Avinash Kalyanaraman

Email: ak3ka at virginia dot edu 

Curriculum Vitae

I am a sixth-year PhD student under Prof. Kamin Whitehouse in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville.  

My research spans the areas of Internet of Things, applied machine learning, wireless systems, mobile computing and cyber-physical systems. In particular, I build wireless sensing solutions that create smarter environments to improve the quality of our lives. These systems leverage wireless signals to infer the context of the environment, and is primarily applicable in smart-buildings and smart automobiles. In the past, I have also worked on Large Scale Wide Area Distributed Systems and Computer Architecture.

My past-life:
I completed my B.E. from College of Engineering, Guindy in Computer Science in May 2010 and joined UVA for my Masters in Fall 2010. I received my Masters in Computer Science in Sep 2012 under Prof. Andrew Grimshaw. I then worked as a Software Engineer for Zynga and PacketZoom between Sep 2012 and Dec 2013, before returning to grad-school in Jan 2014.

My other-life:
Besides being a grad-student, I am also an avid cricketer and rock-climber. I am also hoping to visit all countries in the world someday (current count = 36 countries) (visited countries).