Dr Atul Kumar

Assistant Professor
Department/School/Unit Name
Department of Electronics Engineering
Phone No(s): +91-9580929228
Email: atul.ece@iitbhu.ac.in
Area of Interest: Joint sensing and communication technology (JSC), Prediction of Quality-of-Service (PQoS) parameters for Automotive and Robotics, Ultra-Reliable Low-Latency Communication (URLLC), Massive MIMO, Beamforming, 5G-NR, C-RAN, O-RAN, 6G.

Dr. Atul Kumar received the B. Tech. degree in electronics and communication engineering, in 2013, and the M.S. degree in electronics engineering in September 2015, and the Ph.D. degree in information engineering at the Dipartimento di Elettronica, Informazione, and Bioingegneria in December 2018 from the Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy. From 20018 to 2021, he was with Gerhard Fettweis’ Vodafone Chair at Dresden University of Technology (TU-Dresden), where he was a research associate. He is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electronics Engineering, IIT(BHU) Varanasi, India. Since 2017, he has been the Director of AtlaMedico TechSolutions Pvt Ltd, he founded the company for the development of a wireless medical device for intensive care units, India, a technology start-up for the design, optimization, and operation of the medical device. 

His main research interests include 6G, V2V and V2X communication,  IoT and IIoT, Industry 4.0, Robotics, wireless cellular communications, synchronization errors, joint sensing and communication technology, AI techniques for end-to-end (E2E) prediction of critical Quality-of-Service (QoS), New Radio, massive MIMO (mMIMO), orthogonal frequency division multiplexing, generalized frequency division multiplexing, Internet of things, Narrow-band power line commutations.

Post-Doctoral From Vodafone Chair Mobile Communications Systems, TU-Dresden, Germany. (Dec. 2018- Nov. 2021)
Supervisor: Prof. Gerhard Paul Fettweis

PhD in Information Technology From Politecnico di Milano, Italy. (Nov. 2015-Nov. 2018)
Supervisor: Prof. Maurizio Magarini
Title: Synchronization and performance evaluation of next generation wireless cellular system based on the use of new multi-carrier transmission techniques.

M.Sc. in Electronics Engineering From Politecnico di Milano, Italy. (Sept. 2013-Oct. 2015)

B. Tech in Electronics & Communication Engineering From Jaypee University of Engineering & Technology, India. (2009-2013)

Patent Granted​

  2. Atul Kumar, et.al., “AIR INTERFACE FOR INTEGRATED SENSING AND COMMUNICATION FOR 6G”. Application No. 202311050528. Status: Indian Patent Submitted, June, 2023.

List of Journal Publications:

