Professor Bhaskar Ramamurthi

Director, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras

Areas of Interest:

Wireless Communications, Cellular Networks, Digital Signal Processing, Decentralized Solar Photovoltaic Systems, smart and sustainable systems.


Electrical Engineering, Telecommunications, Digital Signal Processing

Consultancy Areas:

Telecommunications, Cellular Wireless Networks.


Sector Associated With:


Sectors Interested to Offer Service:

Educational / Academic institutions, Industry (Private), Industry (PSUs), R&D Organizations, Government (including funding agencies), Law Enforcement Agencies

Major Professional Contributions:

Published and supervised research in wireless communications and DSP, Obtained several patents in 4G cellular technologies, Developed wireless local loop system for use in India and several other countries, founded the Centre of Excellence in Wireless Technology at IITM to contribute to global wireless standards, heading IITM and driving its efforts to provide several affordable technologies in housing, water, energy, healthcare and education to address India's challenges, part of several national higher education initiatives.

Professional Experience:

  • Post-doc Member of Technical Staff, AT&T Bell Labs, USA
  • Asst. Professor, EE, Indian Instt. of Technology, Madras
  • Assoc. Professor, EE, Indian Instt. of Technology, Madras
  • Professor, EE, Indian Instt. of Technology, Madras
  • Dean (Planning), Indian Instt. of Technology, Madras
  • Director, Indian Instt. of Technology, Madras.


cellular wireless technology, 4G wireless, wireless physical layer techniques, decentralised solar photovoltaic systems, IITM.


Contact Information


Indian Institute of Technology, Madras
Chennai, 600 036
44-2257-8001 (O) 44-2257-8003 (Fax)

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  • B.Tech (electronics) IIT Madras
  • M.S. (EE), Univ. of California, Santa Barbara
  • Ph.D (EE), Univ of California, Santa Barbara


Awards and Major Professional Recognitions

  • Vasvik Award for Electronic Sciences and Technology, 2000
  • Tamil Nadu Scientist Award 2003 for Engineering and Technology
  • Indian Semiconductor Association Lifetime Achievement Technovisionary Award 2011
  • Fellow IEEE
  • ACCS-CDAC Foundation Award 2015 for outstanding achievements in communications engineering and for stewardship in bridging the industry-academic cooperative research.

Link to Website

INAE Section Affiliated To : Section VI: Electronics and Communication Engineering

Year of Election to Fellowship: 2000

Year of Birth: 1959