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I am an Assistant Professor at the Department of Computer Science, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa (Since Aug 2020). Prior to that I was a postdoctoral researcher at Genesys Lab, Northeastern University, Boston, USA with Prof. Kaushik Chowdhury (May 2019-Aug 2020). I defended my Ph.D. at IIIT-Delhi, India, under the guidance of Dr. Vinayak Naik and Dr. Sanjit Kaul (Dec 2012-May 2019). 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.
Paper titled "Packets-to-Prediction: An Unobtrusive Mechanism for Identifying Coarse-Grained Sleep Patterns with WiFi MAC Layer Traffic" accepted for publication in MDPI Sensors 2023
Paper titled "IoT in the Air: Thread-enabled Flying IoT Network for Indoor Environments" accepted for publication at IEEE PERCOM 2023 - PerSASN Workshop
Serving as Overall Workshops Co-Chair at IEEE/ACM COMSNETS 2023
Paper titled "Unlock Me: A Real-World Driven Smartphone Game to Stimulate COVID-19 Awareness" Published in International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 2022.
Paper titled "ML-Based Device-Agnostic Human Activity Detection with WiFi Sniffer Traffic" accepted for publication at IEEE/ACM COMSNETS 2022 - NetHealth Workshop