Siva Kumar Dandu

 “Director – Strategy & Planning”, Zunik Energies Pvt. Ltd. (Incubated STARTUP at IIT ROORKEE)

  MS (Electrical Engineering), BTH University, Sweden 


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Master of Science in Electrical Engineering  with Emphasis on Signal Processing (90 ECTS)

Blekinge Tekniska Hogskola(BTH) University, Karlskrona, Sweden.

Related courses: Adaptive Signal Processing, Digital Transmission and Radio Communications, Applied Adaptive Signal Processing, Audio Signal Processing, Image Processing.

Bachelor of Technology in Electronics and Communication Engineering (180ECTS)

Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Kakinada, India.

Related courses: Digital and Analog Communications, Advanced Digital Signal Processing, Electromagnetic Waves and Transmission Lines, Transformation Techniques, Microprocessors and Microcontrollers, VLSI, Control Systems, Signals and Systems.

Industrial Experience

    December 2017- Present

Director – Strategy and Planning” at Zunik Energies Pvt. Ltd. 

                                                                                 Roles & Responsibilities

  • Directs and oversees an organization’s strategic and long-range goal planning function
  • Drives strategic initiatives, and supports the development of long-term growth plans and profitability goals
  • Analyzes and recommends emerging industry trends, expansion opportunities, including mergers and acquisitions, competitive threats, viability of outside business partners, venture capital sources, internal business performance and business process improvement
  • Responsible for overseeing organizational reviews, communicating results to top management, and developing strategies based on organizational reviews
  • Responsible for communications with industry analysts and the investment community
  • Typically manages through subordinate managers and professionals in larger groups of moderate complexity
  • Provides input to strategic decisions that affect the functional area of responsibility
  • Need to develop the strategies for grabbing various funding schemes.
  • May give input into developing the budget
  • Capable of resolving escalated issues arising from operations and requiring coordination with other departments
  • Financial forecasting, market analysis, competitive intelligence analysis, looking at M&A proposals and feasibility analysis
  • Must have focus on vendor relations, logistics and supply chain issues and geographic expansion
  • Define, track, and communicate metrics around new initiatives, comparing to previous outcomes
  • Manage strategic planning team daily and lead organization-wide strategy meetings
  • Identify and communicate risks and opportunities and generate plans to address each
  • Develop, analyze, and communicate business models to guide business decisions, promoting data-driven strategic change.
    October – January 2017

‘Software Craftsmanship Training’at ‘Softhouse’, Karlskrona

 Softhouse is a leading consultancy company in Scandinavia. Worked on “Activity Tracking System” in a team   of six using HTML, CSS, Bootstrap, AngularJS and Java.

    February- September 2016

‘Master Thesis’ in cooperation with ‘Sällberg Technologies’, Austria

 Master Thesis on ‘2D Spectral Subtraction for Noise Suppression in Fingerprint Images’ which is done in   cooperation with Sällberg Technologies, provides services and products in the field of Image processing.   This thesis aimed at noise suppression in fingerprint images based on estimation of noise spectrum and         evaluation of this method based on NIST matching percentage. This study of this method is based on the     analysis for various Fingerprint Images using MATLAB and NFIS.

    August 2014‘Implant Training’ in cooperation with ‘BSNL’, Hyderabad, India.


Fingerprint recognition using Minutiae based-features” 

 Focuses on the recognition of different fingerprints based on minutiae and evaluation by comparing different matching percentages of fingerprints present in   the database. 

(Duration: 6 months)

Contribution: Team Leader for a team of three

Research on “Fetus Heartbeat Detection”

Extraction of Fetus Heartbeat from mother’s heartbeat was done and performance for algorithms like LMS, LLMS, NLMS were analyzed in the extraction purpose.

(Duration : 2 months )

Contribution : Worked in a pair.(Initiator)

Design of different adaptive filters”

 Different adaptive filters have been designed and their evaluation based on parameters have been done.

(Duration: 2 months)

Contribution : Worked as an individual.

Research in De-noising an ECG signal

Focuses on estimating a trade-off for de-noising algorithms of ECG signal by comparing their performances using MATLAB.

(Duration: 2 months)

Contribution : Secretary for a team of three

Research on “Compressive Sensing in audio signals & comparison of various reconstructive algorithms”

Compressive sensing can make sampling and compression at the same time. Comparison of L1 and OMP algorithms is done and performance analysis is evaluated.

(Duration : 2 months)

Contribution : Secretary for a team of three

Creation of “Activity Tracking System”

The aim of this project is to create an activity tracking system for tracking the activity of users. Here a manager can be able to create an activity in which employees can report their work time and also he can create users and view some basic stats

(Duration : 2 months)

Contribution : Worked in a team of six (Front-end representative)

2D Spectral Subtraction for Noise suppression in Fingerprint Images

The thesis work is aimed at the noise suppression in fingerprint images based on estimation of noise spectrum and evaluation of this method based on NIST matching percentage. This study of this method is based on the analysis for various Fingerprint Images using MATLAB and NFIS.

(Duration : 9 months)

Contribution : Worked in a pair (Master Thesis)


   Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi  : Developed an Arduino, line follower and mobile controlled robot in the CYBORG. Building and programming in C, a robot       that can follow a lined course with the use of an Arduino based micro controller system


   Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited, Hyderabad : Conducted a brief study case on the Basic Telecom Technology and presented a brief report to the organization.


Mentoring start-ups in Thapar University:
Key problem solving and mentoring different start-ups in Thapar University for the event “Troubleshooting”. The mentors of all the participating Start-up’s will be given a Team of around 10 members. The first job they’ll have to do is explain their own start-up to their own team. Once done with that, they’ll give a problem/challenge statement to the team and leave them with a mentor from some another participating start-up who along with his experience in the field, and team’s knowledge about the start-up will find a solution to the challenge being given and prepare a pitch/presentation for the same.


NITTTR Guest Lecture:
Invited to deliver a guest lecture in NITTTR, Chandigarh from Zunik Energies Pvt. Ltd.

Invited delegate for INDIA-ITALY DST-CII summit which is held at Taj palace, New Delhi


India Innovation Growth Programme (IIGP) 2.0:
Participated in DST-Lockhead Martin-Tata India Innovation Growth Programme (IIGP) 2.0 to represent Zunik Energies Pvt. Ltd 

Key Technical Skills

  • Programming Languages  :  C,C++, Java,  MATLAB, Simulink, Visual DSP, SQL
  • Web Technologies   : HTML, Bootstrap, CSS, Angular JS
  • Operating Systems : Windows, Mac OS, Linux, Ubuntu.
  • Technologies : Microsoft Office, Latex.
  • Other technical skills : Database management, Troubleshooting, Technical Documentation
  • Development Environments: Android Studio, Agile development, Software Development.

Key Competencies

  • Leadership skills and team spirit
  • Good communication skills
  • Adaptability and resource management
  • Scrum Management
  • Sterling Management and presentation skills
  • Time management and patience

Language Skills

  • English (Fluent and Professional)
  • Telugu (Mother Tongue)
  • Hindi (National Language)
  • Swedish (Elementary)

Extra Circular Activities

  • Worked with “SWED BANK” for the Scholarship event “Stipendieutdelning 2016”
  • Organizer of the event “INDIA DAY”, at BTH 2015,2016
  • Organizer of the event “INTERNATIONAL DAY” at BTH 2015,2016
  • Event Coordinator for “E-Sparx” at JNTUK,2014
  • Organized the “Entrepreneurship Awareness Program” in JNTUK, Kakinada in 2013
  • Coordinator for “Technology Fest” JNTUK, India.