Backer Profile: R Venkatesha Prasad, Assistant Professor at TU Delft

R Venkatesha PrasadR Venkatesha Prasad is an Assistant Professor at TU Delft where he has been supervising Ph.D. and M.Sc. students and teaching courses. His work at TUDelft has resulted in 180+ publications and he also contributes to the academic community by reviewing and organizing conferences and workshops as well as by leading technical committees and memberships for standards boards. He is a senior member of ACM & IEEE.

Prof. Prasad completed his Ph.D. from IISc Bangalore, India in 2003 where he designed a scalable VoIP conferencing platform. The work involved understanding of network protocols, application design, and human computer interface. Part of the thesis lead to a startup venture, Esqube, where he lead the engineering of real-time applications including bridging anonymous VoIP calls called Click-to-Talk for, and filed both patents and PCT applications with his colleagues. Esqube was selected as top 100 IT innovators in India in 2006 by NASSCOM and top 100 in promising companies in Asia by RedHerring in 2008.

Since joining TUDelft as a PostDoc in 2005, he has worked on the EU FP7 Magnet Project and the Dutch project PNP-2008 on Personal Networks (PNs). He also started working on Cognitive Radio Networks (CRNs) and 60GHz networks for future homes. He is contributing to IEEE standards on CRNs. Now, his work involves the Internet of Things (IoT), Cyber Physical systems (CPS) and energy harvesting networks and he is working on EU funded iCore project on IoTs.

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Data is everywhere but they are all fragmented. Venkatesha expects to use data to deliver cohesive new insights.  He hopes to use the data from for his research on developing “knowledge” from this data, going one step above “information processing”.

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