Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Institute for the Wireless Internet of Things
Address: 805 Columbus Ave., 129 ISEC, Boston, MA 02115
Office: 424 ISEC
I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and a member of the Institute for the Wireless Internet of Things at
Northeastern University. Between January 2011 and Decemebr 2020, I was in the Computer Science and Engineering Department at the
University at Buffalo, first as an Assistant Professor (2011-2016) and then as an Associate Professor (2016-2020) and Director of Graduate Studies (2018-2020). I received my PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Purdue University
in 2010. Previously, I received my Bachelor's degree from the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA).
My research interests are broadly in experimental wireless networking and mobile computing, with a current focus on millimeter wave networking, high-bandwidth applications (AR, VR, 360 o video streaming) over wireless networks, energy-aware protocol design for smartphones, and wireless sensing. I lead the NU Wireless Networking and Systems Lab ( NU WiNS Lab).
I have served as the General Co-Chair for ACM EWSN 2018 and TPC Co-Chair for IEEE WoWMoM 2021 and IFIP Networking 2021. I received the IEEE Region 1 Technological Innovation (Academic) Award in 2019, the UB Teaching Innovation Award in 2018, the NSF CAREER Award in 2016, the UB School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Senior Teacher of the Year Award in 2017 and the Early Career Researcher of the Year Award in 2015, and the UB CSE Senior Researcher of the Year Award in 2019 and Early Career Faculty Teaching Award in 2015.
10/01/2021: PhD openings in the NU WiNS Lab in topics related to millimeter wave networking and mobile apps (VR, AR, video streaming) over 5G networks. I am looking for students with strong
coding skills and solid systems/networking background. Experience in kernel programming,
wireless drivers, Android, or LabView is a big plus. Interested students are encouraged to contact me.
09/19/2021: New NSF MRI grant to build X-Mili, an open, programmable platform to conquer the 5G and 6G wireless spectrum.
09/01/2021: I am serving as the TPC Co-Chair for IEEE DCOSS 2022. Please submit your work!
03/01/2021: I am serving as the TPC Co-Chair for the Experimental Evaluation and Testbeds Track in IEEE MASS 2021. Please submit your work!
01/04/2021: I joined the ECE Department at Northeastern University.
09/01/2020: I am serving as TPC co-chair for WoWMoM 2021 and IFIP Networking 2021. Please submit your work!
Current projects at NU
Past projects at UB
Past projects at Purdue
Selected Publications [Full list: by type,
Mobile VR and 360 o Video Streaming
An Analysis of Delay in Live 360 o Video Streaming Systems , ACM Multimedia 2020 (27.8%)
How to Evaluate Mobile 360 o Video Streaming Systems , ACM HotMobile 2020 (33%)
Millimeter Wave Networking
Throughput Prediction on 60 GHz Mobile Devices for High-Bandwidth, Latency-Sensitive Applications , PAM 2021 (44%, Best )
802.11ad in Smartphones: Energy Efficiency, Spatial Reuse, and Impact on Applications , IEEE INFOCOM 2021 (19.9%)
LiBRA: Learning-Based Link Adaptation Leveraging PHY Layer Information in 60 GHz WLANs , ACM CoNEXT 2020 (24%)
Performance and Pitfalls of 60 GHz WLANs Based on Consumer-Grade Hardware , IEEE TMC 2020
MuSher: An Agile Multipath-TCP Scheduler for Dual-Band 802.11ad/ac Wireless LANs , ACM MobiCom 2019 (18.9%)
Multi-Stream Beam-Training for mmWave MIMO Networks , ACM MobiCom 2018 (22.4%)
LiSteer: mmWave Beam Acquisition and Steering by Tracking Indicator LEDs on Wireless APs , ACM MobiCom 2018 (22.4%)
Enabling Indoor Mobile Millimeter-wave Networks Based on Smart Reflect-arrays , IEEE INFOCOM 2018 (19.2%)
DeMiLTE: Detecting and Mitigating LTE Interference for Enterprise Wi-Fi in 5 GHz , ACM MobiHoc 2019 (23.7%)
