Professional Preparation

University of Southern California (Fall 2013 - Summer 2014)

Postdoc (Electrical Engineering)
Mentor: Prof. Giuseppe Caire
Research Group: Communication Sciences Institute (CSI)

The University of Texas at Austin (Fall 2010 - Summer 2013)

Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering
Advisor: Prof. Jeffrey G. Andrews
Research Group: Wireless Networking and Communications Group
Dissertation: Fundamentals of Heterogeneous Cellular Networks

Virginia Tech (Fall 2008 - Summer 2010)

M.S. in Electrical Engineering
Advisor: Prof. R. Michael Buehrer
Research Group: Wireless @ Virginia Tech
Thesis: Optimal Sum-Rate of Multi-Band MIMO Interference Channel

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati (Fall 2004 - Spring 2008)

B. Tech in Electronics and Communications Engineering
Thesis: An Adaptive Space Time Decoder with Quadrant-Localized Search Algorithm

Professional Experience

Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Virginia Tech

Professor (Fall 2022 - present)
Elizabeth and James E. Turner Jr. ’56 Faculty Fellow (Fall 2019 - present)
Chair, Communications Area(Summer 2019 - present)
Associate Director, Wireless@Virginia Tech (Fall 2022 - present)
Associate Professor (Fall 2019 - Summer 2022)
Virginia Tech College of Engineering Faculty Fellow (Fall 2018 - Summer 2021)
Steven O. Lane Junior Faculty Fellow (Spring 2018 - Summer 2019)
Assistant Professor (Fall 2014 - Summer 2019)

Virginia Tech National Security Institute

Affiliate Faculty (Fall 2022 - Present)

Communication Sciences Institute (CSI), USC (Fall 2013 - Summer 2014)

Viterbi Postdoctoral Fellow
Topics: Wireless backhaul networks, capacity scaling laws for large wireless networks

Wireless Networking and Communications Group, UT Austin (Fall 2010 - Summer 2013)

MCD Fellow and Graduate Research/Teaching Assistant
Topics: Stochastic geometry, heterogeneous cellular networks (Old Video Lecture)

Samsung Dallas Technology Lab, Richardson, TX (Summer 2012)

Summer Research Intern
Topics: Millimeter wave system design, energy harvesting in wireless networks

Bell Labs, Alcatel-Lucent, Crawford Hill, NJ (Summer 2011)

Summer Research Intern
Topics: Machine-to-machine (M2M) communications and internet of things (IoT)

Wireless@VT, Virginia Tech (Fall 2008 - Summer 2010)

Graduate Research Assistant
Topics: Interference channel, cognitive radio networks

Qualcomm Inc., San Diego, CA (Summer 2009)

Interim Engineering Intern (QCT)
Topic: Bluetooth

CERCOM, Departimento di Elettronica, Politecnico di Torino, Italy (Summer 2007)

Undergraduate Research Intern (Host: Prof. Sergio Benedetto)
Topic: Coding theory (Sphere decoder)

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati (Fall 2006 - Spring 2008)

Undergraduate Researcher
Topic: Non-invasive respiration monitoring, wireless communications