Dr. Anurag Kumar
Dr. Anurag Kumar

Dr. Anurag Kumar

Dr. Anurag Kumar is currently the 20th Director of the Indian Institute of Science at Bangalore, India. He was a professor at the Department of Electrical Communication Engineering, and the Chairperson of the Electrical Sciences Division at the Indian Institute of Science, before becoming the Director in 2014.

Dr. Kumar obtained his B.Tech degree in electrical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur in 1977, and his Ph.D. degree from Cornell University in 1981. He worked at Bell Labs in the US before joining as faculty at the Indian Institute of Science. His main research area used to be TCP/IP, but now he has moved into wireless networking focusing on sensor networks. From 1989 to 2001, he coordinated the project ERNET which was instrumental in bringing network connectivity to Indian students and researchers in the late 1980s and early 1990s. He has been an elected Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering since 1999 and an elected Fellow of the Indian National Science Academy since 2006. He is also a fellow of Indian Academy of Sciences from 2010 and an elected Fellow of the IEEE. He received the CDAC-ACCS Foundation Award for 2009 by the Advanced Computing and Communications Society.