IIT Indore
Dr. Prabhat Kumar Upadhyay
Associate Professor
Electrical Engineering
pkupadhyay [at] iiti.ac.in
Personal Homepage
WiCom Research Group
Dr. Prabhat Kumar Upadhyay received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi in 2011. He joined IIT Indore in 2012 as an Assistant Professor in Electrical Engineering, where he has been an Associate Professor since 2017. He has also been leading various research projects in the Wireless Communications Research Group, IIT Indore. He has numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals and conferences and has authored a book and three book chapters. He has been awarded the Sir Visvesvaraya Young Faculty Research Fellowship under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India. He has been conferred with IETE-Prof SVC Aiya Memorial Award-2018.
His main research interests include wireless relaying techniques, cooperative communications, MIMO signal processing, hybrid satellite-terrestrial systems, cognitive radio, and molecular communications. He was a co-recipient of the best paper awards at the International Conference on Advanced Communication Technologies and Networking, Marrakech, Morocco, in 2018. He is currently serving as an Editor of IEEE COMMUNICATIONS LETTERS and IEEE ACCESS, and a Guest Editor of the Special Issue on Energy-Harvesting Cognitive Radio Networks in the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON COGNITIVE COMMUNICATIONS AND NETWORKING. He has been involved in the Technical Program Committee of several premier conferences. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE and a Life Member of the Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers.

Other Administrative Responsibilities at IIT Indore:

  • Faculty In-charge, Training and Placement, June 2016-May 2019
  • Member, Senate, since June 2016-May 2019
  • Convener, Library Building Construction, since Sep. 2016
  • Member, Centre for Industry Relations (CIR), since Sep. 2016 to May 2018
  • Member, Convocation Committee, 2016 and 2017
  • Convener, Electrical Station Committee, since April 2015
  • Member, Time Table and Teaching Aids Committee, Dec. 2015 to Sep. 2016
  • Member, Time Table and Class Infrastructure Committee, June 2012 to March 2014
  • Faculty In-charge, EE Discipline Communications Laboratory, since Dec. 2016
  • Member, EE Discipline Space Allocation Committee, since Feb. 2016
  • Member, EE Discipline Post-Graduate Committee (DPGC), July 2013 to June 2017
  • EE Discipline Faculty Coordinator, Training and Placement, July 2013 to May 2016
  • Member, EE Discipline Website Committee, Feb. 2013 to Jan. 2017

  • Work Experience:

    Dr. Prabhat Kumar Upadhyay has been working as an Associate Professor in the Discipline of Electrical Engineering at IIT Indore since December 2017. From May 2012 to November 2017, he has worked as an Assistant Professor in the Discipline of Electrical Engineering at IIT Indore. Previously, he was associated with the Electronics & Communication Engineering Department of BIT Mesra as a Lecturer/Assistant Professor.

    Research Interests:

  • Wireless and Mobile Communications
  • Cooperative Relay Communications
  • Spatial Diversity Techniques
  • Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (MIMO) Systems
  • Simultaneous Wireless Information and Power Transfer (SWIPT)
  • Cognitive Radio and Spectrum Sharing Techniques
  • Hybrid Satellite-Terrestrial Relay Systems
  • Physical Layer Security
  • Molecular Communications and Nanonetworking

  • Publications:

    For updated list of publications, please visit the following website: http://pkupadhyay.webs.com/publications

    Contact Details:

    Office: Room 311, Academic Pod 1A,
    IIT Indore, Simrol, Khandwa Road,
    Indore-453 552, Madhya Pradesh,
    Email: pkupadhyay[at]iiti.ac.in
    Phone: +91-731-2438700 Ext. 591
    Personal Homepage: pkupadhyay.webs.com