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Dr. Uday B. Desai

Dr. Uday B. Desai

Founding Director and Professor Emeritus, Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad, India

Dr. Desai completed B. Tech. from Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, in 1974, M.S. from the State University of New York, Buffalo, in 1976, and Ph.D. from The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA, in 1979, all in Electrical Engineering. Since June 2009, he has served as the Director of IIT Hyderabad. He was the Mentor Director for IIT Bhilai and IIIT Chittoor. He has held Assistant and then Associate Professor at Washington State University and Professor at IIT Bombay. He has held Visiting Associate Professor's position at Arizona State University, Purdue University, and Stanford University. He was a visiting Professor at EPFL, Lausanne. He was also the Director of HP-IITM R and D Lab. at IIT-Madras. 

His research interests lie in Cyber physical systems, AI, Internet of things, digital fabrication, wireless communication, cognitive radio, wireless sensor networks, and statistical signal processing. He has been a co-author of 9 research monographs and author of nearly 300 peered reviewed papers in international journals and conferences. 

Dr. Desai is a Fellow of the Indian National Science Academy & a Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering. He is the recipient of the JC Bose Fellowship. He is also the recipient of the Excellence in Teaching Award from IIT-Bombay. In 2015, he received the Outstanding Alumni Award from the University of Buffalo and in 2016, he received the Distinguished Alumni Award from IIT Kanpur.

Research Interests:
  • Cyber Physical Systems
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Wireless Communication
  • Signal Processing
  • Wireless Sensor Networks
  • Adaptive Signal processing
  • Information and Communication Technology for Socioeconomic Development
  • Image Processing and Computer Vision
  • Wavelets and Multiresolution Analysis
  • Artificial Neural Networks
  • Biomedical Signal and Image Processing
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Electrical Engineering, John Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA
  • Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, State University of New York, Buffalo, USA
  • Bachelors in Technology (Electrical Engineering), Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India
  • Outstanding Alumni Award from University of Buffalo in 2015
  • Distinguished Alumni Award from IIT Kanpur in 2016
  • Fellow of Indian National Science Academy (INSA)
  • Fellow of Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE)
  • Fellow of The Institution of Electronic & Telecommunication Engineers (IETE)
  • Senior Member of IEEE
  • Recipient of JC Bose Fellowship
  • Excellence in Teaching Award from IIT Bombay for 2007