Assistant Professor

Dr. Narasimha Rao Banavathu

Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering


  1. Signal Detection Theory
  2. Cognitive Radio (CR) Systems
  3. Unmanned Arial Vehicles



Sir C R Reddy College of Engineering


Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Guwahati


Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Hyderabad


  • 01st December 2018 to 30th April 2019 | Project Research Scientist, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Hyderabad.
  • 01st August 2013 to 15th November 2018 | Teaching Assistant, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Hyderabad.
  • 22nd December 2012 to 9th July 2013 | Assistant Professor, Gayatri Vidya Parishad College of Engineering (Autonomous), Visakhapatnam.

Research Interest

  • Binary hypothesis test in heterogeneous detection system using soft and hard information combining schemes.
  • Energy efficient information fusion in unmanned aerial vehicles .

Awards & Fellowships

  • 2016,  Research Excellence Certificate – IIT Hyderabad
  • 2013 to 2018, PhD Scholarship –  Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD)
  • 2010 to 2012, M.Tech Scholarship - Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD)
  • 2006 , Merit Scholarship – Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC)


  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Member


Journal Articles
  • N. R. Banavathu and M. Z. A. Khan, ``Optimization of N-out-of-K Rule for Heterogeneous Cognitive Radio Networks,” in IEEE Signal Processing Letters, vol. 26, no. 3, pp. 445-449, March 2019.
  • N. R. Banavathu and M. Z. A. Khan, ``Optimal Number of Cognitive Users in K -Out-of- M Rule," in IEEE Wireless Communications Letters, vol. 6, no. 5, pp. 606-609, Oct. 2017.
Conference Publications
  • N. R. Banavathu and M. Z. A. Khan, ``On Throughput Maximization of Cooperative Spectrum Sensing using the m-out-of-K Rule,” 2019 IEEE 89th Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC Spring), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2019, pp. 1-5 (Accepted for Publication).
  • N. R. Banavathu and M. Z. A. Khan,``Joint Optimization of both m and K for the m-out-of-K Rule for Cooperative Spectrum Sensing,” European Wireless 2018; 24th European Wireless Conference, Catania, Italy, 2018, pp. 1-6.
  • N. R. Banavathu and M. Z. A. Khan, ``On cooperative spectrum sensing with improved energy detector over erroneous control channel,” 2016 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC), Doha, 2016, pp. 1-6.
  • N. R. Banavathu and M. Z. A. Khan, ``On the throughput maximization of Cognitive Radio using cooperative spectrum sensing over erroneous control channel,” 2016 Twenty Second National Conference on Communication (NCC), Guwahati, 2016, pp. 1-6.
  • N. R. Banavathu and M. Z. A. Khan, ``Optimal n-out-of- K Voting Rule for Cooperative Spectrum Sensing with Energy Detector over Erroneous Control Channel,” 2015 IEEE 81st Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC Spring), Glasgow, 2015, pp. 1-5.
  • N. R. Banavathu and M. Z. A. Khan, ``Optimization of Cooperative Spectrum Sensing in Cognitive Radio over Erroneous Reporting Channel,” 2015, 15th International Symposium on Wireless Personal Multimedia Communications (WPMC), Hyderabad, 2015.

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