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About Us

Welcome to the SPEED - 2022

Welcome to the Symposium on Photonics, Electromagnetics And Electronic Devices. Symposium on Photonics, Electromagnetics and Electronic Devices (SPEED) 2022 is a technical symposium organized by the Department of Electrical Communication Engineering (est. in 1947) on the 75th anniversary of the department. Speed currently comprises the following five key areas with applications in biology, hardware translation, space, and defence.

  • Photonics and optical communications
  • Micro-Nano Electronics
  • Electromagnetics, Microwaves and, Antennas
  • Signal Processing Theory and Applications
  • Cyber-Physical Systems

The primary aim of the symposium is to bring the pioneers working in these fields from various backgrounds (academia, govt., industry, and non-govt. organizations) on a common platform to share, promote and discuss their state of the art. Distinguished people are invited to deliver keynote speeches and invited talks on significant advances in emerging technologies. We encourage researchers, faculty members, industry professionals and alumni working in the mentioned key areas to participate and provide their feedback on the event.


  • Invited Talks
  • Alumni Talks
  • Lightning Talks
  • Speakers


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    Dr. Peter Thoma

    Professor Of Computational Sciences at Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences
    Peter Thoma received the Diploma and PhD degrees from the Technical University of Darmstadt in 1992 and 1997, respectively. During his PhD work he focused on improvements in the Finite Integration Technique. His major contributions include a stable sub-gridding scheme as well as the PBA technique. After finishing his PhD, he became responsible for CST's R&D activities including the development of CST STUDIO SUITE. After the acquisition of CST by Dassault Systèmes in 2016, he led the multiphysics/multiscale product integration. In 2019 he became a professor for Computational Science at Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences.

    The Finite Integration Technique and its application to hybrid and multiphysics problems

    The industry is currently undergoing a profound transformation with regard to the digitalization of design, manufacturing, and operational processes. This extensive virtualization requires the availability of powerful multiphysics and multiscale simulation methods. In this presentation, we will focus on the Finite Integration Technique by highlighting some of the major enhancements to the method that have been developed over the last 40 years. The presentation will introduce a domain decomposition strategy for hybrid schemes, allowing the most appropriate simulation method to be applied in each domain and supporting the coupling of different physical simulations to tackle challenging multiphysics applications. I will conclude with our group’s research vision for how extremely powerful technologies can be built by fusing diverse fields and discuss briefly about the research directions of my new lab at MIT.

    Dr. Deblina Sarkar

    Assistant Professor at MIT
    AT&T Career Development Chair Professor at MIT Media Arts and Sciences
    Founder and Director of Nano-Cybernetic Biotrek research lab
    Deblina Sarkar is an assistant professor at MIT and AT&T Career Development Chair Professor at MIT Media Lab. She heads the Nano-Cybernetic Biotrek research group. Her group carries out trans-disciplinary research fusing engineering, applied physics, and biology, aiming to bridge the gap between nanotechnology and synthetic biology to develop disruptive technologies for nanoelectronic devices and create new paradigms for life-machine symbiosis. Her inventions include, among others, a 6-atom thick channel quantum-mechanical transistor overcoming fundamental power limitations, an ultra-sensitive label-free biosensor and technology for nanoscale deciphering of biological building blocks of brain. Her PhD dissertation was honored as one of the top 3 dissertations throughout USA and Canada in the field of Mathematics, Physical sciences and all departments of Engineering. She is the recipient of numerous other awards and recognitions, including the Lancaster Award, Technology Review’s one of the Top 10 Innovators Under 35 from India, NIH K99/R00 Pathway to Independence Award.

