I am currently with the School of Computing and Electrical Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology Mandi.

Tel: +91-1905-267-107
Email: name AT iitmandi dot ac dot in

To Prospective Students

I do not offer internships to non-IIT Mandi students. Therefore, please do not contact me for this.

I am always interested in working with motivated students who have strong mathematical reasoning skills and an interest in one or more of the following: information theory, wireless communications, optimization, computer networks, and algorithms. If interested, then contact me with your detailed CV and a write-up (no more than two pages) on a research problem/area of your interest, clearly mentioning why it is important, what work/results already exist, and how do you think you can contribute to it. While preparing your write-up, remember the following quote:

He who writes with no misspelled words has prevented a first suspicion on the limits of his scholarship or, in the social world, of his general education and culture. -Julia Norton McCorkle

Research Areas

Information Theory, Wireless Communications and Networks, Computational and Communication Complexity

Research Interests

Relay networks, Secure Communication and Computation, Distributed compression and computation



I am teaching the following courses in academic year 2021-22:
  • EE530: Applied Optimization (Spring 2022)
  • CS208: Mathematical Foundations of CS (Fall 2021)
  • CS513: Discrete Mathematics (Fall 2021)
Previously, I have taught the following courses:
  • Signals, Information, and Learning (Mathematical Foundations of Data Science) (Fall 2018)
  • CS208: Mathematical Foundations of CS (Fall 2018, Fall 2019, Fall 2020)
  • CS304: Formal Languages and Automata Theory (Fall 2015, Fall 2017)
  • EE304: Communication Theory (Spring 2013, Fall 2013, Fall 2014)
  • EE503: Advanced Communication Theory (Fall 2013, Spring 2017, Fall 2018)
  • EE517: Wireless Communications and Networking (Spring 2016, Spring 2020)
  • EE518: Information Theory (Spring 2021)
  • EE530: Applied Optimization (Spring 2021)
  • EE531: Estimation and Detection Theory (Spring 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2020)
  • EE605: Information Theory (Fall 2012)
  • EE609: Network Information Theory (Spring 2013)
  • IC260: Signals and Systems (Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016)
  • MA651: Optimization Techniques (Spring 2014)
  • PH511: Mathematical Physics (Fall 2016, Fall 2017, Fall 2019)
  • PH521: Electromagnetic Theory (Spring 2017, Spring 2018)

Academic Background

  • Ph.D. Electrical Sciences, Indian Institute of Science, 2009

  • M.Sc.Engg. Electrical Sciences, Indian Institute of Science, 2001

  • M.Sc. Physics, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, 1998

  • B.Sc.(Honors) Physics, University of Delhi, 1996