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. 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

ankurAnkur Raina

Ankur received M.E. degree in Telecommunication from ECE Dept., IISc in 2013 and B.Tech. in ECE from NIT Kurukshetra in 2010. He worked for Ericsson Global Services Pvt. Ltd. Noida between June 2010 and July 2011.

Research Interests: Signal processing, Information theory, Quantum physics.

Email: ankur@iisc.ac.in

shounakShounak Roy

Shounak received his B.Tech. degree from B.P. Poddar Management of Technology in Electronics and Communication in 2011. He has completed his M.E. in Electronics and Telecommunication with specialisation in control systems from Jadavpur university in 2013.

Research Interests: Signal processing, Two-dimensional error correcting codes, Machine learning.

Email: shounak@iisc.ac.in

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

Zitha Sasindran

Zitha received her B.Tech. degree in Computer Science and Engineering from College Of Engineering, Trivandrum in 2013 and her M.Tech. degree in Computational Mathematics from NITK Surathkal in 2016.

Research Interests: Music signal Processing, Machine Learning.

Email: zithas@iisc.ac.in

Master’s Students

Nimisha Chinnu Jose

Nimisha received her B.Tech. degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from NIT, Calicut in 2017.

Email: nimishajose@iisc.ac.in

 

Arvindhan G

Arvindhan received his BE degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore in June 2016.

Email: arvindhang@iisc.ac.in

 

Srilakshmi

Srilakshmi, received her B.E. degree in Electronics and Communication from Chaitanya Bharathi Institute of Technology (CBIT), Hyderabad in June 2001. She worked in Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited for 2 and half years. She is working Defence Research Development Organization (D.R.D.O) since 2005.

Email: srilakshmia@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

Alumni – PhD

Prayag Gowgi

Prayag graduated with a Ph.D. degree from IISc Bangalore in January 2019.

Thesis: Spatio-temporal memories: Theory and Algorithms.

Email: prayag@iisc.ac.in

chaitanyaChaitanya Kumar Matcha

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

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

Email: chaitanya@iisc.ac.in

Alumni – Masters’

sebinSebin Jose

Sebin graduated with an M.E. degree in Microelectronics from IISc Bangalore in June 2017 . He will be working as ASIC engineer at Juniper Networks.

Thesis:  Asynchronous implementations of soft output viterbi detector.

Email: sebinjt@gmail.com

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. Arnab is currently working as SoC Design Engineer at Intel.

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

Email: arnabdey3990@gmail.com

maanu1Maanu Palthiya

Maanu has graduated with an M.Tech. degree from DESE, IISc Bangalore in June 2016. Maanu is currently working as 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

sureshSuresh Alasatri

Suresh has graduated with an M.Tech. degree from DESE, IISc Bangalore in June 2016. Suresh Alasatri is now 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

vamshiVamshi Krishna Yalamaddi

Vamshi has graduated with an M.Tech. degree from DESE, IISc Bangalore in June 2016. Vamshi is currently working as digital design engineer in NVIDIA technologies.

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

Email: vamshikrishna.yalamaddi@gmail.com

satyaSatyannarayana T. S. V

Satyannarayana has graduated with an M.Tech. degree from DESE, IISc Bangalore in June 2016. Satyannarayana is currently working as 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. Nithin is currently a research scholar at the University of Arizona.

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

Email: nithin@email.arizona.edu

saugata1Saugata Datta

Saugata graduated with an M.E. degree in Microelectronics at IISc Bangalore in June 2015. Saugata is currently working as 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

brijeshBrijesh P. Reddy

Brijesh graduated with an M.Tech. degree from DESE, IISc Bangalore in June 2014. Brijesh is currently working at AMD in London, UK.

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

Email: brijeshpreddy@gmail.com

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

  • 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)