M Vinod Kumar

Mr. M Vinod Kumar completed his B.Tech. (1999-2003) specializing in Analog Integrated Circuits from the Department of Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (IITM) and M.E. (2003-05) in Telecommunications from the Department of E.C.E., Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (IISc). Since then he is with the CTO office of Tejas Networks Ltd. Mr. Vinod Kumar is currently Chairman of the Working Group called Radio Network Evolution and Spectrum (RNES), of Study Group 1, Telecommunications Standards Development Society, India (TSDSI). Before this, he was Chairman of Working Group responsible for drafting IPR Policy for TSDSI. Very active in research, he has applied for more than 70 patents in TCP, IP/MPLS, Ethernet, DWDM and LTE technologies. At Tejas he is developing and managing DWDM and ASON Planning Tool, and undertaking R&D on communication functions and infrastructure for Long-ranged & Secure IoT. Mr. Vinod Kumar has been contributing to standards since 2008 at SDOs like IEEE, ITU-T, WiMAX Forum, 3GPP, TSDSI, etc. He was instrumental in the development of IEEE 802.1bf (PBB-TE Segment Protection.) Programming, inventing, and reading are his passions. He also takes keen interest in topics related to the nature of space, time and cosmology, and Vedic Astrology. He had managed TSDSI’s website, web-server and email servers for more than 1 year during TSDSI’s initial days. As a hobby he plays Carom, solves puzzles like Lokulus, Kaleidoscope, Jenga, Kingdom Quest, etc. He has also authored a very short book named Key Concepts of Wireless Mobile Communications (only on Kindle) for those who are serious short of time to look at reference books and need a very quick recap.