I am an Assistant Professor in Computer Science at UIUC. I work on wireless networks and Internet-of-Things. My current research focuses on next generation networking systems such as satellite networks, 5G, and in-body networks. I recently graduated with a Ph.D. from MIT, advised by Prof. Dina Katabi. I was also the inaugural Industry Research Fellow at Microsoft, where I worked on FarmBeats among other things.

Selected Conference Publications

  • Exploring Practical Vulnerabilities of Machine Learning-based Wireless Systems
    Zikun Liu, Calvin Xu, Emerson Sie, Gagandeep Singh, Deepak Vasisht
    USENIX NSDI 2023

  • Transmitting, Fast and Slow: Scheduling Satellite Traffic through Space and Time
    Bill Tao, Maleeha Masood, Indranil Gupta, Deepak Vasisht
    ACM Mobicom 2023

  • BatMobility: Towards Flying Without Seeing for Lightweight Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
    Emerson Sie, Zikun Liu, Deepak Vasisht
    ACM Mobicom 2023

  • Non-Cooperative Wi-Fi Localization & its Privacy Implications
    Ali Abedi, Deepak Vasisht
    ACM Mobicom 2022
    [Paper] [Slides]

  • RF-Protect: Privacy against Device-Free Human Tracking
    Jayanth Shenoy, Zikun Liu, Bill Tao, Zachary Kabelac, Deepak Vasisht
    ACM SIGCOMM, 2022
    [paper][project video][talk video][code]

  • RF-Annotate: Automatic RFID-Supervised Image Annotation of Common Objects in Context
    Emerson Sie, Deepak Vasisht
    IEEE ICRA, 2022

  • MiLTOn: Sensing Product Integrity without Opening the Box using Non-Invasive Acoustic Vibrometry
    Akshay Gadre, Deepak Vasisht, Nikunj Raghuvanshi, Bodhi Priyantha, Manikanta Kotaru, Swarun Kumar, Ranveer Chandra
    ACM/IEEE IPSN 2022

  • Whisper: IoT in the TV White Space Spectrum
    Tusher Chakraborty, Heping Shi, Zerina Kapetanovic, Bodhi Priyantha, Deepak Vasisht, Andrew Nelson, Parag Pandit, Prasad Pillai, Yaswant Chabria, Binh Vu, Ranveer Chandra
    USENIX NSDI 2022

  • Enabling IoT Self-Localization Using Ambient 5G Signals
    Suraj Jog, Junfeng Guan, Sohrab Madani, Ruochen Lu, Songbin Gong, Deepak Vasisht, Haitham Hassanieh
    USENIX NSDI 2022

  • FIRE: Enabling Reciprocity for FDD MIMO Systems
    Zikun Liu, Gagandeep Singh, Chenren Xu, Deepak Vasisht
    ACM MobiCom 2021
    [paper][talk video][slides]

  • L2D2: Low Latency Distributed Downlink for Low Earth Orbit Satellites
    Deepak Vasisht, Jayanth Shenoy, Ranveer Chandra
    ACM SIGCOMM 2021

  • A Distributed and Hybrid Ground Station Network for Low Earth Orbit Satellites
    Deepak Vasisht, Ranveer Chandra
    ACM HotNets, 2020

  • Deep Learning based Wireless Localization for Indoor Navigation
    Roshan Ayyalasomayajula, Aditya Arun, Chenfeng Wu, Sanatan Sharma, Abhishek Sethi, Deepak Vasisht, Dinesh Bharadia
    ACM MobiCom, 2020

  • Low-Cost Aerial Imaging for Small Holder Farmers
    Vasuki Narasimha Swamy, Akshit Kumar, Rohit Patil, Aditya Jain, Zerina Kapetanovic, Rahul Sharma, Deepak Vasisht, Manohar Swaminathan, Ranveer Chandra, Anirudh Badam, Gireeja Ranade, Sudipta Sinha, Akshay Uttama Nambi SN
    ACM Compass, 2019
    Best Paper Award

