NextGen Communications Group

Group’s Mission:
Over the past few decades, Communication Technology has grown by leaps and bounds. Regardless to this, there is significant scope for enrichment in terms of economics, effectiveness, efficiency and performance of communication technology. The research focus of this Group is to develop intelligent and cognitive communication models and protocols, which aid the evolving applications to Smart Cities, Green Communications and Internet of Things (IoT). The research is focused on creating communication models and protocols which improve high data rates, heterogeneity, autonomy and scalability of communication technology.
The research in the next communication group encompasses the following focus areas:

  • Physical layer aspects
  • New medium layer aspects
  • Network layer protocols for wide area applications
  • Theoretical, simulation and experimental models for adaptive and resourceful green communications
  • Heterogeneous Wireless Network Communications
  • Deterministic Propagation Modeling

Wireless communications and wireless networks are the backbone technologies for the evolving smart city technologies. Our group is so foundational for solving the challenges of the smart city technologies. We are focusing on scalability, heterogeneous protocols support, handovers etc. to assure the success of smart city technologies. This group is also actively doing research in Internet of Things (IoT) and Machine to Machine (M2M) addressing some of the research challenges in Vehicle-to-Vehicle communications, Wireless ad-hoc networks for precision agriculture and smart building. The research produced by the Next-Gen Communications Group will have a significant impact on the general society, Government of India initiatives such as Smart Cities and companies working on novel communication models and networks for future generations.

Description of Group:

Despite the multi-fold growth of Wired and Wireless Communications in the past few decades, there is a tremendous scope to improve the existing communication models to make them more economical, efficient and high performance systems for futuristic requirements. This group has been started with a vision of developing cognitive and intelligent communication models or protocols aiding the evolving applications like Smart Cities, Smart Transportation, Green Communications and Internet of Things (IoT). The primary research interests of this group are to design communication models with features of resiliency, high data rates, heterogeneity, autonomous and scalable systems. Currently this group focus on developing on the following aspects: Physical layer aspects; New Medium Access layer and Network layer protocols for wide area applications; theoretical, simulation and experimental models for adaptive, resource efficient and greener communications; heterogeneous wireless network communication, physical Layer design aspects of tiny hardware targeting IoT sensing applications, microwave, antennas, etc. The outcomes of this research group have significant short and long term societal benefits for Government of India (GoI) initiatives like Smart Cities, connected society, and also the requirements of other private industries and researchers targeting for novel communication models for evolving applications of next generation communication and networks. Further, with the enormous requirement for high speed large data transfer, researchers are looking into millimeter-wave (60 GHz) communication systems. At this high frequency range it is therefore extremely important to model the propagation channel accurately (using deterministic propagation modeling using ray tracing and high-frequency asymptotic techniques) so that multiple antennas may be accurately fed with correct amplitude and phase to achieve precise beamforming and thereby high data rate.


A. Faculty

S. No. Name E-mail Areas of Specialization
1. Dr. Hrishikesh Venkataraman Multihop wireless communication, Heterogeneous wireless networks
Vehicular Communications
2. Dr. A. Krishna Chaitanya Resource Allocation in Wireless Networks, Applications of Game theory in Wireless
Communications, Network Information Theory.
3. Dr. Raja Vara Prasad Wireless Sensor Networks, Internet of Things (IoT), Smart Buildings, Next Generation Networks.
4. Dr. Rangeet Mitra Visible light communications.
5. Dr. Kandimalla Divyabramham Electromagnetic Scattering, RCS Studies, and Deterministic propagation Channel modeling .

