Director, IIT Hyderabad
Uday Desai is the Director of IIT Hyderabad since June 2009. Uday B. Desai received the B. Tech. degree from IIT Kanpur, M.S. degree from the State University of New York, Buffalo and the Ph.D. degree from The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, U.S.A., in 1979, all in Electrical Engineering. Dr. Desai is a senior member of IEEE, a Fellow of INSA (Indian National Science Academy), Fellow of Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE), and a Fellow of The Institution of Electronic & Telecommunication Engineers (IETE). He is the recipient of J C Bose Fellowship. He is also the recipient of the Excellence in Teaching Award from IIT-Bombay for 2007.He is on the board of Tata Communications Limited and also on the Technology Advisory Board of Microsoft Research Lab. India. He is on the Governing Council of IIIT Hyderabad and RGUKT. He is on the board of Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design and Manufacturing Jabalpur. He is one of the founding members of COMSNETS and also Society for Cancer Research and Communication. He was the Chair for IEEE Bombay Section 2006-2008.