Students from Abroad (DASA 2010-12) scheme of MHRD, Govt. of India. He has more than 29 years of teaching, research and administrative experience.

Prior to joining as President, Manipal University Jaipur, he was serving as a Director, National Institute of Technology, Delhi. Previously he was also the Director, NITK Surathkal and Director Incharge of NIT Tiruchirapally, NIT Calicut, School of Planning & Architecture (SPA) and Mentor Director of NIT Goa, NIT Puducherry and NIT Sikkim.

His Major area of research interest is High Frequency Electronics, R.F. Circuits and Systems, Microwave Antennas and Semi-conductor Device Modeling. He has to his credit more than 75 research papers in national / international journals and conferences. He has organized several national and international conferences and workshops as Chair and also delivered invited talks and key note addresses in many conferences, seminars and workshops.

He is a recipient of Commonwealth Scholarship & Fellowship under Colombo Plan from 1992-1995. He has also been awarded SERC Fellowship from DST, Government of India in 1998 and UKISTRF award from British Council in 1999-2000. He was on Faculty Secondment of Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) Bangkok for a semester in 2005. He has undertaken several sponsored research activities, projects and consultancy from many reputed organizations from time to time.

He is a Life fellow of Institution of Electronics & Telecommunication Engineers (FIETE), Life member of ISTE (LMISTE), Life Fellow of Institution of Engineers (India) (FIE), Life Fellow of Broadcast Engineering Society (LFBES) and Member of Institution of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (MIEEE), USA. He has served in the capacities of Honorary Secretary and Chairman, IETE, Rajasthan Centre and is currently serving as Vice-President IEEE MTT India Chapter

He was a founder member of Indo-US Collaboration on Engineering Education (IUCEE), Member of Academic Advisory Board of Microsoft (India), Member of GOI Committee on Up gradation of Govt. Engineering Colleges, Member of MHRD Working Group on Technical Education for 12th Five Year Plan and Member of the National Steering Committee of the Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme-II. He was also Chairman, MHRD Review Committee of Status of Physical Education Personnel of NITs, Member of NIT Council Standing Committee, Member of NITs Review Committee, Member Review Committee for Polytechnics, Member (Visitor’s nominee) Distance Education Council (DEC), Member JEE Apex Board 2013 (JAB) and Member Secretary of the Committee for Normalization of Board Marks for inclusion in JEE-Main. He was a member of Govt. of India Science and Technology delegations to Republic of Ireland and USA. He is also on the panel of number of Academic Bodies, Planning & Governing Boards, Selection and Advisory Committees at National level.


Dilip Ganeriwal
Mr Ganeriwal obtained B Tech from IIT Bombay, MS in Computer Science from University of Miami, MMAE, Mechanical and Aerospace Engg from University of Delaware.

He is the Vice-Chairman CSI Bombay chapter, Managing Director at Dess Technologies (August 2010-Till date) and the Director at Dess Computers Pvt Ltd (June 1995- Till date)


Dr N Gunther

Dr Gunther was born in Koln, Germany, and spent his early childhood in Chihuahua, Mexico. He received a Classical Diploma from Loyola High School, Los Angeles, California, B S from Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, M S Engineering (nuclear) from U C Berkeley and Ph D in Electrical Engineering from Santa Clara University. He was a senior Engineer with Space Power Inc., CA, and a senior engineer with G E Nuclear, San Jose.

Since receiving his Ph D he has been associated with the Electron Devices Laboratory at Santa Clara University. He has a number of publications in space nuclear power and in electron devices, especially as related to application of variation methods of analysis. Dr Gunther is a member of IEEE.



Professor Bernard L Menezes

Professor Bernard L Menezes earned a B Tech. in Electrical Engineering from IIT Bombay, an M S in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Notre Dame and a PhD from the University of Texas at Austin in Electrical and Computer Engineering. He has been a professor for over 25 years.  He was a faculty member in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department and the Institute for Advanced Computer Studies at the University of Maryland at College Park. He was also a faculty member in Mumbai University and a visiting faculty member at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque. He is currently professor in the Department of Computer Science at IIT Bombay.

He has taught over 13 courses in Computer Science/Information Technology and supervised over 60 M S/M Tech/Ph D students across five continents. He has published widely in national and international workshops, conferences, and journals including the IEEE Transactions on Computers, the IEEE Transactions on Reliability, and the International Journal of Parallel Computing. His research interests include Network Security and Cryptography, Parallel Computing, Smart E-Business and Forecasting.

