Dr.Sumit Darak

Sumit J Darak

Associate Professor, IIIT-Delhi, India

PhD: Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore (2009-2013) (PhD supervisor: Prof. Vinod A. Prasad.)

B.E.: University of Pune, India (2003-2007).


Work Experience

13. Jan'24 - Present Digital Hardware Design Consultant, Apexplus Tech., Hyderabad
12. June 23 - Present Dean of Academic Affairs (DoAA)
11. Jan'20 - Present Associate Professor, IIIT-Delhi, India
10. June'22 - June'23 SoC Consultant, Apexplus Tech., Hyderabad
9. July'20 - June'23: Chair: UG Affairs, IIIT-Delhi, India
8. Mar'19 - Sept'2021: 5G Architect (Consultant), VVDN Tech.India
7. Jan'15 - Dec'19: Assistant Professor, IIIT-Delhi, India
6. June'17, Dec.'17, June'18: Visiting Researcher, IEOR, IIT Bombay, India
5. Nov'15 - Dec'15: Visiting Faculty, CentraleSupélec, Rennes, France
4. Mar'13 - Nov'14: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, CominLabs Excellence Center, Université Europèenne de Bretagne (UEB) and Supélec, France
3. Aug'12 - Jan'13: Intern, EADS Innovation Works (Airbus), Singapore
2. Aug'11 - Nov'11: Visiting Research Student, Massey University, New Zealand
1. Sep'07 - Dec'08: Assistant System Engineer, TCS, India

Honours and Awards

  1. VLSID 2024 Research Forum Award to Asrar.
  2. IEEE APCCAS 2023 Design Contest Winner.
  3. IIIT-Delhi Research Excellence Awards (2021, 2023).
  4. Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship (QIF) Winner (2022,2023).
  5. Elevated to IEEE Senior Member Grade.
  6. VLSID Conference Design Contest Winner (2022, 2023)
  7. COMSNETs 2022 Best PhD Thesis Award and IIITD 2022 PhD Dissertation Award to Himani Joshi.
  8. Best paper award (Application-oriented Research Track) in AIMLSystems 2021 Conference.
  9. IIIT-Delhi Teaching Excellence Awards (based on student's feedback and class strength): ECE270: ELD (2018, 2020), ECE111: DC (2019), ECE510: DHD (2019, 2020).
  10. Second-best poster award at COMSNETS 2019.
  11. 2018 NI (National Instruments) Academic Research Grant.
  12. Second best paper award IEEE/AIAA 36th DASC 2017, Florida, USA.
  13. 2017 NI (National Instruments) Academic Research Grant.
  14. Young scientist paper award and conference travel grant from 32nd URSI-GASS, Montreal, Canada, Aug. 2017.
  15. Best demo award in 11th International Conference on Cognitive Radio Oriented Wireless Networks (CROWNCOM 2016), France.
  16. Visiting professor fellowship, CentraleSupélec, Rennes, France (Nov.-Dec., 2015).
  17. DST INSPIRE faculty award from Government of India for young researchers under 32 years age along with 5 year research grant.
  18. Young scientist paper award and conference travel grant from URSI-France in XXXI General Assembly and Scientific Symposium of the URSI, Beijing, China, Aug. 2014.
  19. Graduate scholarship for four years to pursue graduate studies at NTU, Singapore.
  20. Best paper award in the IET National Conference on Signal and Image Processing Applications, Pune, India

Research Interests

  1. Green wireless network design via reinforcement learning and reconfigurable radio
  2. Smart and reconfigurable multi-standard wireless communication transceivers
  3. Reinforcement and transfer learning for wideband spectrum sensing, RF energy harvesting, and dynamic spectrum access
  4. Machine learning on System on Chip
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