ELI: Empowering LTE with Interference Awareness in Unlicensed Spectrum , IEEE ICNP 2018 (17.9%)
BLU: Blue-printing Interference for Robust LTE Access in Unlicensed Spectrum , ACM CoNEXT 2017 (18%)
Automating CSI Measurement with UAVs: from Problem Formulation to Energy-Optimal Solution , IEEE INFOCOM 2019 (19.7%)
Towards Environment Independent Device Free Human Activity Recognition , ACM MobiCom 2018 (22.4%)
ABC: Enabling Smartphone Authentication with Built-in Camera , ISOC NDSS 2018
Messages Behind the Sound: Real-Time Hidden Acoustic Signal Capture with Smartphones , ACM MobiCom 2016 (12.5%), IEEE TMC 2019
WiDraw: Enabling Handsfree Drawing in the Air on Commodity WiFi Devices , ACM MobiCom 2015 (18%)
IEEE 802.11 WLANs
On Packet Loss Rates in Modern 802.11 Networks , IEEE INFOCOM 2017 (21%)
AmorFi: Amorphous WiFi Networks for High-density Deployments , ACM CoNEXT 2016 (17.9%)
A Walk on the Client Side: Monitoring Enterprise Wifi Networks Using Smartphone Channel Scans , IEEE INFOCOM 2016 (18.25%)
Power-Throughput Tradeoffs of 802.11n/ac in Smartphones , IEEE INFOCOM 2015 (19%)
Bringing Mobility-Awareness to WLANs using PHY layer information , ACM CoNEXT 2014 (20%)
Crowdsourcing Access Network Spectrum Allocation Using Smartphones , ACM HotNets 2014 (22%)
Wireless Mesh Networks
Comparison of Routing Metrics in 802.11n
Wireless Mesh Networks , IEEE INFOCOM 2013 (17%), IEEE TMC 2013
CCACK: Efficient Network Coding Based Opportunistic Routing Through Cumulative Coded Acknowledgments , IEEE INFOCOM 2010 (17.5%), IEEE/ACM ToN 2011
Pacifier: High-Throughput, Reliable
Multicast without "Crying Babies" in Wireless Mesh Networks , IEEE INFOCOM 2010 (17.5%), IEEE/ACM ToN 2012
TDM MAC Protocol Design and Implementation for Wireless Mesh Networks , ACM CoNEXT 2008 (17.5%)
How To Evaluate Exotic Wireless Routing Protocols? ,
ACM HotNets 2008 (20%)
Practical Service Provisioning
for Wireless Meshes , ACM
CoNEXT 2007 (20%)
Li Sun (PhD 2017, Best CSE PhD Dissertation Award 2017, VMware, Inc.)
Ramanujan Kotikanyakadanam Sheshadri (PhD 2018, NEC Laboratories America, Inc.)
Swetank Kumar Saha (PhD 2019, Best CSE PhD Dissertation Award 2019, Apple Inc.)
MS Graduates (Thesis)
Birender Singh (MS February 2020, Zscaler)
Courses at NU
EECE 2540: Fundamentals of Networks (Fall 2021).
EECE 7398: Wireless Network Systems and Applications (Spring 2021).
Courses at UB
CSE 501 Introduction to Graduate Study in Computer Science & Engineering (Fall 2020, Fall 2019).
CSE 489/589 Modern Networking Concepts (Spring 2020, Spring 2019, Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Fall 2014, Spring 2014, Spring 2013, Spring 2012).
CSE 709 Seminar: Selected Topics in Wireless Networkings (Fall 2018).
CSE 709 Seminar: Millimeter-wave networking, sensing, and applications (Fall 2017, Spring 2017).
CSE 630 Advanced Wireless Networking Concepts (Fall 2016, Fall 2015, Spring 2015, Fall 2013, Fall 2012).
CSE 709 Selected Topics in Cellular Networking (Spring 2016).
CSE 701/708 Seminar: Advanced Topics in Wireless Networks (Fall 2011, Spring 2011).
MPTCP: MPTCP source code for an ROG Phone 2,
from our WiNTECH 2021 paper.
MuSher: Source code of our Musher MPTCP scheduler and a set of MPTCP instrumentation tools
from our MobiCom 2019 paper.
Networking Programming Assignments: a set of three networking programming assignments, along with an automated tester/grader,
available to both students and instructors. The assignments have been used in CSE 489/589, a joint senior undergraduate/introductory graduate
class at UB.
An application-layer implementation of our reliable, high-throughput multicast
protocol (presented in Pacifier INFOCOM 2009)
and the MORE protocol in Linux.
60 GHz throuphput prediction
dataset from our PAM 2021 paper. ( Best Dataset Award)
60 GHz smartphone
dataset from our INFOCOM 2021 paper.
60 GHz link adaptation
dataset from our CoNEXT 2020 paper and MSWiM 2020 paper.
