Prospective Faculty

Faculty Recruitment:

IISc has the open call for applications system for faculty recruitment. Applications from individuals with an excellent academic and research track record are invited throughout the year. Applicants should have a PhD in their area of research, should preferably have 2-3 years postdoctoral research experience, and an outstanding publication record. They should be able to pursue an independent programme of original research and teaching at the post-graduate level.

The application material is scrutinised by a faculty search committee consisting of ECE faculty members and references are sought from the suggested experts. The department may also choose to get additional references. The prospective faculty member will be invited by the department to spend a couple of days at the department. During the visit the candidate gives a talk about his/her research and also interacts with members of the faculty. If the faculty members decide that the candidate will be a valuable addition to the department, the department makes a recommendation to the Director through the Chairperson of the Division of Electrical, Electronics and Computer Sciences. The above described process normally requires two to three months.

The Director sets up a selection committee on a suitable date. At least two experts from outside the Institute will be invited to participate in the selection committee proceedings.

The areas of specialisation include (but are not limited to) the following:

Biomedical signal processing, signal processing related to the brain and bioinformatics; signal processing for body area networks; for imaging, video, multimedia, augmented and virtual reality; for radar, sonar, geophysics, satellite imaging, satellite communication and other communication applications; signal processing related to large-scale and wide-spread sensing, to sensing for intelligent decision making, and mobility systems; DSP systems and architectures.: .

Broadband wireless access, low-power, wide-area networks for IoT, ultra-high-reliability and low-latency networks, 5G test beds, IoT systems networking, machine learning and artificial intelligence for communication networking; coding for communication and storage.: .

Algorithmic statistics, decentralised, distributed, and/or communication aspects of optimisation, learning and control at scale, inverse problems and high-dimensional statistics, network information theory, quantum information theory, information theory of learning, machine learning, data science and artificial intelligence..: .

Wave-material interactions at high frequencies; III-V technologies for RF chipsets, radio design for Mm-wave and THz bands, mixed-signal design; beyond 3 THz nonlaser wireless optics; antennas, radar applications; computational electromagnetics.: .

Photonic integrated circuits, applications to WDM networks, microwave photonics, micro-opto-electro-mechanical systems and sensors;solid state devices, quantum electronics, light-matter interactions and optoelectronics; nonlinear and quantum effects; quantum communication and quantum computing, including quantum information, coding, key distribution, sources and detectors, free-space, fibre-optic, and on-chip quantum systems..: .

Networked autonomous robotic systems including driverless cars, drones, robots; smart cities and artificial intelligence for social good, socio-technical and cyber-social system of systems; large-scale sensing, IoT networking, middleware platforms; biological and social networks.: .

Communication security, data security, computer and network security, block chain, digital transactions, digital currency, machine learning for security, cloud and distributed storage security, coding approaches to security, security of cyber-physical systems, post-quantum cryptography..: .

The applications are peer reviewed in the departments and reference letters are obtained. Candidates short-listed from this process are considered by selection committees of experts that meet 4 times a year (typically in March, June, September, and December), with offers to selected candidates being made shortly thereafter.

Candidates must prepare an application package as per instructions in this page and send it to The Registrar, Indian Institute of Science at the email address: and the Chairman at the email address:

Prof. A. Chockalingam
Department of Electrical Communication Engineering
Indian Institute of Science
Bangalore 560 012
Ph: +91 080-2293-2854

Faculty Exchange:

IISc has a very active program of faculty exchange. Each year, faculty members and researchers from all over the world visit the campus for various lengths of time. Normally such visits are initiated by direct contact between the host in IISc and the visitor. Visiting Scientist and Visiting Professor appointments are also available.