Assistant Professor; Department of Electronic Systems Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore-560012
Adjunct Faculty; International Centre for Neuromorphic Systems, Western Sydney University, Australia
Associated with the following research clusters at IISc:
Dr. Chetan Singh Thakur (Senior Member, IEEE) received his PhD in neuromorphic engineering at the MARCS Research Institute (Brain, Behaviour and Development), Western Sydney University in 2016 with Prof. André van Schaik. He then worked briefly as a research fellow for Defence Science and Technology, Australia. He completed his MTech from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay in 2007. Dr. Thakur worked as a research fellow at the Johns Hopkins University with Prof. Ralph Etienne-Cummings and Prof. Ernst Niebur for a year before joining IISc as an Assistant Professor. In addition, Dr. Thakur has extensive industrial experience. He worked for 6 years with Texas Instruments Singapore as a senior Integrated Circuit Design Engineer, designing IPs for mobile processors. He has been trained by world leaders in the field of neuromorphic engineering, and his research expertise lies in neuromorphic computing, mixed-signal VLSI systems, computational neuroscience, probabilistic signal processing, and machine learning. His research interest is to understand the signal processing aspects of the brain and apply those to build novel intelligent systems. He is recipients of several awards such as Young Investigator Award from Pratiksha Trust, Early Career Research Award by Science and Engineering Research Board- India, Inspire Faculty Award by Department of Science and Technology- India.
Editorial board member : Neuromorphic Computing and Engineering (IOP Publishing)
Associate Editor: Frontiers in Neuroscience (Neuromorphic Section)
Dr. Srivatsava Jandhyala (Sri) is working as a specialist scientist at Neuronics Lab. Sri has more than 15 years of professional experience in VLSI industry (@ Intel, IBM, Broadcom, Freescale) and in academia (@ IIIT, Hyderabad & UC Berkeley). Sri has his PhD in Compact modeling of electronic devices from Department of Electronic Systems Engineering, Indian Institute of Science. Areas of his research include electronics for quantum systems, architectures and circuits for application specific hardware accelerators, compact models and circuits for emerging electronic devices. He has more than 20 publications and a patent to his credit.
Publications of sri can be viewed @ https://scholar.google.co.in/citations?user=uHNApVcAAAAJ&hl=en
Kundan Kumar is a Ph.D. student in the NeuRonICS lab at IISc. He received his M.E in Microelectronics from BITS Pilani University (Goa Campus) in 2016. Then he worked for a year at Thomson Reuters IP & Science division, Mumbai, which later became an independent company Clarivate Analytics. He is experienced in Prior Art Searches, Patent landscaping and analytics and has worked on various landscape projects in the domain of Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, IOT and Automation. His research areas include Neuromorphic Computing, Analog IC Designs, Machine Learning and Game theory. He is also an avid traveler and a MOOC Enthusiast.
Prince Philip is PhD student in the Neuronics Lab. Prior to joining Neuronics Lab, he worked in the areas of analog/ digital integrated circuits in academia and industry. He taught UG level courses such as microelectronic circuits, analog and mixed signal IC design, control engineering and electrical circuits. In industry, he designed and developed OFDM based Transceiver Chip and several other circuits for wireless and biomedical applications. In addition, he worked as a consultant for a US based semiconductor company. He graduated in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Visvesvaraya Technological University. His interests are in neuromorphic engineering, theoretical neuroscience, analog IC design and signal processing
Abhishek Nair has Semiconductor industry experience of 5+ years in Intel and Qualcomm as hardware engineer, where he worked on implementation and validation of GPU and DSP architecture. He has done his masters in Embedded Systems from Manipal University. He has industry experience in computer architecture designs, validation and verification with expertise in GPU and DSP. He has hands on experience in C++, python along with kernel drivers. His research interests include new architecture designs with a view of performance and functional enhancement of Neuromorphic computing. High level synthesis and hardware implementation of novel architectures which includes Neural Networks and Deep learning.
Pratik Kumar is a PhD student in the NeuRonICS lab at IISc. He received his M.Tech in Microelectronics and VLSI from IIT Dhanbad. He has prior experience in the subthreshold and above threshold, analogue circuit design using current and voltage mode approach. He is familiar with programming languages such as Matlab, Python, Verilog, VHDL, Java, C++, Embedded C and Selenium. His research interests include hardware and software implementation of analogue/mixed mode neuromorphic systems for intelligent neural networks. His further interests include analogue/mixed-signal current mode subthreshold circuit design for ultra-low power based on new multi-order memory elements such as Memtranssitors, Memristors, Meminductors, Memcapacitors etc. and implementation of Deep learning, Machine learning and Artificial Intelligence in hardware. He has an industry experience of 2 Years in TCS. Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/pratik92/ .
