Prof. Aditya K. Jagannatham

Prof. Aditya K. Jagannatham received his Bachelorís degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of California, San Diego, U.S.A. From April '07 to May '09 he was employed as a senior wireless systems engineer at Qualcomm Inc., San Diego, California, where he was a part of the Qualcomm CDMA technologies (QCT) division. His research interests are in the area of next-generation wireless cellular and WiFi networks, with special emphasis on various 5G technologies such as massive MIMO, mmWave MIMO, FBMC, NOMA, Full Duplex and others. He has contributed to the 802.11n high throughput wireless LAN standard and has published extensively in leading international journals and conferences. He was awarded the CAL(IT)2 fellowship at the University of California San Diego and the Upendra Patel Achievement Award at Qualcomm.
He is currently a Professor in the Electrical Engineering department at IIT Kanpur, where he holds the Arun Kumar Chair Professorship, and is also associated with the BSNL-IITK Telecom Center of Excellence (BITCOE). At IIT Kanpur he has been twice awarded the P.K. Kelkar Young Faculty Research Fellowship (2012-2015, 2015-2018) for excellence in research and the Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship (QInF) in 2018. His popular video lectures for the NPTEL (National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning) course on Advanced 3G and 4G Wireless Mobile Communications can found at the following YouTube link (NPTEL 3G/4G). He has also successfully conducted several Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) on various topics such as Applied Game Theory, MIMO OFDM Wireless Systems, Probability and Random Processes, Signals and Systems, Principles of Communication Systems, which have been widely adopted and appreciated. A book authored by him titled Principles of Modern Wireless Communications Systems has been published by McGraw Hill Education and comprehensively covers several key aspects of modern wireless technologies.


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Prof. Chandra R. Murthy

Chandra R. Murthy is a Professor in the department of Electrical Communication Engineering at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India. His research interests are in the areas of multiuser MIMO systems, 5G, and sparse signal recovery techniques applied to wireless communications. He has 60+ journal papers and 90+ conference papers to his credit. He was an associate editor for the IEEE Signal Processing Letters during 2012-16 and an elected member of the IEEE SPCOM Technical Committee during 2014-19. Currently, he is an associate editor for the IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, and IEEE Transactions on Communications.


Mr. Kapil Bhattad

Kapil Bhattad received his B. Tech degree in Electrical Engineering form IIT Madras in 2002 and a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Texas A&M University in 2007. He has been at Qualcomm research since then in San Diego from 2007 to 2011 and in Bangalore from 2011 onwards. He has contributed extensively to design, standardization, and commercialization of wireless communication standards and chipsets covering 3G, 4G, 5G, IoT and satellite communication systems. He currently leads the RFPI (RF platform interface) team at Qualcomm Wireless R&D in India. His previous roles include 5G R&D program lead in India, Satellite communications modem lead, and UMTS systems lead for Qualcomm's first SDR based modem. He has over 200 patent applications in the wireless communications area.