Next Generation
Wireless Systems Lab

Prof. Neelesh B. Mehta

Prof. Neelesh B. Mehta
Ph.D.

California Institute of Technology (Pasadena, USA) In Electrical Eng.

Advisor: Prof. Andrea Goldsmith (Stanford University)

2001
M.S.

California Institute of Technology (Pasadena, USA) In Electrical Eng.

GPA: 3.9/4.0

1997
B.Tech.

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras (India) In Electronics & Communications Eng.

GPA: 9.73/10, 2nd in the Institute, IIT JEE rank: 17

1996
1. Professor, ECE Dept., Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore Since 2016
2. Associate Professor,ECE Dept., Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore 2012-16
3. Assistant Professor,ECE Dept., Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore 2007-11
4. Principal Member Technical Staff, Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs (MERL), USA 2003-07
5. Staff Scientist, Broadcom Corp. (Mobile Communications Unit), NJ, USA 2002-03
6. Member Technical Staff, AT&T Research Labs (Wireless Systems), NJ, USA 2001-02
7. Visiting Graduate Student Researcher, Stanford University, CA, USA 1999-2000
1. Recipient of the biennial Hari Om Ashram Prerit Vikram Sarabhai Research Award 2015 in Electronics, Informatics, Telematics, and Automation & System Analysis or Management, awarded by the Physical Research Laboratories, Ahmedabad, India 2016
2. Recipient of the Swarnajayanti Fellowship, awarded every year by the Dept. of Science and Technology (DST), India, to 12 scientists of age 40 years or less 2014-19
3. Featured Engineer on EETimes.com May 2016
4. Member-at-Large on the Board of Governors of the IEEE Communications Society
  • Member of ComSoc’s statutory Education and Training Board
  • Member of ComSoc’s Marketing and Industry Relations Committee
2014-15
5. Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineers (INAE) 2015
6. Recipient of the NASI-Scopus Young Scientist Award 2014
7. Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences (NASI) 2013
8. Director of Conference Publications on the Board of Governors of the IEEE Communications Society (first Indian to serve on the Board in its 60 year history) 2012-13
9. Recipient of Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE) 2010 Young Engineer Award 2010
10. Co-author of several papers that were among the most accessed papers in IEEEXplore in IEEE Wireless Communications Letters in Apr. 2015,IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications in Jan. 2015, Sept./Oct. 2014, Apr. 2011, Sept. 2010, and Apr. 2010, and IEEE Transactionson Communications in Aug. 2013
11. Co-author of paper that received the best paper award in Communications Track in National Conf. on Communications (NCC), Chennai, India, Jan. 2010 2010
12. Co-author of an IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications paper that was one among the most accessed papers in all of IEEE Xplore Aug. & Sept. 2008
13. Received certificate of Appreciation for “Outstanding Contributions to Global Standardization Activities on Mobile Communication Technologies” given by Corporate R&D, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation 2007
14. One of 36 recipients in entire Asia-Pacific region of AT&T World Leadership Award 1996
15. Awarded the Philips India prize for best undergraduate academic performance in Electronics and Communications Eng., Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras 1996
16. Awarded Institute Merit Prize for outstanding academic achievements for two consecutive years at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras 1995-96
17. Secured 17th all India rank (out of 100,000 applicants) in the prestigious joint entrance examination (JEE) for the Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT), 2nd rank (out of 40,000 candidates) in AP state engineering entrance exam (EAMCET), and 1st position in state-level mathematics Olympiad 1991-92
18. Recipient of National Talent Search (NTSE) and National Science Talent Scholarships (NSTS) awarded to a select few students within India every year 1992-96
1. Executive Editor of IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications Since Jan. 2014
2. Editorships:
●   IEEE Transactions on Communications Since Sept. 2013
●   IEEE Wireless Communications Letters 2011-16
●   IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications 2011-16
●   Sadhana- Academy Proceedings in Engineering Sciences (journal of the Indian Academy of Sciences) 2013-16
●   Journal of Communications and Networking (JCN) in the Personal Communications Systems area 2012-13
●   Guest editor of Journal of Communication Networks (JCN) special issue on energy harvesting in wireless networks 2011
●   Guest editor of Journal of Communications (JCM) special issue on Special Issue on Practical Physical Layer Techniques for 4G Systems & Beyond 2011
3. Member of best paper awards committee of IEEE Globecom 2014 and ICC 2016
4. Co-chair of program committee for:
●   IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC) 2014-Fall, Vancouver, Canada, [Green communications track] Sept. 2014
●   International Conference on Signal Processing and Communications (SPCOM 2014), Bangalore, [Treasurer] Jun. 2014
●   COMSNETS, Bangalore Jan. 2014
●   IEEE Global Communications Conference (Globecom 2013), Atlanta, USA, [Green communication systems and networks track] Dec. 2013
●   IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC 2013), Budapest, Hungary, [Wireless communications symposium] Jun. 2013
●   International Conference on Signal Processing and Communications (SPCOM 2012), Bangalore, India, [Publications] Jul. 2012
●   Green Telecom and IT workshop, jointly organized by IISc and Bell Labs Apr. 2012
●   International Center for Theoretical Sciences (ICTS) School and Workshop on Network Science in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, IISc, [Local organizing committee] Jan. 2012
●   IISc Mathematics Initiative (IMI) Workshop on Introduction to Network Science, Bangalore, India, [Local organizing committee] Aug. 2011
●   National Conference on Communications (NCC2011), Bangalore, India, [Communications track and Publications] Jan. 2011
●   Wireless Systems: Advanced Research and Development (WISARD 2011) workshop of COMSNETS 2011, Bangalore, India, [Co-chair] Jan. 2011
●   International Conference on Signal Processing and Communications (SPCOM 2010), IISc, Bangalore, India, [Tutorials] Jul. 2010
●   Wireless Systems: Advanced Research and Development (WISARD 2010) workshop of COMSNETS 2010, Bangalore, India, [Co-chair] Jan. 2010
●   IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC 2009, Fall), Anchorage, USA, [Transmission technologies track] Sept. 2009
●   Chinacom2008, Huangzhou, China, [Frontiers of networking and communications symposium] Aug. 2008
●   WiOpt 2013, WONS 2012, ICCC 2012, WISARD 2009
5. Executive committee member of IEEE Bangalore Section, India 2010-12
6. Executive committee member of IEEE Signal Processing Society, Bangalore Since 2008

