Director, PNSI Lab

Prof. Shayan Srinivasa Garani

Prof. Shayan Srinivasa Garani received his Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology – Atlanta, M.S. from the University of Florida – Gainesville and B.E. from Mysore University. Prof. Srinivasa has held senior engineering positions within Broadcom Corporation, ST Microelectronics and Western Digital. Prior to joining IISc, Prof. Srinivasa was leading various research activities, managing and directing research and external university research programs within Western Digital. He was the chairman for signal processing for the IDEMA-ASTC and a co-chair for the overall technological committee. He is the author of a book, several journal and conference publications, holds U.S patents in the area of data storage. Prof. Srinivasa is a senior member of the IEEE, OSA, the past chairman (2018 – 2020) for the IEEE Data Storage Technical Committee and the past chairman (2015 – 2018) for the Photonic Detection group within the Optical Society of America. He was awarded Prof. Satish Dhawan young engineers state award in the field of engineering sciences for the year 2018. His research interests include broad areas of applied mathematics, physical modeling, coding, signal processing and VLSI systems architecture for novel magnetic/optical recording channels, quantum information processing, neural nets and math modeling of complex systems.

CURRENT TEAM

Back L to R: Anil Y, Kamal Bhatt, Arijit Mondal, Sharath Lohith Tirumala; Front L to R: Prof. Shayan S. Garani, Sudhir Kumar Sahoo, Divita Shri, Jitta Nischala, Abhi Kumar Sharma. (Taken on 22nd March 2022)

GROUP PHOTOS

L to R: Pavan Kumar, Abhi Kumar Sharma, Prof. Shayan S. Garani, Arun Murlidharan, Karthik Bharadwaj G M, Sankalp Patel, Kartik Sharma, Sudhir Kumar Sahoo, Vidya Sagar  (Taken in April 2024)

L to R: Shikha Patel, Karthik Bharadwaj G M, Pavan Kumar, Abhi Kumar Sharma, Vidya Sagar, Sudhir Kumar Sahoo, Prof. Shayan S. Garani, Sankalp Patel, Kartik Sharma, Mrinmoy Karmakar,  (Taken in April 2024)

L to R: Abhi Kumar Sharma, Arun Murlidharan, Sanjana Raman, Shikha Patel, Mrinmoy Karmakar, Prof. Shayan S. Garani, Sudhir Kumar Sahoo, Kartik Sharma, Sankalp Patel, Karthik Bharadwaj G M (Taken in August 2023)

Top L to R: Arijit Mondal, Priya Nadkarni, Arathy Nair, Harshitha Srinivas, Prof. Shayan S. Garani, Prayag Gowgi, Shounak Roy, Chaitanya Kumar Matcha; Bottom L to R: Anil George, Amrutha Machireddy,  Ankur Raina, Sebin Jose, Sangamitra Hota, Tarun Khandelwal (Taken in June 2017)

Top L to R: Priya Nadkarni, Harshitha Srinivas, Amrutha Machireddy, Arijit Mondal, Eeshan Modak, Arnab Dey, Prof. Shayan S. Garani, Vamshi Krishna, Tarun Khandelwal, Prayag Gowgi, Chaitanya Kumar Matcha; Bottom L to R: Shounak Roy, Maanu Palthiya, Suresh Alastri, Ankur Raina, Nithin Raveendran, Satyannarayana. (Taken on 10th Jan., 2016 )

Back L to R: Anil Y, Kamal Bhatt, Arijit Mondal, Sharath Lohith Tirumala; Front L to R: Prof. Shayan S. Garani, Sudhir Kumar Sahoo, Divita Shri, Jitta Nischala, Abhi Kumar Sharma. (Taken on 22nd March 2022)

Top L to R: Praveen Nandakumar, Arijit Mondal, Prayag Gowgi, Prof. Shayan S. Garani, Nithin Raveendran, Chaitanya Kumar Matcha; Bottom L to R: Saugata Datta, Ankur Raina, Shounak Roy, Eeshan Modak. (Taken on 5th Sept. 2014)

L to R: Brijesh Reddy, Arijit Mondal, Prof. Shayan S. Garani, Nithin Raveendran, Praveen Nandakumar. (Taken on 31st May 2013)

 

Post Doc. Fellows

Dr. Vidya Sagar 

Dr. Vidya Sagar completed his Ph.D. from the Department of Mathematics, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, in November 2023. He received his B.Sc. (Hons.) in Mathematics from St. Xavier’s College Ranchi, Jharkhand, India, in 2016 and his M.Sc. in Mathematics from the Indian Institute of Technology Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India, in 2018. He joined the Department of Electronic Systems Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India, as an IoE-Postdoctoral Fellow on December 28, 2023.

