Prof. Ranjan Kumar Mallik, known for his research on multiple-input multiple-output systems, is a Chair Professor and J. C. Bose Fellow, Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT Delhi. He is an elected fellow of all the three major Indian science academies viz. Indian Academy of Sciences, Indian National Science Academy, and The National Academy of Sciences, India. He is also an elected fellow of The World Academy of Sciences, Indian National Academy of Engineering, and The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research awarded him the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for Science and Technology for his contributions to Engineering Sciences in 2008.
R. K. Mallik did his B.Tech degree in electrical engineering from IIT Kanpur in 1987. To pursue higher studies, he went to the University of Southern California where he completed an MS in Electrical Engineering in 1988 and PhD in 1992. Returning to India, he joined Defence Electronics Research Laboratory, Hyderabad the same year as a Scientist and worked there for two years and later moved to the IIT Kharagpur in 1994 as a lecturer. In 1998, he joined Indian Institute of Technology Delhi where he serves as a professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering. He is also associated with Bharti School of Telecommunication Technology and Management of IIT Delhi as a faculty.