Utsav Banerjee

I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electronic Systems Engineering (within the Division of Electrical Electronic and Computer Sciences) at Indian Institute of Science, where I lead the Secure Intelligent and Efficient Systems (SINESys) research group. My research interests include cryptography, hardware security, digital circuits and embedded systems.

I received my B.Tech. degree in Electronics & Electrical Communication Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (Kharagpur, WB, India) in 2013, and my S.M. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA, USA) in 2017 and 2021 respectively.

During my S.M. and Ph.D. at MIT, I was extremely fortunate to have been a member of the Energy Efficient Circuits & Systems Group supervised by Prof. Anantha P. Chandrakasan. My Ph.D. thesis is titled “Efficient Algorithms, Protocols and Hardware Architectures for Next-Generation Cryptography in Embedded Systems”.

From 2013 to 2015, I was with the Low Power SoC Design team at Qualcomm (Bengaluru, KA, India), where I was involved in the design and validation of power management architectures for next-generation Snapdragon mobile processors.

I was awarded the President of India Gold Medal in 2013, the Irwin Mark Jacobs & Joan Klein Jacobs MIT Presidential Fellowship in 2015, the Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship in 2016, the Pratiksha Trust Young Investigator Award in 2022, the ABB Research Award in Honor of Hubertus von Grünberg in 2022 and the Intel Rising Star Faculty Award in 2023.

Research Interests

  • Cryptography & Hardware Security
  • Digital System Architectures
  • Network Security Protocols
  • Quantum Computation
  • Machine Learning