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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.

Office
4102 Collaborative Innovation Center
Phone
412.268.1892
Email
swarun@cmu.edu
Assistant
Grace Bintrim
Google Scholar
Swarun Kumar
Websites
Swarun Kumar’s Website

The Future of Connected Devices

Education

2015 Ph.D., Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2010 BS, Computer Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras

Affiliations

Media mentions


TechTarget

Kumar 5G commentary featured in TechTarget

ECE’s Swarun Kumar was quoted in TechTarget on the benefits of deploying 5G on manufacturing floors. He advised businesses to evaluate all facets of the technology, including the number of devices they would need and the required latency, not just higher speed.

CyLab Security and Privacy Institute

Jin receives 2020 UbiComp Outstanding Student Award

Haojian Jin, a fifth year Ph.D. student, received the Gaetano Borriello Outstanding Student Award during the virtual UbiComp 2020 awards ceremony.

Gizmodo

Kumar, Rowe, and students featured on radar research

ECE’s Swarun Kumar, Anthony Rowe, Akarsh Prabhakara, and Vaibhav Singh’s research on using radar to track tire wear was featured in Gizmodo.

CMU Engineering

Sensing tire wear

Researchers propose how we can we measure and monitor tire wear with tire wear sensors, increasing safety on the road, saving drivers money, and ultimately, saving lives.

Consumer Reports

Kumar quoted on wireless headphones

ECE’s Swarun Kumar was quoted in Consumer Reports on how true wireless headphones work

Scott Institute

CMU Engineering faculty awarded Scott Institute seed grants

Eight research projects lead by CMU Engineering faculty have been awarded 2020 Seed Grants for Energy Research by the Scott Institue for Energy Innovation.

CMU Engineering

Engineering faculty receive CAREER awards

Four College of Engineering faculty members have been awarded CAREER awards by the National Science Foundation (NSF).

CyLab Security and Privacy Institute

Second round of Secure and Private IoT Initiative funded projects announced

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

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Kumar awarded for LP-WANs work

ECE’s Swarun Kumar was awarded the CAREER Award by the National Science Foundation for his work on low-power wide-area networks.

Consumer Reports

Kumar comments on the next leap in wireless charging

ECE’s Swarun Kumar was quoted in Consumer Reports on wireless charging and what hurdles must be overcome before making this technology a reality.

CMU Engineering

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.

CyLab Security and Privacy Institute

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.