About

Our group works at the intersection of Wireless Communication, Sensing and Networking (hence WCSNG). We develop theory and algorithms with special focus on implementation and protyping of solutions in our impact areas. Our current impact areas include: wireless localization, sensing for autonomous driving, sensing for healthcare, spectrum sensing for next-generation networks, and wireless systems for VR/AR applications.

We have a multi-discplinary team with collaborative efforts across ECE, CSE and MAE departments. The group has a strong foundation in signal processing, system design and modeling. We use a wide repertoire of software to verify our theory and approach. We routinely work with wireless radios, both off-the-shelf and those designed in house. Our members are also experienced in data gathering and use popular machine learning techniques to expose cross-layer solutions to problems.

Research

Localization

We develop state-of-the-art methods [BLoc, SpotFi, WiDeo, Spoton] for locating WiFi devices and BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) tags.

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Spectrum Sensing

Developing spectrum sensing entities that scale to requirements of next-generation wireless networks.

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Full Duplex

Full Duplex from theory to practice. Managing self interference cancellation, and various applications.

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Backscatter

Harnessing wireless backscatter for low-power communication, sensing and wireless channel conditioning.

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Privacy

We investigate privacy and security vulnerabilities in wireless systems, and develop defense mechanisms to address such vulnerabilities.

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Vehicular Sensing

Sensing for autonomous vehicles, toward multi-sensor fusion and robust radar imaging.

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Virtual Reality

We develop untethered VR with a robust, high-quality wireless communication link. Infrastructure-free VR enabled by wireless tracking of VR headset.

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Wireless Communication

We are improving the communication rate, efficiency, low latency, and robustness using commodity WiFi and millimeter-wave radios.

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We are looking for passionate new PhD students, Postdocs, and Master’s students to join the team (more info) !

News

June 2021

Ish was awarded winner of 3MT competition at student workshop SMS, Mobisys'21. Congratulations Ish!

May 2021

Congratulations Ish! paper accepted at Siggcomm'21 on mmReliable (enabling reliable mmWave links).

Mar 2021

Manideep presented SyncScatter- Enabling WiFi like synchronization and range for WiFi backscatter Communication at NSDI'21

Mar 2021

Agrim presented WiForce- Wireless Sensing and Localization of Contact Forces on a Space Continuum at NSDI'21

Dec 2020

Two papers got accepted at NSDI'21. Congrats Manideep and Agrim!

Sept 2020

Another backscatter paper in circuits conference ISSCC'21. Congrats Manideep and team!

Sept 2020

Two papers got accepted at Sensys'20. Congrats Kshitiz and Yeswanth!

Sept 2020

IEEE Journal of Solid State Circuits (JSSC) accepted A Low-Power Backscatter Modulation System Communicating Across Tens of Meters with Standards-Compliant Wi-Fi Transceivers. Congrats Mani, Chi and team!

July 2020

mmNets workshop (Mobicom'20) paper accepted mMobile- Building a mmWave testbed to evaluate and address mobility effects. Congrats Ish and team!

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