    Green Electronics to Gray Matter: Ghost Walks, Mind Blowing and Brain Doping

    While the computing demands of Information Technology are ever increasing, the capabilities of electronics have hit fundamental walls due to energy and dimensional unscalability. In this talk, I will demonstrate the quantum mechanical transistor, which beats the fundamental energy limitations. This device is the world's thinnest channel (6 atoms thick) sub-thermal tunnel-transistor. Thus, it has the potential to allow dimensional scalability to beyond Silicon scaling era and thereby to address the long-standing issue of simultaneous dimensional and power scalability. Going beyond electronic computation, I will discuss about the biological computer: the brain, which can be thought of as an ultimate example of low power computational system. I will introduce the technology, which reveals for the first time, a nanoscale trans-synaptic architecture in brain and the way mother nature has engineered biomolecular organization in the brain to optimize its computing efficiency. This technology can also be used to decipher intriguing biomolecular nanoarchitectures related to neurological diseases, otherwise invisible to existing technologies. I will conclude with our group’s research vision for how extremely powerful technologies can be built by fusing diverse fields and discuss briefly about the research directions of my new lab at MIT.

    Shreyas Sen

    Purdue University
    Shreyas Sen is an Elmore Associate Professor in ECE (Electrical & Computer Engineering), Purdue University and received his Ph.D. degree from ECE, Georgia Tech. Dr. Sen has over 5 years of industry research experience in Intel Labs, Qualcomm and Rambus. His current research interests span mixed-signal circuits/systems and electromagnetics for the Internet of Things (IoT), Biomedical, and Security. Dr. Sen is the inventor of the Electro-Quasistatic Human Body Communication, for which, he is the recipient of the MIT Technology Review top-10 Indian Inventor Worldwide under 35 (MIT TR35 India) Award. Dr. Sen's work has been covered by 250+ news releases worldwide, invited appearance on TEDx Indianapolis, Indian National Television CNBC TV18 Young Turks Program and NPR subsidiary Lakeshore Public Radio. Dr. Sen is a recipient of the NSF CAREER Award 2020, AFOSR Young Investigator Award 2016, NSF CISE CRII Award 2017, Intel Outstanding Researcher Award 2020, Google Faculty Research Award 2017, Purdue CoE Early Career Research Excellece Award 2021, Intel Labs Quality Award for industrywide impact on USB-C type, Intel Ph.D. Fellowship 2010, IEEE Microwave Fellowship 2008 and seven best paper awards including IEEE CICC 2019, 2021 and IEEE HOST 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020. Dr. Sen's work was chosen as one of the top-10 papers in the Hardware Security field over the past 6 years (TopPicks 2019). He has co-authored 2 book chapters, over 150 journal and conference papers, and has 14 patents granted/pending. He serves/has served as an Associate Editor for IEEE Design & Test, Executive Committee member of IEEE Central Indiana Section and Technical Program Committee member of DAC, CICC, DATE, ISLPED, ICCAD, ITC, VLSI Design, among others. Dr. Sen is a Senior Member of IEEE.

    Secure and Efficient Internet of Bodies (IoB) using the Body as a 'Wire'

    Radiative communication using electromagnetic (EM) fields is the state-of-the-art for connecting wearable and implantable devices enabling prime applications in the fields of connected healthcare, electroceuticals, neuroscience, augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR) and human-computer interaction (HCI), forming a subset of the Internet of Things called the Internet of Body (IoB). However, owing to such radiative nature of the traditional wireless communication, EM signals propagate in all directions, inadvertently allowing an eavesdropper to intercept the information. Moreover, since only a fraction of the energy is picked up by the intended device, and the need for high carrier frequency compared to information content, wireless communication tends to suffer from poor energy-efficiency (>nJ/bit). Noting that all IoB devices share a common medium, i.e. the human body, utilizing the conductivity of the human the body allows low-loss transmission, termed as human body communication (HBC) and improves energy-efficiency. Conventional HBC implementations still suffer from significant radiation compromising physical security and efficiency. Our recent work has developed Electro-Quasistatic Human Body Communication (EQS-HBC), a method for localizing signals within the body using low-frequency transmission, thereby making it extremely difficult for a nearby eavesdropper to intercept critical private data, thus producing a covert communication channel, i.e. the human body as a ‘wire’.


