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Researcher Spotlight: Dibbendu Roy


Get to know the people involved in ARCH-India. From senior experts to early career researchers, learn about their careers, what makes them tick, and how they are collaborating. 

This month, we meet Dibbendu Roy, a Research Associate working on future generations of mobile wireless communication systems. Dibbendu is part of the Melbourne India Postgraduate Academy (MIPA) – a joint initiative consisting of established researchers and joint PhD candidates from the University of Melbourne and a group of India’s elite research universities.

What are you working on right now?
Currently I am part of a project under the Government of India’s Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY). I am working on the design and development of fifth generation (5G) and beyond mobile communication networks. Specifically, I am investigating how artificial intelligence can assist in supporting ultra-reliable low-latency applications over next-generation networks.

What sparked your interest in your field?
I would say it has been a gradual development. Being a telecom engineer, I was always fascinated by network design and associated mathematical problems related to graph theory, game theory and optimisation. Being an engineer, it’s always interesting to find out how new technologies can be developed and deployed for improved performance.

How are you collaborating with colleagues in India/Australia?
I am part of the Melbourne India Post Graduate Academy, which is a collaboration between the University of Melbourne (UoM) and Indian research universities, including my university – the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Kharagpur.

My graduate research explored new protocols, algorithms and techniques to support the diverse application regimes in 5G and beyond.

I co-authored two papers, along with my supervisors Prof. Tansu Alpcan and Prof. Marimuthu Palaniswami from UoM, and Prof. Goutam Das from IIT.

Who is your favourite Australian/Indian athlete?
I always enjoy India-Australia Test series, especially those which take place in Australia. I am a fan of the current Indian bowling attack featuring Shami, Bumrah and Ashwin. I like Australian batsmen, especially Smith and Labuschagne.

What is your favourite place to visit in India/Australia?
Indian hill stations are always lovely to visit. In Australia, I visited the Springbrook National Park in Queensland. It is a lovely experience amidst the wild. The Great Ocean Road in Victoria is always a treat and wonder for the eyes. I also loved kayaking in Victoria’s iconic Yarra River.

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