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

Current Position

  • Research Associate, Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Washington, Seattle
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay
  • Founding Advisor, Shikhya


  • 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

  • 2018 Amazon Catalyst Fellow
  • 2011 ISIT Student Paper Award Finalist in IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT), Jul 31- Aug 5, Saint Petersburg, Russia
  • 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

Fun Fact

Instructor on courses on yoga and oriental philosophy at several corporate and university venues, lead vocalist and harmonium player for a local Bay Area band and love to read, travel, sketch and paint