Prof. Debabrata Das, Director IIIT Bangalore, was conferred the prestigious Prof. SVC Aiya Memorial Award 2022 at the 65th Annual General Body function of the Institute of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (IETE) held in Hyderabad. Prof Das was conferred the award for his research guidance and momentous contributions in the area of Telecommunications. The award, carrying a medal, certificate and a citation covering the expansive work of Prof. Das, along with a cash prize, serves as a fitting tribute to his extensive work in the field of telecommunications.
Recognising ground breaking research
The Prof. SVC Aiya Memorial Award 2022 is in recognition of Prof Das’s ground breaking research in the field of Medium Access Control (MAC) protocols of broadband wireless network to boost performance and usher in green communication. The award also recognizes Prof. Das’s enormous work and steadfast dedication in spreading knowledge in field of telecommunications by inspiring students and research faculty to work on innovative ideas that would culminate in landmark breakthroughs.
Speaking on the occasion, Prof. Das said, “I am overwhelmed by this honour and humbled to receive this prestigious award. I thank IETE for bestowing on me this honour. Telecommunications is the future of this world and I am sure our forthcoming graduates will make massive strides in this industry to take our country on to an even higher plane than it is now.”
Prof Das guided has 9 PhD students to successfully complete their Doctorates, besides mentoring 14 Master of Science by Research students and 58 MTech student’s theses. He has to his credit over 190 Peer Reviewed Accepted papers in Journals, Transactions and International Conferences. Besides these, Prof. Das is the recipient of 7 Best Paper Awards. He has delivered over 105 invited Keynotes, Plenary and Technical Talks at various Conferences, Workshops and Symposiums.
Prof. Das is also the Principal Investigator (PI)/CoPI of 15 sponsored projects received from various IT companies such as Intel, Hewlett Packard, Microsoft, Project6, for Interdisciplinary Cyber Physical Systems (NM-ICPS) in the areas of Advanced Communication System (ACS). He also holds multiple patents and standard contributions in the areas of wireless networking protocols.