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

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

  • Expertise: Distributed Sensing Systems
  • Field of Research: Intelligent Cyber Physical Systems | Edge AI
  • Professional Associations: Co-chair, Industry Relations, IEEE Bangalore Section | Senior Member, IEEE | Senior Member, ACM
  • E-mail: prasant.misra[AT]tcs.com | prasant.misra[AT]ieee.org | prasant.misra[AT]gmail.com
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Prasant is a computer scientist, 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 (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 (for low-power wireless communication in high stress environments), middleware stacks (for IoT platforms), and unobtrusive sensing and informatics (for condition monitoring and diagnosis of complex physical systems).

He has published over 35 peer reviewed articles in premier systems 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 an 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, and an Associate Technical Editor of IEEE Communications Magazine. His volunteering excellence has been felicitated by the : IEEE Bangalore Section "Outstanding Volunteer Award for the year 2017".

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

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