MPTCP performance characterization over 802.11ad/802.11ac
dataset from our MobiCom 2019 paper.
dataset (SNR, Impulse Response, Power Delay Profile, RSSI, Throughput, Phase, etc.) from our COMCOM 2018 paper.
dataset (scan results and connection status collected using the PhoneLab
smartphone testbed) from our INFOCOM 2016 paper.
Best Dataset Award, PAM 2021.
UB CSE Outstanding Service Award, December 2020.
UB CSE Senior Researcher of the Year Award, December 2019.
Best Paper Award, ACM mmNets 2019.
IEEE Region 1 Technological Innovation (Academic) Award, September 2019.
UB Teaching Innovation Award, June 2018.
Distinguished TPC Member Award, INFOCOM 2018, 2017.
UB School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Senior Teacher of the Year Award, December 2017.
Best Paper Award Runner-Up, ACM CoNEXT 2017.
Best Paper Award Runner-Up, ACM WiNTECH 2017.
Best Paper Award, IEEE WCNC 2017.
NSF CAREER Award, February 2016.
UB CSE Early Career Faculty Teaching Award, December 2015.
UB School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Early Career Researcher of the Year Award, November 2015.
1st place in ACM Student Research Competition (SRC), MobiCom 2009.
3rd place in ACM Student Research Competition (SRC), MobiCom 2008.
Best Paper Award, SENSORCOMM 2007.
Senior member of IEEE, ACM, member of USENIX, ACM SIGMOBILE, IEEE Computer Society, IEEE Communications Society.
Steering Committee Member, ACM WiNTECH, December 2016 - present.
Steering Committee Member, ACM mmNets, November 2018 - present.
IEEE Journal of Selected Areas in Communications ( JSAC), Guest Editor, Special Issue on " Millimeter Wave Networking", 2019.
IEEE Networking Letters ( LNET), Editor, June 2018 - present.
IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing ( TMC), Associate Editor, February 2017 - present. Ad Hoc and Sensor Wireless Networks ( AHSWN), Old City Publishing, 2011 - 2015.
ACM EWSN 2018.
Area/Track TPC Chair
IEEE WoWMoM 2019.
ACM MobiCom 2017.
ACM MobiSys 2017.
Student Travel Grants Chair/Co-Chair,
ACM MobiSys 2018, ACM MobiCom 2014, ACM SIGCOMM 2014.
IEEE WoWMoM 2018, ACM WiNTECH 2014, IEEE MASS 2012.
2022: ACM MobiCom, ACM WWW, IEEE WoWMoM.
2021: ACM CoNEXT, IEEE INFOCOM, ACM WWW, IEEE ICDCS, IFIP WONS.
2020: IEEE INFOCOM, IEEE ICDCS, IEEE WoWMoM, IFIP Networking.
2019: ACM CoNEXT, IEEE INFOCOM, IEEE ICDCS, IEEE SECON, IEEE WoWMoM, IFIP Networking.
2018: ACM MobiCom, IEEE INFOCOM, IEEE ICDCS, IEEE SECON, IEEE WoWMoM, IFIP Networking, IEEE/IFIP WONS.
2017: ACM MobiCom, IEEE INFOCOM, IEEE ICDCS, IEEE SECON, IEEE WoWMoM, IFIP Networking, IEEE/ACM IWQoS, IEEE/IFIP WONS.
2016: ACM MobiCom, IEEE INFOCOM, IEEE ICDCS, IEEE SECON, IEEE WoWMoM, IFIP Networking,
IEEE/ACM IWQoS, IEEE ICCCN, IEEE/IFIP WONS.
2015: IEEE INFOCOM, IEEE SECON, IEEE WoWMoM,
IFIP Networking, IEEE/ACM IWQoS, IEEE ICCCN, IEEE ICNC.
2014: IEEE INFOCOM, IEEE ICNP,
IEEE SECON, IEEE WoWMoM,
IFIP Networking, IEEE/ACM IWQoS, IEEE/IFIP WONS,
2013: IEEE INFOCOM, ACM CoNEXT, IEEE SECON,
IEEE WoWMoM, IEEE MASS, IFIP Networking, IEEE/IFIP WONS, IEEE VTC-Spring.
2012: IEEE INFOCOM, IEEE SECON,
IEEE WoWMoM, IEEE IWQoS, IEEE ICNC.
2011: IEEE ICDCS,
IEEE IWQoS, IEEE VTC-Fall.