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1 http://www.iu-atc.com http://www.iu-atc.com Supported by Research Councils UK(EPSRC)/British Council and Department of Science and Technology, Government of India Professor Gerard Parr UK- PI of the IU-ATC Chair in Telecommunications Engineering University of Ulster, Northern Ireland, UK gp.parr@ulster.ac.uk gp.parr@ulster.ac.uk An Exemplar Initiative

2 Developing an “Innovation Eco-system”- Key Timelines Dec 2004- Parr Invited by RCUK-EPSRC to respond to an invitation by Sir Michael Arthur (British High Commissioner, New Delhi) to assess “why UK was not partner of choice for collaboration in ICT”. Jan 2005- Parr attended ICT Week in Delhi with Professor Dame Julia Higgins and Sir David King and members of EPSRC..visits to IITs including IIT Delhi and IIT Madras and ICT industry including InfoSys and Wipro. Jan 2006- First IU-ATC Technical Workshop in IIT Madras (Global Opportunities Fund-GOF and Department of Science & Technology-DST) During 2007- UK Trade and Investment and DST funding for further consortium development 2007 EPSRC INTERACT and British Council UKIERI project funding success June 2009 Major funding from RCUK-EPSRC and DST for larger scale R&D Centre of Excellence (total funding value £9.2 million),Phase 1 of initiative April 18 th 2012- Phase 2 funding announced at UK-India Science and Innovation Council (£10.2 million) by Rt Hon David Willetts UK Minister of State.

3 Professor Gerard Parr Professor Ashok Jhunjhunwala

4 EPSRC-DST Project Partners- UK Professor Gerard Parr, University of Ulster (IU-ATC Lead) Prof Nader Azarmi, Chief Technologist, BT Innovate & Design (IU-ATC Industrial Lead) Prof Bryan ScotneyUniversity of Ulster Prof Sally McCleanUniversity of Ulster Dr Philip MorrowUniversity of Ulster Prof Steve Hailes, University College London Professor Saleem Bhatti,University of St Andrews, Scotland Prof. Rahim Tafazolli, University of Surrey Professor Barry Evans, University of Surrey Dr Muhammad Imran University of Surrey Prof. Klaus Moessner University of Surrey Dr Eliane Bodanese, Queen Mary, University of London Professor Laurie Cuthbert, Queen Mary, University of London Prof Lajos Hanzo, University of Southampton Dr Pat Langdon,University of Cambridge Dr John ClarksonUniversity of Cambridge Dr. Pradipta Biswas University of Cambridge Professor David Hutchinson, University of Lancaster Dr Andreas MautheUniversity of Lancaster Professor Nishan Canagarajah, University of Bristol, UK Professor Joe McGeehanUniversity of Bristol

5 EPSRC-DST Project Partners- India Professor Ashok Jhunjhunwala Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (Academic Lead -India) Dr Subramanyam Goparaju VP and Head, InfoSys SET Labs, Bangalore, (Industrial Lead - India) Mr. Arun Seth Chairman- BT India, Alcatel-Lucent Mr Anant Chilkunda Wipro Technologies, India Professor David Koilpillai Indian Institute of Technology, Madras Professor Subrat Kar Bharti Airtel Research Lab, IIT Delhi Professor Uday Desai Director- Institute of Technology, Hyderabad Dr Abhay Karandikar Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai Prof A.Chaturvedi Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur Prof. T. A. Gonsalves Director- Indian Institute of Technology, Mandi Prof Krishna Sivalingham Indian Institute of Technology, Madras Professor KVS Hari Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore Dr G Venkatesh CTO- Sasken Communications Technologies Dr Shirish Midas Communications Technologies, India Dr Kumar Sivarajan, CTO Tejas Networks Ltd., Bangalore Dr Bhaskar Ramamurthi Director- Indian Institute of Information Technology, Madras Dr. Nadeem Akhtar, Centre of Excellence in Wireless Technology (CEWiT), Chennai, Mr Shashank Sharma Tata Teleservices Limited

6 Applications and Services Core Networks Protocols and Systems Heterogeneous Wireless Access Networks Theme Tasks IU-ATC British Council UKIERI Project – Virtual Graduate Research School 2007-2012 PhD and Faculty Visits, Exchanges EPSRC-DST MAIN Project (2009-2014/15) Spin-off Projects, Fellowships and PhDs Industry LABLET Internships IU-ATC Top-Level Structure

7 Indicative Output Impact International Conference Papers ~250 Learned Journal Papers ~110 Recent Papers Accepted/Submitted ~ 60 Papers in progress 8 Books 7 Technical Reports 10 Technical Prototypes 10 Testbeds/Demonstrators 12 Patents 16+

8 In Conclusion The IU-ATC represents the largest collaboration of its kind between UK and India in the ICT sector with about 200 scientists doing industrially relevant R&D and we want to grow the IU-ATC “ICT Eco-System” by:- Leveraging our international expertise/ technical testbeds Developing early career researchers and engineers Increasing our engagement with ICT industry through LABLETs Supporting UK FCO/BIS/DFID/UKTI/TSB and DST to Strengthen UK-India links Supporting National initiatives such as G-Cloud Bridging the Urban Rural Divide of each nation by providing enablers to harness the benefits of the Future Digital Economy

9 Thank You for your attention. Professor Gerard Parr University of Ulster, Coleraine, Northern Ireland, UK gp.parr@ulster.ac.uk gp.parr@ulster.ac.uk Information and Communications Engineering (ICE) Group http://www.compeng.ulster.ac.uk/ise_rg.php


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