Co-inventor of 33 patent applications on novel MIMO technologies, low hardware complexity antenna selection and enabling methods, cooperative communication techniques, sensor networks, and interference modeling methods for cellular and ad hoc networks

Patents Filed in India PTO:

[IP1]

Methods and systems for real-time monitoring ofenvironments, Neelesh B. Mehta.

Also issued in US with patent number 8,823,544.

2010
[IP2]

Transmit power scaling method and system to detect occurrences using geographically distributed sensors, Neelesh B. Mehta.

Also issued in US with patent number 9,118,980.

2009
[IP3]

Queued cooperative wireless networks configuration using rateless codes, Neelesh B. Mehta, Vinod Sharma, Gaurav Bansal.

Also issued in US with patent numbers 9,083,420 and 8,432,848.

2009

Patents granted thus far in US PTO:

[P1] Transmit power scaling method and system to detect occurrences using geographically distributed sensors, Neelesh B. Mehta, US patent number 9,118,980.
[P2] Queued cooperative wireless networks configuration using rateless codes, Neelesh B. Mehta; Vinod Sharma; Gaurav Bansal, US patent number 9,083,420.
[P3] Antenna selection with frequency-hopped sounding reference signals, Neelesh B. Mehta, Koon HooTeo, Jinyun Zhang, US patent number 9,025,471.
[P4] Antenna selection with frequency-hopped sounding reference signals, Neelesh B. Mehta, Koon HooTeo, Jinyun Zhang, Gennadiy V. Vinokur, Man-On Pun, US patent number 8,913,551.
[P5] Antenna selection with frequency-hopped sounding reference signals, Neelesh B. Mehta, Koon HooTeo, Jinyun Zhang, US patent number 8,842,554.
[P6] Method and system for generating antenna selection signals in OFDM tranceivers with fewer RF chains than antennas in MIMO wireless networks, Neelesh B. Mehta, ErdemBala, Jinyun Zhang, US patent number 8,824,420.
[P7] Methods and systems for real-time monitoring of environments, Neelesh B. Mehta, US patent number 8,823,544.
[P8] Method and system for generating antenna selection signals in wireless networks,Koon HooTeo, Neelesh B. Mehta, Jinyun Zhang,US patent number 8,483,186.
[P9] Queued cooperative wireless networks configuration using rateless codes,Neelesh B. Mehta, Vinod Sharma, Gaurav Bansal, US patent number 8,432,848.
[P10] Method and system for generating antenna selection signals in wireless networks,Koon HooTeo, Neelesh B. Mehta, Jinyun Zhang,US patent number 8,331,297.
[P11] Antenna selection with frequency-hopped sounding reference signals,Neelesh B. Mehta, Koon HooTeo, Jinyun Zhang,US patent number 8,238,405.
[P12] Method and system for generating antenna selection signals in wireless networks, Koon HooTeo, Neelesh B. Mehta, Jinyun Zhang,US patent number 8,228,858.
[P13] Method and system for generating antenna selection signals in wireless networks, Koon HooTeo, Neelesh B. Mehta, JinyunZhang, US patent number 8,223,723.
[P14] Wireless networks incorporating antenna selection based on received sounding reference signals, KoonTeo, Neelesh B. Mehta, Jia Tang, US patent number 8,086,272.
[P15] Wireless networks incorporating implicit antenna selection based on received sounding reference signals,KoonTeo, Neelesh B. Mehta, Jia Tang, US patent number 8,055,301.
[P16] Multiple power-multiple access in wireless networks for interference cancellation, Andreas F. Molisch, Raymond Yim, Neelesh B. Mehta, US patent number 8,054,776.
