I am a research scholar at IIT Bombay working under Prof. Abhay Karandikar in the area of communication and networking technologies. I have completed my B.Tech. in Electronics and Communication Engineering from SVNIT, Surat.
My work deals with developing an affordable architecture for rural areas. My interest in this research area started when I was involved in a project at IIT Bombay, which dealt with developing a testbed to analyze the feasibility of providing broadband in rural areas using TV White Space. I have authored several papers that take a step in this direction. I am part of the Frugal 5G Working group (an IEEE initiative), which aims to develop a standard to develop an "Architecture for low mobility energy-efficient network for affordable broadband access."
I am also interested in learning and developing new architectures for next-generation cellular networks, with a particular interest in application of Software Defined Networking (SDN) to the wireless networks.
- Mar 2021: Submitted my PhD Thesis
- Mar 2021: Presented my paper on "5G-Serv: A Unified Multi-RAT RAN Architecture for Beyond 5G Networks" at ICIN, 2021
- Jul 2020: My paper on "Connecting the Unconnected: Towards Frugal 5G Network and Standardization" got published in IEEE Communication Standards Magazine
- Sep 2019: Presented my work on Frugal 5G in "Future Optical Transport Networks" Summit, Westin, Mumbai
- Apr 2019: Presented two of my papers at IEEE WCNC Future Networking Workshop on 5G and Beyond Testbed and Trials
- Dec 2018: Attended the "Indigenous 5G Testbed Project" team meet at Lonavala, Maharashtra
- Jun 2018: Attended a workshop on "Introduction to Bitcoin"
- Feb 2018: Presented my paper "Spectrum Sharing for LTE-A Network in TV White Space" at NCC, 2018
- Nov 2017: Organized a workshop on "Roadmap to Rural Connectivity: Challenges and Opportunities" at IIT Bombay
- Nov 2017: Chapter on "TV White Space Solution for Affordable Internet in India" is published in the book TV White Space Communications and Networks
- Oct 2017: Attended the Internet Inclusion Summit organized by IEEE in Delhi, India
- Apr 2017: Attended a summit organized by ETSI on 5G Network Infrastructure in Nice, France
- Mar 2017: Our Gram Marg team won the "Mozilla Equal Rating Challenge" for our Palghar Rural Broadband Testbed
- May-Jun 2016: Worked as an Intern at NICT, Japan