  1. Kumar, Atul; Singh, Daljeet; Joshi, Hem Dutt; Singh, Ashutosh Kumar; Anwar, Waqar; Myllyla, Teemu; et al. "Generalized Adaptive Spreading Modulation: A Novel Waveform for Integrated Sensing and Communication Oriented Vehicular Applications", TechRxiv. Preprint. https://doi.org/10.36227/techrxiv.24088248.v1,Submitted to IEEE Vehicular Technology Magazine, 2023.
  2. Mohajer, Mohammadreza Bakhshizadeh et al. “On the Achievable Rate of MIMO Narrowband PLC with Spatio-Temporal Correlated Noise.” ArXiv abs/2308.14645 (2023): n. pag, Summited  to IEEE Transactions on Communications, Aug. 2023
  3. W. Anwar, Atul Kumar, Norman Franchi, and Gerhard Fettweis. "Physical Layer Performance Modeling of Modern Multicarrier Modulation Techniques." IEEE Transactions on Communications  vol. 70, no. 6, pp. 3725-3741, June 2022, doi: 10.1109/TCOMM.2022.3168084.
  4. Q. Zhang, I. Bizon, A. Kumar, A. B. Martinez, M. Chafii and G. Fettweis, "A Novel Approach for Cancelation of Nonaligned Inter Spreading Factor Interference in LoRa Systems," in IEEE Open Journal of the Communications Society, vol. 3, pp. 718-728, 2022, doi: 10.1109/OJCOMS.2022.3166596.
  5. W. Anwar, Atul Kumar, N Franchi, G Fettweis, “Physical Layer Abstraction for Multi-connectivity Communications: Modeling and Analysis,” Accepted, in IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, July, 2021.
  6. N. Sharma, Atul Kumar, et.al., “Aerial Base Station Assisted Cellular Communication: Performance and Trade-off,” in IEEE Transactions on Network Science and Engineering, Dec. 2020
  7. W Anwar, Atul Kumar, N Franchi, G Fettweis, “PHY Abstraction Techniques for V2X Enabling Technologies: Modeling and Analysis,” in IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, Dec. 2020.
  8. D Swist, Atul Kumar, G Fettweis, “Upper Bound on Side Lobe Levels for mMIMO Antennas to Evaluate the Beam Steering Capability,” in IEEE Communications Letters, Sept. 2020.
  9. F Linsalata, Atul Kumar, M Magarini, “Design of DGT-based Linear Receivers for GFDM Transmission in Broadband Channels,” in Physical Communication Journal, Feb. 2020.
  10. S. Moaveninejad, Atul Kumar, M. Elgenedy, M. Magarini, N. Al-Dhahir, A. M Tonello, “Simpler than FRESH Filter: a Parametric Approach for Cyclostationary Noise Generation in NB-PLC,’’ in  IEEE Communications Letters, Accepted,  2020.
  11. Atul Kumar and Maurizio Magarini, “On the Modelling of Inter-sub-symbol Interference in GFDM Transmission,” in IEEE Communications Letters, vol. 23, July, 2019. doi:10.1109/LCOMM.2019.2931895
  12. D. Singh, Atul Kumar, HD Joshi and M Magarini, “Symbol Error Rate Analysis of OFDM System with CFO over TWDP Fading Channel,” in Wireless Personal Communications, July, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11277-019-06674-7
  13. Atul Kumar, M. Magarini and S. Bregni, “Improving GFDM Symbol Error Rate Performance using “Better than Nyquist” Pulse Shaping Filters,” in IEEE Latin America Transactions, vol. 15, no. 7, pp. 1244-1249, 2017. doi: 10.1109/TLA.2017.7959342
  14. Atul Kumar and Maurizio Magarini, “Symbol Error Probability Analysis of DFrFT-based OFDM Systems with CFO and STO in Frequency Selective Rayleigh Fading Channels,” in IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, vol. 68, no, 1, pp. 64-81, Jan. 2019.
  15. Davide Scazzoli, Atul Kumar, Navuday Sharma, Maurizio Magarini, Giacomo Verticale, “Fault Recovery in Time-Synchronized Mission Critical ZigBee-Based Wireless Sensor Networks,’’ in International Journal of Wireless Information Networks, vol. 24, no. 3, pp.268--277, 2017.
  16. Atul Kumar, Maurizio Magarini, Hem Dutt Joshi, and Rajiv Saxena, “Exact SER Analysis of DFrFT-Based QPSK OFDM System over Frequency Selective Rayleigh Fading Channel with CFO,” in Journal of Computer Networks and Communications, vol. 2016, Article ID 2804507, 7 pages, 2016. doi:10.1155/2016/2804507
  17. S. Kumari, Atul Kumar, H. D. Joshi, A. K. Singh, and R. Saxena, “Exact BER analysis of FRFT-OFDM system over frequency selective Rayleigh fading channel with CFO,” in Electronics Letters, vol. 49, no. 20, pp. 1299–1301, 2013.

List of Conferences Publications:

