Kaushik Chowdhury

Lab Director

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Email: krc [AT] ece [dot] neu [dot] edu

Kaushik Roy Chowdhury is Associate Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Northeastern University and Faculty Fellow of the College of Engineering. He received his Ph.D. from the Georgia Institute of Technology in August 2009 and M.S. from the University of Cincinnati in 2006.

Prof. Chowdhury is the winner of the U.S. Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) in 2017, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Young Faculty Award in 2017, the Office of Naval Research Director of Research Early Career Award in 2016, and the National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER award in 2015. He is the recipient of best paper awards at the IEEE Intl. Conference on Communications (ICC) in 2013, 2012 and 2009 and Intl. Conference on Computing, Networking and Communications (ICNC) in 2013. He serves as the area editor for Elsevier Ad Hoc Networks Journal and IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications. He is Sr. Member of the IEEE and is presently the academic outreach director for the Platforms for Advanced Wireless Research project office, a joint $100 million public-private partnership between the NSF and wireless industry consortium to create city-scale testing platforms. His research is on:

  • Dynamic Spectrum Access (DSA) Networks: Systems design for large-scale DSA wireless platforms. Spectrum sensing, spectrum sharing, interference avoidance, and policy issues for dynamic spectrum access in licensed and mmWave bands. Design of MAC, routing and transport protocols. Coexistence in TV white spaces and LTE/WiFi. Learning and inference capability in software defined radios.
  • Energy Harvesting Sensors & IoT: 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.