Jan 2014: Gift from Toyota in support of research on full-duplex communication in vehicular networks
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I graduated from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with my PhD in Computer Science in 2001.
I got my MS degree in Computer Science from Michigan State University (1997) and my BTech degree
in Computer Science and Engineering from IIT Delhi, India (1995).
Before joining OSU in 2003, I was a researcher at Bell Labs, New Jersey from 2001 to 2003.
During my graduate studies I did internships at Almaden Research Center, IBM, San Jose, and HRL Labs, Malibu.
I am an IEEE senior member since April 2010. I received the Lumley Research Award from the College of Engineering at OSU in 2009, and the NSF CAREER award in 2006.
During graduate studies I received the Mavis Memorial Scholarship (2000),
Ray Ozzie Fellowship (1999), and the Distinguished Academic Achievement Award (1997).
I have served on the editorial board of Transactions on Wireless Communications (TWC) and Transactions on Mobile Computing (TMC). I have been on the steering committee of IWQoS and I have been a TPC co-chair/chair for SECON 2016, MobiCom 2014, ICDCN 2013, IWQoS 2011, BROADNETS 2010, and QShine 2009.
My research focuses on developing algorithmic solutions to foundational problems in wireless networking.
My recent contributions have been focused along the following avenues
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Empowering Network Access Protocols with Physical Layer Capabilities
Availability of software-defined-radio (SDR) platforms has made it possible to
exploit Physical layer capabilities in MAC and higher layers of the network protocol
stack. We are investigating fundamental paradigm shifts in medium-acesss-control
protocol design that leverage such capabilities.
Smart Use of Renewable Energy: Networking and Beyond
The need to operate perpetually in remote deployments and to reduce the carbon footprint of
communication devices, a number of new applications of renewable energy have recently emerged.
My work has explored the challenges and the potential of harnessing the renewable
energy in the most efficient way for sensor networks and smart grids.