    Dr.J.K.Radhakrishnan, is presently Scientist ‘G’ and Head, Department of Life Support Systems, at Defence Bioengineering and Electromedical Laboratory (DEBEL), DRDO, Bangalore. He had completed his Ph.D. in Defect Solidstate Physics, in 1994, at Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, with a Senior Research Fellowship from CSIR. He joined Solidstate Physics Laboratory, DRDO, Delhi, in September 1994, where he had worked on the growth and characterization of III-V and II-VI compound semiconductor materials, SI GaAs, CdZnTe and HgCdTe. In 2007 He joined DEBEL, DRDO, Bangalore, where he initially headed the Sensor Technology Group, developing Sensors for Aeromedical and Biomedical applications relevant to Defense.

    Zirconia based Oxygen Sensors and Tunable Diode Laser Absorption Spectroscopy based Oxygen Sensors for Fighter Aircraft Applications.

    Oxygen concentration monitoring is necessary at least at two locations in a fighter aircraft; (i)The continuous monitoring of Oxygen concentration in the breathing gas supplied to the pilot, by an onboard Oxygen generating system. (ii)The continuous monitoring of Oxygen concentration in the Nitrogen enriched air being supplied to the ullage-space of aircraft fuel tank, by an onboard inert gas generating system. Some aspects of the development of (a)Oxygen sensors based on Oxygen ion conducting solid state electrolyte Yttria Stabilized Zirconia in potentiometric and amperometric configurations and (b)Tunable Diode Laser Absorption Spectroscopy (TDLAS) based Oxygen sensors, will be discussed.

    Dr. D V Giri

    Dr. Giri received B.E. (1967) and M.E.(1969) degrees from the ECE Dept. He was one of only 2 students in M.E. (Microwaves) class and a student of Profs. R and SK Chatterjee. He went to Harvard University in 1969 and received M.S. and Ph.D. Degrees. He is a Life Fellow of IEEE, a Distinguished IEEE Lecturer and has been inducted into IEEE EMC Hall of Fame this year. He has written three books and over 200 technical papers and reports. He has worked as a Consulting Scientist to US Air Force, Army, Navy and the Marine Corps. He has participated in a NASA multi-year project on understanding natural lightning and its coupling to aircraft.

    High-Power Microwaves

    Microwaves are electromagnetic radiation in the frequency range of 300MHz to 300GHz corresponding to wavelengths of 1m down to 1 mm. They can be used in many applications such as - communication, imaging visually obscured objects, wifi and cooking. In this presentation, we will start with a kitchen oven with a magnetron source at ~ 2.4 GHz and demonstrate how electronics can bel upset and even damaged. We will then move on to high-power (100’s MW to GW) microwave sources and illustrate how they can be weaponized against electronic systems. Individual drones and swarms of drones are already being used in warfare with data links in microwave frequencies to controllers on ground. Some illustrative examples of sources and antennas will also be presented.

    Preetam Tadeparthy

    Architect and Chief Technologist at Texas Instruments
    Expert power system architect and chief technologist. Preetam's expertise and unique capability to marry the concepts from signal chain with power while combining his creative problem solving skills and expertise in systems/architecture, IC design & process development have resulted in breakthrough products over years. He is well-known in the Industry for his vast experience ranging AFEs for Cable, WLAN and other systems to high power converters and server power management. Considered top 1% technical contributor at TI. With over 40+ granted and 20 pending in USPTO and multiple international publications that enabled the organization to grow from 0% to greater than 50% market share in multiple markets. His work enabled the technology to slowly push the envelop of our revenue towards a $1B/yr. Member of Industry academic board in multiple institutions like IISc, DEI etc.


    Abhishek Burman

    Co founder & CEO of General Aeuronotics Pvt. Ltd.


    Dr. Vinay Kumar Chauhan

    CEO of Pathshodh Healthcare Pvt. Ltd.


    Prasad Bhat




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    • Abhijith B N
    • Akash
    • Alok Chandra Joshi
    • Anand Kumar
    • Easha
    • Jyothsna K M
    • Suman Chatterjee
    • Sumit Kumar
    • Tushar Gaur



    Department of ECE, IISc Bangalore, 560012