Dean (Research)

Yash M. Vasavada Dr. Yash M. Vasavada

Dr. Yash M. Vasavada, currently a Professor at Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology (DA-IICT), is an academician and researcher in the domain of communications and signal processing.

Academic Experience:

  • Holds a Ph.D degree and an M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) and a B.E. degree in Electronics and Communication from L. D. College of Engineering, Ahmedabad.
  • Leads the Communications, Signal Processing and Machine Intelligence (CSPMI) Lab at DA-IICT, driving research advancements in statistical theories of communication and signal processing.
  • Principal Investigator or Co-Principal Investigator for several Department of Space (DoS)-sponsored research projects, exceeding INR 1.25 crores in aggregate research funding
  • Authored over 30 research articles in peer-reviewed journals and conferences.
  • Senior member of IEEE and a reviewer for prominent journals and conferences.

Industry Experience:

  • Prior to joining DA-IICT, worked at Hughes Network Systems (USA), contributing to the system engineering design of numerous SATCOM systems, including THURAYA, ICO, Inmarsat, Jupiter, Echostar, MEXSAT, Globalstar, and OneWeb.
  • Obtained twelve U.S. patents, by applying communications and DSP theories to develop practical applications.
  • Recipient of the Hughes Corporation Doctorate Program Fellowship Award.

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