Research Interests: Algebraic Coding Theory, Cryptography.

Personal Website: Link

Dr. Pavan Kumar 

Dr. Pavan Kumar obtained his B.Sc. (Hons) in Mathematics and M.Sc. (Maths) from Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, U.P., India in the years 2012 and 2014, respectively. He has also been conferred the degree of Ph.D. in Mathematics on the topic “Study of Some Classical and Quantum Error-Correcting Codes” for the year 2021 by Aligarh Muslim University. Dr. Kumar worked as an Assistant Professor, from Sep-2022 to Jan-2023, in the Department of Mathematics, School of Computer Science and Engineering, Lovely Professional University, Phagwara, Punjab, India. He worked in the School of Mathematics and Statistics as Post-Doctoral Research Fellow (PDRF) sponsored by the Institute of Eminence-University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, Telangana from Aug-2023 to Sep-2023. He joined the Department of Electronic Systems Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India as a Research Associate-I on September 12, 2023.

Research Interests: Classical and quantum error-correcting codes. Classical and quantum cryptography. Quantum algorithms. Quantum gates.

Dr. Shikha Patel 

Dr Shikha Patel completed her Ph.D from the Department of Mathematics, Indian Institute of Technology Patna in June 2023. She completed her B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Mathematics from the University of Allahabad in 2014 and 2016, respectively.  She is interested in linear error-correcting ( skew cyclic, skew constacyclic, skew polycyclic) codes over finite commutative and non-commutative rings, quantum codes from classical codes, codes over mixed alphabets, etc. He joined the Department of Electronic Systems Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India, as an IoE-Postdoctoral Fellow on September 01, 2023.

Research Interests: Algebraic Coding Theory,  Quantum Error-correcting Codes, Commutative Algebra.

Ph.D. Students

Mrinmoy Karmakar

Mrinmoy Karmakar received his Bachelor of Science (Research) and Master of Science in Physics from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, in 2023. He has been a KVPY fellow since 2018.

Research Interests:Quantum Error Correction Codes, Quantum Information Theory

Email: kmrinmoy@iisc.ac.in

Arun M

Arun completed his BTech in Electronics and Communication Engineering (ECE) from Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT). He completed his Master of Engineering in Signal Processing at IISc Bangalore. He later had brief research stints at Raman Research Institute (RRI), Bengaluru, and Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy (ASTRON). He is also a part of the first initiative of India’s Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) using the Giant Meterwave Radio.

Research Interests: Quantum Physics and Communication networks

Email: marun@iisc.ac.in

Sudhir Kumar Sahoo 

Sudhir received his B.Tech degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Indira Gandhi Institute Of Technology (IGIT), Sarang in 2016. He received his M.Tech degree from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bhubaneswar in Electronics and Communication Engineering in 2020. He has a worked as a  Junior Research Fellow (JRF) in IIT Bhubaneswar (2020-2021).

Research Interests: Quantum information theory

Email:  sudhirsahoo@iisc.ac.in
Contact: LinkedIn

Abhi Kumar Sharma 

Abhi received his B.Tech degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from GLA University Mathura in 2021. He worked at  VVDN Technologies for 3 months.

Research Interests: Quantum Information and Communication

Email: abhisharma@iisc.ac.in

Master’s Students

Kartik Sharma

Kartik received Bachelor of Science (Research) degree in June 2023 and has been a KVPY fellow since 2019.

Thesis: Quantum-Enhanced Viterbi Decoding.

Email: kartiksharma@iisc.ac.in
Contact: LinkedIn

Karthik Bharadwaj G M 

Karthik received his Bachelor of Engineering degree from Visvesvaraya Technological University(VTU) in 2022. He completed his B.E. from BNM Institute of Technology, Bangalore (an affiliated Institution under VTU) and secured 2ndrank in the University in the ECE stream.

Research Interests: Quantum Information Theory, Quantum Error Correction Codes

Email: karthikbgm@iisc.ac.in

Bachelor’s Students

Sankalp Patel

Sankalp received Bachelor of Science (Research) degree in June 2023 and has been a KVPY fellow since 2019.

