Kaushik Chowdhury

Lab Director

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

Kaushik Roy Chowdhury is Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Northeastern University, Associate Director of the Institute for the Wireless Internet of Things, 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. [Full CV]

Prof. Chowdhury was a finalist for the 2023 US Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists. He was also 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 IEEE GLOBECOM'19, DySPAN'19, INFOCOM'17, ICC'13,'12,'09, and ICNC'13. He currently serves as area editor for IEEE Trans. on Networking, and completed full terms earlier as editor for IEEE Trans. on Mobile Computing, Elsevier Computer Networks Journal, IEEE Trans. on Wireless Communications, and Elsevier Computer Networks Journal. He is Sr. Member of the IEEE, co-directs the operations of Colosseum RF/network emulator, as well as 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. He is an executive committee member and PI from Northeastern for the NSF AI Institute For Future Edge Networks And Distributed Intelligence , led by The Ohio State University.

Prof. Chowdhury's research is mainly focused on autonomous operation and systems aspects of:

  • Learning and Dynamic Spectrum Access: Deep learning applications in wireless spectrum sensing, fingerprinting and access from sub-6GHz to mmWave/THz frequencies, reconfigurable radios
  • Networked Robotics: Systems approach to coordination and computation in unmanned aerial vehicles, aerial wireless base stations, synchronization and aerial beamforming.
  • Perpetually Operating Internet of Things: Systems design and protocols forwireless RF energy harvesting, magnetic resonance and inductive energy transfer, wake-up radio and battery-less sensors.