Vinod got his B.Tech Electrical Engg., from I.I.T. Delhi, in 1978, Ph.D Electrical and Computer Engg, from Carnegie Mellon University, in 1984.
Vinod is Professor in Electrical Communication Engg., IISc, since March 2000. Prior to it he was Associate Professor from August 1997 to Feb. 2000, Associate Professor in Electrical Engineering, IISc, from January in 1994- August 1997, Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering, from January 1988 to December 1993. He was Chairman of the department of Electrical Communication Engineering from July 2007 to November 2011.
He was Assistant Professor, Electrical and Communication Engg, Northeastern University, January 1984 July 1985. Visiting faculty, Electrical Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles, August 1985- December 1987;
Vinod’s research interests are in the area of Communication and Computer Networks, Wireless Communication, Sensor Networks, Queueing Theory, Information Theory and Statistical Estimation Theory