Keynote Speaker

Prof. Kumar Vaibhav Srivastava

IIT Kanpur, India

Prof. Kumar Vaibhav Srivastava has received the B.Tech. degree in Electronics Engineering from Kamla Nehru Institute of Technology, Sultanpur, India, in 2002, the M. Tech. degree in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India, in 2004, and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India, in 2007. He is recipient of Cadence Gold Medal for Best M.Tech. Thesis in any of the Engineering Departments at IIT Kanpur. After completing his PhD program, he worked with GE (General Electric) Global Research Centre Bangalore for one year in 2008. In GE, he contributed significantly on Wireless Power Transfer and Subsea Communication program. He joined as an Assistant Professor at Department of Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India, in January 2009. He has been serving as Professor with Department of Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India since 2018. He has authored more than 250 journal and conference papers with international repute. He has supervised 43 M.Tech. thesis and 8 Ph.D. thesis till date and currently involved with supervision of 3 M.Tech. and 7 Ph.D. students. He has 2 international patents and three national patents to his credits. He is involved with several research projects with Department of Science and Technology (DST), Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO), Ministry of Human Resource and Development (MHRD), General Electric (GE) etc.
He has received Young Fellowship Awards (Class of 1979 Research Fellowship in 2013 and Dr. Shukla Faculty Research Fellowship in 2017) from IIT Kanpur for his significant contribution as a faculty member at IIT Kanpur. He has received the Excellence in Teaching Award-2020 at IIT Kanpur for his outstanding teaching in last few years. He is also recipient of ‘IEI (Institution of Engineer, INDIA) Young Engineer Award for year 2014-15 for his significant contribution in Electrical Engineering. He has received several Best Paper Awards in international conferences. His research interests include meta-materials, microwave antennas, MIMO antennas, microwave absorbers, finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) technique and microwave cloaking. He is member IETE, member IEI and Senior Member IEEE. He has served as Chairman of IEEE UP Section, India and Vice-Chairman, Education Activities, IEEE India Council. He is also founding chair of IEEE AP Society Chapter in Uttar Pradesh Section.

Title of the Talk: MIMO Antennas for 5G Applications

Abstract of Talk:In the last few decades, the ever-growing demand for high data rate in wireless communication has compelled the antenna engineering community to look for a technology that can provide high data rate within a limited frequency spectrum. Multiple input multiple output (MIMO) technology is one of the promising solutions for this, where multiple antennas are used in both transmitting and receiving ends. In such MIMO systems, multiple independent channels are created, which enhance the data rate significantly, without any additional requirement of bandwidth or transmitting power. In this talk the design challenges for MIMO Antenna System would be presented and discussed. Some state-of-the-art MIMO antenna systems proposed by our group will also be presented.