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

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)

Ph.D. Students

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

Ankita Nandi (Co-advised by Prof. Chetan Singh Thakur)

Ankita received her B.Tech. degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from NIT Meghalaya, in 2018. She did her M.Tech. from IIT Gandhinagar, in 2020.

Research Interests:  Analog, Digital and Mixed-Signal VLSI design, Error Correction Coding, Approximate Computing.

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

 

Master’s Students

Anil Y

Anil received his B.Tech. degree in ECE from NITK, Surathkal in 2019. He worked at Samsung Semiconductor India R&D, Bangalore between June 2019 and August 2020 in the SoC Design Verification team.

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

Divita Shri

Divita received her B.Tech. degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Institute of Engineering and Management, Kolkata in 2020.

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

Kamal Bhatt

Kamal received his B.Tech. degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from National institute of technology Uttarakhand in 2018.

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

Sharath Lohith Tirumala

Sharath received his B.E. degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from University College of Engineering, Osmania University, Hyderabad in 2019.

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

Jitta Nischala

Nischala received her B.Tech. degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from NIT Warangal in 2019.

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

Bachelor’s Students

Samarth Kashyap

Samarth is currently a bachelor student at IISc and he has been a KVPY fellow since 2018.

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

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.

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’

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

Praveen Jayakumar

Praveen graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Research) degree in June 2021.

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)