Nothing is more gratifying than when you get what you have aspired to from a young age. When Prof. Debabrata Das, Director, IIIT Bangalore was awarded the prestigious IETE-SVC Aiya Award 2022, it was a dream come true for him. He was very humbled to accept the award. With great humility, he dedicated this award to his students, fellow professors, family and friends, who supported him throughout his academic journey and also expressed his gratitude to IIIT Bangalore. He expressed gratitude towards IIIT Bangalore for creating a platform for his research right from the beginning of his career.
Prof. Das was conferred the IETE-Prof SVC Aiya Memorial Award 2022 for his research guidance and momentous contributions in the area of Telecommunications at recently held 65th Annual General Body function of the Institute of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (IETE) held in Hyderabad, for his research guidance and momentous contributions in the area of Telecommunications.
The Prof. SVC Aiya Memorial Award 2022 is in recognition of Prof Das’s groundbreaking research in the field of Medium Access Control (MAC) protocols of broadband wireless networks to boost performance and usher in green communication. The award also recognizes Prof. Das’s enormous work and steadfast dedication in spreading knowledge in the field of telecommunications by inspiring students and research faculty to work on innovative ideas that would culminate in landmark breakthroughs.
Prof Das has guided 9 Ph.D. students to successfully complete their Doctorates, besides mentoring 14 Master of Science by Research students and 58 MTech student’s theses work. He has to his credit over 190 Peer Reviewed Accepted papers in Journals, Transactions, and International Conferences. Besides these, Prof. Das is the recipient of 7 Best Paper Awards. He has delivered over 105 invited Keynotes, Plenary, and Technical Talks at various Conferences, Workshops, and Symposiums.
Prof. Das is also the Principal Investigator (PI)/CoPI of 15 projects sponsored by government and various IT companies such as Intel, Hewlett Packard, Microsoft, and Project6, for Interdisciplinary Cyber-Physical Systems (NM-ICPS) in the areas of Advanced Communication System (ACS). He also holds multiple patents and standards in the areas of wireless networking protocols.