  • BLoc: CSI-based Accurate Localization for BLE Tags
    Roshan Ayyalasomayajula, Deepak Vasisht, Dinesh Bharadia
    ACM CoNext, 2018

  • In-body Backscatter Communication and Localization
    Deepak Vasisht, Guo Zhang, Omid Abari, Jay Flanz, Hsiao Ming-Lu, Dina Katabi
    ACM SIGCOMM, 2018

  • Duet: Estimating User Position and Identity in Smart Homes using Intermittent and Incomplete RF-Data
    Deepak Vasisht, Anubhav Jain, Chen-Yu Hsu, Zachary Kabelac, Dina Katabi
    ACM IMWUT/UbiComp, 2018

  • Farmbeats: An IoT Platform for Data-Driven Agriculture
    Deepak Vasisht, Zerina Kapetanovic, Jongho Won, Xinxin Jin, Ranveer Chandra, Ashish Kapoor, Sudipta Sinha, Madhusudhan Sudarshan, Sean Stratman
    USENIX NSDI, 2017
    [paper][talk-pptx-pdf-video][project video][project webpage]
    Featured (cover) in GetMobile
    Highlighted by Satya Nadella as one of 10 projects that inspired him in 2017
    Released in public preview as Azure FarmBeats. Now a product: Microsoft Azure Data Manager for Agriculture

  • Eliminating Channel Feedback in Next-Generation Cellular Networks
    Deepak Vasisht, Swarun Kumar, Hariharan Rahul, Dina Katabi
    ACM SIGCOMM, 2016
    Best Paper Award

  • Decimeter-Level Localization with a Single WiFi Access Point
    Deepak Vasisht, Swarun Kumar, Dina Katabi
    USENIX NSDI, 2016
    An earlier version of this paper is on arxiv:
    Sub-Nanosecond Time of Flight on Commercial Wi-Fi Cards. [arxiv pdf]

  • Caraoke: An E-Toll Transponder Network for Smart Cities
    Omid Abari, Deepak Vasisht, Dina Katabi, Anantha Chandrakasan
    ACM SIGCOMM, 2015

  • Exploiting Sparsity and Co-occurrence Structure for Action Unit Recognition
    Yale Song, Daniel McDuff, Deepak Vasisht, Ashish Kapoor
    IEEE Face & Gestures (FG), 2015

  • RF-IDraw: Virtual Touch Screen in the Air Using RF Signals
    Jue Wang, Deepak Vasisht, Dina Katabi
    ACM SIGCOMM, 2014
    [paper] [talk-pptx-pdf]

  • Active Learning for Sparse Bayesian Multilabel Classification
    Deepak Vasisht, Andreas Domianou, Manik Varma, Ashish Kapoor
    ACM SIGKDD, 2014
    [paper] [poster] [talk-pdf-video]

Graduate Students

Selected Awards

  • NSF CAREER Award, 2023
  • Outstanding Advisor Award, Grainger College of Engineering, UIUC, 2022
  • IIT Delhi Graduate of the Last Decade (GOLD) Award, 2021
  • Inaugural Microsoft Industry Research Fellow, 2020
  • ACM SIGCOMM Doctoral Dissertation Award, 2019
  • ACM SIGCOMM Best Paper Award, 2016
  • Winning team, Microsoft Oneweek Hackathon (Industries Category), 2016
  • Microsoft Research Ph.D. Fellowship, 2016-18
  • President of India Gold Medal, 2013 for highest CGPA across all departments at IIT Delhi
  • MIT EECS Great Educators Fund Fellowship for academic year 2013-14
  • Had the honor to witness Republic Day of India, 2008 and 2010 from the Prime Minister's box for being among the top 25 students in Class X and Class XII exams respectively


  • Bill Gates visited a FarmBeats deployment and posted a blog and video about it on GatesNotes.
  • We integrated our indoor positioning work into the MIT Local Warming project which was deployed at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2014.