Dr. Soumya Prakash DashAssistant Professor
School of Electrical Sciences
(Electronics & Communication Engineering)

Research Interests

  • Intelligent reflecting surfaces (IRS)
  • Communication theory
  • Diversity combining
  • Wireless communications
  • Powerline communications
  • Visible light communications
  • Molecular communications

Contact Details

  • 107, School of Electrical Sciences, IIT Bhubaneswar, Argul, Khordha
  • +91-674-713-5774
  • spdash[at]iitbbs[dt]ac[dt]in

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Education

 Degree Discipline Year School
 Ph.D. Electrical Engineering 2019 Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
 B.Tech (H) Electrical Engineering 2014 Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar
 

Biosketch

Soumya P. Dash received the B.Tech. (H) degree in electrical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bhubaneswar, in 2014 and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, in 2019. From January 2019 to March 2019, he was an Early Doctoral Research Fellow with the Department of Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. Since March 2019, he has been with the faculty of the School of Electrical Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology, Bhubaneswar, where he is currently an Assistant Professor. His research interests include communication theory for hybrid communication systems, power line communications, smart grid communications, next-generation wireless communication systems, and diversity combining.
 
He is a Member of the IEEE Communications and Vehicular Technology Societies. He was the recipient of the VDGOOD Young Scientist Award and the President of India Gold Medal for the academic year 2013-14 for obtaining highest CGPA amongst the students graduating with B.Tech. (H) degree from the Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar. 

Teaching

  • Signals and Systems (EC2L002)
  • Digital Electronics Circuits (EC2L004)
  • Digital Electronics Circuits Laboratory (EC2P004)
  • Basic Electronics (EC2L005)
  • Basic Electronics Laboratory (EC2P005)
  • Introduction to Signal Processing (EC2L006)
  • Advanced Communication Engineering (EC6L001)
  • Wireless and Mobile Communications (EC6L020)

Projects

Ongoing: 
 
1. Design of QoS-aware gateway for reliable IoT communication networks
    Funding agency: Seed Grant, Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar
    Amount: INR 10 lakhs
    Duration: 2021 - 2023
 
Completed:
 
 1. Development of hybrid smart grid communications network or last mile connectivity: A D2D and PLC approach
    Funding agency: Science & Engineering Research Board (SERB), DST, Govt. of India
    Amount: INR 29.32 lakhs
    Duration: 2019 - 2021

Recent Publications (International Journals)

