Professor Manoj Choudhary holds a Ph.D in Communication Systems from from IIT Kanpur and a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics & Communication Engineering from MBM Engineering College, Jodhpur.
Prof. Choudhary is currently on lien from IIT Jodhpur, where he is a Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering. He has also held the position of Dean (International Relations, Alumni Relations and Corporate Relations).
Before joining academia, Prof. Manoj has a very vast experience in the industry as a top technologist and business leader having worked with top electronics and semiconductor companies such as Samsung Electronics and Texas Instruments. He was the Senior Director and Head of System LSI R&D (Semiconductor chip business) at Samsung Electronics India R&D Center, Bangalore. In this role for 5 years, he led the business unit and grew the team 5 times to approximately 1,200 R&D Engineers working in the SOC (System on Chip) design & development along with software for various market segments including Wireless Modem (5G/4G), Connectivity, Automotive, Camera image sensors and Power management ICs. He was member of the team to develop world’s 1st 5G chip and world’s first 108 Megapixel camera for mobile phone.
During 2014 ~ 2016, within Samsung Electronics, he was the Director of Digital Media & Communication (DMC R&D) leading 5G Communication and IoT (Internet of Things) R&D along with new standards development. During 2010 ~ 2014, he led SAIT (Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology) India, which is Samsung’s corporate technology research lab. Between 2002 ~ 2006, he set up the next generation wireless research group and Intellectual Property Group at Samsung. His research led to standardization of emerging wireless technologies such as Ultrawide Band and 3G-WLAN interworking in IEEE and 3GPP. He has been one of the authors of Ultrawide Band MAC specification at the WiMedia Alliance and also served as world-wide co-chair of its Technical Steering Committee. During 2006 ~ 2010, he worked with Texas Instruments (India) as Development Unit Manager of wireless modem software development for mobile handsets.
Very well recognized internationally and at national level, Prof. Manoj is credited with building a strong research team for wireless standards and intellectual property mission at Samsung Electronics way back in 2002. He has been co-author of 6 IEEE/ECMA standards. He has won many awards such as “University Gold Medal”, “Young Achiever Award”, “Patent of the Year Award” to name a few.
Prof. Manoj has delivered numerous papers, talks and tutorials in national/international conferences and industry forums (FICCI, IESA, NASSCOM etc). He has 30+ granted patents in US, Korea, European Union and India. Dr. Manoj is co-author of the book “Ultra Wideband Demystified: Technologies, Applications, and System Design Considerations” published by River Publishers, Denmark.
Currently, he is a invited member of 6G Task Force, (Department of Telecom, Govt of India) and also a member of the Management Council of the Semiconductor Laboratory SCL (Ministry of Electronics & IT). He is also an Independent Director on the Jodhpur Discom Board.