Research Interest

Research Interests

  • Quality of Service and Resource Allocation in Wired/Wireless Networks
  • TV White Space and its Potential for Affordable Broadband Access in India
  • Frugal 5G and Rural Broadband
  • Device to Device Communication
  • Resource Allocation, Mobility Management and Dual Connectivity in Heterogeneous Wireless Network
  • Software Defined Networking, Network Function Virtualization and 5G Core Network

Past Research

  • Co-operative Relay and Self Organizing Network
  • Carrier Ethernet and Mobile Backhaul
  • QoS in Internet
  • Teletraffic Modelling
  • Random Access Communication
  • MPLS and Traffic Engineering

Sponsored Research Projects

I have undertaken large number of research projects sponsored by industries as well as government funding agencies. Following is a list of various projects undertaken by me as principal investigator.

Ongoing Projects

  • Building an end to end 5G Test Bed

    Department of Telecommunications, 2018-2021

  • Mission Critical Communication in National Center of Excellence in Technology for Internal Security (NCETIS)

    Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY), 2015-2021

Completed Projects

  • Tata Teleservices-IITB Centre of Excellence in Telecommunications (TICET)

    Tata Teleservices Limited (TTSL), 2008-2020

  • 5G Research and Building Next Gen Solutions for Indian Market

    Department of Electronics & Information Technology (DeitY), 2015-2019

  • Broadband Connectivity to Rural and Underserved Regions using TV UHF Band: Outreach to 25 Villages in Palghar district of Maharashtra

    Tata Trust, 2016-2018

  • TV UHF band Technology for Rural Broadband

    Tata Trust, 2016-2018

  • Dual Connectivity LTE-WiFi Solution for Broadband Wireless Networks

    Department of Electronics Information Technology (DeitY), 2013-2017

  • Test-Bed for Affordable Broadband in India using Backhaul in TV White Space

    Ford Foundation, 2013-2017

  • Village Communications Network

    Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), 2012-2014

  • Indo-UK Advanced Technology Center of Excellence in Next Generation Networks, Systems and Services (IU-ATC) - Phase II

    Department of Science and Technology (DST), 2012-2015

  • 4G Emergency Communications Systems

    Force 1, Maharashtra Police, 2010

  • Technical Feasibility of TV White Space operation in India

    Ford Foundation, 2012-2013

  • Next Generation Scalable Wireless Infrastructure for Broadband in India

    Intel, 2010

  • Indo-UK Advanced Technology Center of Excellence in Next Generation Networks, Systems and Services (IU-ATC)

    Department of Science and Technology (DST), 2009-2012

  • Cross Layer Design for Next Generation Wireless Networks

    Department of Science and Technology (DST), 2005-2008

  • Quality of Service in CDMA Mobile Networks

    L&T InfoTech 2003-2004

  • Teletraffic Modeling and QoS Guarantees in Internet

    Department of Science and Technology (DST), 2001-2004

  • Layer 3 Switching and Packet Filtering Systems

    Texas Instruments, USA, 2000-2002

  • Interactive Multimedia Communications over Cable TV Networks

    Ministry of Human Resources, 1999-2001

  • GPRS Simulator

    Tata InfoTech Ltd, 1999

  • Layer 3 Switching for High Performance Routers

    RIMO Technologies, 1999