Leadership Team

 
 

Dr. KIRAN KUCHI

Founding Director

Dr. Kiran Kuchi received his B.Tech. in Electronics and Communications Engineering from Sri Venkateswara University College of Engineering Tirupati in 1995, M.S. and Ph.D. degrees both in Electrical Engineering from The University of Texas at Arlington, Texas, USA in 1998 and 2006, respectively.
Presently he holds the position of Associate Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT Hyderabad (IITH) since 2012. He has been spearheading national 5G research and standards development efforts through his leadership role in TSDSI (Telecom Standards Development Society, India) and participation in 3GPP (Third Generation Partnership Program). Dr. Kuchi is frequently consulted by Indian Government agencies on matters related to spectrum, policy and regulation. Dr. Kuchi has received substantial amount of research funding from MeitY (Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology) to develop 5G prototype products and standards. He has successfully demonstrated one of world first large-scale cloud-RAN (distributed MIMO) network prototype where interference free communication using non-linear precoding and TDD channel calibration is demonstrated for the first time in a large network setting.
Dr. Kuchi spearheads India’s 5G new radio (NR) standardization efforts by leading Indian delegation comprising of several Indian academic institutes, Government bodies and Industry members. He has contributed over 100 contributions to 3GPP NR and NB-IoT specifications and introduced significant number of IPRs in 3GPP.
Prior to joining IITH, he has spent 14 years in wireless industry. During 1998-2000, he was with Motorola Labs, FortWorth where he participated in the development of IS-95 and CDMA-2000 standards. During his 8-year tenure with Nokia Research, Dallas, Texas he was closely involved in the development of Nokia mobile phone and base station products for GSM/EDGE systems. He was the recipient of prestigious Nokia Quality Award in research category in 2004 for his contributions to Single Antenna Interference Cancellation (SAIC) GSM/EDGE modem development. In the past, Dr. Kuchi has contributed to a number of implementation related as well as standards essential patents that are part of GSM/EDGE, WiMax and LTE standards.
Dr. Kuchi relocated back to India in 2008 to join Centre of Excellence in Wireless Technology (CEWiT), IIT-Madras Research Park where he played a pivotal role in initiating and leading national wireless research and standards development efforts. Dr. Kuchi had applied over 100 international patents with 35 granted US patents. He is the author/co-author of over 40 scientific journal/conference papers.
 
 

Engineering Team

We are presently a team of 15 members with qualifications at all levels (B.Tech., M.Tech., PhD).