Bio

Dr. Bharat Chaudhari graduated in Industrial Electronics Engineering from Amravati University in 1989 then received M. E. Telecom. E. and Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering) from Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India in 1993 and 2000, respectively.

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He is working with Maharashtra Institute of Technology, Pune as Professor and Head, Dept. of Electronics and Communication Engineering. Prior to this, he has held various positions like Principal, Dean, Professor at International Institute of Information Technology (I²IT), Pune. Dr. Chaudhari has 28 years of experience in teaching and research in the field of communication engineering, optical networks, wireless networks, and converging telecom technologies.

Dr. Chaudhari has authored more than sixty two research papers in the international and national level reputed journals and reviewed conference proceedings in the field of communication engineering, optical networks, wireless networks, Internet of Things, and converging telecom technologies. He has edited a book on Femto Cell Communications and Technologies: Business Opportunities and Deployment Challenges, published by IGI Global, USA. He has filed and published one patent on innovative design of router for Optical Network on Chip applications.

Dr. Chaudhari is recipient of research grant under Fast Track Scheme for Young Scientists, Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India for pursuing research in the field of optical networks. He has also received research grants for ICTP/ITU-BDT and Savitribai Phule Pune University for research in the field of wireless. Currently, he is Simons Associate (Visiting Scientist) to Wireless Network Research Group, ICTP, Italy for the period of January 2015 – December 2020. He has research collaborations with ICTP, Italy for research in Wireless technologies (since 2005) and Sun-Yat-Sen University, China for research in Photonics (since 2003). He has undertaken visits to various Universities/organizations in USA, Israel, Italy, Hong Kong, China, and Indonesia for research and collaborations.

Under Dr. Bharat Chaudhari’s supervision, six students have completed their PhD degree research work and three more students are researching in the fields of optical network on chip, cognitive radio and Internet of Things. He has also supervised 40+ Master dissertations and 70+ undergraduate projects. In addition to regular teaching, he had developed and delivered several courses such as Switching and Routing Technologies, Network Engineering, 3G/4G Wireless Networks and Design, Wireless Sensor Networks, Intelligent, Next Generation Networks with emphasis on SIP and IP Multimedia Subsystem deployment, Optical Networks, and many others. Dr. Chaudhari has been referred with more than 25 PhD theses for evaluation by various Universities in India and abroad. He is a member of Editorial Board of several journals in the field of Networks and Communications.

Dr. Chaudhari had directed and organized two ICTP/ITU-BDT sponsored Workshops on Wireless Technologies for Scientists in South Asian Countries at Pune (one each in 2005 and 2010), an IEEE sponsored International Conference on Internet of Things and Applications (2016) and International workshop on Internet of Things and TV White Spaces (2017). He has delivered numerous technical talks (keynote/invited/expert) at various platforms in India and aboard.

Dr. Chaudhari is Senior Member of IEEE, Fellow of IETE, Fellow of IE (I), and Life Member of ISTE. Under his leadership, IEEE Pune Section was established in Year 2010 and is a Founder Chair for Years 2010 – 2011. Currently, he is Chairing IEEE Communication Society Pune Chapter for Years 2016 – 2017. His biography was included in Marquis Who’s Who in Science and Technology in Year 2006.

Dr. Bharat Chaudhari is Program Evaluator of US based Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET) for international accreditations of Computer and Telecom Engineering programs. Since Year 2014, he was a part of ABET accreditation teams to three US Universities. He has been also actively involved as Member/ Member Coordinator of National Assessment and Accreditation Board (NAAC) peer teams for accreditation of colleges/Universities in India, and has undertaken more than 15 accreditation visits.

He has worked on various committees such as Expert Member for shortlisting the AICTE research proposals, Reviewer of DST research proposals, Member of Board of Studies, and Research and Recognition Committee, Member of Faculty Selection Committees of the Savitribai Phule Pune University, North Maharashtra University, Himachal Pradesh University, Karnataka State Open University, Bharati Vidyapith, and several others.

 

Qualification:

    • Ph. D.(Engineering)

    • M. E. Telecom. Engineering

    • B. E.(Industrial Electronics)

 

Research Papers:

    • Journal papers published: 33

    • Conference papers published: 30

 

Patents:

Five Port Optical Router for Optical Network on Chip Applications, Filed and Published in The Indian Patent Office Journal, No. 29/2016, Ref. 201621017235A, P50685, July 15, 2016.

 

Experience:

    • Teaching experience : 28 Years

    • Research experience : 20 Years(Along with teaching)

Subjects

Computer Networks, Wireless Networks, Communication Systems, Switching and Routing Technologies, Optical Networks, Intelligent Networks, Broadband Technologies, and allied subjects