B. PhD Students:
1. Mr. Pavan Ganesh,
Title: Underwater wireless communication

2. Ms. Saswati P,
Title: Wireless Sensor networks

3. Mr. Reddy Sekhar,
Title: ??

C. Honors Students:
1. Ms. Madhuchandana,
Title: Routing protocols for vehicular communication networks

Any other PhD or Honors’ students – Please add

  1. A. Surekha and H. Venkataraman, “An Adaptive Clustering Technique based on Image-based Traffic Identification for Real-Time V2V Communication”, in: Proc of IEEE Vehicular Technology Communication (VTC), Porto, Portugal 3 - 6 June 2018.
  1. Rahul Pal, K V Srinivas, Krishna Chaitanya A, “A Beam Selection Algorithm for Millimeter-Wave Multi-User MIMO Systems”, IEEE Communication Letters, Vol. 22, no. 4, pp. 852-855, April 2018.
  1. R. Mitra, and V. Bhatia, "Minimum Error Entropy Criterion Based Channel Estimation for Massive-MIMO in VLC", IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, 2018 (Accepted).
  1. S. Jain, R. Mitra, and V. Bhatia, "Adaptive Precoding Based Detection Algorithm for Massive MIMO Visible Light Communication" IEEE Communications Letters, Vol. 22, no.9, pp. 1842-1845, 2018.
  1. R. Mitra, and V. Bhatia, "Kernel-based parallel multi-user detector for massive-MIMO" Elsevier Computers and Electrical Engineering, vol. 65, pp. 543-553, 2018.
  1. U. K. Singh, R. Mitra, V. Bhatia, and A. K. Mishra, "Low- Complexity Complex KLMS based Non-linear Estimators for OFDM Radar System", IEEE ANTS, Indore December 2018.
  1. S. Jain, R. Mitra and V. Bhatia, "Kernel Adaptive Filtering Based on Maximum Versoria Criterion,", IEEE ANTS, Indore, December 2018.
  1. R. Sekhar K, and R. Mitra, "Performance analysis of DCOOFDM over precoded massive MIMO VLC channel," IEEE ANTS-2018.
  1. R. Mitra, and V. Bhatia, "Precoding technique for illconditioned massive MIMO-VLC system,", IEEE VTC, Porto, PortugaL, June 2018
  1. Vamshi B, Y.R.V. Prasad, “Dynamic Route Planning Framework for Minimal Air Pollution Exposure in Urban Road Transportation Systems,”, WF-IoT-2018, Singapore.
  1. Divyabramham Kandimalla, and Arijit De, “Backscattering from Curved Plates: Formulation and Closed-Form Solutions”, IEEE Trans. Antennas Propag., vol. 66, no. 9, pp. 4832 - 4843, Sept. 2018.
  1. Divyabramham Kandimalla and Arijit De, "High Frequency Uniform Asymptotic Solution for Diffraction by the Edges of a Curved Plate" IEEE InCAP, Hyderabad, India, 16th – 19th, Dec. 2018.
  2. Guru Varun Nitin Gadepalli and Divyabramham Kandimalla, "2.4 GHz Circularly polarized Microstrip Patch Antenna with Diagonal Structural Symmetry" IEEE InCAP, Hyderabad, India, 16th – 19th, Dec. 2018.
  1. Nagasai Goud Padamati, Sunil Kumar Shetty Midde, Suneel Kumar Korlakota and Divyabramham Kandimalla, "Quarter Wavelength Monopole Antenna on Flat Conducting Plates: Uniform Theory of Diffraction" IEEE InCAP, Hyderabad, India, 16th – 19th, Dec. 2018.


  1. H. Venkataraman, T. Bi. T. Wu, I. Ghergulouscu and G.M. Muntean, "DE-BAR: Device Energy-centric Backlight and Adaptive Region of Interest Mechanism for Wireless Mobile Devices", Springer Wireless Personal Communications, November 2017.
  1. H. Venkataraman, N. Fernando and V. Sundar, "What about Development of Framework for Coastal Smart Cities," UN University, Cologne, Germany, November 2017.
  1. K.K.S. Bharadwaj and H. Venkataraman, "Performance Analysis of Network-Coding for M2M Communications," IEEE Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics (AIM), Munich, Germany, 3 - 7 July 2017.
  1. K.K.S. Bharadwaj and H. Venkataraman, "Intelligent Communication between Autonomous Surface Vehicles," International Conference on Cyber-Physical Systems, IISc Bangalore, 18 - 19 July 2017.
  1. Rakshak Agarwal, Suresh Kalyanasundaram, Krishna Chaitanya A, "Scheduling and Power Control for In-Band Full Duplex Communications,” IEEE GLOBECOM, Singapore, 2017.
  1. R. Mitra, and V. Bhatia, "Precoded Chebyshev-NLMS based pre-distorter for nonlinear LED compensation in NOMA-VLC," IEEE Transactions on Communications, Vol. 65(11) pp. 4845-4856, 2017.
  1. R. Mitra, and V. Bhatia, "Low complexity post-distorter for visible light communications," IEEE Communication Letters, vol. 21, no. 9, pp. 1977-1980, 2017.
  1. R. Mitra, and V. Bhatia, "Unsupervised Multi-Stage Clustering based Hammerstein post-distortion for VLC," IEEE Photonics Journal, vol. 9, no. 1, pp. 1-10, 2017.
  1. R. Mitra, and V. Bhatia, "Finite Dictionary Techniques for MSER Equalization in RKHS," Signal Image Video Processing (SIVP), Springer, vol. 11, no. 5, pp. 849-856, 2017.
  1. U. K. Singh, R. Mitra, V. Bhatia, and A. K. Mishra, “Target range estimation in OFDM radar system via kernel least mean square technique,” in IET Radar Conference, 2017.
  1. Kiran, M.P.R.S., Prasad, Y.R.V. & Rajalakshmi, P. “Modeling and Analysis of IEEE 802.15.4 Multi-hop Networks for IoT Applications,” Wireless Personal Communications Journal, Vol-97(4), Springer - 2017.


  1. H. Venkataraman, P. Bauskar and A. Joshi, “A Computer Implemented System and Method for Offloading of Traffic”, US Patent, Grant No. 9642056, April 2017. 
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