  1. A. Krause, A. Palaios, A. Kumar, P. Schulz and G. Fettweis, "An Improved Data Collection Framework for Enabling ML-based QoS Prediction for Vehicular Communication," WSA & SCC 2023; 26th International ITG Workshop on Smart Antennas and 13th Conference on Systems, Communications, and Coding, Braunschweig, Germany, 2023.
  2. P. Alexandros, A. Kumar, et. al, “Network Under Control: Multi-Vehicle E2E Measurements for AI-Based QoS Prediction,” in 32nd Annual International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC), 2022.
  3. Atul Kumar, Ivo Bizon Franco de Almeida, Norman Franchi, and G. Fettweis, “A Deep Neural Network Based Environment Sensing in the Presence of Jammer,” IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), 2021.
  4. A. B. Martinez, Atul Kumar, M. Chafii, and G. Fettweis, “Sequence Design for Frame Detection Based on Autocorrelation,” in IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference, 2021.
  5. A. B. Martinez, Atul Kumar, M. Chafii, and G. Fettweis, “A New Approach for Accurate Time Synchronization Using Chirp Signals,” in IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference, 2020.
  6. A. B. Martinez, Atul Kumar, M. Chafii, and G. Fettweis, “A New Approach for Enhanced Detection Using Chirp Reference Signals,” in IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference, Sept. 2020.
  7. A. B. Martinez, Atul Kumar, M. Chafii, and G. Fettweis, “A Chirp-Based Frequency Synchronization Approach for Flat Fading Channels,” in IEEE 6G Summit 2020, March. 2020.
  8. W. Anwar, Atul Kumar, N. Franchi, and G. Fettweis, “Performance Analysis of Various Waveforms and Coding Schemes in V2X Communication Scenarios,” in IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, (WCNC), March. 2020.
  9. W. Anwar, Atul Kumar, N. Franchi, and G. Fettweis, “Performance Analysis using Physical Layer Abstraction Modeling for 5G and Beyond Waveforms,” in IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM), Dec. 2019.
  10. Atul Kumar, J. Bartelt, A.N. Barreto, G. Fettweis, “2D Active Antenna Array Design for mMIMO to Improve Spectral and Energy Efficiency,” in IEEE 5G World Forum (WF-5G), Sept. 2019
  11. S. Kalsotra, Atul Kumar, et.al. “Impact of Pulse Shaping Design on OOB Emission and Error Probability of  GFDM,” in IEEE 5G World Forum (WF-5G), Sept. 2019.
  12. F Linsalata, Atul Kumar, M Magarini, “Design of DGT-based Linear Receivers for GFDM Transmission in Broadband Channels,” in International Balkan Conference on Communications and Networking, June 2019. [Best Paper Award]
  13. J. K. Chaudhary, Atul Kumar, J. Bartelt, G. Fettweis, “C-RAN Employing xRAN Functional Split: Complexity Analysis for 5G NR Remote Radio Unit,” in European Conference on Networks and Communications (EuCNC), June 2019.
  14. S. Moaveninejad, Atul Kumar, M. Elgenedy, M. Magarini, N. Al-Dhahir, A. M Tonello, “Gaussian-Middleton Classification of Cyclostationary Correlated Noise in Hybrid MIMO-OFDM WiNPLC,’’ in  IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), May 2019
  15. N. Sharma, Atul Kumar, M. Magarini, “Impact of CFO on Low Latency-Enabled UAV using "Better than Nyquist" Pulse Shaping in GFDM,” in IEEE 89th Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC2019-Spring), April, 2019.
  16. Atul Kumar, M. Magarini and S. Bregni, “Impact of “Better than Nyquist” pulse shaping in GFDM PHY with LTE-compatible frame structure,” in IEEE 9th Latin-American Conference on Communications (LATINCOM), Guatemala City, pp. 1-6, 2017. 
  17. S. Moaveninejad, Atul Kumar, et al., “BER evaluation of post-meter PLC services in CENELEC-C band,” in IEEE 9th Latin-American Conference on Communications (LATINCOM), Guatemala City, pp. 1-6, 2017.
  18. Atul Kumar, M. Magarini and S. Olivieri, “Rapid prototyping and FPGA-in-the-Loop verification of a DFrFT-based OFDM system,” in 25th European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO), Kos, pp. 2526-2530 2017.
  19. Sarvraj Singh Ranhotra, Atul Kumar, Maurizio Magarin, “Performance Comparison of Blind and Non-Blind Channel Equalizers Using Artificial Neural Networks,” in Ninth International Conference on Ubiquitous and Future Networks (ICUFN), Milan, pp. 243-248. 2017
  20. D. Scazzoli, Atul Kumar, N. Sharma, M. Magarini and G. Verticale, “A novel technique for ZigBee coordinator failure recovery and its impact on timing synchronization,” in IEEE 27th Annual International Symposium on Personal, Indoor, and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC), Valencia, pp. 1-5, 2016.
  21. Atul Kumar, S. Bregni and M. Magarini, "An exact SER expression for QPSK OFDM system in presence of residual CFO and STO," in 8th IEEE Latin-American Conference on Communications (LATINCOM), Medellin, pp. 1-6, 2016.
  22. Atul Kumar and M. Magarini, “Improved Nyquist pulse shaping filters for generalized frequency division multiplexing,” in 8th IEEE Latin-American Conference on Communications (LATINCOM), Medellin, pp. 1-7 2016,.
  23. S. Kumari, S. K. Rai, Atul Kumar,  H. D. Joshi, A. K. Singh, and R. Saxena, “ Closed form relations for ICI and BER in FRFT based OFDM system,”  in IEEE 3rd International conference advance Computing Conference, 2013

