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I am an Assistant Professor at the Department of Computer Science, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa. Prior to that I was a postdoctoral researcher at Genesys Lab, Northeastern University, Boston, USA with Prof. Kaushik Chowdhury. I defended my Ph.D. at IIIT-Delhi, India, under the guidance of Dr. Vinayak Naik and Dr. Sanjit Kaul. My thesis title is "Understanding the Role of Active Scans for their Better Utilization in Large-scale WiFi Networks".

I work broadly in systems. My research interests are in general pervasive and ubiquitous computing with particular focus on networked systems, large-scale WiFi networks, Internet-of-Things, and mobile computing.

I love to see and demonstrate things working in-the-wild.


  • Co-organizing STEERS 2021 in conjunction with CCGRID 2021

  • Paper titled "Adaptive ViFi: A Dynamic Protocol for IoT Nodes in Challenged WiFi Network Conditions" accepted at IEEE MASS 2020

  • Paper titled "CSIscan: Learning CSI for Efficient Access Point Discovery in Dense WiFi Networks" accepted at IEEE ICNP 2020

  • Paper titled "AirID: Injecting a Custom RF Fingerprint for Enhanced UAV Identification using Deep Learning" accepted at IEEE Globecom 2020

  • Paper titled "Millimeter-wave Base Stations in the Sky: An Experimental Study of UAV-to-Ground Communications" accepted at IEEE TMC 2020

  • Reviewer for IEEE TMC 2020