V. Sridhar 

( This is the personal web site of V. Sridhar )

Professor, Centre for IT and Public Policy (CITAPP)

International Institute of Information Technology Bangalore, India

recent Book

Sridhar, V. (2022). Data Centric Living: Algorithms, Digitization and Regulation. Edited Volume. Routledge. Hardcover: ISBN 9780367536534; Paperback: ISBN 9780367554170. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003093442. Watch my video prelude here.

recent REPORTS

Prasad, Rohit, Sridhar, V. (2023). 5G and Beyond: Formulating a Regulatory Response. ICRIER and Vodafone Idea Centre for Telecom (InVICT).  Available here

recent articles in Journals

Prasad, R., Sridhar, V. (2024). From Net Neutrality to Digital Neutrality: 5G Networks and beyond. Economic & Political Weekly. LIX(26&27). 52-56. 

Upreti, Arvind., Sridhar, V. (2024). Assessing the Effect of Task Automation in Labor Markets: Case of IT Services Industry. IEEE Transactions on Technology and Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/TTS.2024.3365423  

Mitra, Anuradha., Sridhar, V., Sarangi, Gopal. (October 2024). Net Neutrality and 5G in India- a policy Delphi survey. Law, State and Telecommunications Review. 16(2), 31-47.  

Prasad, Rohit, Sridhar, V. (2023). The integrated sphere of coopetition of digital services and the regulatory approach of diagonal equity. Telecommunications Policy. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.telpol.2023.102700

Mitra, Anuradha., Sridhar, V., Sarangi, Gopal. (2023). Way leaves, rights of way and ducting policies for 5G mobile network deployment in India using international best practices. Digital Policy, Regulation and Governance. https://doi.org/10.1108/DPRG-03-2023-0037.

Malik, P., & Sridhar, V. (2023). Workshop on Startup Ecosystem and Competition. Competition Commission of India Journal on Competition Law and Policy, 3, 173–194. https://doi.org/10.54425/ccijoclp.v3.116

Mitra, Anuradha., Sridhar, V., Sarangi, Gopal. (2022). Spectrum Administration for Mobile Services in India: Need for a Regime Change. Journal of Information Policy. https://doi.org/10.5325/jinfopoli.12.2022.0008  

Prasad, Rohit., Aeron, Prageet., Sridhar, V. (2022). New determinants of spectrum price in a 5G world. Applied Economics. https://doi.org/10.1080/00036846.2022.2094332 

Gupta, Shagufta., Ghosh, Poulomi., Sridhar, V. (2022). Impact of Data Trade Restrictions on IT Services Export: A Cross-Country Analysis. Telecommunications Policy. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.telpol.2022.102403  

Upreti, Arvind, Sridhar, V.  (2022). The Dynamics of Task Automation and Worker Adjustment in Labour Markets: An Agent Based Approach. Advances in Complex Systems. https://doi.org/10.1142/S0219525922500059  

Dhamange, Prachi., Soni, Sarthak, Sridhar, V., Rao, Shrisha. (2022). Market Dynamics and Regulation of a Crowd-Sourced AI Marketplace. IEEE Access. https://doi.org/10.1109/ACCESS.2022.3171254

Sridhar, V., Prasad, Rohit. (2021). Analysis of Spectrum Pricing for Commercial Mobile Services: A Cross Country Study. Telecommunications Policy. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.telpol.2021.102221 (can be viewed for a limited time at: https://authors.elsevier.com/a/1dRnJ16AgYAzqf ).

Sridhar, V., Girish K, Badrinarayan M. (2020). Analysis of Crowdsourced Data for Estimating Data Speeds across Service Areas of India. Telecommunication Systems. DOI: 10.1007/s11235-020-00736-z

Sridhar, V., Vadivelu, Selvaraj. (2020). Satellite phone development through an off-shore, outsourcing partnership: Client and Vendor Experiences. Journal of Information Technology Teaching Cases. DOI: 10.1177/2043886920951199 .

