Director, PNSI Lab

Dr. Shayan Srinivasa Garani

Dr. 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. Dr. Srinivasa has held senior engineering positions within Broadcom Corporation, ST Microelectronics and Western Digital. Prior to joining IISc, Dr. 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. Dr. Srinivasa is a senior member of the IEEE, OSA, the chairman 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

L to R: Shounak Roy, Arijit Mondal, Ankur Raina, Prayag Gowgi, Prof. Shayan S. Garani, Priya Nadkarni, Amrutha Machireddy, Nimisha Chinnu, Zitha Sasindran, Aravindhan (Taken in Jan., 2019 )

GROUP PHOTOS

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 )

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)

Ph.D. Students

amruthaAmrutha Machireddy

Amrutha received her B.E. degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Avinashilingam University, Coimbatore in 2015.

Research Interests:  Mathematical Biology, Non-linear signal processing and optimization, Neural networks.

Email:  amrutha@iisc.ac.in

Priya J Nadkarni

Priya received her B.E. degree in ECE from BMS College of Engineering, Bangalore. She worked at NI R&D, Bangalore between July 2014 and July 2015 in the RF team.

Research Interests: Signal Processing, Coding theory, Quantum Communication, Quantum Circuits.

Email: priya@iisc.ac.in

Arijit Mondal

Arijit received his B.Tech. degree in Electronics and Communication from NIT Durgapur in 2011 and  M.E. degree in Microelectronic systems from IISc Bangalore in June 2014.

Research Interests: VLSI architectures for signal processing, Coding theory.

Email: arijit@iisc.ac.in

Master’s Students

Jitendra Kumar

Jitendra Kumar received his B.Tech. degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar in 2015. He worked on Siebel CRM Technology in Cubastion Pvt. Ltd. Gurugram. 

Email: jitendrakuma@iisc.ac.in

UG (Research Students)

Praveen Jayakumar

Praveen is currently a 3rd year UG student at IISc. He joined the lab as a research student.

Research Interests: Quantum computation and information processing, Quantum communications and cryptography.

Email: jpraveen@iisc.ac.in

Arpit Behera

Arpit is currently a 3rd year UG student at IISc. He is from Delhi and an amateur Hindustani Classical Violinist. He has joined the lab as a research student.

Research Interests: Quantum Information Theory, Quantum Communication

Email: arpitbehera@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

Resident Scholars

Sudarshan Onkar

Sudarshan joined PNSIL as a resident scholar to collaborate on advanced research topics. He is currently working as Staff Engineer in Analog Devices with over 12 years of industry experience.

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

Email: sudarshan.onkar@gmail.com

Alumni – PhD

shounakShounak 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

ankurAnkur 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.

Thesis: Protocols for quantum information processing on graph states.

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

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

chaitanyaChaitanya Kumar Matcha

Chaitanya graduated with a Ph.D. degree from IISc Bangalore in July 2018.
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’

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.
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

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

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

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

 

praveenPraveen Nandakumar

Praveen Nandakumar was working as a research assistant from October 2012 to May 2015. He is currently working as software engineer at Cisco.

Email: praveen.nandakumar7@gmail.com

 

Interns

  • 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)