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Ranga Rao Venkatesha Prasad
Director, Member Services

Dr. R Venkatesha Prasad is an associate professor at the Embedded Networked Systems group of Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) since 2013. Between 2005 and 2012, he was a senior researcher and adjunct faculty at TU Delft. At TU Delft, he has supervised 21 PhD students and 63 MSc students. He has (co-)authored more than 300 publications in peer-reviewed international transactions/journals, Patents and conferences in the areas of Tactile Internet, Internet of Things (IoT), Cyber Physical Systems (CPS), Energy-harvesting, 60 GHz mmWave networks, Smart-energy systems, Personal networks, Cognitive Radios and Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP). He has been successful in acquiring and executing several European and Dutch national projects in the areas of IoT, Future home networks (60 GHz), Smart-energy systems, Personal networks, and Cognitive Radios. Venkatesha Prasad received his 4TU University Teaching Qualification diploma with excellence in 2015. Recognizing his research contributions to IoT, he has been selected as an IEEE Communication Society (ComSoc) Distinguished Lecturer on the Internet of Things for the period 2016-2018. He has been contributing significantly to valorizing research to practice by contributing to standards on Cognitive radios and Tactile Internet. He is currently the vice-chair of the IEEE Tactile Internet standardization group. He is also leading many IEEE activities through positions on standards boards (secretary in the ComSoc standards board) and technical committees (vice-chair of the cognitive networking committee in 2013-16). He is on the editorial board of many international transactions and magazines and is a regular TPC member for many prestigious journals and conferences. He was responsible for the signing of MoU between IISc - TU Delft and he is anchoring Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) and TU Delft cooperation. He was the Deputy Project Director for Lunar Zebro – a moon rover project. He is a senior member of IEEE and ACM. He is a Fellow of IETE. He completed his PhD from IISc, Bangalore, India in 2003. During his PhD research, a scalable VoIP conferencing platform was designed. His thesis work led to a start-up venture, Esqube Communication Solutions. While at Esqube, eight patent applications and three PCT applications were filed along with his colleagues. He was instrumental in Esqube’s selection as top 100 IT innovators in India in 2006 by NASSCOM and the top 100 promising companies in Asia by RedHerring in 2008. Recently, he led a student team to win the worldwide Airbus challenge -- Fly Your Ideas (2019).