Twentieth National Conference on Communications                               (NCC-2014)


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Title Telecom Standards Development : Role of Academia
Date 01 March 2014 (Saturday)
Timings 18:05 - 18:50
Venue L-16 (Lecture Hall Complex)


Panelists :


  • Abhay Karandikar, Professor and Head, Department of Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

    Abhay Karandikar earned his MTech and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur in 1988 and 1994, respectively. He joined the Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT Bombay in April 1997, where he is currently Professor and Head of the Department. He has also served as Head of Computer Center during 2008-11. He is the coordinator of Tata Teleservices IIT Bombay Center for Excellence in Telecom where he has initiated many projects in the area of broadband wireless networks. Dr. Karandikar has several patents issued/pending, contributions to IEEE standards, contributed chapters in books and large number of papers in international journals and conferences to his credit. He has supervised 10 PhD, 100 Masters and large number of BTech research projects. His group has made significant contributions to Carrier Ethernet IEEE 802.1 and IEEE 802.16m standard. Dr. Karandikar has lectured extensively in various international forums and given tutorials in IEEE GLOBECOM, MILCOM. He has served on the technical program committees of leading international conferences He has also served as technology advisor and consultant to many companies. He has served on working group of telecom for 12th plan of Government of India.

    Dr. Karandikar is a two time recipient of award for excellence in teaching at IIT Bombay- in 2006 and 2011. He is also a recipient of the VASVIK Industrial research award 2010, NASI-Reliance Industries Platinum Jubilee award 2012, Dr Vikram Sarabhai Research award 2010, Prof. S. V. Aiya Memorial Award 2005-06 by SVC Aiya Trust Pune, Prof. K. Srinivasan Award 2005-06 by IETE and Dr PK Patwardhan Technology Development award.


  • Babu Narayan, Chief Technologist, Centre of Excellence in Wireless Technology (CEWiT)

    Babu Narayanan is a Chief Technologist with the Centre of Excellence in Wireless Technology (CEWiT). He has over 18 years of experience working in the industry developing products and providing services in the ICT areas for Indian and International customers. For the past four and half years, he has been working with CEWIT. His current interest is in the area of advanced wireless technologies specifically in building a wireless ecosystem in India. He has been closely associated with the setting up of a Telecom




  • Asok Chatterjee, Ericssson


  • Dr. Chatterjee has a Master’s degree in Radio Physics and Electronics from the University of Calcutta, India, a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Ottawa, Canada and has been with the telecommunications industry for about 30 years. He started his career in Research and Development. Since then he has branched into a multitude of segments of the industry – local and long distance communications, satellite communications, wireless communications including cellular and specialized mobile radio.

    He was the co-chairman of ITU-T SG13's WP1 for the 2009-2012 Study Period, a member of the US Delegation to WP 5D of ITU-R SG5 (working on IMT-Adv standardization), and Vice Chair of the ITU-T Focus Group “Bridging the Gap: From Innovation to Standards”. Dr. Chatterjee is one of the founders of 3GPP, and is currently the Vice Chairman of 3GPP Project Coordination Group. He is a member of the ATIS Delegation to Global Standards Collaboration meetings. He was a Member of the US Delegations to WTSA 2008 in Johannesburg and WTDC 2010 in Hyderabad. Dr. Chatterjee is currently the Vice President of Industry Relations with Ericsson Inc.



  • Kumar N Sivarajan, Tejas Networks


    Dr. Kumar Sivarajan is chief technology officer at Tejas Networks, Bangalore. Kumar is responsible for setting the technology and product direction for Tejas Networks. Prior to Tejas Networks, Kumar was an Associate Professor in the Electrical Communication Engineering Department, at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. Earlier he has worked with the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, New York.

    Kumar is co-author of the textbook `Optical Networks: A Practical Perspective' published in February 1998. He is a Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering, an Associate of the Indian Academy of Sciences, a recipient of the Swarnajayanti Fellowship from the Department of Science & Technology, and the 2004 Global Indus Technovator Award from the India Business Club at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is also a recipient of the IEEE Fortescue Fellowship and the IEEE Baker Prize Paper Award.

    Kumar holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Technology in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras and a Doctorate from the California Institute of Technology. He is a distinguished alumnus of IIT, Madras.