Potluri, Sai Rakshith, Sridhar, V., Rao, Shrisha. (2020). Effects of Data Localization on Digital Trade: An Agent-Based Modeling Approach. Telecommunications Policy. 44(9).  Also Available in SSRN at: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3904147

Nandakishore, K.N., Sridhar, V., Srikanth, T.K. (2020). Key Quality of Service Attributes of Digital Platforms. Asia Pacific Journal of Information Systems. 30(1), 94-119. 

Sridhar, V., Kotta, Chandana. (2020). Regulatory Framework for the National AI Market Place. In Competition and Regulation in India 2019: Digital Economy – Hitting the rest button on Competition and Regulatory Governance, Jaipur, India: CUTS International. ISBN: 978-81-8257-281-2. 131-147.

recent articles in newspapers

recent Funded projects

Srinivasan, Janaki, V. Sridhar, T.K. Srikanth. “My data or yours?: Unraveling multi‐party privacy among consumers of digital credit in India", Center for Effective Global Action’s Digital Credit Observatory (DCO), University of California Berkeley, USA (as part of the research funding initiative of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. USD 31,753 (Dec 2022-Jul 2024). 

Prasad Rohit, Sridhar, V. Formulating a Regulatory Response to 5G. Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relatations (ICRIER) and Vodafone Idea Centre for Telecom (InViCT) for INR 6,30,000 (Aug 2022-Feb 2023). 

Sridhar, V., Mishra, Amrita. Ethical 6G - Identifying Elements of Ethical Framework for 6G and Creating Opportunities for India and Australia. Consumer Unity Trust & Society International (As part of Australia-India Cyber and Critical Technology: Cyber and Critical Technology Grants Application 2021) for INR 21,84,634 (May 2022-Current). 

Sridhar, V., Balaji, Parthasarathy, & Preeti Mudliar. Online and offline livelihoods - An analysis of the impact of the gig economy on worker participation. Azim Premji University Research Grant. Funded by Azim Premji University (Oct 2019 – Mar 2021) for INR 19,55,800. 

Sridhar, V. & Shrisha Rao. Regulatory Impact Assessment of the National AI Market Place of India. Facebook AI Ethics Research Grant funded by Facebook (Oct 2019-Mar 2020). For INR 14,08,750. 

Sridhar, V. & Prasad, Rohit. The Future of Licensed Spectrum in a 5G-OTT World. Funded by the Indian Institute of Management IDEA Telecom Centre of Excellence (Apr 2019-Dec 2020) for INR 18,48,230.


Balaji Raykar, D., & Sridhar, V. (2022, February). Elicitation of Personal Data Categories for Implementing Data Protection: An Exploratory Study in an Educational Institution. In 15th Innovations in Software Engineering Conference (pp. 1-10).

recent TALKs

Sridhar, V. Invited panelist in the session on “Digital classrooms: A leadership persepective” in the Webinar on Australia India InnovEd Forum series, 4 July 2024. 

Sridhar, V. Invited panelist in the session on “Policy and Regulatory aspects of Rural Connectivity” in the IEEE Standards Association workshop on “Rural Connectivity: The key enabler for Sustainable Development Goals”. Banaglore, India. 1 March 2024. 

Sridhar, V. Presented paper on “6G: Technologym Standards and Regulation” at the Webinar on “6G Technology, Standards, Vulnerabilities and Risks” organized by UQ Cyber, University of Queensland, Australia, 24 Feb 2024. 

Sridhar, V. Gave a talk on “Regulate or not: OTT versus telecom services”. Institute for Information Policy, Pennsylvania State University, U.S. 17 July 2023. 

Sridhar, V. Presented paper titled “Spectrum Management in 5G and Beyond Networks” in the panel on “Regulatory innovations for performance management in the Digital Economy” at the International Conference on innovations in public performance management: Lessons for policy makers, 30 June 2023, New Delhi. 

Invited panelist for the session on “Policy and Regulatory Issues” at the IEEE Connecting the Unconnected Summit 2022, 3 November 2022 (Virtual). 

