Swarun Kumar



NEWS

  • Osprey wins Best Paper Honorable Mention and Best Demo at MobiSys 2020!
  • QuAiL wins Best Paper Award at IPSN 2020 - explores new ways to rapidly track wildfires
  • Akshay Gadre receives the Best Presentation Award at IPSN 2020 PhD forum
  • Two new papers: Osprey and OPR accepted at MobiSys 2020
  • QuAiL, accepted at IPSN 2020, explores new ways to rapidly track wildfires
  • Jingxian Wang receives the Microsoft Ph.D. Fellowship
  • Thank you NSF for the CAREER award!
  • Our work on mm-Wave Full Duplex is accepted at MobiCom 2020
  • Gave a talk on future wireless at TEDxPittsburgh!
  • RFTattoo is accepted at UBICOMP 2020
  • Our work on low-power WANs was accepted at NSDI 2020
  • Check out our smart materials paper at ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
  • Sozu is accepted at UIST 2019
  • Our work on pushing RFID range limits was accepted at NSDI 2019
  • Our work on software radios for IoT was accepted at HotNets 2018
  • I am co-organizing the ACM WiNTECH 2018 workshop at MobiCom 2018
  • Charm wins best paper award at IPSN 2018
  • Our work on wireless shape sensing was accepted at MobiSys 2018
  • Our work on Deep Learning for IoT Authentication was accepted at ICC 2018
  • Our work on wearable battery-free body-frame tracking was accepted at Ubicomp 2018
  • My work on low-power wearable health monitoring was funded by NSF (Small)
  • Our work on Low-Power Wide-Area Networking (Choir) has been accepted at SIGCOMM 2017.
  • I am a recepient of the Google Faculty Research Award, 2017.
  • I received the NSF CRII Award, 2017.
  • Track Team CMU at the DARPA Spectrum Grand Challenge.
  • R2-F2 wins best paper award at SIGCOMM 2016.

AWARDS AND HONORS

  • ACM MobiSys 2020 Best Paper Honorable Mention and Best Demo
  • ACM/IEEE IPSN 2020 Best Paper Award
  • NSF CAREER Award
  • ACM/IEEE IPSN 2018 Best Paper Award
  • Google Faculty Research Award, 2017
  • NSF CRII Award, 2017
  • SIGCOMM 2016 Best Paper Award
  • George M. Sprowls Award for Outstanding Ph.D Thesis in Computer Science, MIT, 2015
  • Communications of the ACM (CACM) Research Highlight for MegaMIMO, 2014
  • MOBICOM Best Presentation Second Place Award, 2014
  • MOBICOM S3 Workshop Best Poster Award, 2014
  • MOBICOM S3 Workshop Best Elevator Pitch Award, 2013
  • MIT 100K Entrepreneurship Contest: Finalist (Business Plan), 2013
  • MIT 100K Entrepreneurship Contest: Winning Team (Elevator Pitch), 2012
  • MIT Jacobs Presidential Fellowship, 2010
  • Best Paper Award, SECRYPT, 2010
  • Valedictorian, President of India Gold Medalist for Highest CGPA at IIT Madras, 2010
  • Prof. Narasihman Fellowship at IIT Madras, 2008
  • Bronze Medalist, International Olympiad on Informatics, 2006
  • Invited to view republic day parade from Prime Minister's box for excellence in CBSE exams, 2006

PRESS

  • Presented a talk at TEDxPittsburgh 2019
  • Empowering Low-Power Wide-Area Networks to Meet the IoT Challenge, Alan Weissberger, May 2020, IEEE ComSoc Tech Blog
  • Bluetooth contact tracing needs bigger, better data, Patrick Howell O'Neill, April 2020, MIT Technology Review
  • Pittsburgh Updates Its Infrastructure In Preparation For 5G, Maria Scapellato, February 2020, 90.5 FM WESA
  • The Next Leap in Wireless Charging, Bree Fowler, January 2020, Consumer Reports
  • 5G - A Homegrown Revolution, May 2018, Washington Post
  • Technology Hopes to End The Lost Luggage Blues, Stephen Mraz, June 2019, Machine Design
  • How your iPhone could know when you’re in a moving car, Rob Verger, June 2017, Popular Science
  • Wireless networks that follow you around a room, optimize themselves and even talk to each other out loud, NetworkWorld, 2013
  • Making Driverless Cars Safer, Slashdot, 2012
  • Driverless car is wireless star at MIT, NetworkWorld, 2012
  • Talking cars help each other see around blind corners, NewScientist, 2012
  • Be sensitive thermometers if not thermostats, The Hindu, 2010
  • Indian students are set for Informatics Olympiad, The Hindu, 2006
  • Planned effort the key for Chennai students, NDTV, 2006

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

  • Chair/Co-chair: Workshop on Communication-aware Robotics in RSS 2014, WinTech 2018, MobiCom 2018 Posters
  • Reviewer: SIGCOMM 2016, MobiCom 2016-2019, INFOCOM 2017-19, CoNext 2018
  • Associate Editor: IEEE Transactions on Sensor Networks (2018-19)
  • External reviwer: International Journal for Robotics Research, IEEE Transactions on Networking, IEEE Transactions on Wireless, IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, INFOCOM, NSDI, IEEE Pervasive Computing