PhD Student, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Rice University


"Victory belongs to the most persevering.​" - Napoleon Bonaparte

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I am pursuing my PhD in Electrical & Computer Engineering at Rice University under the guidance of Dr. Edward W. Knightly, Rice Networks Group.  My research interest lie in the field of Wireless network design, Heterogeneous & Small Cell networks. My graduate studies are supported through the prestigious Texas Instruments Graduate Fellowship.  I cleared my PhD qualifier in May 2013 at the end of my first year at Rice. The next step on my timeline is to defend my Masters by the end of Spring'14.

I was born and brought up in Hyderabad, best known for the iconic dish Biryani. I am the first one in my family to venture into the field of engineering with both my parents and grandparents belonging to the field of medicine. I managed to crack the IIT Joint Entrance Examination 2008 and spent four wonderful years at the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur. I graduated with a Bachelors in Technology (Honors) from the Department of Electronics & Electrical Communication Engineering, IIT Kharagpur. In the summer of 2011, I was awarded the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) WISE Scholarship to pursue an undergraduate research internship at the University of Paderborn, Germany.