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
  • Resource Allocation, Mobility Management and Dual Connectivity in Heterogeneous Wireless Network
  • Device to Device Communication
  • 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
  1. Building an end to end 5G Test Bed, Department of Telecommunication, 2017-2019.
  2. National Center of Excellence in Technology for Internal Security (NCETIS), Department of Electronics & Information Technology (DeitY), 2015-2020.
  3. 5G Research and Building Next Gen Solutions for Indian Market, Department of Electronics & Information Technology (DeitY), 2015-2019.
  4. Tata Teleservices-IITB Centre for Excellence in Telecommunication (TICET), Tata Teleservices Limited (TTSL), 2008-2020.


Completed Projects
  1. Broadband Connectivity to Rural and Underserved Regions using TV UHF Band: Outreach to 25 Villages in Palghar district of Maharashtra, Tata Trust, 2016-2018.
  2. TV UHF band Technology for Rural Broadband, Tata Trust, 2016-2018.
  3. Dual Connectivity LTE-WiFi Solution for Broadband Wireless Networks, Department of Electronics Information Technology (DeitY), 2013-2017.
  4. Test-Bed for Affordable Broadband in India using Backhaul in TV White Space, Ford Foundation, 2013-2017.
  5. Village Communications Network, Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), 2012-2014.
  6. 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.
  7. 4G Emergency Communications Systems, Force 1, Maharashtra Police, 2010.
  8. Technical Feasibility of TV White Space operation in India, Ford Foundation, 2012-2013.
  9. Next Generation Scalable Wireless Infrastructure for Broadband in India, Intel, 2010.
  10. Indo-UK Advanced Technology Center of Excellence in Next Generation Networks, Systems and Services (IU-ATC), Department of Science and Technology (DST), 2009-2012.
  11. Cross Layer Design for Next Generation Wireless Networks, Department of Science and Technology (DST), 2005-2008.
  12. Quality of Service in CDMA Mobile Networks, L&T InfoTech 2003-2004.
  13. Teletraffic Modeling and QoS Guarantees in Internet, Department of Science and Technology (DST), 2001-2004.
  14. Layer 3 Switching and Packet Filtering Systems, Texas Instruments, USA, 2000-2002.
  15. Interactive Multimedia Communications over Cable TV Networks, Ministry of Human Resources, 1999-2001.
  16. GPRS Simulator, Tata InfoTech Ltd, 1999.
  17. Layer 3 Switching for High Performance Routers, RIMO Technologies, 1999.