A. Lakshmi is a Ph.D. student in the NeuRonICS lab at IISc. She graduated in Electronics and Communication Engineering from University of Madras. In the early years of her career, she was working in the signal processing division of Naval Physical and oceanographic Laboratory (NPOL), DRDO, Kochi. In NPOL, she has been working in array signal processing. Currently she is working as scientist in Intelligent Systems and Robotics Division (ISRD) in Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics (CAIR), DRDO. Her research interests include computer vision algorithms which includes image de-blurring, simultaneous localization and mapping, content based image and video retrieval, relevance feedback, pedestrian detection, object detection and anomaly detection.
Ankita Nandi is a Ph.D. student in the NeuRonICS lab at IISc. She has completed her B.Tech. in Electronics and Communication Engineering from the National Institute of Technology Meghalaya in 2018. She was awarded the prestigious President’s Gold Medal and the Institute Gold Medal for her performance in B.Tech. in 2018. She continued to pursue her education from the Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar and received her M.Tech. degree in 2020. At IIT Gandhinagar, she was attached with the nanoDC lab, where she explored approximate computing for the design of low energy compute circuits for image processing applications. She is familiar with MATLAB, Verilog, and C languages. Her research enthusiasm lies in the design and implementation of low power circuits using analog, digital, or mixed-mode approaches for neuromorphic systems. Further, she takes a keen interest in low power circuit design techniques for in-memory computing, signal processing, and error correction codes. Her profile can be found on https://www.linkedin.com/in/ankita-nandi-603029191/.
Banhimitra Kundu has an industry experience of 10 years in HAL . He has completed his BTECH in 2008 in ECE from WBUT. Prior to joining IISC as a PhD Student , he has worked in HAL on development of mission computers(Level B) and control computers(Level A)for fixed wing and rotary wing platforms on both software and hardware front . In software ,he has hands on experience in developing of application softwares and device drivers with/without using RTOS.In hardware he has developed hardware for analog sensor conditioning and single board computers using SOC’s.His research interest lies in neuromorphic computing and its hardware implementation.
Madhuvanthi Srivatsav R is a Ph.D. student in the NeuRonICS lab at IISc. She has completed her Btech (Hons) and Mtech in VLSI and Electronics Systems Design from the Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design, and Manufacturing, Kancheepuram. She is a GATE rank holder and was awarded the Institute Gold Medal for the All-Rounder of the Graduating Batch at IIITDM, in 2021. At IIITDM, her research work was in the field of Neuromorphic Engineering, and Low-Power VLSI design. In addition, she has worked for a year at SiFive, Bangalore in the domain of Physical Design. She is familiar with Cadence tools, Matlab, Verilog, and Python coding. Her research interests include Machine Learning, Neuromorphic computing, Analog, and Digital IC design, and hardware implementation of AI.
LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/madhuvanthi-srivatsav-r-906300155/
Rownick Pyne is a Mtech Research student in the NeuRonICS lab at IISc. He has received his B.E. in Electrical Engineering from Jadavpur University in 2013. Prior to joining IISc, he had worked as a Research Associate at IIT Delhi, working in the area of wideband matching network design and energy harvesting from ambient sources for wireless sensor nodes. He was also a Junior Research Fellow at IIT Kharagpur, working in the area of Compressed Sensing based fetal ECG monitoring for point-of-care applications. His research interests include Signal Processing, Machine Learning, Neuromorphic circuits and systems and Brain computer interfacing. He is currently working in the area of neuroelectronic hybrid systems.
P. Sai Surya Srinivas is currently pursuing MTech in Electronic Systems Engineering at IISc, Bangalore. He has completed his BTech in Electronics and Communication Engineering and graduated in 2020 from Anil Neerukonda Institute of Technology and Sciences, Visakhapatnam. His research interests include Neuromorphic hardware Architecture and Embedded systems. He is working under Dr. Chetan Singh Thakur on Neuromorphic Hardware Architecture for Auditory Tasks.
I am Aaditya Garg. Currently pursuing Mtech in Artificial Intelligence from Indian Institute of Science, 2020-2022 batch. I have completed my BTech in Computer Engineering from Institute of Engineering & Management, Kolkata in 2020. I am confident in C++ and Python programming and my fields of interest include applications of ML and AI.
Vaibhav Venkata Lakshmi Pabbisetty
I am Vaibhav, completed my BTech in Electronics and communication engineering in 2020 from JNTU Kakinada currently pursuing Mtech in Microelectronics and VLSI design at Indian institute of science, Bangalore.my areas of interest is digital system design. I am presently working under Chetan Singh Thakur sir in Neuronics lab.
Mamta Singh is pursuing MTech in Artificial Intelligence from IISc Bangalore. She completed her BTech in Electronics and Communication Engineering from IIITDM Jabalpur. Her interests include applications of Machine learning and Deep learning across various domains such as Edge Computing and Computer Vision etc.