Invited moderator for the session on “Understanding 6G, Standards, and Related Issues and Concerns” at the International Conference on Ethical 6G, 17th August 2022, New Delhi. 

Invited Research Seminar on “Data Localization Regulations and their impact on Digital Trade”. Institute for Information Policy and Information and Communication Technologies for Development (ICT4D) Consortium, Penn State University, USA. 22 April 2022. 

Invited Research Seminar on “Gig worker interaction in online labor markets”. USC Annenberg Research Seminar. Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, University of Southen California, USA. 18 April 2022. 

Invited panelist in the session on “The rise of virtual governments” in the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) Journal of Law and Technology (JOLT) Special Issue Symposium on “Governing the Digital Space”. University of California Los Angeles, U.S.A. 15 April 2022.

Coordinated and Presented at the Online Workshop on “Startup Ecosystem and Competition”. Co-hosted by the Competition Commission of India and IIIT Bangalore. 4 Feb 2022.

Moderated the session on “Fraud Frontiers: Rising digital footprints and fraud possibilities”. In NASSCOM-DSCI Annual Information Security Summit 2021. 17 December 2021. 

Invited talk on "Telecom Relief Package" at the ITU Asia Pacific Telecommunications forum (ITU-APT) Foundation of India. 8 October 2020. 

Coordinated (with Balaji Parthasarthy and Preeti Mudliar) and Presented at the Webinar on “Online and Offline Livelihoods: An analysis of the Gig Economy”. IIIT Bangalore. 23 Sep 2021. 

Talk on “Analysis of radio spectrum pricing for commercial mobile services: A cross country study”. IIIT Bangalore Samvaad Series. 13 September 2021. 

Invited speaker on “Regulatory Impact Assessment of the National AI Market Place (NAIM) of India. In the Ethics in AI Talk Series. Organized by IIIT Bangalore, IIT Jodhpur and Facebook. 12 August 2021.

Invited speaker on “Foundational Digital IDs: Country Experiences” in the IEEE 2021 Virtual Conference on Norbert Wiener of the 21st Century pre-conference workshop of the IEEE SA Digital Inclusion, Identity, Trust and Agency (InDIITA). 22 July 2021

Research seminar titled “Data Localization Regulations: Impact on Digital Trade”. Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, University of Southern California, U.S. 28 May 2021.

Invited speaker for the session on “Exploring Markets and Regulation for Non-Personal Data” at the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), Bangalore Chapter. 17 Mar 2021.

Invited speaker at the F- Tech 2.0 Confluence of emerging technologies organized  by Sterlite Technologies on “Application of 5-G Technologies in Emerging Business Environment”, 28 Nov 2020.

Invited panelist in the Webinar on "Does your COVID-19 tracing app follow you for ever?". IEEE Standard Association - Digital Inclusion, Identity, Trust and Agency (DIITA). 9 Jul 2020.  

Invited panelist in the Webinar on "Frauds in the time of COVID-19 - Phishing, payment frauds and dark web activities". Best Practices Meet 2020, Data Security Council of India (DSCI). 8 Jul 2020.  

Invited panelist in the Webinar on "The explosion of online higher education in India during the COVID - 19 Pandemic". Observer Research Foundation. 13 May 2020. 

Talk on authored book on “Emerging ICT Policies and Regulations: Roadmap to Digital Economies” at Carnegie India (5 Feb 2020), Indian Institute of Management Lucknow (29 Feb 2020).

Invited panelist for the session titled “New Age Competition & Regulatory Challenges and the Way Forward”. In the workshop on “Digital Economy – Hitting the reset button on competition and regulatory governance”. Organized by Consumer Unity Trust & Society. New Delhi.. 5 Feb 2020. 

Invited speaker on “Overview of Cyber Security in the Geo-spatial domain”, International Workshop on Advanced Spatial Analytics and Deep Learning for Geospatial Applications. Bengaluru, 20-31 January 2020.