Thesis: Quantum Machine Learning

Email: sankalppatel@iisc.ac.in

Research Assistants

Rashmi Prakash

Rashmi received her B.E. degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from PES University Bangalore in 2017. She is currently working as a research assistant in PNSIL.

Email: rashmip@iisc.ac.in

Alumni (Doctorates)

Dr. Amrutha Machireddy

Amrutha graduated with a Ph.D. degree from IISc Bangalore in March 2022.
First job after graduation: Research Scientist at Intel Labs.

Thesis: Learning Non-linear Mappings from Data with Applications to Priority-based Clustering, Prediction, and Detection.

Email:  amrutha@iisc.ac.in
Contact: LinkedIn

Dr. Arijit Mondal

Arijit graduated with a Ph.D. degree from IISc Bangalore in March 2022. He also got his M.E. degree in Microelectronic systems from IISc Bangalore in June 2014.

First job after graduation: Post-doc with Prof. Keshab Parhi’s group (UMN).

Thesis: Efficient Hardware Architectures for Error Correcting Codes Applicable to Data Storage.

Email: arijit@iisc.ac.in
Contact: LinkedIn

Dr. Priya J. Nadkarni

Priya graduated with a Ph.D. degree from IISc Bangalore in February 2021. She was awarded with the Tag Corporation Medal for outstanding Ph.D. dissertation.
First job after graduation: Quantum error correction researcher at Xanadu Quantum Technologies, Canada.

Thesis: Entanglement-assisted Additive Qudit Stabilizer Codes

Email: priya@alum.iisc.ac.in
Contact: LinkedIn

shounakDr. Shounak Roy

Shounak graduated with a Ph.D. degree from IISc Bangalore in December 2019.
First job after graduation: Member of technical staff at NetApp.

Thesis: Two Dimensional Algebraic Linear Error Correcting Codes

Email: shounak@iisc.ac.in
Contact: LinkedIn

ankurDr. Ankur Raina

Ankur graduated with a Ph.D. degree from IISc Bangalore in November 2019.
First job after graduation: Postdoctoral research scholar at the University of Arizona. He is currently working as an Assistant Professor at IISER Bhopal.

Thesis: Protocols for quantum information processing on graph states.

Email: ankur@iisc.ac.in
Contact: LinkedIn

Dr. Prayag Gowgi

Prayag graduated with a Ph.D. degree from IISc Bangalore in January 2019.
First Job after graduation: Senior research engineer at Ericsson.

Thesis: Spatio-temporal memories: Theory and Algorithms.

Email: prayag@iisc.ac.in
Contact: LinkedIn

chaitanyaDr. Chaitanya Kumar Matcha

Chaitanya graduated with a Ph.D. degree from IISc Bangalore in July 2018. He was awarded with the Tag Corporation Medal for outstanding Ph.D. dissertation.
First job after graduation: Staff engineer at Qualcomm.

Thesis: Signal Processing and Coding for Two-Dimensional Magnetic Recording

Email: chaitanya@iisc.ac.in
Contact: LinkedIn

Alumni – Masters’

Mihir Jain

Mihir graduated with an M.S.(Research) degree in Physics in June 2023 from IISc and have been a KVPY fellow since 2018.

Research Interests: Quantum Computing and Machine Learning.

Final Thesis Title– Quantum Generative Adversarial Networks

Email: mihirjain@iisc.ac.in

Samarth Kashyap

Samarth graduated with an M.Tech. degree from Physics, IISc Bangalore in June 2023. and he has been a KVPY fellow since 2018.

Research Interests: Quantum Computing and Machine Learning

Final Thesis Title: Quantum Convolutional Neural Network Architecture. 

Email: samarthk@iisc.ac.in
Contact: LinkedIn

Anil Y

Anil graduated with an M.Tech. degree from DESE, IISc Bangalore in June 2022.

First job after graduation: Senior SoC Verification Engineer at Intel Labs.

Email: anily@iisc.ac.in
Contact: LinkedIn

Divita Shri

Divita graduated with an M.Tech. degree from DESE, IISc Bangalore in June 2022.

First job after graduation: Digital Design Engineer at Texas Instruments.

Email: divitashri@iisc.ac.in
Contact: LinkedIn

Kamal Bhatt

Kamal graduated with an M.Tech. degree from DESE, IISc Bangalore in June 2022.

