Electrical Engineering

Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

Dr. Balvinder Singh, Vice President, Samsung Research, Bangalore will be the chief guest for the EE department for convocation 2024

Dr. Balvinder Singh has extensive experience working in industry for 27+ years driving innovation, core technology product development & building compelling consumer experiences. He has diverse professional experiences encompassing embedded software development, SoC development & end-to-end product development.

Dr. Balvinder Singh earned his Ph.D from India Institute of Technology, Kanpur in the field of Vision & Image Processing in 1996. He completed his Masters degree in 1991 and Bachelors degree in Electronics & Communication Engineering in 1990 from Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee.

Dr. Singh started his career in industry working for Sasken Communication Technologies developing Wireless and Multimedia Technology for global product licensing. He has then dabbled for 5 years building his own start-up company developing mobile phones ground-up including complete wireless software stack, integrated Communication & Application processor and form factor product designs.

He has been associated with Samsung R&D India for last 15+ yrs and has been instrumental in building the Global Leadership for Samsung Smartphone Camera. He has successfully lead the Camera Center of Excellence (CoE) delivering innovative camera solutions for every Galaxy Smartphone from Galaxy S3 to S24. He has incubated expansion of the R&D center in newer areas such as IoT, XR, IP based Multimedia Communications & Hardware IP developments.

Dr. Singh currently Heads the Advanced Research & Technology development at Samsung; in domains of Generative AI, Computer Vision, Multi-modal Interactions, Sensor Intelligence, & Blockchain technologies, etc. He is responsible for building novel experiences powered by technology solutions across Smartphones, Wearables, XR & Robotic devices. He has numerous patents & technical publications to his credit. He spearheads the Open Innovation & Ecosystem partnership with Start-ups, Academia, Open Source & Government’s Digital India program to build unique product propositions.