Dr. Samar Agnihotri

Dr. Samar Agnihotri
EMail: samar[at]iitmandi[dot]ac[dot]in
Address: School of Computing and Electrical Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology Mandi
Kamand, Mandi, Himachal Pradesh - 175005
India
Phone: +91-1905-267107
Web: https://sites.google.com/site/samaragnihotri/

For Prospective Students

Prospective Graduate Students: 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.

Research Areas

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

Research Interests

Relay networks, Device-to-device communication, Secure Communication and Computation, Communication architectures for smart-grids, Distributed compression and computation

Teaching

  • CS304 - Formal Languages and Automata Theory (Fall 2015, Fall 2017)
  • EE304 - Communication Theory (Fall 2014, Fall 2013, Spring 2013)
  • EE503 - Advanced Communication Theory (Spring 2017, Fall 2013)
  • EE517 - Wireless Communications and Networking (Spring 2016)
  • 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) - with Dr. Manoj Thakur
  • PH511 - Mathematical Physics (Fall 2016, Fall 2017)
  • PH521 - Electromagnetic Theory (Spring 2017)

Education

  • 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

Experience

  • Post-doctoral fellow. Department of Information Engineering, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. 2010-2012.
  • Research associate. Aerospace Network Research Consortium (ANRC), Bangalore, India. 2008-2009.
  • Research assistant. Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India. 2002-2003.
  • Project Leader and Senior Software Engineer. Nuntius Systems India Private Limited, Bangalore, India. 2002.
  • Technologist. Algorithms and Architecture Group, RealChip Communications India Private Limited, Madras, India. 2001-2002.
  • Long-term Research Intern. DSP Applications Group, Texas Instruments India Limited, Bangalore, India. 2000-2001.

Honors and Awards

  • Exemplary Reviewer Award, IEEE Communications Society, 2012.
  • CSIR-UGC Graduate Research Fellowship for post-graduate research. 1998.
  • Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) All India 5th rank. 1999.