He has authored a comprehensive book on Network Security and Cryptography by Cengage Publishers.



Dr Aleksandar I. Zecevic

Dr Aleksandar I. Zecevic received the B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Belgrade, Yugoslavia, in 1984 and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Santa Clara University in 1990 and 1993, respectively.
Dr. Aleksandar Zecevic is a Professor of Electrical Engineering at Santa Clara University, and the Associate Dean for Graduate Studies. His technical research interests include graph theoretic decomposition algorithms, electric power systems, Boolean networks and the control of complex dynamic systems. He has published more than 40 papers in the leading journals in these fields, and some of his most important results are summarized in his book: Control of Complex Systems: Structural Constraints and Uncertainty (2010).

Over the past 15 years, Dr. Zecevic has also done a considerable amount of work in the area of science and religion. He has recently published two books on this subject: Truth, Beauty and the Limits of Knowledge: A Path from Science to Religion (which is aimed at a broad audience), and The Unknowable and the Counterintuitive: The Surprising Insights of Modern Science (which provides an advanced treatment of technical topics such as chaos theory, metamathematics, quantum mechanics and relativity).

In 2005, Dr. Zecevic developed a unique new course entitled: Chaos Theory, Metamathematics and the Limits of Knowledge: A Scientific Perspective on Religion. What makes this course unusual is the fact that it counts both as a technical elective for engineering students, and satisfies the third religious studies requirement in Santa Clara University’s Core Curriculum. This may well be the only religious studies course in the world that has differential equations as a prerequisite, and requires extensive programming and simulation.

Dr. Zecevic's research in the control and computation of large power systems has received continuous funding from the National Science Foundation since 1996. Other external sponsors include the Electric Power Research Institute and Sandia National Laboratories.

He has received Presidents Special Recognition Award in 2007, President's Faculty Recognition Award and Scholar of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics in 2003. He also received Researcher of the Year in the School of Engineering in 2002. He was elected to the Alpha Sigma Nu National Jesuit Honor Society in 1990.   

He is a Senior Member of IEEE.

John Rose

John Rose, S.J. received his M.Sc in Physics from Loyola College, Chennai, an autonomous College under Madras University. He served for a few years at Xavier Institute of Engineering (XIE), Mahim. He received MS in Computer Engineering from the School of Engineering, Santa Clara University, California. Then he returned to XIE and served as the Deputy Director of the Institute for 2 years. He had conducted seminars and workshops for the faculty of Andhra Loyola Institute of Engineering and Technology, Vijayawada, on Cloud Computing, Robotics and Open Source Softwares. Currently he is pursuing PhD at the School of Engineering, Santa Clara University, USA. His research interest includes Trench Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor (TIGBT) and Variational Methods. He is a member of IEEE.






Ashish Jain was born in Indore (India) on February 28, 1975. He obtained B.E. degree in Electronics from the University of Mumbai in 1996. During the last 15+ years, he has been with Tata Consultancy Service, Mumbai and has worked in various areas like software requirement analysis, design, development, testing, quality processes, project management and business development

He is a certified Oracle Siebel Business Analyst and has rich experience in strategizing, implementing, upgrading and managing CRM solutions under various business domains and geographies. He has lead the development and upgrade of CRM solutions for some of the top organizations like GE, Eaton, Tata Motors, Kotak Mahindra Bank etc

Ashish is currently based in London and leads the UK PreSales for TCS Enterprise Solutions CRM Unit. His primary responsibilities include responding to proposals / tenders, cross-sell, up-sell, solution design, customer interactions, analyst interactions etc. He is a member of IETE.


Dr. M. Gopal

He holds B. Tech (Electrical), M. Tech (Control Systems), and Ph.D. degrees from BITS, Pilani.

In his administrative capacity, he contributed to the growth of a large department at IIT Delhi with electrical (power), electronics, communications, computer technology, and information technology as the areas of activities. The department has acquired a respectable international standing in both teaching and research. Dr. M Gopal is the Director for the School of Engineering, SNU. He joins the Shiv Nadar University from the Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT Delhi. His teaching and research stints span three decades at the IITs. He is a globally known academician with excellent credentials as author, teacher, researcher and administrator.

He is the author/co-author of six books on Control Engineering. Some of his works have been translated into Chinese and Spanish. In India, his books have been serving as the major source of learning for about three decades.  As a teacher, his potential is being used globally through a video course one of the most popular courses on You Tube by the IIT faculty.

