He received his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Physics (Electronics) from MJP Rohilkhand University Bareilly, India in 1996 and 1998, respectively. He received his M. Phil. degree in Instrumentation from Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, India in 2000, M. Tech. degree in Instrumentation from the National Institute of Technology Kurukshetra, India in 2004, and Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India in 2011.
From Sep. 2000–June 2002, he was an Instrumentation Engineer in APL Intelligent Embedded, New Delhi, India. He was involved in development of microcontroller-based hardware development applications. From Oct. 2004–Dec. 2005, he was an Instrumentation Engineer–EDA in Dell Soft Technologies, New Delhi, India.
He worked as a Research Associate in Instrument Design and Development Center (IDDC), Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India from May 2011–Dec. 2011. Subsequently, he joined as an Assistant Professor in Electronic and Communication Engineering Department, Amity University Noida, India from Jan. 2012-Oct. 2012 and also during this period, he was associated with Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, University of Seoul, Seoul, Korea as a visiting Post-doctoral Fellow.
He was a Vice-Chancellor Postdoctoral Fellow at Advanced Sensor Network (ASN) group, Electrical, Electronic, and Computer Engineering Department, University of Pretoria, RSA from Nov. 2012-Dec. 2014. Subsequently, he joined as a Research Fellow at Electrical Machines and Drives Laboratory, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, National University of Singapore (NUS, Singapore), Singapore from March 2015–Dec. 2015.
He worked as a Ramanujan Fellow and Assistant Professor (SG) (AcSIR Faculty) in Department of Energy Efficiency, CSIR-Central Building Research Institute Roorkee, India from March 2016 – March 2021. And after that I have joined as a Consultant in CSIR – Central Building Research Institute Roorkee, India on July 2021.
He has authored one book, four book chapters, and published more than 100 papers in international refereed journals and conferences. He has filed 2 copy rights and 5 national & international Patents. Dr. Kumar has carried out extensive research in smart building and smart cities areas of the development of hardware and software for experimental prototypes.
He is an Associate Editor of IEEE Access Journal. He is a reviewer of IEEE Transactions, Elsevier, and Springer Journals. Dr. Kumar is a Senior Member of the IEEE Societies of IES, Sensors, and Instrumentation & Measurement.