[P17] Method for selecting antennas in a wireless networks, KoonTeo, Neelesh B. Mehta, Andreas F. Molisch, US patent number 8,046,029.
[P18] Method and system for processing reference signals in OFDM systems using transmission time interval groupings, Shengjie Zhao, Hanqing Lou, Neelesh B. Mehta, Jinyun Zhang,US patent number 7,912,115.
[P19] Multiple access by varying received power in wireless networks,Neelesh B. Mehta, Andreas F.Molisch, RaymondYim, US patent number 7,778,659.
[P20] Asymmetric cooperation in downlink cellular networks with relay stations, Natasha Devroye, Neelesh B. Mehta; Andreas F. Molisch, US patent number 7,778,598.
[P21] Method and system for selecting antennas adaptively in OFDMA networks, ZhifengTao, Chun Nie, Neelesh B. Mehta, Andreas F. Molisch, JinyunZhang, US patent number 7,756,099.
[P22] Decentralized and dynamic route selection in cooperative relay networks, Neelesh B. Mehta, Ritesh Madan, Andreas F. Molisch, Jinyun Zhang, US patent number 7,706,283.
[P23] Method and system for switching antennas during transmission time intervals in OFDMA systems, Neelesh B. Mehta, ErdemBala, Jinyun Zhang, US patent number 7,697,623.
[P24] Method and system for communicating in cooperative relay networks, Neelesh B. Mehta, Ritesh Madan, Andreas F.Molisch, Jinyun Zhang,US patent number 7,684,337.
[P25] Cooperative relay networks using rateless codes, Andreas F.Molisch, Neelesh B. Mehta, Jonathan Yedidia, Jinyun Zhang,US patent number 7,673,219.
[P26] Route selection in cooperative relay networks, Andreas F. Molisch, Neelesh B. Mehta, Jonathan Yedidia, Zhifeng Tao, Zafer Sahinoglu, Philip Orlik, Jin Zhang, US patent number 7,593,342.
[P27] Method and system for antenna selection in wireless networks, Neelesh B. Mehta, Erdem Bala, Jinyun Zhang, Andreas F. Molisch, US patent number 7,583,939.
[P28] Space time transmit diversity with subgroup rate control and subgroup antenna selection in multi-input multi-output communications systems, Neelesh B. Mehta, Pallav Sudarshan, Andreas F. Molisch, Jinyun Zhang, US patent number 7,542,446.
[P29] System and method for transmitting signals in cooperative base station multi-user MIMO networks, Neelesh B. Mehta, Hongyuan Zhang, Andreas F. Molisch, Jinyun Zhang, US patent number 7,526,036.
[P30] Pilot and data signals for MIMO systems using channel statistics, Neelesh B. Mehta, Fadel F. Digham, Andreas F. Molisch, Jinyun Zhang, US patent number 7,443,925.
[P31] RF-based antenna selection in MIMO systems, Neelesh B. Mehta, Pallav Sudarshan, Andreas F. Molisch, Jin Zhang, US patent number 7,327,983.
[P32] Method for representing a combination of signals with a distribution of a single lognormal random variable, Neelesh B. Mehta, Andreas F. Molisch, Jingxian Wu, Jin Zhang, US patent number 7,280,942.
[P33] Multiple antennas at transmitters and receivers to achieving higher diversity and data rates in MIMO systems, Neelesh B. Mehta, Pallav Sudarshan, Andreas F. Molisch, Jin Zhang, US patent number 7,020,446.
1. Active participant and contributor to physical layer discussions in RAN working group 1 of third generation partnership project (3GPP) standard. Participated in discussions for HSUPA, LTE, and LTE-Advanced. Developed technology that led to essential IP
2. Research and publications on topics in IEEE 802.11n (wireless local area network) and IEEE 802.16m (Advanced WiMAX)

