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, and IEEE SECON 2013, and is currently co-chairing ACM HotWireless 2014.
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.
- Mobile Crowdsourcing: We are analyzing
labor dynamics in mobile task markets, and designing novel mobile
applications that can take advantage of crowdsourcing. Also, check out mCrowd - a micro-task market for mobile crowdsourcing.
- Fieldstream: We are part of a multi-university team working on continuous physiological monitoring using on-body sensors.
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Pan Hu, Addison Mayberry, Moaj Musthag, Annamalai Natarajan, Abhinav Parate, Pengyu Zhang
Alumni: Jeremy Gummeson (HP Labs), 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
IEEE SECON 2013, SenSys 2010
MobiSys 2013, SenSys 2012,
Associate Editor: ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks