Dynamic spectrum access; energy harvesting sensor networks; 5G technology; intra-body communication; protocol design for wireless
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.
- 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
- 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
Feb 11, 2021
ECE Professor Kaushik Chowdhury was awarded a patent for “Sensor system and process for measuring electric activity of the brain, including electric field encephalography”.
Oct 08, 2020
ECE Professor Kaushik Chowdhury and Research Assistant Professor Yousof Naderi were awarded a patent for “Distributed wireless charging system and method.”
Sep 03, 2020
Northeastern University’s Institute for the Wireless Internet of Things (WIOT), along with mobile and video technology research and development company InterDigital, is hosting a virtual 6G symposium to create excitement and increase public awareness and engagement in articulating a strong vision for 6G.
May 07, 2020
ECE Associate Professor Kaushik Chowdhury, Assistant Professor Pau Closas, Professor Deniz Erdogmus, Professor Tommaso Melodia, and Assistant Professor Yanzhi Wang received $1M funding from DARPA for their project titled Signal Processing in Neural Networks (SPiNN) for Wireless IoT.
Mar 12, 2020
Northeastern researchers are at the forefront of cybersecurity research, protecting everything from the phone in your pocket to the city of the future.
Jan 30, 2020
Northeastern’s GapFund360 program helps Northeastern’s researchers bridge the gap between promising lab results and demonstrating a commercially viable prototype. Awards range from $50K -$100K. Nine projects were selected from a pool of 39 applications from across the university; COE contributed 25 of the applications and seven projects were selected for funding. Congratulations to the following COE researchers whose projects were selected for Phase I or Phase II GapFund360 funding: ChE Assistant Professor Sidi Bencherif, MIE Assistant Professor Safa Jamali, ECE Assistant Professor Sarah Ostadabbas, ChE/COS Associate Professor Carolyn Lee-Parsons, ECE Professor Tommaso Melodia, ECE Associate Research Scientist Salvatore D’Oro, ECE Associate Professor Kaushik Chowdhury, ECE Principal Research Scientist Yousof Naderi, ECE Postdoc Ufuk Muncuk, ECE Professor Vincent Harris, ECE Associate Research Scientist Parisa Andalib, ECE Associate Professor Matteo Rinaldi, and ECE Research Assistant Professor Zhenyun Qian.
Dec 17, 2019
ECE PhD students Kai Li, Ufuk Muncuk, Principal Research Scientist Yousof Naderi, and Associate Professor Kaushik Chowdhury were awarded the best paper award at the IEEE GLOBECOM 2019 conference for their paper “SoftSense: Collaborative Surface-based Object Sensing and Tracking Using Networked Coils”.
Nov 12, 2019
ECE PostDoc Andrey Gritsenko, Computer Engineering PhDs Zifeng Wang, Tong Jian, Professor Jennifer Dy, Associate Professor Kaushik Chowdhury, and Assistant Professor Stratis Ioannidis received the best paper award at the IEEE DySPAN 2019 conference for their paper on “Finding a ‘New’ Needle in the Haystack: Unseen Radio Detection in Large Populations Using Deep Learning”.
Oct 16, 2019
ECE Associate Professor Kaushik Chowdhury discusses data privacy when it comes to wireless devices in the Litmus podcast.
Sep 20, 2019
ECE Professor Tommaso Melodia is working with NSF and DARPA to create the next generation of wireless technology by building a testbed named Colosseum, which will be the world’s most powerful emulator of wireless systems.