Dr. Uday Desai

Honorary Distinguished Professor, Plaksha

Research Interests

  • Wireless communication
  • Wireless sensor networks
  • Cyber-physical systems
  • Internet of Things 
  • Artificial Intelligence


  • Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University

Past Association

  • Founding Director, IIT Hyderabad
  • Professor, Electrical Engineering Department, IIT Bombay


Prof. Uday B. Desai is an Honorary Distinguished Professor at Plaksha. He has earlier served as the Founding Director and Professor Emeritus of IIT Hyderabad. He has held faculty positions at IIT Bombay and Washington State University, and visiting faculty positions at Stanford University, Purdue University and Arizona State University. He also chairs several committees under MEITY, DST, DRDO, and private organizations, and is the Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Committee for the National Mission on Interdisciplinary Cyber-Physical Systems (NM-ICPS).

Prof Desai has authored/coauthored nearly 300 peer reviewed papers in international journals and international conferences. He is a Fellow of INSA (Indian National Science Academy), Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE), and The Institution of Electronic & Telecommunication Engineers (IETE). Prof Desai holds a B.Tech degree from IIT Kanpur, M.S. from the State University of New York, Buffalo, and Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University. For more details, please refer to his personal page.