First job after graduation: Verification Engineer at Texas Instruments.

Email: kamalbhatt@iisc.ac.in
Contact: LinkedIn

Sharath Lohith Tirumala

Sharath graduated with an M.Tech. degree from DESE, IISc Bangalore in June 2022.

First job after graduation: Senior Hardware engineer at Samsung Semiconductors (SSIR).

Email: sharathl@iisc.ac.in
Contact: LinkedIn

Jitta Nischala

Jitta graduated with an M.Tech. degree from DESE, IISc Bangalore in June 2022.

First job after graduation: SOC Design Engineer at Intel.

Email: jittan@iisc.ac.in
Contact: LinkedIn

Jitendra Kumar

Jitendra graduated with an M.Tech. degree from DESE, IISc Bangalore in June 2021.

Thesis: Hardware architecture for the implementation of Gaussian elimination.

Email: jitendrakuma@iisc.ac.in

Srilakshmi

Srilakshmi is a sponsored student from DRDO. She graduated with an M.Tech. degree from DESE, IISc Bangalore in July 2020.

Thesis: Hardware implementation of EZW encoder and decoder for imaging applications.

Email: srilakshmia@iisc.ac.in

Nimisha Chinnu Jose

Nimisha graduated with an M.Tech. degree from DESE, IISc Bangalore in June 2019.
First job after graduation: Hardware engineer at NVIDIA.

Thesis: An optimized BCH decoder design architecture for adaptive M-ary recording channels.

Email: nimishajose@iisc.ac.in
Contact: LinkedIn

 

Arvindhan G

Arvindhan graduated with an M.Tech. degree from DESE, IISc Bangalore in June 2019.
First job after graduation: Hardware engineer at NVIDIA.

Thesis: An optimized BCH decoder design architecture for adaptive M-ary recording channels.

Email: arvindhang@iisc.ac.in
Contact: LinkedIn

 

sebinSebin Jose

Sebin graduated with an M.E. degree in Microelectronics from IISc Bangalore in June 2017.
First job after graduation: ASIC engineer at Juniper Networks.

Thesis:  Asynchronous implementations of soft output viterbi detector.

Email: sebinjt@gmail.com
Contact: LinkedIn

anilAnil George

Anil is an ISRO sponsored student. He graduated with an M.E. degree in Microelectronics from IISc Bangalore in June 2017 .

Thesis:  Algorithms and design architecture for timing recovery in data storage channels.

Email: anilgeorge1986@gmail.com

arnabArnab Dey

Arnab graduated with an M.E. degree from DESE, IISc Bangalore in June 2016.
First job after graduation: SoC Design Engineer at Intel.

Thesis:  Asynchronous circuits for hard-decision and soft-decision viterbi detectors.

Email: arnabdey3990@gmail.com
Contact: LinkedIn

maanu1Maanu Palthiya

Maanu has graduated with an M.Tech. degree from DESE, IISc Bangalore in June 2016.
First job after graduation: Junior Executive in Airport Authority of India (AAI).

Thesis:  Base sadja, Melakarta raga identification, modeling and synthesis of Carnatic music gamakas.

Email: maanup12@gmail.com
Contact: LinkedIn

sureshSuresh Alasatri

Suresh has graduated with an M.Tech. degree from DESE, IISc Bangalore in June 2016. After graduation, joined as a Ph. D. student at City Univ. of Hong Kong.

Thesis:  Base sadja, Melakarta raga identification, modeling and synthesis of Carnatic music gamakas.

Email: sureshalasatri@gmail.com
Contact: LinkedIn

vamshiVamshi Krishna Yalamaddi

Vamshi has graduated with an M.Tech. degree from DESE, IISc Bangalore in June 2016.
First job after graduation: Digital design engineer in NVIDIA technologies.

Thesis: Design architecture and implementation of high throughput and low latency RS decoder.

Email: vamshikrishna.yalamaddi@gmail.com
Contact: LinkedIn

satyaSatyannarayana T. S. V

Satyannarayana has graduated with an M.Tech. degree from DESE, IISc Bangalore in June 2016.
First job after graduation: MTS circuit design engineer in Rambus.

Thesis: Design architecture and implementation of high throughput and low latency RS decoder.

Email: tsv.satya93@gmail.com

nithinNithin Raveendran

Nithin graduated with an M.Sc. Engg. degree from DESE, IISc Bangalore in Jan. 2016. After graduation, Nithin joined as research scholar at the University of Arizona.

