Professor Neelesh B. Mehta

Associate Professor, Indian Institute of Science

Areas of Interest:

Wireless communications.


Cooperative communications and relaying, distributed opportunistic selection, multiple access protocols, next generation wireless cellular system designs, low complexity multiple antenna techniques, interference modeling, energy harvesting and green wireless sensor networks, and cognitive radio.

Consultancy Areas:

Sensor networks, 3G/4G/5G cellular standards, LTE, Green communications, Cognitive radio, Wireless local area networks, IEEE 802.11 protocols.


Sector Associated With:


Sectors Interested to Offer Service:

Educational / Academic institutions, Industry (Private), R&D Organizations, Venture Capitalists, Consultancy Firms

Major Professional Contributions:

Neelesh B. Mehta has worked on topics related to cellular communication standards, energy harvesting and green wireless sensor networks, cognitive radio, cooperative communications, multi-antenna technologies, and multiple access protocols. He has published 60+ papers in IEEE journals, 3 book chapters, and 70+ conference papers. He is a co-inventor is 30 issued US patents on these topics.

Professional Experience:

  • Associate Professor, ECE dept., IISc, Since Oct. 2011
  • Assistant Professor, ECE dept., IISc from Sept. 2007 to Sept. 2011
  • Research scientist in Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs (MERL), MA, USA from 2003 to 2007
  • Research scientist in Broadcom Corp., NJ, USA from 2002 to 2003
  • Research scientist in AT&T Research Labs, NJ, USA from 2001 to 2002


LTE, WCDMA, 5G, full-duplex, D2D, 3GPP, IEEE, 802.11, 802.15.4, MIMO, multiple antenna, interference modeling, energy harvesting, green wireless sensor networks, cognitive radio, relays, diversity.


Contact Information


SPW205, Dept. of Electrical Communication Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore - 560012, India

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  • PhD from California Institute of Technology (Pasadena, USA) in 2001 in Electrical Eng.
  • MS from California Institute of Technology (Pasadena, USA) in 1997 in Electrical Eng. (GPA: 3.9/4.0)
  • B. Tech. from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras (India) in 1996 in Electronics & Communications Eng. (GPA: 9.73/10, 2nd in the Institute)
    (IIT JEE rank: 17)


Awards and Major Professional Recognitions

  • Served on the Board of Governors of IEEE Communications Society as Member-at-Large during 2014-15 and as Director of Conference Publications during 2012-13.
  • One among 9 Executive Editors of IEEE Trans. on Wireless Communications since 2014, and Editor for IEEE Trans. on Communications and IEEE Wireless Communications Letters.
  • Recipient of NASI-Scopus Young Scientist award in 2014 and INAE Young Engineer award in 2010
  • Received certificate of Appreciation for "Outstanding Contributions to Global Standardization Activities on Mobile Communication Technologies" given by Corporate R&D, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation in 2007
  • Fellow of NASI

Link to Website

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

Year of Election to Fellowship: 2015

Year of Birth: 1975