Research Group

Postdoctoral Fellows

Mehrnaz Afshang 

Mehrnaz Afshang received her B.E. degree in Electrical Engineering from Shiraz University of Technology, Iran, in 2010 and her Ph.D. degree from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, in 2016. During her Ph.D., she was a recipient of the SINGA Fellowship. Since January 2015, she has been a visiting student and later a postdoctoral associate in the Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Virginia Tech working with Dr. Harpreet Dhillon. Her research interests include communications theory, stochastic geometry, device-to-device networks, and wireless ad hoc and heterogeneous cellular networks. She was selected as one of the 60 world’s brightest women to participate in the Rising Stars Workshop in 2016. (Webpage) (Google Scholar Profile)

Graduate Students

Ph.D. Students

Mohamed A. Abd-Elmagid 

Mohamed A. Abd-Elmagid is a Ph.D. student in the Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Virginia Tech. He received his B.Sc. degree in Electronics and Electrical Communications Engineering from Cairo University, Egypt in 2014 and M.S. degree in wireless communications from Nile University, Egypt in 2017. He worked as an Exchange Research Assistant at Sabanci University, Turkey, from Oct. 2016 to Feb. 2017. Prior to that, He was a Research Assistant at Nile University, Egypt, from Sep. 2014 to Sep. 2016. His research interests include wireless networks, energy harvesting, stochastic geometry and optimization. (Webpage) (Google Scholar Profile)

Vishnu Vardhan 

Vishnu Vardhan Chetlur is a Ph.D. student in the Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Virginia Tech. He received his B.E. (Hons.) degree from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS) Pilani, India, in 2013. He graduated top of his class in the department of Electrical Engineering and was awarded the institute Silver medal for being ranked second in the whole institute. He was also a recipient of the BITS merit scholarship for his excellence in academics. His research interests include wireless communication and stochastic geometry. (LinkedIn)

Jaya Kartheek 

Jaya Kartheek Devineni is a Ph.D. student in the Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Virginia Tech. He received his B.Tech. degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati in 2013. His research experience include summer internships at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore and Research Center Imarat (RCI) Hyderabad. His research interests include wireless communications and analysis of wireless networks using stochastic geometry. (LinkedIn)

Mustafa Kishk 

Mustafa Kishk is a Ph.D. student in the Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Virginia Tech under the supervision of Prof. Harpreet Dhillon. He received his B.Sc. and M.S. degrees in Electronics and Electrical Communications Engineering from Cairo University, Egypt, in 2013 and 2015, respectively. His research interests include stochastic geometry, energy harvesting communication networks, wireless sensor networks, cognitive radio, information theory, and multi-user communications. Mustafa was awarded Masters fellowship from Cairo University in 2013. His graduation project was ranked 3rd in the Ibtiecar competition for Egyptian graduation projects in VLSI track in 2013. (Webpage) (Google Scholar Profile)

Priyabrata Parida 

Priyabrata Parida is a Ph.D. student in the Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Virginia Tech. He received his bachelors degree in Electrical and Communication Engineering from the National Institute of Technology, Durgapur, India in 2010 and Masters degree in Telecommunications from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India in 2016. He worked as a research consultant at G.S. Sanyal School of Telcommunications, IIT Kharagpur, from 2012 to 2015. Prior to that he was with the Indian Telecom Company Idea Cellular Limited as an assistant manager. His research interests are in the broad area of wireless communication. Currently, he is working on the topics of massive MIMO and stochastic geometry. (Webpage) (Google Scholar Profile)

Chiranjib Saha 

Chiranjib Saha is a Ph.D. student in the Bradley Department of Electrical Engineering at Virginia Tech since September 2015. He received the B.E. degree in Electronics and Tele-communication Engineering from Jadavpur University, India, in 2015. He has held summer internships at the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (Winter, 2013) and National Institute of Singapore (Summer, 2014). He is a recipient of the 2015 Wireless@VT fellowship typically offered to one-two top incoming graduate students in the area of communications at Virginia Tech. His current research interests include communication theory, stochastic geometry and heterogeneous cellular networks. In the past, he was involved in numerous research activities in the areas of optimization and machine learning. (Webpage) (Google Scholar Profile)

Visiting Scholars

Atieh R. Khamesi 

Atieh R. Khamesi is a Ph.D. student at University of Padova, Italy, advised by Prof. Michele Zorzi. She is currently a visiting student in the Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Virginia Tech. She received her B.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran in 2011 and M.Sc. degree in Communication systems from University of Tehran, Iran in 2014. She was visiting researcher at University of Padova from Sep. 2013 to Feb. 2014. Her research interests include wireless communication, energy harvesting and stochastic geometry. (LinkedIn)

Group Alumni

Ph.D.

Javier Schloemann 

Javier Schloemann completed his Ph.D. in Summer 2015.
His first job after Ph.D. was with Northrop Grumman Corporation, Rayleigh, NC, USA.
Dissertation: Fundamental Analyses of Collaborative and Noncollaborative Positioning

M.S.

Tapan Bhandari 

Tapan Bhandari completed his M.S. in Summer 2017.
His first job after M.S. was with Qualcomm Research, San Jose, CA.
Thesis: Comprehensive Performance Analysis of Localizability in Heterogeneous Cellular Networks

Sai Nisanth Bodepudi 

Sai Nisanth Bodepudi completed his M.S. in Spring 2017.
His first job after M.S. was with Hughes Network Systems, Germantown, MD.
Thesis: Average Link Rate Analysis over Finite Time Horizon in a Wireless Network

Shankar Krishnan 

Shankar Krishnan completed his M.S. in Summer 2016.
His first job after M.S. was with Qualcomm Research, San Diego, CA.
Thesis: Spatio-Temporal Correlation in the Performance of Cache-Enabled Cellular Networks

Sayantan Guha 

Sayantan Guha completed his M.S. in Fall 2015.
His first job after M.S. was with Hughes Network Systems, Germantown, MD.
Thesis: Cellular-Assisted Vehicular Communications: A Stochastic Geometric Approach

Visitors

Sundar Aditya 

Sundar Aditya (Ph.D. student, University of Southern California, Los Angeles)
Ph.D. Advisor at USC: Prof. Andreas F. Molisch
Aditya visited our group in Spring 2017.

Zeinab Yazdanshenasan 

Zeinab Yazdanshenasan (Ph.D. student, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
Ph.D. Advisor at NTU: Prof. Peter H. J. Chong
Zeinab visited our group in Fall 2015. Her visit was supported by the SINGA Fellowship.

Undergraduate Interns

  • Shuvam Chakraborty (Summer 2017)