Anurag Kumar obtained his B.Tech.
degree in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of
Technology at Kanpur in 1977, and was awarded the President of
India's Gold Medal. He then obtained the PhD degree from Cornell
University (1981), where he worked under the guidance of Prof. T.L.
Fine. He was a Member of Technical Staff at AT&T Bell Labs, Holmdel,
N.J., for over 6 years. During this period he worked on the
performance analysis of computer systems, communication networks,
and manufacturing systems. Since 1988 he has been with the Indian
Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, in the Dept. of Electrical
Communication Engineering (ECE), where he is a Professor, and is
also currently the Director of IISc.
From 2000 to 2004 he was the Associate Chair of the ECE
Department, from 2004 to 2007 he was the Chair of the ECE
Department, and from 2007 to 2014 he was the Chair of Electrical Sciences Division.
From 1989 to 2003 he was also the Coordinator at IISc of
the nationwide Education and Research Network (ERNET) Project, which
established the first country-wide packet communication network in
He has served as an Area Editor for
IEEE Transactions on Networking, and for IEEE Communications Surveys
He has been
elected a Fellow of the IEEE, a Fellow of the
Indian National Science Academy (INSA), a
Fellow of the Indian Academy of Science
(IASc), a Fellow of the Indian National
Academy of Engineering (INAE), and a Fellow of
The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS). He
received the IISc Alumni Award for Excellence
in Engineering Research for 2008. He has been
awarded the DST J.C. Bose National Fellowship
for the period 2011-2021.