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Prasant Misra, Ph.D. (Computer Science & Engg., UNSW)

Scientist, Corporate Research & Innovation, TATA Consultancy Services Ltd., Bangalore

  • Expertise: Distributed/Mobile Sensing & Computing
  • Field of Research: Intelligent Cyber Physical Systems | Edge AI
  • Professional Associations: Chair, IMOBILE ACM Chapter | Co-chair, Industry Relations, IEEE Bangalore Section | Senior Member, ACM | Senior Member, IEEE |
  • E-mail: prasant.misra[AT] | prasant.misra[AT] | prasant.misra[AT]
  • Web: LinkedIN | GSite | GScholar | DBLP | SlideShare | YouTube | Short BIO |

Prasant is passionate about building systems "at scale" that can extend human and machine capabilities with newer and better ways of observing the physical world. His research cuts across various aspects of computational sensing and optimization for intelligent cyber-physical systems, with a focus on Edge AI. He also has a background in middleware for wireless sensor networks and low-power networked embedded systems.

He has more than ten years of experience in scientific and industrial research. He has worked in different roles and capabilities for: Keane Inc. (a unit of NTT Data Corporation), Bangalore (2006-08); CSIRO Sydney and Brisbane (2008-12); Robert Bosch Centre for Cyber Physical Systems in the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (2013-16). He is currently a Scientist with TCS (Corporate R&I) at the Innovation Labs in Bangalore (2016 onwards).

He has worked on a diverse range of problems pertaining to : space-time sensing and tracking (for applications in wireless sensor networks, robotics and MAVs, demining, HAI); modeling / characterization / deployment studies of low-power wireless communication (for applications in high stress environments); middleware stacks (for IoT platforms); unobtrusive sensing and informatics (for condition monitoring and diagnosis of complex physical systems); real time object detection and time series forecasting (for applications in smart mobility).

He has published over 40 peer reviewed articles in premier research forums including : ACM MSWiM (2011), ACM/IEEE IPSN (2012, 2014), ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks (2013), IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing (2017), Elsevier Ad Hoc Networks Journal (2017), IEEE ICRA (2018), and IEEE Communications Magazine (2010, 2012, 2015-16, 2018).

Prasant has received several recognitions for his work, of which it is noteworthy to mention the : MIT TR35 (“Top 10 Innovators under 35") India and TCS “Exemplary Contribution Award” in 2017, ERCIM “Alain Bensoussan” and EC “Marie Curie” Fellowship in 2012; and the Australian Government's AusAID “Australian Leadership Awards” Scholarship (now a stream of Australia Awards) in 2008. He is a recipient of the "Best Poster Paper Award" at ACM SenSys 2016 and EWSN 2013.

He is an active volunteer. He has served on the organizing and/or technical program committees of a number of conferences and events including : IEEE RTSS (2013, 2015), IEEE MASS (2014), IEEE DCOSS (2013, 2017-19), IEEE ICDCS (2015), CPSWeek (2015), COMSNETS (2016-19), IEEE SmartTech (2017-18), ACM MobiSys (IoPARTS - 2018), and ACM MobiCom (2018). He is a speaker, educator, and mentor on various aspects of Full Stack IoT. In the past, he was a contributor to National standardization forums on Smart Cities and Infrastructure. He is a senior member of IEEE and ACM, member of IEEE Computer Society and ACM SIGMOBILE, member of the executive committees of IEEE Bangalore Section (as Co-chair, Industry Relations) and COMSNETS Association, Chair of IMOBILE ACM Chapter, and an Associate Technical Editor of IEEE Communications Magazine. His excellence in volunteering services has been recognized by the COMSNETS Association in 2019, and by the IEEE Bangalore Section as "Outstanding Volunteer Award for the year 2017” in 2018 .

He completed his postdoc from the Swedish Institute of Computer Science, Stockholm in 2013. He received his Ph.D. from the University of New South Wales, Sydney in 2012 and B.E. (First class with Honors) from Sambalpur University in 2006, both in the field of computer science and engineering. He is an alumnus of St. Patrick's H.S. School, Asansol.

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Invited Talks/Panels

  • [02 Mar. 2019] TYRST 2019 @ IIT Delhi
  • [28 Feb 2019] CSE, IIT Hyderabad

Organizing / Program Committee (Upcoming Events) :

Publications (2019 - till date)

  • Parking 4.0 @ TCS Whitepaper
  • MineSense @ J. Wireless Networks 2019 (I.F.: 1.981)
  • Aerial communication framework for user trapped in emergency @ US Patent

Media Coverage (Imp.)

[2019] "Is this how we’ll all park in the future?" [TCS DigitalDirections]

[2019] "The parking revolution that could be coming to a city near you" [TCS DigitalDirections]

[2017] "Aerial Drones with Ears" @ MIT TR 35 – India [innovatorsunder35][Mint-HT][EmTech][Mint-HT][News18][UNSW][SICS-RISE]

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