He is an eminent researcher in the area of Machine Learning. He is the author/co-author of over 135 research papers; the key contributions have been published in high impact factor journals. He has supervised 16 doctoral research projects. His research interests lie in the areas of Soft-Computing Technologies, Pattern Recognition, and Intelligent Control.



Dr K V V Murthy

He received his BSc from Mysore University in 1960; BE from IISc, Bangalore in 1963; M Tech from IIT Bombay in 1967 and PhD from IIT Bombay in 1977.

He was a visiting scientist and worked as a Post-Doctoral Fellow for about two-and-a-half years in the Electrical Engineering Department of Concordia University at Montreal, Canada. He has worked extensively in various aspect of Network Theory over the past 38 years.  He was Distinguished Professor Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, (July-2005 to Dec-2009); Professor , CRCE, Fr. Agnel Ashram Bandra Mumbai, (July-2002 to July-2005) and Teacher Trainee, Lecturer, Asst. Prof., Associate Prof., Professor, I.I.T. Bombay, (Sept-1963 to Jun-2002). Currently, he is working as a Visiting Professor at Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar, India

He has published over 40 papers in National & International Journals and conferences.  He is an author of a text book “Basic Circuit Analysis” published by Tata McGraw-Hill Publishing Company, New Delhi

He is a Life Member of ISTE (India).


Dr Shih-fu Liu

Master of Business Administration (MBA), Project Management 2012 – 2013, Ph D, Microelectronics for Space Applications, Suma Cum Laude (por unanimidad) 2008 – 2011, MSc., Computer System Engineering 2003 – 2005.

Researcher / Professor - 2008 – Present (5 years) Higher Polytechnic Engineering School, Universidad Antonio de Nebrija . Director for Asia-Pacific , Universidad Antonio de Nebrija , July 2011 – June 2013.  Department for International Programmes. Quality Analyst , ION Trading S.L., June 2006 – June 2008.

DI (FH), electronics 1999 – 2003, Organizing several events / parties for various occasions, September 2003–August 2005 • Writing several articles for the student magazine Cactus ( at Technical University of Denmark. Being buddy for the Buddy office ( at Technical University of Denmark, January 2004–July 2005

Fachhochschule Technikum Kärnten, Project Leader of the TeleCom-project group. Member of Staff of International Conference of Interactive Computer aided Learning (ICL) 2002, Villach, Austria • Member of Staff of International Conference of Interactive Computer aided Learning (ICL) 2001 Villach, Austria


Dr A N Chandorkar

He received PhD degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Rajasthan, Jaipur in 1978: Master of Science Technology, in Electronics Engineering, 1969.

He started his career as a Senior Research Fellow, Solid State Devices Group, CEERI, Pilani from 1970-1974. Research Associate, Department of Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras in 1974.  Research Engineer, Advanced Centre for Electronics Systems, Department of Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur from 1974-1978, Research Scientist, Solid State Electronics Group and Microwave Group of Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai from 1978-1983, Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT Bombay from 1986-1988 and currently as a Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay till date.

He received IIT Bombay’s most prestigious award for EXCELLENCE in TEACHING, for the year 1999 and IETE’s 6th SVC Aiyya award for “Motivating Research in Microelectronic Devices for past 10 years, Year 2000.

He is a Fellow of Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers, New Delhi; Vice-Chairman, International Society of Reliability Engineers, Bombay Chapter, Member, IEEE, (USA), Fellow, Maharashtra Academy of Sciences, 2003, Member, Faculty of Technology, University of Mumbai.

He was by Mayor of City of Kitakyushu, Japan to present an invited paper in the Second “Asian University Workshop on Semiconductor Design” in December 2003 and the outcome of this Workshop is that we can now have collaboration on projects and students exchange program be started between IIT Bombay and University of Kitakyushu, University of Waseda and Kyushu University at Fukokova. Adjudged as A K  Choudhary Best paper in the 17th International Conference on VLSI DESIGN, 2004 recently held in Mumbai which carried a citation and Rs. 10000/- as cash prize.







