Deepak Ganesan is a 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 is currently Program co-chair for ACM MobiSys 2017, and has served as co-chair for ACM SenSys 2010, and IEEE SECON 2013. 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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Pan Hu, Addison Mayberry, Soha Rostaminia, Mohammad Rostami, Moaj Musthag, Annamalai Natarajan,
Alumni: Pengyu Zhang (Postdoc, Stanford), Abhinav Parate (HP Labs, Palo Alto), Jeremy Gummeson (Disney Research, Pittsburgh), 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: ACM MobiSys 2017, HotWireless
Program Committees: NSDI 2017, Sigcomm 2016, MobiSys 2016, NSDI 2015, MobiSys 2015
Associate Editor: ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks