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Workshop series on Advanced Communication Systems

Radar Sensing: Fundamentals and Recent Advances


July 30, 2022


Online (Zoom meeting)




Session 1 by Dr. Vinod Reddy (09:30 to 11:00)

  • Introduction to Radars – PW and CW radars
  • Signal model


Session 2 by Mr. Vinay Kulkarni (11:15 to 12:45) 

  • Working principle of FMCW radar
  • Radar signal processing pipeline


Session 3 by Dr. Vinod and Mr. Vinay (14:00 to 15:30)

  • Recent technological advances
  • Recent application advances



Dr. Vinod Veera Reddy

IIIT Bangalore

Dr. Vinod Veera Reddy received his Ph.D. degree from Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, in 2013. He is currently with IIIT Bangalore as an Assistant Professor since 2018. Prior to joining IIITB, he was with Samsung Research Institute and GE Global Research as Signal Processing Research Engineer for 3.5 years in total, and worked on algorithm development for biomedical Ultrasound and Oil & Gas applications, respectively. He worked as a post- doctoral Research Fellow at Infinitus Center, NTU, on phased-array RADAR from 2014 to 2015. Prior to his Ph.D., he worked with Accord Software and Systems Pvt. Ltd. from 2003-2007, where he developed signal processing algorithms for navigation receivers.


Dr. Vinod’s research interests broadly lie in solving problems with Signal processing for diverse applications. With exposure to signals acquired from various kinds of sensing modalities ranging from geophone, microphone, ultrasound and Radar, his strength lies in sensor analytics. He has been working in the field of automotive Radar, biomedical ultrasound and unattended ground sensors to mention a few.


Mr. Vinay Kulkarni

Ignitarium Technology Solutions

Mr.Vinay Kulkarni has close to two decades of industry experience with companies like ISRO, GE Healthcare, Siemens, Motorola, and Arris Inc. He is currently working as Principal Engineer for Ignitarium Technology solutions and leads initiatives in the use of ML/DL for Computer vision and audio processing. His rich experiences in DSP and embedded, AI/ML enables translation of ideas into products. In the past, he has worked on Telecommand receivers, Audio/Video codecs and Sensor fusion of IMUs on embedded platforms to mention a few. 

Mr. Vinay received his BE and M.Tech degree from Karnataka University and NIT-Karnataka in 2000 and 2003, respectively. He is currently pursuing his part-time PhD at IIITB. His research interests include the development of novel algorithms employing signal processing, ML/DL for commercial radar context. He is recipient of few US patents and has received multiple Bravo awards at his workplace for his contributions.