1S. P. Dash, S. Joshi, and S. Aissa, "Envelope distribution of two correlated complex Gaussian random variables and application to the performance evaluation of RIS-assisted communications," IEEE Communications Letters (accepted for publication).
2A. Kumar and S. P. Dash, "Optimal multi-level amplitude-shift keying modulation for a reliable channel magnitude detection-based receive diversity powerline communication system," IEEE Transactions on Green Communications and Networking (accepted for publication).
3J. Bhuyan and S. P. Dash, "Optimal fractional pilot duration for a correlated receive diversity reliable PLC system with imperfect CSI in Nakagami-m noise environment," IEEE Transactions on Green Communications and Networking (accepted for publication).
4S. P. Dash, J. Bhuyan, and R. K. Mallik, "Performance analysis of STBC-based MIMO PLC system in cyclostationary noise environment," IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology (accepted for publication).
5S. P. Dash, "Optimal rotated QPSK constellation for a reliable SOMA PLC system in Nakagami-m noise environment," IEEE Transactions on Green Communications and Networking (accepted for publication).
6S. P. Dash, S. Joshi, S. K. Shandilya, S. C. Satapathy, and G. Panda, "A cybertwin-based 6G cooperative IoE communication network: Secrecy outage analysis," IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, vol. 18, no. 7, pp. 4922-4932, July 2022.
7A. Pandey, K. Reeshitha, and S. P. Dash, "Error analysis and optimization of M-ary frequency-shift-keying modulation for coherent PLC systems in Nakagami-m environment," IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, vol. 71, no. 6, pp. 5896-5905, June 2022.
8N. Kundu, S. P. Dash, M. R. McKay, and R. K. Mallik, "Channel estimation and secret key rate analysis of MIMO terahertz quantum key distribution," IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. 70, no. 5, pp. 3350-3363, May 2022.
9S. P. Dash, R. K. Mallik, and N. Pandey, "Performance analysis of an index modulation-based receive diversity RIS-assisted wireless communication system," IEEE Communications Letters, vol. 26, no. 4, pp. 768--772, April 2022.
10A. P. Ajayan, S. P. Dash, and B. Ramkumar, "Performance analysis of an IRS-aided wireless communication system with spatially correlated channels," IEEE Wireless Communications Letters, vol. 11, no. 3, pp. 563-567, March 2022.
11A. Sinha, S. P. Dash, and N. B. Puhan, "NOMARO: Defending against adversarial attacks by NOMA-inspired reconstruction operation," IEEE Sensors Letters, vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 7000104 (1-4), January 2022.
12S. K. Sahoo and S. P. Dash, "Channel parameter estimation in a molecular communication system with independent and correlated arrival times," IEEE Wireless Communications Letters, vol. 10, no. 12, pp. 2654-2658, December 2021.
13N. Kundu, S. P. Dash, M. R. McKay, and R. K. Mallik, "MIMO terahertz quantum key distribution," IEEE Communications Letters, vol. 25, no. 10, pp. 3345-3349, October 2021.
14S. P. Dash, R. K. Mallik, and B. R. Reddy, "Optimal 4-Ary imbalanced-phase-amplitude modulation in uncorrelated and correlated receive diversity PLC systems under Nakagami-m noise environment," IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, vol. 70, no. 7, pp. 6343-6354, July 2021.
15J. Bhuyan and S. P. Dash, "Performance analysis of a receive diversity PLC system with imperfect CSI in Nakagami-m noise environment," IEEE Communications Letters, vol. 25, no. 6, pp. 1839-1843, June 2021.
16S. Mohapatra, G. Satapathy, S. P. Dash, and P. R. Sahu, "Performance analysis of visible light communication system with imperfect CSI," IEEE Communications Letters, vol. 24, no. 12, pp. 2844-2848, December 2020.
17S. P. Dash and S. Joshi, "Performance analysis of a cooperative D2D communication network with NOMA," IET Communications, vol. 14, no. 16, pp. 2731-2739, October 2020.
18B. R. Reddy and S. P. Dash, "Optimal QPSK constellation for a PLC system in Nakagami-m noise environment," IEEE Communications Letters, vol. 24, no. 6, pp. 1206-1210, June 2020.
19S. P. Dash, R. K. Mallik, and S. K. Mohammed “Performance analysis of coherent PLC with MPSK signaling in Nakagami-m noise environment,” IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, vol. 69, no. 3, pp. 3057-3067, March 2020.
20S. P. Dash, S. Joshi, and R. K. Mallik, “Smart grid network with D2D communication and coherent PLC: Error analysis,” IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, vol. 69, no. 1, pp. 1051-1054, January 2020.
21S. P. Dash, R. K. Mallik, and S. K. Mohammed, “Error analysis of receive diversity noncoherent PLC system in impulsive noise environment,” IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, vol. 68, no. 1, pp. 962–966, January 2019.
22S. P. Dash, R. K. Mallik, and S. K. Mohammed, “Performance analysis of noncoherent PLC with multi-level ASK in impulsive noise environment,” IET Communications, vol. 12, no. 7, pp. 816–823, April 2018.
23R. K. Mallik, M. R. Bhatnagar, and S. P. Dash, “Fractional pilot duration optimization for SIMO in Rayleigh fading with MPSK and imperfect CSI,” IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. 66, no. 4, pp. 1732–1744, April 2018.
24R. K. Mallik, R. D. Murch, S. P. Dash, and S. K. Mohammed, “Optimal multi-level ASK with noncoherent diversity reception in uncorrelated non-identical and correlated Rayleigh fading,” IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. 64, no. 5, pp. 2204-2219, May 2016.
25M. Singh, S. P. Dash, and B. K. Panigrahi, “Optimal coordination of microprocessor based overcurrent relays using differential search algorithm,” Electric Power Components and Systems, vol. 10, no. 10, pp. 1-10, July 2017.