Linkedin : https://www.linkedin.com/in/mamta26/
N. Srikanth Rohit, graduated from NIT Trichy in 2018 from the Dept. of Electrical and Electronics Engineering. Worked in Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages Pvt Ltd. for 1year as Electrical Maintenance Team Leader at Sri Kalahasti Plant. Currently Pursuing MTech in Department of Electronic Systems Engineering, IISc Bengaluru. Interested in developing Hardware Architecture for Machine Learning Applications and Edge Computing.
I am Chandana DG, currently pursuing MTech in Electronic Systems Engineering at IISc, Bangalore. I completed my BTech in Electronics and Communication Engineering and graduated in 2019 from BMS College of Engineering, Bangalore. My interest lies in the field of developing Hardware Architecture for Machine Learning Applications and Edge Computing.
My name is Sonam Kumari and I am currently pursuing MTech in Microelectronics and VLSI design at IISc Bangalore. I have completed my BTech in Electronics and Communication from NIT Allahabad in 2018. I have worked in HPCL-Mittal Energy Limited for 2.3 years as an Instrumentation Engineer in the Petrochemical Maintenance Department. I have hands on experience of building interlock logics on Yokogawa’s PLC. My areas of interests are ML, Deep Neural Networks and Neuromorphic Computing.
Arnab Nandy is currently pursuing Microelectronics and VLSI Design from IISc, Bangalore. He completed his BTech from IIEST, Shibpur in 2020 and happens to be a JBNSTS Senior Scholar. His broad research interests are in Digital Electronics and Computer Architecture for AI and also Solid State Physics.
I am Kola Bharath. Currently pursuing M.Tech in Electronic Systems Engineering at IISc, Bangalore. I completed B.Tech in 2016 from RGUKT-NUZVID in Electronics and Communication Engineering. I worked as a Junior Telecommunications Officer at BSNL Kerala, Kasaragod in the field of Mobile Communications for 2.8 years. Areas of interests include Edge Computing, applications of Radar, and Machine Learning.
Sujeet Kumar Maurya
I am Sujeet Kumar Maurya. Completed my B.Tech in Electronics & Communication Engineering in 2017 from GIET Gunupr. I worked in the IT industry for a couple of years and currently pursuing M.Tech in Micro-Electronics & VLSI Design stream. My area of interest includes Digital System Design, Machine Learning, and Testing.
Satyapreet Singh is pursuing M.Tech in Electronic Systems Engineering (2020-2022). She completed her BTech in Electronics and communication from NIT Calicut in 2014. She has an industrial experience of 7 years. She is currently employed with Space Applications Centre (ISRO). Her interests lie in the field of microwave sensors and machine learning applications.
Suraj Das K is currently pursuing MTech in Electronic Systems Engineering at IISc Banglore. He completed his Btech in Electronics and Communication Engineering from NIT Jamshedpur. Previously, He worked on VDCC based circuits. And is familiar with C , Verilog, MATLAB .His research interests include Machine Learning and Neuromorphic Hardware architecture for vision/auditory tasks. He is presently working under Dr.Chetan Singh Thakur in Neuronics Lab.
I am currently pursuing M.Tech in Microelectronics and VLSI Design at IISc Bangalore. I have completed B.Tech in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Institute of Engineering and Technology, Lucknow in 2020. I am familiar with MATLAB, Verilog, Python and C. My fields of interest include applications of machine learning and embedded systems. Currently I am working on mmWave radar signal processing project under the guidance of Dr. Chetan Singh Thakur.
Shreyas K has completed his BE in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from SJEC, Mangalore. He is currently working under Dr Chetan Singh Thakur and Mr Haresh Dagale on system design for “Tiny Brain” an ultra-low-power FPGA based cognition machine. He has worked as a System Design Engineer with Fluxgen Engineering Technologies and was an active member of Terrorbull Robotics. He is an enthusiastic Maker who managed Make at CFAL, a makerspace in Mangalore. His interests include electronics design, product prototyping and creative design.
Poojitha S Pai
Currently working on Nanoparticle-based biosensors for the detection of heavy metals and complex biological molecules under the guidance of Prof. Chetan and Dr. Daniel. Gold Medalist for securing first rank in M.Sc Microbiology from Bangalore University in 2019. Obtained Diploma in Biology under the Project-Oriented Biological Education (POBE) programme from JNCASR in 2017. Qualified national level competitive exams such as GATE 2020 and K-SET 2020 in Life Sciences. Interested to pursue Ph.D in the interdisciplinary field of Microbiology and Nanotechnology.
Yeshwanth Ravi Theja
Mtech Research Student
Alin Thomas Tharakan
Siri G. V.
Akshaya A Mukundan
Muhammed Hafees Hak