Himanshu Asnani

Marconi Young Scholar Himanshu Asnani

Recognized in 2015

“Being a Marconi Society Young Scholar has given the necessary platform to launch further quality research endeavors to serve humanity at a much larger scale. I feel very indebted to the Marconi Society for this recognition.”

Research Area

Information Theory, Statistical Learning and Inference, Communication Networks, Large Scale Education Technologies.

Current Position

  • Co-Founder and CEO, Shikhya
  • Co-Founder and Faculty, The Young Socratics
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay


  • Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Stanford University
  • M.S., Electrical Engineering, Stanford University
  • B.Tech., Electrical Engineering, IIT Bombay

Young Scholar Research

Data compression in networks and genomic data, as well as cooperation in multi-terminal source coding.

Other Honors

  • 2009 Awarded Best Paper Award for the paper “Scheduling with Limited Information in Wireless Systems” in MobiHoc 2009, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
  • 2005 Ranked 4th in IIT-JEE Main Examination and 1st in IIT-JEE Screening Examination among over 175000 students all over India
  • 2005 Bronze Medalist at the 37th International Chemistry Olympiad (IChO), Taipei, Taiwan, which saw participation of 70 countries and over 300 students around the globe
  • ISIT Student Paper Award Finalist in IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT), Jul 31- Aug 5, Saint Petersburg, Russia

Fun Fact

Instructor on courses on Yoga and Oriental Philosophy in Google for past two years, lead vocalist and harmonium player for a local Bay Area band and love to read, travel, sketch and paint.