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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 Overview

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

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
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Faculty

Jan 30, 2020

Eight COE Projects Selected for GapFund360

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.

Faculty

Dec 17, 2019

ECE Receives Best Paper Award at IEEE GLOBECOM

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”.

Faculty

Nov 12, 2019

ECE Team Wins Best Paper Award at IEEE DySPAN 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”.

The hands of Stella Banou, Kaushik R. Chowdhury and William J. Tomlinson surround a robotic hand attached to circuits via wires.

Faculty

Oct 16, 2019

Data Privacy in the Palm of Your Hand. Literally.

ECE Associate Professor Kaushik Chowdhury discusses data privacy when it comes to wireless devices in the Litmus podcast.

Faculty

Sep 20, 2019

Creating the World’s Most Powerful Emulator of Wireless Systems

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.

Faculty

Sep 19, 2019

Ioannidis to Lead $1M NSF Grant for Real-Time Learning for Next Generation Wireless Systems

ECE Assistant Professor Stratis Ioannidis is leading a $1M NSF grant, with Professors Jennifer Dy, Tommaso Melodia, Associate Professor Kaushik Chowdhury, and Assistant Professor Yanzhi Wang, to develop “Efficient and Adaptive Real-Time Learning for Next Generation Wireless Systems”.

Faculty

Sep 18, 2019

NSF Names Third PAWR Wireless Research Platform in North Carolina’s Research Triangle

The National Science Foundation (NSF) announced the third award in its Platforms for Advanced Wireless Research (PAWR) program. In collaboration with an industry consortium of 30 networking companies and associations, NSF is supporting the development and deployment of a new PAWR platform based in Raleigh and Cary, North Carolina – named Aerial Experimentation and Research Platform for Advanced Wireless (“AERPAW”)

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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).

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