Soummya Kar received a B.Tech. in electronics and electrical communication engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India, in May 2005 and a Ph.D. in electrical and computer engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, in 2010. From June 2010 to May 2011, he was with the Electrical Engineering Department, Princeton University as a postdoctoral research associate. He is currently an associate professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. His research interests include decision-making in large-scale networked systems, stochastic systems, multi-agent systems, and data science, with applications to cyber-physical systems and smart energy systems.

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2010 Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University

2005 BTECH, Electronics and Electrical Communication Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur

Media mentions

CyLab Security and Privacy Institute

Third round of Secure and Private IoT Initiative funded projects announced

Carnegie Mellon CyLab’s Secure and Private IoT Initiative (IoT@CyLab) has announced its third round of funding, which will support 12 Internet of Things (IoT)-related projects for one year.

Scott Institute

Kar, Nock, and Pileggi named Energy Fellows

ECE’s Soummya Kar and CEE/EPP’s Destenie Nock were named Energy Fellows at the Scott Institute. ECE Head Larry Pileggi was named a Senior Energy Fellow.

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Mohammadi and Kar place in top 10 at grid optimization competition

ECE’s Javad Mohammadi and Soummya Kar’s team placed in the top 10 in all divisions of the Department of Energy's ARPA-E Grid Optimization (GO) Competition.

Carnegie Mellon – CMKL | Thailand

CMKL Tech Summit 2019 on AI for a Sustainable Future

On December 16, 2019, CMKL University held its third tech summit in Bangkok, Thailand, on the topic of AI for a sustainable future.

CMU Engineering

Early honors

The College of Engineering is proud to announce the recipients of the 2016 Dean’s Early Career Fellowships. These fellowships will provide the following young faculty members with additional funding for their outstanding research.

CMU Engineering

Department news

The initiatives underway in the College’s departments embody the value we place on progress. Here are some of our current projects and prides.