Brief Profile of Prof. Rajeev Shorey, Director, IIIT Surat

Dr. Rajeev Shorey took charge as the Director of the Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), Surat, Gujarat, India on the 12th June 2024.

Rajeev is the former CEO of the University of Queensland - IIT Delhi Academy of Research (UQIDAR) at IIT Delhi, India. He serves as an Adjunct Professor in the Computer Science & Engineering department at IIT Delhi and at IIT Gandhinagar. He is an Honorary Professor at the University of Queensland, Australia and an Honorary Visiting Professor at several institutions in India, including LNMIIT, Jaipur and SRM University, Andhra Pradesh.

Rajeev received his Ph.D. and M.S. (Engg) in Electrical Communication Engineering from the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, India. He received his B.E degree in Computer Science and Engineering from IISc, Bangalore.

Rajeev career spans several reputed research labs - TCS Research & Innovation, General Motors (GM) India Science Laboratory, IBM India Research Laboratory and SASKEN Technologies. Dr. Shorey served as the first President of NIIT University from 2009 to 2013.

Rajeev's work has resulted in more than 80 publications in international journals and conferences and several US patents, all in the area of wireless and wired networks. He has 13 issued US patents and several pending US patents to his credit. Dr. Shorey serves on the editorial board of the IEEE Internet of Things Journal and Springer's Journal of Wireless Networks. His areas of interest are Wireless Networks, 5G Networks, WiFi, Internet of Things (IoT), Industrial IoT, IoT Security and Automotive Networks. In the last few years his research has focused on the intersection of AI, Machine Learning, Deep Learning and Communication Networks.

For his contributions in the area of Communication Networks, Rajeev was elected a Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering in 2007. He was recognized by ACM as a Distinguished Scientist in December 2014. He was elected a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), UK in 2021. He was selected as the Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Future Networks Technical Community, USA in October 2023.

Rajeev has earlier served on the Executive Council of ACM India and the Executive Council of IEEE ComSoc, Delhi Chapter. He is the co-founder & steering committee co-chair of two of the highly reputed conferences - COMSNETS and AIMLSystems.