Conferences (International)

1N. Kundu, S. P. Dash, M. R. McKay, and R. K. Mallik, "MIMO Terahertz Continuous Variable Quantum Key Distribution," accepted for presentation in QCrypt 2022.
2R. Acharya and S. P. Dash, "Automatic depression detection based on merged convolutional neural networks using facial features" IEEE Signal Processing and Communications Conference (SPCOM 2022) (accepted for presentation).
3A. Kumar and S. P. Dash, "Performance analysis and optimization of multi-level ASK constellation in a receive diversity noncoherent PLC system" in Proceedings of the 2021 94th IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC) - Fall, Norman, OK, USA, 27 – 30 September 2021, pp. 1-5.
4N. Kundu, S. P. Dash, M. R. McKay, and R. K. Mallik, "MIMO Terahertz Quantum Key Distribution," accepted for presentation in QCrypt 2021.
5D. Jaswanth, S. K. Sahoo, G. Satapathy, and S. P. Dash, "Optimal coverage analysis of a CP-OFDM/FBMC based device-to-device communication system," in Proceedings of the 2021 93rd IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC) - Spring, Helsinki, Finland, 25 – 28 April 2021, pp. 1-6.
6S. Joshi, B. R. Manoj, and S. P. Dash, "Buffer-aided AF cooperative relaying network with NOMA transmission scheme," in Proceedings of the 2020 IEEE International Conference on Advanced Networks and Telecommunications Systems (ANTS), New Delhi, India, December 14-17, 2020, pp. 1-6.
7D. Jaswanth, S. P. Dash, and S. Joshi, "Optimal coverage analysis of a cellular device-to-device communication network," in Proceedings of the 2020 92nd IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC) - Fall, Victoria, BC, Canada, November 18-December 16, 2020, pp. 1-5.
8S. P. Dash and S. Joshi, "Cooperative device-to-device relaying network with power line communications," in Proceedings of the 2019 90th IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC) - Fall, Honolulu, HI, USA, September 22-25, 2019, pp.1-5.
9S. R. Behera, S. P. Dash, and B. K. Panigrahi, “Optimal positioning and sizing of distributed generations in radial distribution system with consideration of real power loss and short circuit currents,” in Proceedings of the International Conference on Power Systems (ICPS), Pune, India, December 21-23, 2017, pp. 533-538.
10S. P. Dash, R. K. Mallik, and S. K. Mohammed, “Coherent detection in a receive diversity PLC system under Nakagami-m noise environment,” in Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Personal Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC), Valencia, Spain, September 4-7, 2016, pp. 1-6.
11S. R. Behera, S. P. Dash, and B. K. Panigrahi, “Optimal placement and sizing of DGs in radial distribution system (RDS) using bat algorithm,” in Proceedings of the International Conference on Circuits, Power and Computing Technologies (ICCPCT), Nagercoil, India, March 19-20, 2015, pp. 1-8.

Conferences (National)

1S. P. Dash, R. K. Mallik, and S. K. Mohammed, “Performance Analysis of a Gauss-optimal receiver for a receive diversity PLC system in Nakagami-m noise environment,” in Proceedings of the National Conference on Communications (NCC), Hyderabad, India, February 25-28, 2018, pp. 1-6.
 

Academic Honors & Awards

  • "Young Scientist Award" presented in the International Scientist Awards on Engineering, Science and Medicine, organized by VDGOOD Professional Association.
  • ITS Award, Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), Govt. of India, 2019
  • President of India Gold Medal for the academic year 2013-14 for obtaining highest CGPA amongst the students graduating with B.tech(H) degree
  • Institute Silver Medal for the academic year 2013-14 for obtaining highest CGPA amongst the students graduating with B.tech(H) degree in Electrical Engineering
  • Dr. K. Kasturirangan Award for the Best Outgoing Graduate amongst the students graduating with B.Tech(H) degree for the academic year 2013-14
 

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Others activities

Editorial board member:
  • TPC Member, IEEE GLOBECOM 2021
  • Review Editor, Transportation Electrification (Frontiers in Future Transportation)
Professional memberships:
  • Member, IEEE
  • Member, IEEE Communications Society
  • Member, IEEE Vehicular Technology Soceity
Reviewer for:
  • IEEE Transactions on Communications
  • IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications
  • IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology
  • IEEE Communications Letters
  • IETE Technical Review
 

Notice to the prospective doctoral research students

I am looking to guide ONE or TWO doctoral research students interested in working broadly in the area of Communication Theory for developing next-generation communication systemsThe students are expected to have degrees in Electrical/ Electronics and Communication Engineering or allied areas with strong mathematical background. Students are also encouraged to apply via the PMRF scheme.

If your qualification and interests match as above stated and if you have already applied or planning to apply for admission in the School of Electrical Sciences, IIT Bhubaneswar, you may contact me over email with detailed resume - including course-wise grades/marks, research background, and publications, for further discussions.

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