Deepak Ganesan

Associate Professor
School of Computer Science, UMass Amherst
Address: 272 CS Building, 140 Governors Drive, Amherst, MA, 01003
Email: dganesan AT cs DOT umass DOT edu
Ph: (413) 545 2450
Admin: Karren Sacco

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 is currently Program co-chair for ACM MobiSys 2016, 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:

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Current: 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: HotWireless 2014
Program Committees: NSDI 2017, Sigcomm 2016, MobiSys 2016, NSDI 2015, MobiSys 2015
Associate Editor: ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks