Kaushik Chowdhury

Kaushik Roy Chowdhury is Associate Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Northeastern University 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. 

Prof. Chowdhury is 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 the IEEE Intl. Conference on Communications (ICC) in 2013, 2012 and 2009 and Intl. Conference on Computing, Networking and Communications (ICNC) in 2013. He serves as area editor for Elsevier Computer Networks Journal and IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications. He is Sr. Member of the IEEE and the academic outreach director for 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.


Research Laboratory & Website:


Prof. Chowdhury directs the Next GEneration NEtworks and SYStems (GENESYS) Lab. Visit us at: 

NSF CAREER Project website  

Research Interests:

Prof. Chowdhury's research is mainly focused on:

Learning and 'Cognitive' Radios: Systems and protocol design for large-scale DSA wireless platforms. Machine learning for spectrum sensing, spectrum sharing, and hardware fingerprinting. Policy issues for dynamic spectrum access in licensed and mmWave bands. Coexistence and inference capability in software defined radios.

Networked Robotics: Unmanned aerial and ground systems. Path planning, deployment and coordination. Energy/computation/communication tradeoffs. Robot-human information exchange and interactions.

Energy Harvesting Sensors & IoT: Radio frequency (RF) energy harvesting. Link and network layer design with energy-aware duty cycling. Use of wireless energy transfer. Energy provisioning and resource management. Joint RF energy and magnetic coupling-based energy transfer.

Implantable Sensor Networks: Channel modeling for galvanic coupled communication. On-body and intra-body communication. Protocol stack for sensor-actuator interactions. Systems design for intra-body transceivers.   


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