Prof Abhay Karandikar
Director, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India and Chairman, Telecommunications Standards Development Society, India (TSDSI)
Prof Karandikar served as Institute Chair Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay before joining IIT Kanpur as the Director in April 2018. He spearheaded a national effort in setting up Telecom Standards Development Society of India (TSDSI), India’s standards body for telecom with participation of all stakeholders. He is the founding member and Chairman of TSDSI. Currently, he is working as a consultant to provide technical expertise in design and implementation of Bharat Net, Government of India’s flagship initiative under Digital India program. Prof Karandikar has several patents issued and pending, contributions to IEEE, 3GPP standards, contributed chapters in books and large number of papers in international journals and conferences to his credit. He was awarded with IEEE SA’s Standards Medallion in December 2016 in New Jersey. His team also won Mozilla Open Innovation challenge prize in March 2017. He is a two time recipient of award for excellence in teaching at IIT Bombay- in 2006 and 2011.