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Kaushik Chowdhury

Associate Professor,  Electrical and Computer Engineering

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  • 523 ISEC
  • 617.373.5304

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Research Focus

Dynamic spectrum access; energy harvesting sensor networks; 5G technology; intra-body communication; protocol design for wireless

About

Kaushik R. Chowdhury graduated with B.E. in Electronics Engineering with distinction from VJTI, Mumbai University, India, in 2003. He received his M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Cincinnati, OH, in 2006, and Ph.D. from the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA in 2009. His M.S. thesis was given the outstanding thesis award jointly by the ECE and CS departments. He has also won the BWN researcher of the year award during his Ph.D. in 2007, and the best paper award in the AHSN symposium in IEEE ICC 2009. His expertise and research interests lie in wireless cognitive radio ad hoc networks, resource allocation in wireless multimedia sensor networks, and bio-medical applications of sensors. He is a member of the IEEE Communications Society and the ACM.

Education

  • PhD, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2009.

Honors & Awards

  • 2017 Faculty Research Team Award
  • 2017 DARPA Young Faculty Award
  • 2017 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE)
  • 2016 COE Faculty Fellow
  • 2016 Office of Naval Research Director of Research Early Career Award
  • 2015 National Science Foundation CAREER Award
  • Chair, IEEE Technical Committee on Simulation
  • Fellow, National Science Foundation of China

Research Focus

Dynamic spectrum access; energy harvesting sensor networks; 5G technology; intra-body communication; protocol design for wireless

Research Initiatives

Integrated Modeling, Inference, and Computing

Department Research Areas

Communications, Control & Signal Processing
Computer Networks and Security

Selected Publications

  • P. Nguyen, U. Muncuk, A. Ashok, K.R. Chowdhury, et al., Battery-Free Identification Token for Touch Sensing Devices ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems (SenSys), Stanford, CA, 2016
  • R. Doost-Mohammady, M.Y. Naderi, K.R. Chowdhury, Performance Analysis of CSMA/CA based Medium Access in Full-Duplex Wireless Communications, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, 15(6), 2016, 1457-1470
  • M. Swaminathan, F.S. Cabrera, J.S. Pujol, U. Muncuk, G. Schirner, K.R. Chowdhury, Multi-Path Model and Sensitivity Analysis for Galvanic Coupled Intra-Body Communication through Layered Tissue, IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems, 10(2), 2016, 339-351
  • M. Swaminathan, U. Muncuk, K.R. Chowdhury, Topology Optimization for Galvanic Coupled Wireless Intra-Body Communication, IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM), San Francisco, 2016
  • R.G. Cid-Fuentes, M.Y. Naderi, S. Basagni, K.R. Chowdhury, A. Cabellos-Aparicio, E. Alarcón, On Signaling Power: Communications Over Wireless Energy, IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM), San Francisco, 2016
  • S. De, D. Mishra, K.R. Chowdhury, Charging Time Characterization for Wireless RF Energy Transfer, IIEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II, 64(4), 2015, 362-366
Chowdhury with drone

Faculty

Sep 12, 2019

Wirelessly Charging Multiple Devices Simultaneously

ECE Associate Professor Kaushik Chowdhury and Principal Research Scientist Yousof Naderi are working on technology that could turn any surface into a wireless charger to power several different devices simultaneously.

Faculty

May 09, 2019

Creating a Safer Way to Transmit Data

ECE Associate Professor Kaushik Chowdhury is working with Draper Laboratory and the Federal University of Paraná to create a safe, hacker-proof method to transmit sensitive data.

Faculty

Apr 03, 2019

ECE Team Awarded DOD DURIP Grant

ECE Professor Tommaso Melodia and co-PIs Associate Professors Kaushik Chowdhury, Stefano Basagni, and Assistant Professor Jose Angel Martinez-Lorenzo were awarded a $295K grant by the Office of Naval Research for their proposal on “PROTECT: A Millimeter-wave Programmable Radio platfOrm and Tactical wirelEss Communication Testbed” as part of DOD’s Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP).

Faculty

Jan 02, 2019

New Institute for the Wireless Internet of Things

ECE Professor Tommaso Melodia is the founding director of Northeastern’s new Institute for the Wireless Internet of Things, which will help build the next generation of wireless technologies.

Faculty

Jan 02, 2019

ECE Faculty and Students Receive Funding From CRI

Four faculty members will have projects funded by Northeastern through the Center for Research innovation as part of a new funding initiative administered by the Center for Research Innovation. For a full description, please see this CRI announcement page. The projects and faculty awarded include: Battery-less Infrared Sensor Tags for Reliable Occupancy Sensing (BISTROS)Matteo Rinaldi, Zhenyun […]

Faculty

Dec 18, 2018

Five COE Projects Selected for GapFund360

Congratulations to ECE Associate Professors Kaushik Chowdhury, Raymond Fu, Matteo Rinaldi, ECE Professor Vincent Harris, and BioE Professor Jeff Ruberti whose projects were selected for Phase 1 2018 funding by Northeastern’s GapFund360 program.

Faculty

Sep 26, 2018

MIE/ECE Faculty Awarded $1.5M AFRL Grant

MIE/ECE Assistant Professor Jose Martinez-Lorenzo, ECE Professor Tommaso Melodia, ECE Professor Kaushik Chowdhury, ECE/MIE Professor Hanumant Singh, and CCIS/ECE Affiliated Faculty Chris Amato were awarded a $1.5M Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) grant for “Robust Decentralized Classification and Coordination Algorithms for Swarms of SUAS.”

Faculty

Sep 17, 2018

$1.5M Wireless/Machine Learning DARPA Award for Device Fingerprinting

ECE Professor Kaushik Chowdhury is leading an interdisciplinary COE team leveraging a $1.5 million DARPA grant to identify device-specific radio signals on a massive scale.

Faculty

Jun 11, 2018

NSF-sponsored US-Finland collaboration meeting held at Northeastern

ECE Associate Professor Kaushik Chowdhury, coordinator for the Wireless Innovation between Finland and U.S. (WiFiUS) program, organized a PI meeting at Northeastern, with 10 projects currently funded on the theme of Internet of Things (IOT).

Faculty

Apr 23, 2018

Northeastern IoT Research Shines at IEEE Infocom in Honolulu, Hawaii

Northeastern researchers were prominently featured at the recent IEEE Infocom 2018 conference in Honolulu, Hawaii on April 14-19. Prof. Tommaso Melodia served as Technical Program Chair for the conference, and was recognized with the class of new 2018 IEEE Fellows in the conference opening ceremony.  Prof. Kaushik Chowdhury and his team received a Best Paper […]

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