Deepak Ganesan is Associate Professor in the
Department of Computer Science
at UMASS Amherst. He received his
Ph.D. in Computer Science
from UCLA in 2004 and his
bachelors in Computer Science
from IIT, Madras in
1998. He received the NSF CAREER Award in 2006 and the IBM Faculty Award in 2008. He was selected as a UMass Junior Faculty Fellow in 2008, and a UMass Lilly Teaching Fellow in 2009. He was a Program co-chair for ACM SenSys 2010, IEEE SECON 2013, and co-founded ACM HotWireless 2014, an exciting new workshop in wireless. His recent work has been recognized by a Best Paper Award Runner-up at Mobicom 2014, a Best Paper Award at CHI 2013, and two honorable mentions at Ubicomp 2013.
My current research focuses on ultra-low power wireless communication via backscatter, novel platforms and algorithms for mobile and wearable health sensing, learning and inference on multi-modal sensor data, and micro-powered sensors. I lead the Sensors Research Group.
Current research projects include:
- Backscatter network stack:
Our work tackles key technical challenges to make backscatter a viable
communication technology for single-hop sensor deployments.
- Understanding addictive behavior:
Our NIH grant with Yale Psychiatry tries to detect drug use using
on-body sensors and understand what real-world activities and
interactions relate to drug use. We also have a UMass President's
- Computational Eyeglasses:
We are designing an ultra-low-power architecture for affordable
real-time computational eye glasses for visual context sensing.
- MD2K: Center for Excellence on Mobile Sensor-Data-to-Knowledge: We are part of an exciting multi-university center funded by NIH on addressing methodological challenges in dealing with mobile sensor data..
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- Laissez-Faire: Fully asymmetric backscatter communication, SIGCOMM 2015.
- EkhoNet: High Speed Ultra Low-power Backscatter, Mobicom 2014. Best Paper Award Runner-up.
- iShadow: Design of a Wearable, Real-Time Mobile Gaze Tracker. MobiSys 2014.
- RisQ: Recognizing Smoking Gestures with Inertial Sensors on a Wristband. MobiSys 2014.
- Enabling Bit-by-Bit Backscatter Communication. NSDI 2014
- Detecting Cocaine Use with Wearable ECG Sensors, Ubicomp 2013. Honorable mention
- Practical prediction and prefetch for mobile phones, Ubicomp 2013
- Wirelessly Powered Bistable Display Tags, Ubicomp 2013. Honorable mention.
- QuarkOS: Pushing the operating limits of micro-powered sensors, HotOS 2013
- Labor Dynamics in a Mobile Micro-Task Market, CHI 2013. Best Paper Award
- EnGuard: Protection of NFC Interactions on a Mobile Phone, MobiSys 2013
- Leveraging graphical models in mobile sensing, MobiSys 2013
Pan Hu, Addison Mayberry, Moaj Musthag, Annamalai Natarajan, Yamin Tun, Pengyu Zhang
Alumni: Abhinav Par
ate (HP Labs, Palo Alto), Je
remy Gummeson (HP Labs, Palo Alto),
Tingxin Yan (Asst. Professor at U. Arkansas), Ming Li (IBM T.J. Watson Research), Devesh Agrawal (IBM), Purushottam Kulkarni (Asst. Professor at IIT Bombay), Gaurav Mathur (Founded 3LM)
Recent Professional activities
Program Chair: HotWireless
Program Committees (upcoming): NSDI 2015, MobiSys 2015
Associate Editor: ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks