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Karthikeyan Sundaresan
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Professor
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Karthikeyan (Karthik) Sundaresan returned to the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Georgia Tech after spending 15 years in the wireless and telecom industry. A proud Georgia Tech ECE alumnus, he received both his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in 2003 and 2006, respectively.

Dr. Sundaresan's research interests are broadly in wireless networking and mobile computing, and span both algorithm design as well as system building. He is the recipient of ACM SIGMOBILE’s Rockstar award (2016) for early career contributions to mobile computing and wireless networking, as well as several best paper awards at prestigious ACM and IEEE conferences. He holds over 50 patents, and received business contribution awards for bringing research technology to commercialization at NEC. He also led the spin-out effort of an innovative, lab-grown research technology (TrackIO) for infrastructure-free tracking of first responders in GPS-denied environments. He has participated in various organizational and editorial roles for IEEE and ACM conferences and journals, and served as the program committee co-chair for ACM MobiCom’16. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and an ACM Distinguished Scientist.

Research interests: 
  • Algorithms and systems
  • Wireless and mobile networks
  • Mobile sensing and computing
  • Embedded and autonomous wireless systems
  • Low power wireless networking
Distinctions: 
  • IEEE Fellow, 2020
  • ACM Distinguished Member, 2019
  • ACM SIGMOBILE Rockstar Awardee, 2016
  • Technology Commercialization Award, NEC, 2015
  • 50+ awarded patents; best paper awards at ACM (MobiCom/MobiHoc/CoNEXT) and IEEE (ICNP/SECON) conferences
  • Technical Program Committee Co-Chair ACM MobiCom, 2016

“MIXIQ: Re-thinking Ultra Low Power Receiver Design for Next-generation On-body Applications”, M. Rostami, X. Chen. Y. Feng, K. Sundaresan, D. Ganesan, Proceedings of ACM International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking (MOBICOM), 2021.

“SkyHaul” A Self-Organizing Gigabit Network in the Sky”, R. Seshadri, E. Chai, K. Sundaresan, S. Rangarajan, Proceedings of ACM International Symposium on Theory, Algorithmic Foundations and Protocol Design for Mobile Networks and Mobile Computing (MOBIHOC), July 2021.

"Redefining Passive in Backscattering with Commodity Devices", M. Rostami, K. Sundaresan, E. Chai, S. Rangarajan, and D. Ganesan, Proceedings of ACM International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking (MOBICOM), Oct. 2020.

"TrackIO: Tracking First Responders Inside Out", A. Dekhne, A. Chakraborty, K. Sundaresan, S. Rangarajan, USENIX International Symposium on Networked Systems Design and Implementation (NSDI), Feb. 2019.

"SkyCore: Moving Core to the Edge for Un-tethered and Reliable UAV-based LTE Networks", M. Moradi, K. Sundaresan, E. Chai, S. Rangarajan, M. Mao, Best Paper Award, Proceedings of ACM International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking (MOBICOM), Oct. 2018.

"BLU: Blue-printing Interference for Robust LTE Access in Unlicensed Spectrum", R. Sheshadri, K. Sundaresan, E. Chai, A. Khojastepour, S. Rangarajan, D. Koutsonikolas, Best Paper Finalist, ACM International Conference on Emerging Networking EXperiments and Technologies (CONEXT), Dec. 2017.

"RIO: A Pervasive RFID-based Touch Gesture Interface", S. Pradhan, E. Chai, K. Sundaresan, L. Qui, A. Khojastepour, S. Rangarajan, Proceedings of ACM International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking (MOBICOM), Oct. 2017.

"ACACIA: Context-aware Edge Computing over Mobile Networks", J. Cho, K. Sundaresan, R. Mahindra, J.V-D. Merwe, S. Rangarajan, ACM International Conference on Emerging Networking EXperiments and Technologies (CONEXT), Dec. 2016.

"MIDAS: Empowering 802.11ac Networks with Multiple-input Distributed Antenna Systems", J. Xiong, K. Sundaresan, K. Jamieson, M. Khojastepour, S. Rangarajan, Best Paper Award, ACM International Conference on Emerging Networking EXperiments and Technologies (CONEXT), Dec. 2014.

"Full-duplex without Strings: Enabling Full-duplex with Half-duplex Clients", K. Sundaresan, M. Khojastepour, E. Chai, S. Rangarajan, Proceedings of ACM International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking (MOBICOM), Sept. 2014.

"NEMOx: Scalable Network MIMO for Wireless Networks", X. Zhang, K. Sundaresan, M. Khojastepour, S. Rangarajan, K. Shin, Proceedings of ACM International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking (MOBICOM), Miami, Oct. 2013.

"FluidNet: A Flexible Cloud-based Radio Access Network of Small Cells", K. Sundaresan, M. Arslan, S. Singh, S. Krishnamurthy, S. Rangarajan, Proceedings of ACM International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking (MOBICOM), Miami, Oct. 2013.

Last revised October 20, 2021

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