RESEARCH STUDENTS & POST-DOCS

(a) Ph.D. Thesis Completed

1. A. A. Zain, "An Algebraic Approach to MDS and Dual Group Codes over Finite Abelian Groups",
(Ph.D.Thesis, E.E.Department, I.I.T.Delhi, 1996),
(Faculty, Eden University, Yemen).

2. J. Bali, "BCM using Two-Level Group Codes over Dihedral and Cicyclic Groups"
(Ph.D. Thesis, E.E.Department, I.I.T.Delhi, 1998),
(Member, Technical Staff, Lucent-Technologies, Bell Laboratories, New Jersey).

3. L. Venkata Subramaniam, "On Codes over Asymmetric PSK and Multidimensional Uniform Signal Sets",
(Ph.D. Thesis, Center for Applied Research in Electronics, I.I.T.Delhi, 1999). (Co-supervisor: Prof. R.Bahl).
(Senior Researcher and Manager, Information Quality and Discovery, IBM).

4. Bikash Kumar Dey, "Codes Closed under arbitrary abelian group of permutations,"
(Ph.D. Thesis; Electrical Communication Engg. Deptt., IISc, Bangalore, 2003.)
(Professor, EE Department, IIT Bombay.)
(Recipient of the Best Thesis Award (The Alumni Medal + Cash Prize) (2003-04))

5. Md. Zafar Ali Khan, "Single-symbol and Double-Symbol Decodable STBCs from Designs,"
(Ph.D. Thesis; Electrical Communication Engg. Deptt., IISc, Bangalore, 2003.)
(Professor, EE Department, IIT Hyderabad.)
(Recipient of the INAE Young Engineer Award (2006))

6. V. Shashidhar, "High-Rate and Information-Lossless Space-Time Block Codes from Crossed-Product Algebras,"
(Ph.D. Thesis; Electrical Communication Engg. Deptt., IISc, Bangalore, 2004.)
(Recipient of the INAE Young Engineer Award (2007))
(Principal Engineer/Manager, Qualcomm India Private Limited, Bangalore)


7. G.Viswanath, "Elias Bound for Euclidean Space Codes and On Codes Close to the Generalized Singleton Bound,"
(Ph.D. Thesis: Electrical Communication Engg. Deptt., IISc, Bangalore, 2004)
(Principal Algorithm Engineer at Algotochip Corporation, San Francisco Bay Area.)

8. U.Sripati,"Space-Time Block Codes for MIMO Fading Channels from Codes over Finite Fields,"
(Ph.D. Thesis: Electrical Communication Engg. Deptt., IISc, Bangalore, 2004)
(Professor, NIT, Suratkal, Karnataka.)

9. Kiran T., "Coding for Multi-Antenna Wireless Systems and Wireless Relay Networks ,"
(Ph.D. Thesis: Electrical Communication Engg. Deptt., IISc, Bangalore, Nov., 2006)
(Principal Scientist, Broadcom.)
(Recipient of the Best Thesis Award (The Seshagiri Kaikini Medal + Cash Prize) (2007-08))

10. G. Susinder Rajan , " Low Decoding Complexity Space-Time Block Codes for Point to Point MIMO Systems and Relay Networks ,"
(Ph.D. Thesis: Electrical Communication Engg. Deptt., IISc, Bangalore, November 2008.)
(Staff systems engineer, Qualcomm, San Jose)
(Recipient of the Best Thesis Award (The Seshagiri Kaikini Medal + Cash Prize) (2008-10))

11. Smarajit Das, "Low-PAPR, Low-delay, High-rate space-time block codes from orthogonal designs, "
(Ph.D. Thesis: Electrical Communication Engg. Deptt., IISc, Bangalore, March 2009.)
(Assistant. Professor, IIT Guwahati)

12. J. Harshan , "Coding for Wireless Relay Networks and Multiple Access Channels,"
(Ph.D. Thesis: Electrical Communication Engg. Deptt., IISc, Bangalore, February, 2010.)
(Research Fellow, Monash University, Australia.)
(Recipient of the Best Thesis Award (The Seshagiri Kaikini Medal + Cash Prize) (2010-11))

13. Pavan K. Srinath, "Space-Time Block Codes with Low Maximum-Likelihood-Decoding Complexity and Large Coding Gain,"
(Ph.D. Thesis: Electrical Communication Engg. Deptt., IISc, Bangalore, October, 2012.)
(Scientist, Staff 2, Broadcom.)
(Recipient of the Best Thesis Award (The Seshagiri Kaikini Medal + Cash Prize) (2012-13))

14. Lakshmi Prasad Natarajan, "Low-Complexity Decoding and Construction of Space-Time Block Codes,"
(Ph.D. Thesis: Electrical Communication Engg. Deptt., IISc, Bangalore, October 2013.)
(Assistant Professor, EE Department, IIT Hyderabad.)
(Recipient of the Best Thesis Award (The Seshagiri Kaikini Medal + Cash Prize) (2013-14))

15. G.R. Jithamithra, "Space-Time Block Codes with Low Sphere-Decoding Complexity,"
(Ph.D. Thesis: Electrical Communication Engg. Deptt., IISc, Bangalore, 2014.)
(Senior Engineer, Cambridge Silicon Radio, India)

16. Prasad Krishnan, "On Network Coding and Network-Error Correction,"
(Ph.D. Thesis: Electrical Communication Engg. Deptt., IISc, Bangalore, 2014.)
(Assistant Professor, IIIT Hederabad)

17. Srishti Shukla,
(Co-supervisor: Prof. Govindan Rangarajan (Mathematics Department, IISc)
"Wireless-Nerwork-Coded Multi-Way Relaying using Latin Hyper-Cubes for M-PSK Midulation,"
(Ph.D. Thesis: IISc Mathematics Initiative (Electrical Communication Engg. and Mathematics Departments), IISc, Bangalore, 2014.)
(Consultant, Financial Services and Risk Management, Advisory, Ernst and Young, Bangalore.)

18. Abhinav Ganesan
(Recipient of IEEE WCNC 2011 Best Academic Paper Award) (Best Academic Paper Award)
"Precoding for Interference Management in Wireless and Wireline Networks,"
(Ph.D. Thesis: Electrical Communication Engg. Deptt., IISc, Bangalore, 2014.)
(Senior Engineer, Qualcomm India Private Limited, Bangalore)

19. Vijayvaradharaj T. Muralidharan, "Network Coding for Wireless Relaying and Wireline Networks",
(IEEE Wireless Communications Letters Exemplary Reviewer for the year 2013) (Exemplary Reviewer)
(IEEE Communications Letters Exemplary Reviewer for the year 2013) (Exemplary Reviewer)

(Ph.D. Thesis: Electrical Communication Engg. Deptt., IISc, Bangalore, 2014.)
(Senior Engineer, Qualcomm India Private Limited, Bangalore)

20. Srikanth B. Pai, "Classical Binary Codes and Subspace Codes in a Lattice Framework,"
(Ph.D. Thesis: Electrical Communication Engg. Deptt., IISc, Bangalore, November 2015.)

21. Anindya Gupta, "Functional Index Coding, Network Function Computation, and Sum-Product Algorithm for Decoding Network Codes,"
(Ph.D. Thesis: Electrical Communication Engg. Deptt., IISc, Bangalore, July 2016.)
(Senior Engineer, Qualcomm India Private Limited, Bangalore)

22. Anoop Thomas, "Index Coding, Error Correcting Index Codes and Matroids,"
(Ph.D. Thesis: Electrical Communication Engg. Deptt., IISc, Bangalore, December 2017.)
(Assistant Professor, IIT, Bhubaneshwar)

23. Mahesh Babu Vaddi, "Adjacent Independent Row (AIR) Matrices and Index Coding,"
(Ph.D. Thesis: Electrical Communication Engg. Deptt., IISc, Bangalore, June 2018.)
(Recipient of ISITA 2018 Best Student Paper Award (International Symposium on Information Theory and Applications, Singapore, October 28-31, 2018 ) (Best Student Paper Award)

24. A. Chinmayananda, "Optimal Code Constructions for Some Multi-Sender Index Coding Problems,"
(Ph.D. Thesis: Electrical Communication Engg. Deptt., IISc, Bangalore, October 2019.)

25. Nujoom Sageer Karat, "Error Correction in Index Coding and Coded Caching,"
(Ph.D. Thesis: Electrical Communication Engg. Deptt., IISc, Bangalore, October 2019.)

26. Shanuja Sasi (Selected for India's Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB) Overseas Visiting Doctoral Fellowship (OVDF) Program at Purdue University under the Purdue-India Strategic Partnership initiative .)
Thesis Title: Contributions To Index Coding, Coded Caching And Gradient Coding.
(Ph.D. Thesis: Electrical Communication Engg. Deptt., IISc, Bangalore, March 2021.)



(b) Post-Docs

1. Dr. Niladri Das (NPDF-DST Fellowship) (March 2020 to August 2022)

2. Dr. Charul Rajput (IoE-IISc Fellowship) (From March 2022)


(c) Ph.D. Thesis (In Progress)

1. Anjana A.M. (A Qualcomm Innovaion Fellowship (QIF) India 2020 winner)(Certificate)(Cheque) (Coded Computation - Straggler mitigation, Privacy and Security) (From August 2018)

2. Kanishak Vaidya (Selected for PMRF Prime Minister Research Fellowship.) (Coded Caching & Coded Computation for Machine Learning) (From August 2018)

3. Elizabeth Peter (Selected for PMRF Prime Minister Research Fellowship.) (Shared Cache Coded Caching) (From August 2019)

4. Krishnan Namboodiri (Selected for PMRF Prime Minister Research Fellowship.) (Privacy and Secrecy in Coded Caching) (From August 2019)

5. Mallikharjuna Chinnapadamala (Doing course work) (From January 2020)

6. Dhruv Pratap Singh (Doing course work) (From August 2020)

7. Rajlaxmi Pandey (Doing course work) (From August 2021) (Selected for PMRF Prime Minister Research Fellowship.)

8. Rashid Ummer N. T. (QIP PhD Advance Admission Visit from 01-01-2023)

9. Sachin Sampath (Doing course work) (From January 2023)

10. Kanchana Lokshmii Jagatti (Doing course work) (From January 2023)



(d) M.Sc.(Engg) Thesis (Completed)
1. V. Shashidhar, Optimal 4-,8- and 16-State Across-the-Subchannels TCM for DMT Systems,
(Co-suprevisor: V.U.Reddy), Feb.2000.
(Recipient of the INAE Young Engineer Award (2007))
(Principal Engineer/Manager, Qualcomm India Private Limited, Bangalore)
2. Sheetal K. Mehta, On the dimension and exceptional subspaces of SSRS codes, Feb.2001.
3. T. Kiran, Codes over Galois Rings closed under certain monomials, Jan.2002.
4. Kaustuvmani Manji, Characterization of OFDM codes in Transform Domain, Jan.2003.
(Senior Manager at Xilinx, Bangalore.)
5. Anantha Narayan, Full-diversity Space-Time Trellis Codes for Arbitrary number of antennas and state complexity, Jan. 2004.
(Member, Technical Staff, Insilica Semiconductors India Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore. )
6. Naveen Despande, Constellation Constrained Capacity for Two-User Broadcast Channels, September 2009.
(R&D Engineer Firmware Staff at Braodcom Limited, Bangalore)
7. Hari Dilip Kumar, On the Fourier Transform Approach to Quantum Error Control, July 2010.
8. D. Swaroop
9. Pooja Nayak M., Multi-access Coded Caching, May 2021.



M.Sc.(Engg) Thesis (In progress)

1. Navya Saxena (Doing course work) (From August 2021)



(e) M.E./M.Tech. Students
1. Rohit P. Lal (2022-24)
2. Samyak Jain (2022-24)
3. Gundu Sindhu (2022-24)
4. K. Hema Siva Naga Lakshmi (2022-24)
5. Abhay Kumar Maurya (2022-24)
6. Megha Rayer (2022-24)
7. Neha Gupta (2022-24)
8. Kakumani Sailahari (2021-23)
9. Arindam Paul (2021-23)
10. Aishwarya (2021-23)
11. Nitika (2021-23)
12. Sai Pavan Deekshitula (2021-23)
13. Ramu Chindam (2021-23)
14. Anurag Chhetri (2020-22)
(Recipient of Prof. L.S.N. Murthy Medal)(2021-22)
15. Anna Elizabeth Tom (2020-22)
(Recipient of Prof. S.V.C. Aiya Medal)(2021-22)
16. Bobbadi Rupa (2020-22)
17. Ashin Farook (2020-22)
18. Nitin Gupta (2020-22)
19. Devika Sunil (2019-21)
20. Shreya Shrestha Meel (2019-21)
(Recipient of Prof. S.V.C. Aiya Medal)(2020-21)
21. Naveeta Maheswari (2019-21)
22. Ayush Kumar (2019-21)
23. Aditya Sikhwal (2018-20)
24. Ashish Kumar (2018-20)
25. Digvijay Katyal (2018-20)
26. Malladi Tushara Swapna (2017-19)(Communication System Engineer, Qualcomm India Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore)
27. Vimal Kumar Gangwar (2017-19) (Design Engineeer, Cadence Design System, Bangalore)
28. K.L. Vijith Bhargav (2017-19)(Communication System Engineer, Maxlinear Technologies Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore))
29. Namrata Kar (2016-18) (ISRO Telemetry Tracking and Command Network (ISTRAC), Bangalore)
30. Karnam Vikas Bharadwaj (2016-18)(Communication System Engineer, Qualcomm India Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore)
31. Simon Samuel (2015-17) (Indian Telecommunication Service)
32. Divya U.S. (2015-17) (Scientist/Engineer SE, ISRO Vikram Sarabhai Space Center (VSSC), Trivandrum) M.E. Thesis: Index Coded PSK Modulation for Prioritized Receivers