Publications

  1. A. Bhardwaj and S. Agnihotri. Interference-aware D2D-multicast session provisioning in LTE-A networks. Accepted for publication in Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC) 2017, San Francisco, CA, Mar. 2017.
  2. K. Verma, A. Garcia-Martinez, S. Agnihotri. On hardness of green file distribution and its practical applications. International Symposium on Network Computing and Applications (NCA) 2016, Cambridge, MA, Oct-Nov. 2016.
  3. T. Agrawal and S. Agnihotri. Secure amplify-and-forward relaying in linear chains with a single eavesdropper. International Conference on Signal Processing and Communications (SPCOM) 2016, Bengalore, India, Jun 2016.
  4. A. Bhardwaj and S. Agnihotri. A resource allocation scheme for multiple device-to-device multicasts in cellular networks. Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC) 2016, Doha, Qatar, Apr. 2016.
  5. S. Sarma, S. Agnihotri, J. Kuri. Secure transmission in amplify-and-forward diamond networks with a single eavesdropper. National Conference on Communications (NCC) 2016, Guwahati, India, Mar. 2016.
  6. S. Sarma, S. Agnihotri, J. Kuri. Secure communication in amplify-and-forward networks with multiple eavesdroppers: decoding with SNR thresholds. Springer Wireless Personal Communications, vol. 85, no. 4, Dec. 2015.
  7. A. Bhardwaj and S. Agnihotri. A resource allocation scheme for device-to-device multicast in cellular networks. International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC) 2015, Hong Kong, Aug. 2015.
  8. T. Agrawal, S. Agnihotri, N. V. Abhishek. Analog network coding in nonlinear chains. Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC) 2015, New Orleans, LA, Mar. 2015.
  9. T. Agrawal, S. Agnihotri, N. V. Abhishek. Low-complexity schemes to characterize the capacity of general wireless relay networks. COMSNETS 2015 (poster paper), Bangalore, India, Jan. 2015.
  10. C. L. Chan, S. Jaggi, V. Saligrama, S. Agnihotri. Non-adaptive group testing: Explicit bounds and novel algorithms. IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, vol. 60(5), 2014.
  11. S. Agnihotri, V. Rajesh. Worst-case asymmetric distributed function computation. International Journal of General Systems, vol. 42(3), 2013.
  12. S. T. G. S. Ramakrishna, S. Agnihotri, P. Jadhupathi, R. Namballa. Real-time mobile based event-activated vehicle tracking system in urban environment. International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITSC) 2012, Anchorage, AK, Sept. 2012.
  13. S. Agnihotri, S. Jaggi, M. Chen. Analog network coding in general SNR regime: performance of network simplification. Information Theory Workshop (ITW) 2012, Lausanne, Switzerland, Sept. 2012.
  14. S. Agnihotri, S. Jaggi, M. Chen. Analog network coding in general SNR regime. International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT) 2012, Cambridge, MA, Jul. 2012.
  15. C. L. Chan, S. Jaggi, V. Saligrama, S. Agnihotri. Non-adaptive group testing: Explicit bounds and novel algorithms. International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT) 2012, Cambridge, MA, Jul. 2012.
  16. S. Agnihotri, S. Jaggi, M. Chen. Analog network coding in general SNR regime: performance of a greedy scheme. International Symposium on Network Coding (NetCod) 2012, Cambridge, MA, Jun. 2012.
  17. S. Agnihotri, S. Jaggi, M. Chen. Amplify-and-forward in wireless relay networks. Information Theory Workshop (ITW) 2011, Paraty, Brazil, Oct. 2011.
  18. S. Agnihotri, V. Rajesh, H. S. Jamadagni. Distributed function computation in asymmetric communication scenarios. Allerton Conference on Communications, Control, and Computing (Allerton) 2009, Monticello, IL, Sept. 2009.
  19. S. Agnihotri, H. S. Jamadagni. Information ambiguity. International Symposium on Information Theory and Its Applications (ISITA) 2008, Auckland, New Zealand, Dec. 2008.
  20. S. Agnihotri, H. S. Jamadagni. Worst-case asymmetric distributed source coding. Allerton Conference on Communications, Control, and Computing (Allerton) 2008, Monticello, IL, Sept. 2008.
  21. S. Agnihotri, H. S. Jamadagni, P. Nuggehalli. Interactive communication and enhancing sensor network lifetime. Managing Complexity in a Distributed World (MCDES) 2008 - IISc Centenary Conference, Bangalore, India, May 2008.
  22. S. Agnihotri, H. S. Jamadagni, P. Nuggehalli. Interactive distributed source coding in asymmetric communication scenarios. Data Compression Conference (DCC) 2008 (short paper), Snowbird, UT, Mar. 2008.
  23. S. Agnihotri, P. Nuggehalli, H. S. Jamadagni. Interactive communication and maximizing the worst-case lifetime of sensor networks. SIGCOMM 2007 (poster paper), Kyoto, Japan, Aug. 2007.
  24. S. Agnihotri, P. Nuggehalli, H. S. Jamadagni. Correlation, coding, and cooperation in wireless sensor networks. International Workshop on Algorithmic Aspects of Wireless Sensor Networks (ALGOSENSORS) 2007, Wroclaw, Poland, Jul. 2007.
  25. S. Agnihotri, P. Nuggehalli, R. Rao. Enhancing sensor network lifetime using interactive communication. International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT) 2007, Nice, France, Jun. 2007.
  26. S. Agnihotri, P. Nuggehalli, H. S. Jamadagni. On maximizing lifetime of a sensor cluster. International Symposium on a World of Wireless Mobile and Multimedia Networks (WoWMoM) 2005, Taormina, Italy, Jun. 2005.
  27. S. Agnihotri, K. Aravindhan, H. S. Jamadagni, B. I. Pawate. A new technique for improving quality of speech in voice over IP using time-scale modification. International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP) 2002, Orlando, FL, May 2002.
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