Dr. Uday B.Desai

Dr. Uday B. Desai

Director, Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad, INDIA; former Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering & Former Dean of Students, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay; Former Visiting Professor, EPFL Lausanne; Former Assistant Professor, Washington State University; Former Visiting Associate Professor of Arizona State, Purdue and Stanford Universities; and Member, Executive Committee, All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE); Member, Technology Advisory Board of Microsoft Research Lab, INDIA; Vice President, Indian Unit for Pattern Recognition & Artificial Intelligence; Chair, IEEE Bombay Section; and Editorial Board Member, International Journal of BioSciences and Technology

Dr. Uday B. Desai received the B. Tech. degree from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India, in 1974, the M.S. degree from the State University of New York, Buffalo, in 1976, and the Ph.D. degree from The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, U.S.A., in 1979, all in Electrical Engineering.

From 1979 to 1984 he was an Assistant Professor in the Electrical Engineering Department at Washington State University, Pullman, WA, U.S.A., and an Associate Professor at the same place from 1984 to 1987. Since 1987 he has been a Professor in the Electrical Engineering Department at the Indian Institute of Technology - Bombay. He was Dean of Students at IIT-Bombay from Aug 2000 to July 2002. He has held Visiting Associate Professor's position at Arizona State University, Purdue University, and Stanford University. He was a visiting Professor at EPFL, Lausanne during the summer of 2002. From July 2002 to June 2004 he was the Director of HP-IITM R and D Lab. at IIT-Madras.

His research interest is in wireless communication, wireless sensor networks and statistical signal processing. He is also interested in multimedia, image and video processing, artificial neural networks, computer vision, and wavelet analysis. He is interested in connectivity for rural India - the objective being to bring the advantages of modern day telecommunication and information technology to rural and small town India. He is the Editor of the book "Modeling and Applications of Stochastic Processes" (Kluwer Academic Press, Boston, U.S.A. 1986) and co-editor of Second Asian Applied Computing Conference, Springer Verlag (2004). He is also a co-author of two books "A Bayesian Approach to Image Interpretation" and "Multifractal based Network Modeling", both from Kluwer Academic Press.

Dr. Desai is a senior member of IEEE, a Fellow of INSA (Indian National Science Academy), Fellow of Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE), and a Fellow of The Institution of Electronic & Telecommunication Engineers (IETE). He is recipient of Ram Lal Wadhwa Award from Indian Institute of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers for 2001. He is the recipient of the Excellence in Teaching Award from IIT-Bombay for 2007. He is on the Executive Committee (EC) for the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). He was an associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Image Processing form Jan 1999 to Dec. 2001. He is Vice-President of the Indian Unit for Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence. He is on the Technology Advisory Board of Microsoft Research Lab. India. He also on to advisory board of several startups. He was

  • the General Co-Chair for IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision, 1998,
  • International Liaison for Asia Pacific, and Technical Program Committee Co-Chair for Video Processing for IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS) 2002, and
  • Associate Vice Chair for PHY/MAC for IEEE International Conference for Wireless Communication and Networking (WCNC) 2005,
  • TPC Chair for WPMC 2007, and TPC Co-Chair for COMSWARE 2008.

He is the Chair for IEEE Bombay Section. He was also on the Visitation Panel for University of Ghana. Also check out http://www.ee.iitb.ac.in/spann/