Dr Shivkumar Kalyanaraman

Program Director, Special Initiatives & Dept Head, Cognitive Industry Solutions, IBM Research-India, Bangalore

Areas of Interest:

Cyber-physical systems, New Energy (Smart Grid, Renewables, Storage), Transportation,Wireless, Telecom, Networking, Cognitive Systems, Big Data Analytics.


Computer Science, Networking, Wireless, Traffic Management, Telecom, Cyber-physical systems, Energy (Smart Grid, Renewables, Storage), Transportation, Big Data Analytics

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Sector Associated With:


Sectors Interested to Offer Service:

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

Major Professional Contributions:

Dr.ShivkumarKalyanaramancontributed in network traffic management, robust high speed wireless network protocol designs and interdisciplinary distributed control technologies for smarter energy and smarter planet systems. He is a prolific innovator in academia and industry across geographies. His work has influenced several traffic management industry products in ATM networks, Internet and wireless networks and in emerging industry solutions in smarter energy systems.

His current research interests are in large-scale cyber-physical systems ("smarter planet") problems such as energy, natural resources, water, transportation, network traffic, and the application of ideas inspired from computing, wireless and networking in these domains.

Professional Experience:

  • Program Director, Special Initiatives, &Dept Head, Cognitive Industry Solutions, IBM Research-India, Bangalore
  • Chief Scientist, IBM Research – Australia, Melbourne
  • Senior Manager, Smarter Planet Solutions, IBM Research - India
  • Full Professor, Electrical, Computer & Systems Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy NY, USA.


Networks, Wireless, Telecom, Cyber-Physical Systems, Energy, Transportation, Smart Grid..


Contact Information


B 1002, Mantri Astra, 116/1,
ChelekereExtn., Kalyan Nagar,
Bangalore-560 043
Mobile: 9972655770
Fax: 080-67043961

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  • B.Tech, Computer Science,1993, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras
  • M.S., Computer and Information Sciences, 1994, The Ohio state University, USA
  • Ph.D., Computer and Information Sciences,1997, The Ohio state University, USA
  • M.B.A,2005, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), USA


Awards and Major Professional Recognitions

  • Fellow, Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE), 2015
  • IEEE Fellow, 2010
  • ACM Distinguished Scientist, 2010
  • Outstanding Technical Achievement Award, 2012, IBM Research Division Award
  • MIT Technology Review inaugural TR100, 100 top young innovators for the new millennium, 1999

Link to Website

INAE Section Affiliated II: Computer Engineering and Information Technology

Year of Election to Fellowship: 2015

Year of Birth: 1971