Dr. Navin Kumar serves as Associate Professor at department of Electronics and Communication,Amrita School of Engineering.
Dr Navin Kumar obtained his PhD in Telecommunication Engineering from University of Porto, Aveiro and Minho – Portugal, Europe (2007-2011) and M Tech in Digital System Engineering from Motilal National Institute of Technology, Allahabad, India in year 2000. He did his bachelor degree in engineering from the Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers, New Delhi in 1996.
Dr. Navin has over 22 years of working experience in Government, Industry and academia in IT and Telecommunication area. He has over 10 years of overseas experience in teaching, research and development. Some of the international research projects he has worked on like VIDAS, iLITE (EU). Dr. Navin has over 50 publications in peer reviewed international journals and IEEE conference proceedings. In addition, he has also authored a book and book chapters.
He is reviewer of reputed journals like IEEE Transaction on wireless communications, intelligent transportation, vehicular communications and many others. He is very active in organizing workshop (local and international), conferences etc. He is the chair of ComSoc Bangalore chapter and also associated with IEEE Photonics, ITS, VTS, Consumer Electronics and Sensor council. Dr. Navin has been awarded the Fraunhofer Challenge award in academic year 2010-2011 for the best PhD thesis work. He also received research grant from Govt. of Portugal towards his PhD research work. Dr. Navin is the recipient of Gowri Memorial award, India in year 2009 for the best journal paper. He is Sr Member of IEEE, AIENG (HK), Life member of IETE and IE (India) Dr. Navin has been giving tutorial at IEEE flagship conferences like ICC, WCNC. He regularly speaks and delivers talk as key note, invited speakers in conferences and workshops. He has successfully guided a PhD and 6-PhD scholars are working with him, most of them in 5G Wireless Technology. His research area includes, 5G (mmWave, Architecture and Massive MIMO), Intelligent Transportation Systems, Visible Light Communication, Optical Wireless Communication, IoT& Smart City and Wireless/Mobile Communications & Networks. He is also the part of IEEE 5G Initiative in standardization.