Prof. Anurag Kumar is a professor at Department of Electrical Communication and the chairman of Electrical Sciences Division and currently the Director of Indian Institute of Science Bangalore, India. The council of the Indian Institute of Science Bangalore on 29 March 2014 selected him, as its 20th director. He holds a PhD from Cornell University, obtained after graduating from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur in 1977. He worked at Bell Labs in the US before joining as Indian Institute of Science faculty. He has an Erdős number of 4 (Erdős-> Joel Spencer-> Michael Mitzenmacher-> Flavio Bonomi->Anurag Kumar). His main research area used to be TCP/IP, but now he has moved into wireless networking focusing on sensor networks
From 1989 to 2001, he coordinated the project ERNET for networking the major education and research institutions in India. This project was instrumental in bringing network connectivity to Indian students and researchers in the late 80s and early 90s.
He has been an elected Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering since 1999 and an elected Fellow of the Indian National Science Academy since 2006. He is also a fellow of Indian Academy of Sciences from 2010. As of January 1, 2006, Anurag Kumar is an elected Fellow of the IEEE.
On October 26, 2009, Anurag Kumar was announced as a co-winner of the CDAC-ACCS Foundation Award for 2009 by the Advanced Computing and Communications Society.
- Fellows profile. INAE. Accessed May 12, 2008.
- Fellow profile. Indian National Science Academy. Accessed May 14, 2008
- IEEE Fellows Elected as of January 1, 2006. IEEE. Accessed May 12, 2008.
- ACCS announces CDAC-ACCS Foundation Award winners 2009, Advanced Computing and Communications Society press release. Accessed November 27, 2009