Assistant Professor

Dr Ajay Bhardwaj 

Department of Computer Science and Engineering

Interests

  1. Device-to-device communications
  2. Next Generation of Wireless Networks, 5G
  3. Internet of Things

Education

2010

Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra
India
B.Tech

2013

Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad,
India
M.Tech

2019

Indian Institute of Technology-Mandi,
India
Ph.D.

Experience

  • June 2020 - November 2020 | Project Executive Officer, | Dept. of Electrical Engineering | Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India
  • March 2020 - May 2020 | Senior Project Engineer | School of Computing and Electrical Engineering | Indian Institute of Technology Mandi, Mandi, India
  • May 2019 - January 2020 | Senior Project Engineer | School of Computing and Electrical Engineering | Indian Institute of Technology Mandi, Mandi, India

Professional Service

  • Given an open seminar as a part of optimization seminar series at University of Lethbridge, Canada. 2020
  • TPC Member: ACTS conference- 2020, NIT Silchar, India
  • Reviewer: IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology
  • Reviewer: IEEE Access
  • Reviewer: IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics
  • Reviewer: IEEE Wireless Communications Letters
  • Reviewer: IET Communications
  • Reviewer: IEEE Transactions on Communications
  • Reviewer: IEEE Communications Letters

Research Interest

  • The broad research interest lies in next generation of wireless networks 5G and beyond 5G. Current research topics includes device-to-device communications, resource allocation and optimization problems, and network selection strategies.
    • Feasibility and resource management for Device-to-Device (D2D) multicast communication in underlay cellular networks.
  • • Modelling and simulation of sum-rate maximization problems in D2D-multicast communication.
  • • Characterized the sum-rate behaviour of different underlay and overlay D2D networks
  • • Analysed the trade-off between Energy efficiency and Spectral efficiency in D2D multicast communications.
  • • Designed personalized handover schemes for seamless roaming in heterogeneous wireless network.

Awards & Fellowships

  • Gate Qualified - 2011, 2012, 2013
  • Awarded UGC-NET June 2012 & June 2013
  • 2nd position in Oral presentation in Research Fair at IIT Mandi
  • Received MHRD scholarship from Government of India during M.Tech. (2011 -2013).
  • Received MHRD scholarship from Government of India during Ph.D. (2013 -2019).
  • Awarded COMSNETS student travel grant for presenting the doctoral work at IEEE 8th International Conference on COMmunication Systems & NETworkS, January 5-9, 2016 | Bengaluru, India.
  • Acted as Research Secretary (a member of IIT Mandi’s Senate) during 2016-17

Memberships

  • IEEE Member

Publications

BOOK CHAPTERS
  • A. Bhardwaj and D. S. Gurjar, “Resource Allocation in D2D Communication”, 5G and Beyond Wireless Systems: PHY Layer Perspective, in Springer, 2020
  • A. Bhardwaj and S. Agnihotri, “Multicast protocols for D2D", Wiley 5G Ref, Eds R. Tafazolli, C.-L. Wang, and P. Chatzimisios, Wiley, 2019
  • D. Gurjar, A. Bhardwaj and A. Singh, “Performance Estimation of Fuzzy Logic-Based Mobile Relay Nodes in Dense Multihop Cellular Networks,"Intelligent Computing, Networking, and Informatics. Springer, 2014.
JOURNALS
  • A. Bhardwaj and S. Agnihotri, “Energy- and spectral- efficiency tradeoff for D2D-multicasts in underlay cellular networks", IEEE Wireless Commun. Lett., 7 (4), (2018).
  • A. Prathima, D.S. Gurjar, H.H Nguyen, A. Bhardwaj “Performance Analysis and Optimization of Bidirectional Overlay Cognitive Radio Networks with Hybrid-SWIPT", IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, 69 (11), 13467-13481, 2020
  • A. Sarthi, D. S. Gurjar, C. Sai, P. Pattanayak and A. Bhardwaj, “Performance Impact of Hardware Impairments on Wireless Powered Cognitive Radio Sensor Networks," in IEEE Sensors Letters, 4(6), (2020)
  • A. Bhardwaj and S. Agnihotri,“D2D multicast in underlay cellular networks with exclusion zones”, submitted to IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, arXiv preprint arXiv:1905.00300, 2019.
  • A. Bhardwaj and S. Agnihotri, “D2D Multicasts in Underlay Cellular Networks”, submitted to IEEE Systems Journal, arXiv preprint arXiv:1908.08866, 2020.
CONFERENCE PAPERS
  • A. Bhardwaj and D.S. Gurjar, “Solving the Incertitude of Network Selection in Het-Nets Using Graph Theory", in Proc. IEEE International Conference on Advanced Communication Technologies and Signal Processing (ACTS), NIT Silchar, India, Dec. 2020.
  • A. Bhardwaj and S. Agnihotri, "Channel allocation for multipl D2D-Multicasts in underlay cellular networks using outage probability minimization", in Proc. IEEE National Conference on Communications (NCC), Hyd., India, Feb. 2018.
  • A. Bhardwaj and S. Agnihotri, “Interference-aware D2D-Multicast session provisioning in LTE-A networks", in Proc. IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC), San Francisco, USA, March 2017.
  • A. Bhardwaj and S. Agnihotri, “Resource allocation scheme for multiple Device-to-Device multicast in cellular network”, in Proc. IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC), Qatar, April 2016.
  • A. Bhardwaj “Resource Management for Device-to-Device Multicast in LTE-A Network,” in Proc. International Conference on Communication Systems and Networks (COMSNETS), Bangalore, Jan. 2016.
  • A. Bhardwaj and S. Agnihotri, “A Resource Allocation Scheme for Device-to-Device Multicast in Cellular networks", in Proc. IEEE Personal, Indoor, and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC), Hong Kong, Aug. 2015.
  • A. Bhardwaj, D. Gurjar and N. Purohit, “An Optimized Network Selection Scheme for Heterogeneous Wireless Networks", in Proc. IEEE International Conference on Contemporary Computing (IC3), Noida, India, Aug. 2013.
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