Dr. Vinay Kumar Mittal

"Success is all about setting goals, putting best efforts, achieving the goals and further moving on to next set of goals! It is the journey, not a destination, that defines success!!" - VKM

Dr. V. K. Mittal's Biodata

With my 27 years+ experience in academics, research, development, management and field-operations, in the domains of IT, telecommunication and electronics, I wish to promote research, entrepreneurship, knowledge and skills in India!

Research Interests:

  • Speech signal processing, robotics, computer vision and multi-modal signal processing
  • Emotions, paralinguistic sounds, expressive voices, brain waves, human motivations and behaviour
  • Smart cities, smart lights, internet of things (IoTs), wearable devices and solar energy based systems
  • AI, ANN, soft computing, biometrics, medical image processing and audio-visual signal processing
  • Mobile communications, embedded electronics , microcontrollers, PSoCs and intelligent systems

Current Experience

Currently working as Head of Research 'Centre for Smart Cities' (CSC) and Associate Professor at IIIT Chittoor, Sri City (since 01Aug 2014). Worked as faculty and researcher at IIIT, Hyderabad with Prof. B. Yegnanarayana in the area of speech signal processing of nonverbal speech sounds such as emotional speech, paralinguistic sounds and expressive voices (2010-14).


Ph.D. (ECE), IIIT, Hyderabad (2010-2014) [Advisor: Prof. B. Yegnanarayana]. M.Tech. (CSE), IIT Madras (1996-98). MBA (Fin. & Marketing), SMU (2003-05). B. E. (ECE), University of Roorkee (now IIIT, Roorkee) (1984-88).

Key Projects

1. (a) 'Finding acoustic cues for emotion recognition' with SAIT, Bangalore [Rs75 Lakhs] and (b) 'Virtual Labs' [Rs 40 Lakhs], at Speech & Vision Lab, IIIT, Hyderabad (2010-14). 2. 'Application Compatibility of Windows Vista, WS 2008 and Windows 7', at Microsoft IDC, Hyderabad (2005-09). 3. 'Indiatimes Voice Portal, at Estel Technologies, New Delhi (2004-05) [Rs 5 Crores].

Smart City Pilot at Sri City

Smart City pilot implementation is in progress at Sri City, which is an integrated business city (also SEZ/DEZ) that houses over 100 industries, from 25 countries, with 5000+ employees. For Details, click here.


My experiences in IT, Electronics and Telecom domains in diverse sectors such as Defence, R&D, Industry and Academics may be leveraged by desirous students and organisations, aiming towards excellence.


Organisational development



Signal Processing

Electronics/Embedded H/W, S/W

IT, Smart Cities & IoTs


Key Publications:


Get in touch if you would like to do MS/PhD, research project or research collaboration with me.

IIIT Chittoor, Sri City

+91-9866648770 (For sms first)

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