Professor
           Department of Electrical Engineering
           Indian Institute of Technology Indore                                   

Dr. Prabhat Kumar Upadhyay

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About Me

I received my Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi in 2011. I joined IIT Indore as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering in May 2012, where I became Associate Professor in December 2017 and a full Professor in February 2022.  Previously, I was associated with the Electronics & Communication Engineering Department of BIT Mesra as an Assistant Professor.

My research interests are in the area of wireless communication theory and systems. I'm leading a Wireless Communication (WiCom) Research Group at IIT Indore, which is actively involved in cutting-edge research and development to cater to the emerging needs of the next generation wireless communication systems.

I am currently serving as an Editor for IEEE Communications Letters, and as an Associate Editor for IEEE Access and Frontiers in Communications & Networks. I served as a Guest Editor of the Special Issue on “Energy-Harvesting Cognitive Radio Networks” in IEEE Transactions on Cognitive Communications & Networking. I am also involved in the Technical Program Committee of several IEEE conferences.

I am a recipient of Nokia Foundation Visiting Professor Grant, 2022. I have received the Exemplary Editor Award, IEEE Communications Letters, 2021. I have been awarded the Sir Visvesvaraya Young Faculty Research Fellowship by Digital India Corporation, MeitY, 2018-2023. I was conferred with IETE-Prof SVC Aiya Memorial Award, 2018. I have co-authored a paper that received the Best Paper Award in the International Conference on Advanced Communication Technologies and Networking (CommNet), Morocco, 2018.

I'm a Fellow of the IETE, Fellow of the IE (I), and a Senior Member of the IEEE.
 
 

Research Interests

  • Wireless and Mobile Communications
  • Cooperative Relay Communications
  • Spatial Diversity Techniques
  • Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (MIMO) Systems
  • Simultaneous Wireless Information and Power Transfer (SWIPT)
  • Cognitive Radio and Spectrum Sharing Techniques
  • Hybrid Satellite-Terrestrial Relay Systems
  • Physical Layer Security
  • Wireless Body Area Networks
  • Internet-of-Things (IoT) Networks
  • Molecular Communications and Nanonetworking
 

Recognitions/Awards/Honors

  • Nokia Foundation Visiting Professor Grant, 2022.
  • Exemplary Editor Award, IEEE Communications Letters, 2021.
  • Sir Visvesvaraya Young Faculty Research Fellowship of MeitY, Govt. of India, 2018-23.
  • Coordinator, BRICS Multilateral Research and Development Project, 2019-22.
  • Invited Paper in International Symposium on Wireless Communication Systems (ISWCS), Oulu, Finland, August 2019.
  • IETE-Prof SVC Aiya Memorial Award by Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers, 2018.
  • Best Paper Award in International Conference on Advanced Communication Technologies and Networking (CommNet), Marrakech, Morocco, April 2018.
  • Paper in IEEE Transactions on Molecular, Biological & Multi-Scale Communications has been among the most popular documents, with Best Ranking of 2 in April 2018.
  • Best Technology Development Award by IIT Indore, 2017.
  • Outstanding Faculty Award by Venus International Foundation (VIF), 2016.
  • Faculty In-Charge, Training and Placement, IIT Indore, 2016-19.
  • Elevated to the Grade of IEEE Senior Member, 2016.
  • Outstanding Reviewer for AEUE – International Journal of Electronics and Communications, Elsevier, Amsterdam, September 2015.
  • DST Travel Grant for IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC-Spring), Glasgow, Scotland, May 11-14, 2015.
  • Biography cited in Marquis Who’s Who in the World, USA, 27th Ed., 2010.
 

Professional Activities

Editor/Associate Editor

  • Associate Editor, Frontiers in Communications & Networks, April 2020 onward.
  • Editor, IEEE Communications Letters, May 2019 onward.
  • Guest Editor, IEEE Transactions on Cognitive Communications and Networking, Special Issue on "Energy-Harvesting Cognitive Radio Networks", 2018
  • Associate Editor, IEEE Access, Jan. 2018 onward.

Evaluator/Referee

  • Programmes and Grants of Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute.

  • Research Grants of Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada.
  • Research Project Proposals of Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India.
  • National Project Proposals under Instrumentation Development Programme (IDP), Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India.
  • PhD Theses from Premier Institutes/Universities of India and Abroad.
  • Book Proposals from CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group.

