Swarun Kumar is an assistant professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering with a courtesy appointment in Computer Science. His research focuses on building next-generation wireless network protocols and services. He leads the Emerging Wireless Technologies (WiTech) lab at CMU. He received the George Sprowls Award for best Ph.D. thesis in computer science at MIT and the President of India gold medal at IIT Madras.
The Future of Connected Devices
2015 Ph.D., Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2010 BS, Computer Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras
- Applications of security and privacy
- cyber physical systems security and privacy
- cyberphysical systems (CPS)
- data/network science systems
- Internet of Things (IoT)
- IoT security and privacy
- mobile and app security and privacy
- mobile systems
- network security
- secure systems
- social networks security and privacy
- systems security
- wireless networks
PushID: Pushing the limits of commercial RFIDs
Swarun Kumar’s lab has created PushID, a tracking system that may just be the answer to never losing anything again.
First round of Secure and Private IoT Initiative funded projects announced
CyLab’s Secure and Private IoT Initiative (IoT@CyLab) has broken ground as the first round of funded proposals have been announced. Twelve selected projects will be funded for one year, and results will be presented at the IoT@CyLab annual summit next year.
Creating shape-aware surfaces
WiSh, a shape-sensing technology, could shape how we interact with virtual reality and how we create smart cities.
The Washington Post
Kumar discusses impact of next-generation wireless technology
ECE’s Swarun Kumar spoke with The Washington Post about the various ways in which 5G technology will redefine the future, changing industries from architecture to the Internet of Things.
Kumar quoted on standard Wi-Fi mesh networks
ECE’s Swarun Kumar was quoted in Popular Science about whether industry players would standardize their mesh networks to be functional with devices of different vendors.
Kumar comments on the use of aluminum foil to enhance Wi-Fi Signals
According to ECE’s Swarun Kumar in an article for Popular Science, using aluminum foil to enhance our Wi-Fi connection “makes perfect sense” in principle because “like light, Wi-Fi signals are reflected by metals.”
Radio City in Silicon Valley
CMU-SV/CyLab's Bob Iannucci explains how the future of radio technology will take us beyond Wifi and LTE receivers to a whole new computing platform.
Choir: bringing harmony to discord in the IoT world
Introducing Choir, a networking platform created by ECE Assistant Professor Swarun Kumar, that can potentially be used to connect IoT devices.
Kumar quoted about RFID tracking drones
ECE’s Swarun Kumar was quoted in TechXplore about RFID tracking drones that are being developed to optimize supply chain management, especially in large warehouses.
Kumar quoted in Popular Science about Wi-Fi Doppler effect for new Apple feature
Although the Wi-Fi Doppler effect may not provide specific data about a vehicle's speed, ECE’s Swarun Kumar says in Popular Science that “it could still provide basic information as to whether someone is stationary or not.”
Kumar featured in MIT News for multirobot systems research
ECE’s Swarun Kumar was featured in MIT News for working on a paper published in Autonomous Robots, titled "Guaranteeing Spoof-Resilient Multi-Robot Networks."