Kaushik Chowdhury

Lab Director

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Kaushik Roy Chowdhury is Associate Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Northeastern University. He was earlier Assistant Professor in the same university from 2009-2015. He received his Ph.D. from the Georgia Institute of Technology in August 2009, under Prof. Ian F. Akyildiz and M.S. from the University of Cincinnati in 2006, advised by Prof. Dharma Agrawal.

Prof. Chowdhury is the winner of the NSF CAREER award in 2015. He received the best paper award at the IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC) in 2013, 2012 and 2009, as well as the best paper award at the International Conference on Computing, Networking and Communications (ICNC) in 2013. He is the current Chair of the IEEE Technical Committee on Simulation and is Sr. Member of the IEEE. He serves as the area editor for the following journals: Elsevier Ad Hoc Networks, Elsevier Computer Communications, and EAI Transactions on Wireless Spectrum. His research is on:

  • Cognitive Radio (CR) Networks: Spectrum sensing, spectrum sharing, interference avoidance, and policy issues for dynamic spectrum access. Design of MAC, routing and transport protocols. Coexistence in TV white spaces. Learning and inference.
  • Energy Harvesting Networks: Radio frequency (RF) energy harvesting. Link and network layer design with energy-aware duty cycling. Use of wireless energy transfer. Energy provisioning and resource management. Joint RF energy and magnetic coupling-based energy transfer.
  • Implantable Sensor Networks: Channel modeling for glavanic coupled communication. On-body and intra-body communication. Protocol stack for sensor-actuator interactions. Systems design for intra-body transceivers.