Organization Activities

  • Communications Symposium Committee Co-Chair, National Conference on Communications (NCC), Jointly Organised by IIT Bombay, IIT Indore, IIT Dharwad, and  IIT Goa, 24-27 May 2022.
  • Advisory Committee Member, International Conference on Sustainable Technology and Advanced Computing in Electrical Engineering, SVNIT, Surat, Gujarat, 11-12 Nov. 2021.
  • Program Committee Member, International Workshop on Big data driven Edge Cloud Services (BECS), Biarritz, France, 18-21 May 2021.
  • Steering Committee Member, First International Symposium on Molecular and Biological Communications (MBCom), VNIT Nagpur, 1-5 Feb. 2021.
  • International Advisory Committee Member, IEEE International Conference on Advanced Communication Technologies and Signal Processing (ACTS), NIT Silchar, 4-6 Dec. 2020.
  • Advisory Committee Member, 5th IEEE International Conference on Computing, Communication and Security (ICCCS), IIT Patna, 14-16 Oct. 2020.
  • Track Co-Chair, Radio Access & Softwarisation (RAS), European Conference on Communications & Networking (EuCNC), Dubrovnik, Croatia, 15-18 June 2020.
  • Publicity Co-Chair, International Conference on Advanced Communication Technologies and Networking (CommNet), Rabat, Morocco, 12-14 April 2019.
  • TPC Co-Chair, IEEE International Conference on Advanced Networks and Telecommunication Systems (ANTS), Indore, India, 16-19 Dec. 2018.
  • Co-organizer, Workshop on Energy Harvesting Communication Networks, IEEE Intern. Symp. Personal, Indoor & Mobile Radio Commun. (PIMRC), Bologna, Italy, 9-12 Sep. 2018.
  • Faculty Co-ordinator, Industry-Academia Conclave (IAC), IIT Indore, Sep. 2017.
  • Session Chair, Mo-AM2-1: Cooperative Communications I, International Conference on Signal Processing and Communications (SPCOM), IISc Bangalore, June 2016.
  • Session Chair, MAC-16, IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC), Shanghai, China, Apr. 2013.

Peer-Reviewer

  • IEEE Transactions on Communications
  • IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications
  • IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology
  • IEEE Transactions on Green Communications and Networking
  • IEEE Transactions on Cognitive Communications and Networking
  • IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems
  • IEEE Transactions on NanoBioscience
  • IEEE Internet of Things Journal
  • IEEE Systems Journal
  • IEEE Communication Letters
  • IEEE Wireless Communication Letters

Technical Program Committee Member

  • IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC)
  • IEEE Wireless Communications & Networking Conference (WCNC)
  • IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM)
  • IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC) -Spring
  • IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC) -Fall
  • IEEE 5G World Forum (WF-5G)
  • International Symposium on Wireless Communication Systems (ISWCS)
  • International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference (IWCMC)
  • IEEE International Conference on Communications, Networks and Satellite (COMNETSAT)
  • IEEE International Conference on Advanced Networks and Telecommunication Systems (ANTS)
  • International Conference on Communication Systems & Networks (COMSNETS)
  • International Conference on Signal Processing and Communications (SPCOM)
  • National Conference on Communications (NCC)
     

    Professional Affiliation

    • Fellow, Institute of Electronics & Telecommunication Engineers (IETE)
    • Fellow, Institute of Engineers (India)
    • Senior Member, IEEE
    • IEEE Young Professionals
    • Green ICT Community, IEEE
    • IEEE Communications Society
    • IEEE Vehicular Technology Society

    Official address

    Pod 1A-312, Silicon Building,           IIT Indore, Simrol, Khandwa Road, Indore,  Madhya Pradesh, INDIA
    PIN– 453552

    Contact details

    Email: [email protected],
                 [email protected]
    Tel:  +91-731-660-3271
     
    • National Conference on Communication (NCC) 2022
    (Updated 04-02-2022)
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    • Project Coordinator : 
    Dr. Prabhat K. Upadhyay
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    March 27, 2020 (14:30 hrs)
    (Interview postponed till further notice)
    (Updated 19-03-2020)
    Recruitment of SRF for the following project
    Project Coordinator : Dr. Prabhat K. Upadhyay
    Interview Schedule: 
    May 13, 2019 (Monday)
    (Updated 10-04-2019)
    Recruitment of SRF for the following Project
    Title of the Project- Performance Analysis of Diffusion-Based Molecular Communication Systems with Active Receivers
    Contact Person- Dr. Prabhat K. Upadhyay
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