Tutorials:

1. "Energy Harvesting Wireless Communication Systems," at National Conf. on Communications, Kanpur, (jointly with Chandra R. Murthy) Mar. 2014
2. "Cooperative Communication Systems: Theory and Practice," at IIIT Hyderabad organized by IEEE Communications/Signal Processing Chapters Sep. 2010
3. "Cooperative Communications: Theory and Practice," at SPCOM 2010, Bangalore, (jointly with P. Vijay Kumar) Jul. 2010
4. "Cooperative Communications," in DRDO-IISc workshop on advances in communications and networking, IISc, Bangalore Apr. 2008

Keynote Talks:

1. "Max Function Computation in Green Energy Harvesting Wireless Sensor Networks," International Workshop on Green and Energy Efficient Networks (GREEN), WiOpt, Mumbai May 2015
2. "Opportunism in Current & Next Generation Wireless Communication Systems" at IEEE 8th International Conference on Industrial and Information Systems (ICIIS), Kandy, Sri Lanka Dec. 2013

Lectures and Invited Talks in India:

1. "Opportunistic Selection in Next Generation Wireless Communication Systems: A Primer," Institute seminar at Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) Delhi Feb. 2017
2. Lectures on 4G cellular systems and cognitive radio in TEQIP workshop "Recent Advances in Communications and Signal Processing," Vasavi College of Engineering, Hyderabad, Telangana, India Nov. 2015
3. "Energy Harvesting-Based Green Wireless Communication Systems," Intel Bangalore Aug. 2015
4. Lectures on "Wireless communications" in Science Academies' Lecture Workshop on Wireless Communication and Networking, Amal Jyothi College of Engineering, Kanjirapally, Kerala, India Jul. 2015
5. "Revisiting Amplify-and-Forward Relaying in Cooperative Communications and Underlay Cognitive Radio," IIT Delhi Sept. 2014
6. "Energy Harvesting-Based Green Wireless Communication Systems," 2014 Indo-American Frontiers of Engineering Symposium, Mysore May 2014
7. "Green Networks Technologies for Green Communications," IEEE ANTS workshop Dec. 2012
8. "Opportunistic Selection and Adaptation in LTE: An Overview," IEEE ComSoc LTE workshop, Bangalore Sept. 2013
9. "Opportunism in Next Generation Wireless Communication Systems," IEEE Standards Workshop on Last Mile Connectivity, C-DoT, Bangalore Jul. 2013
10. IEEE Industry Day talk on Broadband wireless systems Mar. 2011
11. "Cooperative Communications and How it Affects Our Models for Communication," IISc-Microsoft Research India Workshop Feb. 2008

Invited Talks Abroad:

1. "Opportunistic Selection in Wireless Systems: Who, How, and What if," at Qualcomm, San Diego, USA Dec. 2015
2. "Timer-Based Distributed Selection Schemes for Wireless Networks," at Zhejiang University, Huangzhou, China Apr. 2013
3. "Timer-Based Distributed Selection Schemes for Wireless Networks," at National University of Singapore, Singapore Nov. 2012
4. "Timer-Based Distributed Selection Schemes for Wireless Networks," at the Institute for Infocom Research (IIR) workshop, Singapore Nov. 2012