Rajesh M. Hegde

Professor, IIT Dharwad
(On Leave from IIT Kanpur)

Research Accomplishments

1) Research Focus 

  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning for Fog/Edge Computing in Future Telecom Networks

  • Edge AI and Federated Learning for Future IoT Networks

  • Sensor Array and Multi channel Signal processing

  • Multi microphone Speech Processing and Distant Speech Recognition

  • ICT in Agricultural Applications and Emergency Response

  • Localization and Mapping in Wireless Sensor Networks

  • Spatial Audio for Virtual and Augmented Reality

  • Multimodal Signal Processing and Information Fusion

  • Speech Signal Processing and Recognition of Indian Languages

 

2) Academic and Research Output

  • Taught several courses in Core EE and the areas of signal processing at IIT Kanpur. Received exemplary performance as teacher Twice. Maintained consistent teaching feedback.

  •  More than One hundred and fifty (150) research publications in reputed international journals published by IEEE, and Elsevier and in major conferences like ICASSP, Interspeech, Asilomar, ICC etc.

  • Nine (09) Ph.D students have completed their Ph.D and Seven (07) Ph.D thesis are ongoing in the areas of Edge Computing, IoT, Sensor array processing and Wireless Sensor Networks. PhD Alumni employed at IIT- Delhi, IIT Patna, IIT Jammu, NIT Calicut, and University of Sheffield, University of Norway etc.

  •  Seventy (70) Masters Thesis MTech/MS (By research) completed under my supervision


3) Major Research Accomplishments

  • Obtained major funding of Rs 19.0 crores for setting up the Center of Railway Research (CRR) at IIT Kanpur in 2021 under a renewed MoU from Railway Board and RDSO.

  • Developed two research laboratories in the EE Department namely Multimodal Information Systems (MiPS)Lab and Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN) Lab. MiPS Lab developed with funding obtained from BSNL, DST, DieTY, and Samsung Research. WSN Lab developed with funding from IITK and Indian space research organization.

  • Obtained funding for Fifteen (15) Sponsored Research Projects worth a total amount of Rupees 6.0 Crores.

  • Obtained funds for Five (05) Industrial Consultancy Projects worth a total amount of Rupees 50 Lakhs.

  • Developed a Voice/SMS/App based service Indian Languages called Digital Mandi for the Indian Kisan to access agro commodity prices for Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd. Service has been launched at the National Level. Technology transfer for Odisha State completed to BSNL.

  • Four technologies transferred to Samsung and LG India.

  • Awarded PK Kelkar Fellowship in 2009

  • Hold the Umang Gupta Chair Professor from 2018 till date