Dr. Bharat Sambhu Chaudhari
Professor & Dean - Academics
Dr. Bharat Sambhu Chaudhari


Dr. Bharat S. Chaudhari is a highly accomplished Professor in Electronics and Communication Engineering with over 33 years of extensive teaching and research experience. He completed his undergraduate degree in Industrial Electronics Engineering from Amravati University in 1989, and later went on to receive his ME Telecom E and PhD (Engineering) from Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India in 1993 and 2000, respectively. Dr. Chaudhari has held several distinguished positions in academia, including Principal, Dean, and Professor at the International Institute of Information Technology, Pune.

He has authored more than 95 research papers, edited several conference proceedings, and authored and edited multiple books on wireless, telecom, and optical networks. He has also been granted two international patents and has two Indian patents published. His research interests include low-power wide-area networks (LPWANs), Internet of Things, wireless sensor networks, and Si-Photonics. Dr. Chaudhari has been appointed as Visiting Scientist to ICTP, a Tier I research organization of UNESCO and established by Nobel Laureate Dr. Abdus Salam in Trieste, Italy since 2007.

Dr. Chaudhari is a recipient of several prestigious awards, including the 2020 IETE N V Gadadhar Memorial Award for outstanding contribution in fostering research and education, the MAEER Pune’s Ideal Teacher Award 2015, and the Young Scientist Research Grant from the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, in 2003. He is a Fellow of the IETE and IE (I), the Founder Chair of IEEE Pune Section (R-10), and a Senior Member of IEEE. He also serves as a Program Evaluator of Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET, United States, for accreditation of computer, communications, and similar engineering programs. He has undertaken more than 25 NAAC accreditation peer team visits to various colleges and universities in India.

Research Areas

Artificial Intellingence of Things (AIoT), Low Power Wide Area Networks (LPWANs), TinyML, Si-Photonics


1. N. M. Pradhan, B. S. Chaudhari and M. Zennaro, ""6TiSCH Low Latency Autonomous Scheduling for Industrial Internet of Things,"" in IEEE Access, vol. 10, pp. 71566-71575, 2022, doi: 10.1109/ACCESS.2022.3188862 (SCIE/SCOPUS Indexed).

2. N. B. Jadhav and B.S Chaudhari, “Efficient Non-Blocking Optical Router for 3D Optical Network-on-Chip,” Optik - International Journal for Light and Electron Optics, Elsevier, vol. 266, 169563, ISSN 0030-4026, June 2022 (SCIE/SCOPUS Indexed).

3. S. Ghorpade, M. Zennaro, and B. Chaudhari, “Survey of Localization for Internet of Things Nodes: Approaches, Challenges and Open Issues,” Future Internet, vol. 13, no. 8, p. 210, Aug. 2021, doi: 10.3390/fi13080210 (ESCI/SCOPUS Indexed).

4. S. N. Ghorpade, M. Zennaro, and B. S. Chaudhari, “IoT-based hybrid optimized fuzzy threshold ELM model for localization of elderly persons,” Expert Systems with Applications, vol. 184, p. 115500, Dec. 2021. (SCIE and SCOPUS Indexed).

5. B. S. Chaudhari, M. Zennaro, and S. Borkar, “LPWAN Technologies: Emerging Application Characteristics, Requirements, and Open Challenges,” Future Internet, MDPI, vol. 12, no. 3, pp. 46 - 70, 2020. (ESCI and SCOPUS Indexed).

6. S. N. Ghorpade, M. Zennaro and B. S. Chaudhari, ""GWO Model for Optimal Localization of IoT-Enabled Sensor Nodes in Smart Parking Systems,"" IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, vol. 22, pp. 1217 – 1224, 2021. (SCIE and SCOPUS Indexed).

7. LPWAN Technologies for IoT and M2M Applications, Elsevier, USA, March 2020 (book edited along with Marco Zennaro).

8. Optimal Localization of Internet of Things Nodes, Springer, Switzerland, February 2022 (Book authored along with Sheetal Ghorpade and Marco Zennaro).

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Research Grants

1. Emerging Trends and Future Prospects in Photonics, IEEE Photonics Society, USA, USD 2500, 2021 - 2022.

2. TinyML Research Activity TinyML Consortium, ICTP, Italy, INR 75000, 2022.

3. Artificial Intelligence of Things for Low Power Wide Area Networks, Network Program, ICTP, Italy, Euro 26000, 2020 – 2022.

4. LPWAN Technologies on TVWS for IoT Applications, ICTP, Trieste Italy (Under Simons Associate Award), Euro 15500, 2015 – 2020.

5. Study and Impact of Coexistence of Low Rate Wireless Personal Area Networks and Other Wireless Access Networks, University of Pune, INR 190000, 2013 – 2014.

6. Radio Interference Control in IPv6 based Internet of Things System, Under Regular Associate Award, Euro 8000, 2007 – 2014.

7. Impact of Crosstalk Power Penalty in Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexed Polymeric Single-Mode Bus Arrays, Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India, INR 650000, 2003 – 2006.

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