U. B. Desai

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Uday B. Desai
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Born India
Residence India
Nationality Indian
Fields Electrical engineering
Institutions Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad
Alma mater Johns Hopkins University, University at Buffalo, IIT Kanpur
Notable awards Fellow, Indian National Science Academy

Uday B. Desai is an Indian academician who was appointed as first Director, Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad in 2009. He is also the Mentor Director for IIIT Chittoor.


Uday B. Desai received the B. Tech. degree from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India, in 1974, the M.S. degree from the State University of New York, Buffalo, in 1976, and the Ph.D. degree from The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, U.S.A., in 1979, all in electrical engineering.[1]

Since June 2009 he is the Director of IIT Hyderabad. He is also the mentor director of IIIT Sricity.

From 1979 to 1984 he was an Assistant Professor in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department at Washington State University, Pullman, WA, U.S.A., and an Associate Professor at the same place from 1984 to 1987. From 1987 to May 2009 he was a Professor in the Electrical Engineering Department at the Indian Institute of Technology - Bombay. He was Dean of Students at IIT-Bombay from Aug 2000 to July 2002. 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 during the summer of 2002. From July 2002 to June 2004 he was the Director of HP-IITM R and D Lab. at IIT-Madras.

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

In 2015 Dr. Desai received the Outstanding Alumni award from University of Buffalo and in 2016 he received the Distinguished Alumni Award from IIT Kanpur. Dr. Desai is a Fellow of INSA (Indian National Science Academy), Fellow of Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE), a Fellow of The Institution of Electronic & Telecommunication Engineers (IETE) adn a Senior Member of IEEE. He is the recipient of J C Bose Fellowship. He is also the recipient of the Excellence in Teaching Award from IIT-Bombay for 2007. He is on the board of Tata Communications Limited and several educational institute and government committees. He is a member on various Boards and Governing Council of several academic institutions and organizations. He is one of the founding members of COMSNETS and also Society for Cancer Research and Communication. He was the Chair for IEEE Bombay Section 2006-2008. He was also on the Visitation Panel for University of Ghana.[2]


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  1. ^ Electrical Dept, IIT Bombay (20 March 2009). "U. B. Desai". Ee.iitb.ac.in. Retrieved 19 November 2014. 
  2. ^ "Welcome to Uday B. Desai's Home Page". Iith.ac.in. Retrieved 19 November 2014. 
  3. ^ The Year Book 2014 // Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi

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