Amit K Gupta, Founder

Amit, founder of GT Silicon, has been in the electronic industry for over 15 years doing R&D, engineering, product & business development etc. He has built teams, setups and products from scratch, on several occasions. He has championed multisite project coordination. He has been with the organizations like CeNSE (IISc), Freescale Semiconductor, Sarnoff Corporation etc in responsible positions. Amit is an alumnus of IIT Kanpur, IISc, and IIM Bangalore. He has produced an award winning master’s thesis at IISc Bangalore and has many research publications to his credit. He is recipient of the prestigious DST-Lockheed Martin India Innovation (IIGP) Award and TiE-UP Young Entrepreneur Award.

Amit is passionate about innovation and entrepreneurship. In free time, he enjoys being with his family.


Prof Peter Händel, Adviser

Prof Händel is a Professor and Head of the Signal Processing Department at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden. He has been affiliated with the Swedish Defense Research Agency as Associate Director of Research. He has held numerous influential positions and has many publications and patents to his credit.

Prof Händel has co-founded Movelo AB, Sweden, a telematics service and technology provider. He is passionate about indoor positioning & navigation, radio frequency measurement technology and insurance telematics. He enjoys visiting India frequently. He is the PI of several joint Indo-Swedish projects with the Indian partners IISc and IIT Kanpur. Prof Händel has been associated with GT Silicon since its inception.


Prof Amey Karkare, Adviser

Prof Karkare has completed his PhD from IIT Bombay in 2009, and B.Tech. from IIT Kanpur in 1998. He has more than 7 years of industrial experience most of which is in the area of Compiler Optimizations. He is an Associate Professor and in the department of CSE at IIT Kanpur, and currently the Head of Computer Center and Associate Dean for Digital Infrastructure at IIT Kanpur.

Prof Karkare has received P. K. Kelkar Young Research Fellowship at IIT Kanpur. He has been visiting researcher at Microsoft Research, Redmond and IIT Bombay. His interests include Intelligent Tutoring Systems, Python and Compiler Optimizations. He has keen interest in promoting IoT and wearable technologies among STEM community. Prof Karkare advises GT Silicon on adoption of software technologies.


Prof K.V.S. Hari, Adviser

Prof Hari is a Professor at the Department of ECE, IISc, Bangalore. He has been a visiting faculty at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden. He is the Fellow of IEEE, IETE and INAE. He has held numerous positions in various technical bodies of the Govt of India. He has been the PI of several IISc-KTH joint projects.

Prof Hari founded ESQUBE Communication Solutions Pvt Ltd, a communication solutions provider. His research interests include Signal Processing with applications to indoor positioning & navigation and array signal processing. He has been involved in the OpenShoe project, as part of IISc-KTH collaboration, where GT Silicon has also been a contributor. He advises GT Silicon for development, implementation and awareness creation of the niche technology.