Other relevant professional experiences

Year Description - Role
2018-Present Director: AtlaMedico TechSolutions Pvt Ltd.
AtlaMedico’s portfolio focuses on Remote medicare services for critical patients (ICU patients) and outpatients seeking personal health monitoring. It aims to facilitate the technological solution for people living in  Remote areas and small cities where Critical care services are not available. Initially, it targets coronary critical care (CCU/ICU) unit services where 24×7 hrs monitoring of patients are needed. But in future, it will target most of the ICU services.
This technological solution will provide eCCU services that are being adopted by different countries because of the limited number of ICU beds and intensivists.
2022-Present Mentor: Industry Relations IEEE Uttar Pradesh section
IEEE is the world's largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity. IEEE and its members inspire a global community through its highly cited publications, conferences, technology standards, and professional and educational activities.
2019-Present Reviewer for the following journals and conferences
IEEE Transactions on vehicular technology, IEEE Transactions on Communications; IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing; IEEE Access; IEEE Communications Letters; Electronics letter; Springer Wireless Personal Communications, WCNC, GLOBECOM, and ICC.

In the current activities, our main focus is on multi-dimensional research activities:

  • Development of the framework for joint sensing and communication technology for the industrial scenarios.
  • Development of the deep learning (DN) techniques for cooperative spectrum sensing and localization in the cognitive radio under the multi-jammers influence.
  • Development of the AI techniques for end-to-end (E2E) prediction of critical Quality-of-Service (QoS) parameters for automotive and robotics use case.
  • Development of the optimal beamforming techniques for the Massive multi-input multi-output (mMIMO) system for below sub-6 GHz as well as also for the MM and THz frequency range.
  • Physical layer design for the Ultra-Reliable Low-Latency Communication (URLLC) and analyse the impact of the synchronizations errors on the URLLC system. 
  • Control communication co-design for tactile and Ambient internets for 6G and 7G applications.
  • Fronthaul (FH) bandwidth in cloud radio access network (C-RAN) can be significantly reduced with an appropriate functional split by offloading more signal processing functionalities to the remote radio unit (RRU).
  • Analyse the complexity of the RRU with 5G New Radio (NR) considering functional split 7.2 as recently standardized split by the xRAN Forum. 
  • Preamble design to perform the optimal detection and also analyse its influence on the estimation of the synchronization error such as carrier frequency offset (CFO) and symbol timing offset (STO).
  • Performance analysis of the 5G-NR and Redcap system (LTE- Rel. 17) in the presences of the synchronization errors.
  • To achieve reliable communication over narrowband power line communication systems is to mitigate the distortion introduced by the correlated non-stationary additive noise.
  • AI-based E2E communication system design.
  • Wireless sensor networks for mission critical applications.

I am constantly seeking highly qualified Post-Docs, Ph.D. students, and Research Assistants.  Please get in touch if you are interested.
If you are looking for a position as a Post-Doc or Ph.D. student, are highly qualified and consider yourself to belong to the top 10% of your year, please submit your application which clearly describes your expertise/objective including your curriculum vitae to:
Dr. Atul Kumar  
Assistant Professor, IIT(BHU)
Department of Electronics Engineering, Varanasi 
Mob.   +91 9580929228
Email:  atul.ece@iitbhu.ac.in