Ashwin Gumaste is currently the James R. Isaac Chair and faculty member in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay. He is currently also a consultant to Nokia Siemens Networks, Munich where he works on optical access standardization efforts. He was a Visiting Scientist with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, USA in the Research Laboratory for Electronics from 2008 to 2010. He was previously with Fujitsu Laboratories (USA) Inc in the Photonics Networking Laboratory (2001-05). He has also worked in Fujitsu Network Communications R&D (in Richardson TX) and prior to that with Cisco Systems in the Optical Networking Group (ONG). His work on light-trails has been widely referred, deployed and recognized by both industry and academia. His recent work on Omnipresent Ethernet has been adopted by tier-1 service providers.

Ashwin has 20 granted US patents and over 30 pending patent applications. He has published about 120 papers in referred conferences and journals. He has also authored three books in broadband networks called DWDM Network Designs and Engineering Solutions (a networking bestseller), First-Mile Access Networks and Enabling Technologies and Broadband Services: User Needs, Business Models and Technologies for John Wiley. Owing to his many research achievements and contributions, Ashwin was awarded the Government of India’s DAE-SRC Outstanding Research Investigator Award in 2010 as well as the Indian National Academy of Engineering’s (INAE) Young Engineer Award (2010). He has served Program Chair, Co-chair, Publicity chair and workshop chair for IEEE conferences and as Program Committee member for IEEE ICC, Globecom, OFC, ICCCN, Gridnets etc. Ashwin is also a guest editor for IEEE Communications Magazine, IEEE Network and the founding Editor of the IEEE ComSoc ONTC’s newsletter Prism. He is the Chair of the IEEE Communication Society's Technical Committee on High Speed Networks (TCHSN) 2011-2013. He has been with IIT Bombay since 2005 where he convenes the Gigabit Networking Laboratory (GNL). The Gigabit Networking Laboratory has an 8 million USD funding since its inception and has been involved in 4 major technology transfers to the industry.





Shri M B Dagaonkar has completed his Master of Engineering (Civil), Environmental Engineering from VJTI Mumbai University. He has also completed Advanced Post Graduate Diploma in Urban Management at YASHADA, Pune form Mumbai University. He was the Chairman of Institution of Engineers (India) Belapur Centre for sessions 2008-2010, Hon. Secretary of Institution of Engineers (India) Maharashtra State Centre for the sessions 2010-2012. Currently he is the Chairman of the same centre.

He is a life member of various institutions such as Indian Water Works Association, Institution of Bridge Engineers etc.

He has handled major projects in construction of roads and buildings, solid waste management, environment, water supply etc.

He is currently working on various projects such as Head Office of NMMC, JNNURM Scheme.





Dr. V. Ramgopal Rao is an Institute Chair Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT Bombay and the Chief Investigator for the Centre of Excellence in Nanoelectronics project at IIT Bombay. Dr. Rao has over 350 publications in the area of Electron Devices & Nanoelectronics in refereed international journals and conference proceedings and has 22 patents, either awarded or pending. He has supervised/co-supervised over 100 Masters Students & 22 Ph.D. students at IIT Bombay in the area of Nanoelectronics since 2000.

The primary focus of Prof. Rao's research has been the deep understanding of the impact of materials and device design on nanoscale devices, circuits and sensors, and utilizing this understanding in the engineering of semiconductor devices and systems to significantly improve their performance. His work has been widely recognized for its impact with many prestigious awards & recognitions in India & abroad. Among the many awards/recognitions he received, the notable ones being the Infosys Prize in 2013, IIT Bombay Excellence in Research Award in 2012;Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize in 2005, and the Swarnajayanti Fellowship award in 2004. He served as an Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices during 2004-2012 for the CMOS Devices and Technology area and is a Distinguished Lecturer, IEEE Electron Device society since 2006. Dr. Rao is a Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering, a Fellow of the Indian Academy of Sciences and a Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences. He interacts closely with many semiconductor industries including Intel, IBM, Applied Materials, Maxim and Texas Instruments. He has served on the program/organizing committees of a large number of international conferences in the area of electron devices and was Chairman, IEEE AP/ED Bombay Chapter during 2002-2003. He is currently the vice-chair, IEEE Asia-Pacific Regions/Chapters committee.

Prof. Rao's work on nano-mechanical cantilever technologies has resulted in a start-up company at IIT Bombay (NanoSniff Technologies Pvt. Ltd.) and his work on nano-scale CMOS devices has resulted in multiple international patents/IP transfers to semiconductor industries.



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He received BTech in Electronics & Electrical Communications Engineering from IIT, Kharagpur in 1985; MSc in Electrical Engineering from University of Calgary, Canada in 1987 and PhD in Electrical Engineering from University of California, San Diego in 1990.