Thesis: A Modified Sum-Product Algorithm Over Graphs With Short Cycles.

Email: nithin@email.arizona.edu
Contact: LinkedIn

saugata1Saugata Datta

Saugata graduated with an M.E. degree in Microelectronics at IISc Bangalore in June 2015. He was awarded with the Institute gold medal for his outstanding performance in Masters.
First job after graduation: Analog design engineer at Texas instruments.

Thesis: Theory and design architecture of a low latency one and two dimensional soft output Viterbi detector for a seperable channel.

Email: saugata700@yahoo.in
Contact: LinkedIn

brijeshBrijesh P. Reddy

Brijesh graduated with an M.Tech. degree from DESE, IISc Bangalore in June 2014.
First job after graduation: Design Engineer at AMD in London, UK.

Thesis: Two-dimensional Timing Recovery using Phase-Locked Loops.

Email: brijeshpreddy@gmail.com
Contact: LinkedIn

Alumni – Bachelor’s

Aranya Chakraborty

Aranya graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Research) degree in June 2023 and has been a KVPY fellow since 2019.

Thesis: Quantum analogue of the classical Principal Component Analysis (PCA) for rank reduction of quantum operators.

Email: aranyac@iisc.ac.in
Contact: LinkedIn

Kartik Sharma

Kartik graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Research) degree in June 2023 and has been a KVPY fellow since 2019.

Thesis: Quantum-Enhanced Viterbi Decoding.

Email: kartiksharma@iisc.ac.in
Contact: LinkedIn

Praveen Jayakumar

Praveen graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Research) degree in June 2021. After graduation, He joined as a  Ph.D. student at the Univ. of Toronto in the Dept. of Chemistry, working in Quantum Information Sciences.

Thesis: Design of quantum reed muller codes with applications towards multiparty entanglement distribution and error correction.

Email: jpraveen@iisc.ac.in

Former Industrial Research Collaborators

Sudarshan Onkar

Sudarshan was a resident scholar to collaborate on advanced research topics. 
He is currently working in NXP Semiconductors as a Design engineer.

Research interests: System Modelling, Sensor signal processing, Digital VLSI Design 

Email: sudarshan.onkar@gmail.com
Contact: LinkedIn

Former Research Assistants

harshitha Harshitha Srinivas

Harshitha was working as a research assistant from August 2015 to August 2018.

Email: harshithasrinivas567@gmail.com 

Arathy B. Nair

Arathy was working as a research assistant from July 2017 to March 2018.

Email: arathybnair90@gmail.com 

 

tarunTarun Khandelwal

Tarun Khandelwal was working as a J.R.F from June 2015 to July 2017. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D in data analytics for transportation at Robert Bosch Centre, IISc. 

Email:  tarunrkhandelwal@gmail.com
Contact: LinkedIn

Kaumudibikash Goswami

Kaumudi was working as a research assistant from October 2016 to April 2017. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D in quantum optics at the University of Queensland, Australia.

Email: : kaumudibikash@dese.iisc.ernet.in
Contact: LinkedIn

varuniVaruni P.Rao

Varuni was working as a research assistant from February 2016 to August 2016.

Email: carnatic.varunirao@gmail.com

eeshanEeshan Modak

Eeshan Modak was working as a research assistant from June 2014 to April 2016.

Email: :eeshan.bappi@gmail.com
Contact: LinkedIn

 

praveenPraveen Nandakumar

Praveen Nandakumar was working as a research assistant from October 2012 to May 2015. He is currently working as a Principal Software Engineer at Dell EMC.

Email: : praveen.nandakumar7@gmail.com
Contact: LinkedIn

 

Interns

  • Akash Bhakat (2021)
  • Nipun Mahajan (2021)
  • Maanav Seth (2021)
  • Kushagra Bansal (2021)
  • Arpit Behera (2020)
  • Shikhar Singh (2019)
  • Yaswant Rachumallu (2019)
  • Kanan Gupta (2018)
  • Sanghamitra Hota (2017)
  • Bryan Robert (2017)
  • Aditya Ramesh (2017)
  • Aswathy Ashok (2016)
  • Shreya Behera (2015)
  • Neeraja Abhyankar (2015)
  • Mounika Manukonda (2013)
  • Gauri Jagatap (2013)