33. G. Praveen Kumar (2015-17)
34. Saket Buch Dipak (2015-17) (ISRO Space Application Centre (SAC), Ahmedabad)
35. Anjana A. Mahesh (2014-16) (Currently doing PhD in IISc)
(Recipient of Sri G.B.Meemamsi Award- given to the Topper in ME(Telecom)(2014-16))
(Recipient of S.V.C. Aiya Medal)

36. Roop Kumar Bhattaram (2014-16) (ISRO Telemetry Tracking and Command Network (ISTRAC), Bangalore)
37. Kavitha Radhakumar (2013-15)(Senior Engineer, Qualcomm India Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore)
M.E. Thesis: Number of Optimal Index Codes and Their Performance Over Fading Channels and With Restricted Information Sets
(Recipient of Sri G.B.Meemamsi Award- given to the Topper in ME(Telecom) (2013-15))
(Recipient of S.V.C Aiya Medal)

38. Attada Chandramouli (2013-15)
39. K.G. Unnikrishnan (2012-14) (Doing PhD in Linköping University)
40. Ajay Poulose (2012-14) (Design Engineer, Texas Instruments India)
41. Anoop Thomas (2011-13) (Assistant Professor, IIT Bhubaneshwar)
42. Kiran Venugopal (2011-13)
(Recipient of Sri G.B.Meemamsi Award- given to the Topper in ME(Telecom)(2011-13))
(Recipient of S.V.C. Aiya Medal)

43. Safdar Ali (2011-13)
44. Vishnu Namboodiri (2010-12)
45. Sudipta Kundu (2010-12)
46. Teja Damodaram Bavirisetti (2009-11)
(Recipient of Prof. S.V.C. Aiya Award)(2009-11))
47. Shende Nirmal Vijay (2008-10)
48. B. Srikanth Pai (2008-10)
49. Rahul Devassy (2007-09)
50. Ankita Pramanki (2007-09)
51. Arijit Chowdhury (2007-09)
52. Ashok Palla (2006-08)
53. K. Pavan Srinath (2006-08)
54. Aparna C.K. (2006-08)
55. Kavadi Rajesh (2006-08)
56. T. Ratnesh Singh (2005-07)
57. Gopu V.R. Muni Kumar (2005-07)
58. J. Venkata Praveen Kumar (2005-07)
59. Sangharsan (2004-06)
60. Suvarup Saha (2004-06)
61. Sanjay Karmakar (2004-06)
62. Abir Mookherjee (2004-06)
(Recipient of Prof. S.V.C. Aiya Award)(2004-06))
(Recipient of M.N. Swamy Medal)(2004-06))
63. B. Ghanashyam (2004-06)
64. T. Nagaraj (2003-05))
65. Meghna Agrawal (2003-05)
66. S. Gowrisankar (2003-05)
67. Sunil Kumar Agarwal (2003-05)
68. S. Ashok Kumar (2003-05)
69. Vijay Ahirwar (2003-05)
70. Nitin Jain (2003-05)
71. Vannapalli P.S. Narayana (2002-04)
72. Varaprasad Javvadi (2002-04)
73. R.V. Jagannadha Rao Doddi (2002-04)
74. Rahul Vaze (2002-04)
(Recipient of H.R.Bapu Seetharam Medal)(2002-04))
75. K. Subramanyam (2001-03)
(Prof. S.V.C Aiya Medal+Cash Prize)
Dr. M.N.S. Swamy Medal +Cash Prize)
The Motorola Medal +Cash Prize)
H.R. Bapu Seetharam Medal +Cash Prize)

76. Ranjeet Kumar Patro (2001-03)
77. R. Chandrasekharan (2001-03)
78. Manisha Chhabda (2000-02)
79. Paranjpe Hemant Vasant (2000-02)
80. K.N. Manoj (2000-02)
(Recipient of H.R.Bapu Seetharam Medal)(2000-02))
81. C.C. Sanal (1999-01)
82. R. Arun (1999-01)
83. Harmeet Singh (1999-01)
(Recipient of Prof. S.V.C. Aiya Award)(1999-01))
(Recipient of H.R.Bapu Seetharam Medal)(1999-01))
84. S. Nandakishore (1998-00)
85. Brajesh Kumar Patel (1998-00)
86. K.M.S. Kalyan Chakravarthy (1998-00)