Gaurab got his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from University of Washington, Seattle, 2006, M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Auburn University, in 1999 and B.Tech (Hons) in Electronics & Electrical Communication Engineering, from IIT-Kharagpur, 1997.
Prior to joining Indian Institute of Science, in 2010, Gaurab worked in Qualcomm Inc. Austin, TX (USA), as Staff Engineer: for 3 years 2007-2010, and in Intel Corporation, Hillsboro, OR (USA), as Staff Research Scientist for 8 years,1999-2007.
Gaurab is working on 2 new methods of optimizing the usage of the RF spectrum – integrated cognitive radios and millimeter-wave radios. He is also working on analog and RF sensors and various methods of using them in distributed sensor networks, using low power radio transceivers. Such distributed sensors are expected to play a major role in building cyber-physical systems, for use in agriculture, healthcare, energy, and transportation.