Prof Bharadwaj Amrutur

Chairman of the Robert Bosch Centre for Cyber-Physical Systems
Professor, Department of Electrical Communications Engineering (ECE)

Specialisation: Systems Engineering

Email: chairman (at) rbccps.org

Bharadwaj Amrutur received the B.Tech. in Computer Science and Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay in 1990 and the M.S. and PhD in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University in 1994 and 1999 respectively.

From 1990 to 1992, he interned at AT&T Bell Labs at Murray Hill, NJ, working on a parallel hardware accelerator. From 1999 to 2001, he was with Agilent Labs, Palo Alto, CA where he primarily worked on High Speed Chip to Chip interconnects. From 2001 to 2004, he worked in a startup in San Jose, on networking ASICs for high speed packet processing. Since 2004, he has a faculty at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.

His initial research work at IISc centered around low power VLSI. His current research interests are in understanding and developing platforms for cyber-physical systems – with a view to enable them with intelligence and autonomy. He is a recipient of the Satish Dhawan Young Engineer Award and a Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineers.


Prof Shalabh Bhatnagar

Professor, Department of Computer Science and Automation (CSA)

Specialisation: Control and Optimization

Email: shalabh (at) csa.iisc.ernet.in

Shalabh Bhatnagar received the B.Sc. degree in Physics from Ramjas College, University of Delhi in 1988, the M.E. and PhD in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore in 1992 and 1998, respectively.

From 1997 to 2000, he was a PostDoc at the University of Maryland and from 2000 to 2001 at the Free University, Amsterdam. Shalabh was a visiting faculty member at Indian Institute of Technology Delhi from July to December 2001. Subsequently he joined the Department of Computer Science and Automation at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore as faculty member.

His current areas of research interest include simulation based optimisation, stochastic control, reinforcement learning, stochastic approximation algorithms, vehicular traffic control, communication networks and wireless networks.


Prof Chiranjib Bhattacharyya

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Professor, Department of Computer Science and Automation (CSA)

Specialisation: Machine Learning

Email: chiru (at) csa.iisc.ernet.in

Chiranjib Bhattacharyya joined the Computer Science and Automation at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore in 2002 as faculty. Since then he has been actively engaged in research and teaching of machine learning and optimization. He published extensively in leading conferences and journals in machine learning and optimization.


Prof Rajesh Sundaresan

Professor, Department of Electrical Communications Engineering (ECE)

Specialisation: Communications

Email: rajesh.sundaresan (at) rbccps.org

Rajesh Sundaresan received the B.Tech. in Electronics and Communication from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras, the M.A. and PhD in Electrical Engineering from Princeton University in 1996 and 1999, respectively.

From 1999 to 2005, he worked at Qualcomm Inc. on the design of communication algorithms for wireless modems. Since 2005, he has been with the Department of Electrical Communication Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore and since 2015, jointly with the Robert Bosch Centre for Cyber-Physical Systems.

His interests are in the areas of communication, computation, and control over networks, its application in the design of cyber-physical systems and the Internet of Things, decentralised algorithms over graphs and networks, network analytics, information geometry. He served as an associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on Information Theory for the period 2012-2015.


Prof Manoj Varma

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Associate Professor, Centre for Nano Science and Engineering (CeNSE)

Specialisation: Sensors

Email: mvarma (at) cense.iisc.ernet.in

Manoj Varma received the B.Tech. degree from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras in 1999, and the PhD degree from Purdue University, West Lafayette (USA) in 2005.

He was the Director of Engineering of Quadraspec Inc., Purdue Research Foundation, from 2005 to 2007. He is currently an Associate Professor with the Centre for Nano Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.

His current research interests include developing technologies for biological applications. Examples include optical techniques for biomolecular sensing, tools for cell micropatterning, integrated Lab-on-Chip devices.