He is Deputy Director (AIA) and Professor Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT Bombay.  He was a visiting professor at Telecommunications Institute, University of Erlangen, Germany; Institute of Fundamental Electronics, University of Paris; Technical University of Munich, Germany.

He has various publications into conference proceedings, national and international journals. He is a Member of Editorial Board of IJCV (2004); Proc. of Academy of Science (2005-2007) and Int. J. of Biomedical Imaging (2005-2008). Co-Guest Editor of IEEE Special Issues May 2003 & Dec’2004.

He received G D Birla Award for Scientific Research, 2011; NASI-Reliance Industries Platinum Jubilee Award for Application Oriented Innovation, 2011; J.C. Bose National Fellowship, 2008; Prof. H H Mathur Excellence in Research Award from IIT Bombay, 2008; Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize in Engineering Sciences, 2004; Swarnajayanti Fellowship, 2003; Hari Om Prerit Dr Vikram Sarabhai Research Award, 2001; Prof. SVC Aiya Memorial Award for Telecom Education, 2003 from IETE Pune Section; 7th Prof. SVC Aiya Memorial Award for excellence in research from IETE, 2001; Best paper Award, National Systems Conf., Roorkee, 1992.

He has fellowships of Indian National Science Academy (FNA); IEEE; Indian National Academy of Engineering (FNAE); Indian Academy of Sciences (FASc); National Academy of Sciences (FNASc); Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany; Institution of Electronics & Telecommunication Engineers (IETE).


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Dr S Sudarshan received BTech in Computer Science from IIT, Madras in 1987; PhD in Computer Science from University of Wisconsin, Madison in 1992

He was member of Technical Staff, Database Research Group, Bell Laboratories, New Jersey from 1992-1995; Assistant Professor, Dept of CSE, IIT Mumbai from 1995-1998; Associate Professor, Dept of CSE, IIT Mumbai from 1998-2003; Visiting Researcher, Microsoft Research, Redmond, USA from 2004-2005; he was in charge of the Application Software Cell (ASC) at IIT Bombay from 2003 to 2004, and again from 2005 to 2009 and currently he is the Chair Professor & Head, Dept of CSE, IIT Mumbai

His main research area is database systems and has published a book named Database System Concepts, 6th Ed., in 2010 and thesis Optimizing Bottom-Up Query Evaluation For Deductive Databases, in 1992 and submitted papers into various Journal/Book Chapter/Refereed Conference Publications.





Dr U B Desai obtained  B Tech degree from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India, in 1974. MS degree from the State University of New York, Buffalo, in 1976. PhD degree from The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, U.S.A., in 1979.

He served as an Assistant Professor School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department at Washington State University, WA, USA (1979-1984), Associate Professor School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department at Washington State University, WA, USA (1984-1987) and Professor Electrical Engineering Department at the Indian Institute of Technology - Bombay (1987-2009). He was a Dean of Students at IIT-Bombay (2000-2002). Director of HP-IITM R and D Lab. at IIT-Madras (2002-2004). Since June 2009 he is the Director of IIT Hyderabad

He was editor of the book "Modeling and Applications of Stochastic Processes" (Kluwer Academic Press, Boston, U.S.A. 1986), Co-editor of Second Asian Applied Computing Conference, Springer Verlag (2004),  Co-author of four books "A Bayesian Approach to Image Interpretation", "Multifractal based Network Modeling", "Multihop Mobile Wireless Networks", and Video Shot Boundary Detection. 

He was the Recipient of J C Bose Fellowship, the Excellence in Teaching Award from IIT-Bombay for 2007,
Lifetime achievement award from ISIAM (Indian Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics), Ram Lal Wadhwa Award from Indian Institute of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers 2001, best paper award at the International Conference on Business and Finance, 2005, Hyderabad. He was a Distinguished Lecturer for IEEE Communication Society (ComSoc) for 2008-2009. He was Felicitated by Society for Cancer Research and Communication, Bombay, India (Jan. 2003). 

He is the Senior Member of IEEE, Fellow of INSA (Indian National Science Academy), Fellow of Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE), Fellow of the Institution of Electronic & Telecommunication Engineers (IETE). He was member of the Governing Council of IIIT Hyderabad and RGUKT, Visitation Panel for University of Ghana, Steering Committee Member and founder member for COMSNETS



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