Professor Vinod Sharma

Professor , Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

Areas of Interest:

Wireless Communications, Detection -Estimation, Energy Harvesting Communication Systems, Information Theory, Networks .


Wireless Communications and Networking; Information Theory

Consultancy Areas:



Sector Associated With:


Sectors Interested to Offer Service:

Educational / Academic institutions, Industry (Private), Industry (PSUs), R&D Organizations, Government (including funding agencies), Entrepreneurs, Venture Capitalists, Law Enforcement Agencies, Consultancy Firms, Private Agencies, Individuals

Major Professional Contributions:

Prof. Vinod Sharma has made fundamental contributions in the field of wireless communication and networking. His contributions extend from Information Theory and signal Processing to higher layers in Wireless Networks. He has done pioneering work on a new emerging area of Energy Harvesting Sensor networks. He has developed novel theoretical models and has provided analysis and optiomal algorithm for such networks. Prof. Sharma has also developed efficient algorithms for distributed spectrum sensing in the emerging area of Cognitive Radio (CR). He has also developed original theoretical tools and contributed significantly to the mathematical theory of communication networks..

Professional Experience:

  • Chairman, Electrical Communication Engg., IISc, July 2007- November 2011;
  • Professor, Electrical Communication Engg., IISc, March 2000- ;
  • Associate Professor, Electrical Communication Engg., IISc, August 1997- Feb. 2000 ;
  • Associate Professor, Electrical Engg, IISc, January 1994- August 1997;
  • Assistant Professor, Electrical Engg, IISc, January 1988- December 1993;


Wireless Communications, Energy Harvesting Communication Systems, Information Theory, Detection, Estimation, Cognitive Radio.


Contact Information


Department of Electrical Communication Engineering,
Indian Institute of Science, Malleswaram,
Phone: 080-22932854, 23608024
Mobile: 09880497344
Fax: 080-23608024 Extn.22

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  • B.Tech., Electrical Engineering, 1978, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
  • PhD., Electrical and Computer Engineering, 1984, Carnegie Mellon University, Pennsylvania, USA


Awards and Major Professional Recognitions

  • CDAC - ACCS Foundation Award, 2012.
  • Best paper award in National Communications Conference (NCC), 2010.
  • Plenary talk at National Communications Conference (NCC), 2009.
  • Fellow of the Institute of Electronics and Telecommunications Engineers (IETE),India.
  • Senior Member, IEEE

Link to Website

INAE Section Affiliated VI: Electronics and Communication Engineering

Year of Election to Fellowship: 2013

Year of Birth: 1957