Research Group

Postdoctoral Fellows

Praful Mankar 

Praful Mankar received his Bachelors degree in Electrical and Communication Engineering from Amravati University, India, in 2006, and Masters and Ph.D. degrees in Telecommunications Systems from IIT Kharagpur, India in 2009 and 2016, respectively. He worked as senior research fellow from 2010 to 2014 and as research consultant from 2016 to 2017 at the G. S. Sanyal School of Telecommunications (G.S.S.S.T), IIT Kharagpur. Since September 2017, he is a postdoctoral research scholar in the Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Virginia Tech working with Dr. Harpreet S. Dhillon. His research interests broadly include the application of stochastic geometry and queuing theory to wireless networks. (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)

Tolga Atalay 

Tolga Ă–mer Atalay is a Ph.D. student in the Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Virginia Tech since Fall 2018. He received his BSc in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Bilkent University, Turkey in 2016 and MSc in Telecommunications from Technical University of Denmark (DTU) in 2018. He has had internships at Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) and ASELSAN Defence Systems. His research interests include broadband and heterogenous networks, stochastic seometry and massive MIMO. (LinkedIn)

Morteza Banagar 

Morteza Banagar is a Ph.D. student in the Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Virginia Tech. He received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Communications Engineering from the University of Tehran, Iran, in 2012 and 2014, respectively. His current research interests include heterogeneous cellular networks, device-to-device (D2D) communications, and stochastic geometry. (LinkedIn) (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)

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

Solmaz Niknam 

Solmaz Niknam received the B.Sc. degree (1st class honor) in Electrical Engineering from Shiraz University of Technology (SUTech), Shiraz, Iran, in 2010 and the M.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from Iran University of Science and Technology (IUST), Tehran, Iran, in 2012. After graduating from IUST, she worked as a Radio/Transmission Network Planning Engineer (RNPO) in Taliya Mobile, the first pre-paid mobile carrier in Iran. Since 2015, she has been a Ph.D. student in the Electrical and Computer Engineering department at Kansas State University, KS, USA. During her Ph.D., she received the Ph.D. students fellowship for two consecutive years. She is currently a visiting Ph.D. student in Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Virginia Tech. Her research interests include wireless communication with emphasis on mmWave communication, ad-hoc and heterogeneous cellular networks. (LinkedIn) (Google Scholar)

Group Alumni

Postdoc

Mehrnaz Afshang 

Mehrnaz Afshang received her Ph.D. from Nanyang Technological University (co-advised by Dr. Dhillon) in March 2016. She was a visiting Ph.D. student and later a Postdoc in our group from Jan. 2015 until July 2018. (Google Scholar Profile)
Her first job after postdoc was with Ericsson Research, Santa Clara, CA, USA.
Dissertation: Modeling and Analysis of Device-to-Device Communications and Interference Management in Heterogeneous Cellular Networks

Ph.D.

Mustafa Kishk 

Mustafa Kishk completed his Ph.D. in Summer 2018. (Google Scholar Profile)
First job after Ph.D.: Assistant Professor at Cairo University, Egypt (currently visiting Prof. Mohamed-Slim Alouini's group at KAUST)
Dissertation: Coverage, Secrecy, and Stability Analysis of Energy Harvesting Wireless Networks

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

Visiting Ph.D. Students

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 from Jan. 2017 to June 2018.

Atieh R. Khamesi 

Atieh R. Khamesi (Ph.D. student, University of Padova, Italy)
Ph.D. Advisor at Padova: Prof. Michele Zorzi
Atieh visited our group from Aug. 2017 to Feb. 2018.

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)