About Me

I am a Research Fellow at India Urban Data Exchange (IUDX), a non-profit initiative of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Govt. of India, operating out of IISc, Bengaluru.

I have a PhD degree from the Department of Electrical Communication Engineering of the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru. I was advised by Prof. Navin Kashyap. Earlier, I received the B.E. (Hons.) degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from BITS, Pilani–Hyderabad Campus, in 2018, graduating with a gold medal.

My research interests are broadly in the fields of information theory and error-control coding, with particular focus on non-standard channel models. A part of my work towards my Ph.D. thesis was awarded the IEEE Jack Keil Wolf ISIT Student Paper Award at the ISIT 2023. At IUDX, I work on some aspects of differential privacy in the context of sensor data recorded in smart cities. I have, in the past, worked on the design of codes for distributed storage and on matchings in bipartite graphs, with preferences.

My research at IISc was generously supported by Qualcomm Innovation Fellowships (QIF) India 2020 and 2022 and by a Prime Minister’s Research Fellowship (PMRF) 2020.

My CV (last updated Apr. 2024) is here. My PhD thesis is here.