Jay Kumar Sundararajan

Marconi Young Scholar Jay Kumar Sundararajan

Recognized in 2008

As a Marconi Young Scholar, I have had the privilege of interacting with some of the best inventors and researchers in the world – both the Marconi Fellows and the other Young Scholars. Their excellence and achievements inspire me everyday.

Research Area

Wireless networks, network coding, low-latency communications.

Current Position

Staff Engineer, Qualcomm Research


  • Ph.D., Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, MIT
  • S.M., Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, MIT
  • B. Tech., Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras

Young Scholar Research

The role of feedback in network coding, with applications to TCP over wireless networks.

Other Honors

  • 2005 Morris Joseph Levin Award – Best Oral Presentation of Master’s Thesis, awarded by the Department of EECS, MIT, 2005
  • 2003 Siemens Prize – Best academic record in B.Tech. (EE), Class of 2003, at IIT Madras
  • Received merit certificates from the Director of Education, Govt. of India, in recognition of the high position in the 10th (1997) and 12th grade (1999) board exams
  • 1997 National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) Scholarship awarded by the National Council for Educational Research and Training, India

Fun Fact

I once learnt conversational Sanskrit (one of the oldest languages in the world) and can speak and understand it to some extent.