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.
Since June 2009 he is the Director of IIT Hyderabad
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 is the Editor of the book "Modeling and Applications of Stochastic Processes" (Kluwer Academic Press, Boston, U.S.A. 1986) and co-editor of Second Asian Applied Computing Conference, Springer Verlag (2004). He is also a co-author of five monographs A Bayesian Approach to Image Interpretation, Multifractal based Network Modeling, Multihop Mobile Wireless Networks, Video Shot Boundary Detection, and Capacity Enhancement and Interference Mitigation in Multiuser UWB Systems.
He has been very active with Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DEITY), Ministry of Communication and Information Technology, being the Chair for the Working Group on Communication Convergence and Broadband Technology.
Dr. Desai was a member of the high powered committee for review of AICTE
Dr. Desai is a Fellow of INSA (Indian National Science Academy)
, Fellow of Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE)
, and a Fellow of The Institution of Electronic & Telecommunication Engineers (IETE)
and is 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 was an associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Image Processing form Jan 1999 to Dec. 2001. He is on the board of Tata Communications Limited. He is on the Governing Council of IIIT Hyderabad
, IIT Dharwad, IIM Vishakapatnam. He is on the Board of ABV Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management, Gwalior
. He is on the Society of IIM Kozhikode
. He the Mentor Director for IIIT Chittoor, Sri City
. 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
. He is also the recipient of the 2015 Outstanding Alumni Award from University of Buffalo.
Interested persons may contact Professor Uday B. Desai at the following address:
Professor Uday B. Desai
Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad
Kandi - 502285
Phone: (040) 2301 6002
eMail: director [at] iith.ac.in
Fax: (040) 2301 6003