The Communication and Signal Processing Group has been active in various research areas: Wireless Communication, Microwave RF, Antenna, Signal Processing, Fiber Optics and Photonics, Communication Networks, Computer Vision, Media processing, Image Processing. There are 16 faculty members. Major labs where research is conducted are Antennas and Microwave Laboratory, Bharti Centre for Communication, Communications Laboratory and Digital Audio Processing Laboratory, Information Networks Laboratory, Tata Teleservices - IITBombay Center for Excellence in Telecommunication.
The activities of the Control and Computing Group include Automatic control, Computational methods for systems theory, Graph and matroid decompositions, Cryptography and coding theory, Dynamical systems, Grobner basis methods. There are 21 faculty members. Major labs where research is conducted is Control and Computation Laboratory. For more details about the Control and Computing group visit here.
An important aspect of the group's program is the integration of power electronics with the study of power systems. The group is actively providing research and development support for the national electric power infrastructure. There are 8 faculty members. Major labs where research is conducted are Field Computation Laboratory, Electrical Machines Laboratory, Power Electronics Laboratories and Power Anser Laboratory.
Research activities in the Microelectronics Group span a wide range of areas: physics, technology, characterization, modeling, simulation, design, and CAD tools. The Group is a part of the Center of Excellence in Nanoelectronics. In addition to the microelectronics group faculty members, over 15 faculty members from 8 different departments/schools take part in the Nanoelectronics center activities. This Center of Excellence in Nanoelectronics is one of the two centres created in the country through an initiative from the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology. There are 17 faculty members. Major labs where research is conducted are Fabrication Clean Room, VLSI Laboratory, Applied Materials Nano-manufacturing, Laboratory, Microelectronics Characterization and Simulation and Computational Lab.
The research areas being pursued by the Electronic Systems Group are Embedded System design, Signal processing, Biomedical Electronics, Electronic Instrumentation, and Audio and Speech Processing. There are 9 faculty members. Major labs where research is conducted are Wadhwani Electronics Lab, Texas Instruments Digital Signal Processing Lab, Printed Circuit Board Lab, and Signal Processing and Instrumentation Lab.
The research, teaching and learning activities in EE6 specialization are focused on techniques for design and development of integrated circuits for various applications. The current activities include study and development of microprocessor architectures along with design, test and verification methodologies, RF and millimeter wave IC design for communication, navigation and imaging applications, electronic and photonic IC design for high-speed wireline and optical interconnects, power amplifiers for wireless communications, CAD (computer aided design) techniques for VLSI design, integrated circuits for biomedical and agricultural applications and IoT, and FPGA based designs for hardware acceleration and AI/ML applications. Various labs in the department are equipped with state-of-the-art test and measurement facilities for research activities in this area. The students working in the area are not only able to conceptualize and design advanced integrated circuits, but are also able test the ICs designed by them using these facilities.
Engineers need to use physical objects to sense, compute and signal the natural physical world. These objects are solid-state devices. Major thrusts are nanoscale technology, design, and modeling of advanced devices. Moore’s Law has powered nanoelectronics. Three major trends drive the future for solid-state devices – More Moore, More-than-Moore, Beyond Moore. In More Moore which drives conventional computing, the group works on transistor and memory scaling and systems. In More-than-Moore which adds “eyes and hands” to computing, the group drives RF electronics, cameras, lasers and photodiodes, MEMS sensors and actuators, power electronics, etc. Finally, the Beyond Moore strategy is based on quantum technologies and artificial intelligence/neuromorphic computing where the group pushes qubit, quantum systems, neural networks chips. At 16 faculty members and growing, this is the largest devices group in the country and top performer driving “India’s Rise in Nanoelectronics Research” to global leadership. The group runs the IIT Bombay Nanofab Facility (IITBNF), National Center for Photovoltaics and Renewable Energy (NCPRE) – which are national centers to compete globally in creating nanoscale technologies and devices in cleanrooms, design labs. The group also has significant global industry partnerships and informs semiconductor policy at the national level.