UK Lead Partner

London Digital Twin Research Centre (Middlesex University London), UK: Prof. Huan X. Nguyen, Lead Applicant and Dr. Ramona Trestian, Co-Applicant, Prof Mehmet Karamanoglu, and Prof. Balbir Barn.

India Lead Partner

Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) Sricity, India: Dr. Hrishikesh Venkataraman, Lead Applicant and Dr. Raja Vara Prasad, Co-Applicant.

Dr. Hrishikesh Venkataraman did his MTech from IIT Kanpur, from 2002-04 and his MTech thesis from Vodafone Chair for Mobile Communications, TU Dresden, Germany in 2003-04.Subsequently, he did his PhD from Jacobs University Bremen, Germany where he was awarded the best Graduate Student in September 2007. Dr. Venkataraman’s area of interest is in wireless communication, connected cars and device-to-device communication. Dr. Venkataraman has more than 13 years of industry and research experience, having worked with Irish national centre–RINCE (Research Institute for Networks and Communication Engineering), CTO Office of Tech Mahindra and Microverse Automation Pvt. Ltd. Dr. Venkataraman is currently an Associate Professor and Faculty-in-Charge for R&D activities at Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) Sri City, AP, India. He has 3 PhD students and several research Honours students working under him. Dr. Venkataraman has more than 60 publications in different international conferences and journals, including in ACM, Elsevier, IEEE, IET and Springer. He has edited 3 books, has one granted US patent, one contribution in European Telecom Standards Institute (ETSI) and has been an Editor of European Transactions of Telecommunications (ETT) for 5 years.

Dr. Raja Vara Prasad obtained his Ph.D. degree from Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad in the year 2016 under the supervision of Dr.P. Rajalakshmi. He is currently working as an Assistant Professor with Indian Institute of Information Technology, Sri City. His research areas are centered on Wireless Sensor Networks, Wireless Sensor and Actuator Networks, Smart Buildings, Net Zero Energy Buildings, Wireless Protocols for IoT applications, Smart Cities automated wireless sensor networks, Green networks, and Internet of Things.

Other Partners

Sricity Private Limited (SPL), India

Festo Didactic Ltd.