Venkatesh Babu received his Ph.D degree from Dept. of Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. Thereafter, he held postdoctoral positions at NTNU, Norway and IRISA/INRIA, Rennes, France, through ERCIM fellowship. Subsequently, he worked as a research fellow at NTU, Singapore. He spent couple of years working in industry before returning back to the institute in August 2010.