Active Research Themes
Rural Connectivity and Data-driven Agriculture
We are studying the challenges and solutions for enabling high-fidelity connectivity for rural applications like digital agriculture and e-learning.
Recent Publications: NSDI 2024, NSDI 2022, COMPASS 2019 (Best Paper award), NSDI 2017 (product at Microsoft)
Current Ph.D. Students
- [Summer 2023] Two papers on satellite networks (Serval, and Spectrumize) accepted to NSDI 2024. Check out publications for papers.
- [Spring 2023] NSF Career award to Deepak for low latency satellite networking.
- [Spring 2023] Emerson won the Rambus Computer Engineering fellowship at UIUC and was selected as a Mavis Future Faculty fellow.
- [Fall 2022/Spring 2023] Umbra, BatMobility, and InnerCompass accepted to Mobicom 2023. Check out our publications page.
- [Fall 2022] RAFA accepted to NSDI 2023. Check out our publications page.
- [Spring 2022] Zikun won the Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship.
- [Spring 2022] Wi-Peep accepted to Mobicom 2022. Check out our publications page.
- [Spring 2022] RF-Protect accepted to SIGCOMM 2022. Check out our publications page.
- [Spring 2022] RF-Annotate accepted to ICRA 2022. Check out our publications page.
- NSF CAREER Award, 2023
- Outstanding Advisor Award, Grainger College of Engineering, UIUC, 2022
- UIUC's List of Teachers Rated as Excellent, 2021
- 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