Archan Misra

Professor Vice Provost (Research)

School of Information Systems Singapore Management University

Phone: +65 6808 5202 Email:

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News and Updates

  • Paper titled "CS-Light: Camera Sensing Based Occupancy-Aware Robust Smart Building Lighting Control", accepted at ACM BuildSys'21. Congrats Anuradha, Kasun & Siyan!

  • Paper titled "VibranSee: Enabling Simultaneous Visible Light Communication and Sensing", presented at IEEE SECON'21. Congrats Ila!

  • Paper titled "W8-Scope: Fine-Grained, Practical Monitoring of Weight Stack-based Exercises", published in the PMC Journal, 2021. Congrats Meera!

  • Paper titled "DeepLight: Robust & Unobtrusive Real-time Screen-Camera Communication for Real-World Displays" presented at ACM/IEEE IPSN'21, and wins Best Artifact Award! Congrats Vu & Gihan!

  • Paper titled "Practical Server-Side WiFi-Based Indoor Localization: Addressing Cardinality & Outlier Challenges for Improved Occupancy Estimation" accepted in AdHoc Networks Journal. Congrats Anuradha!

  • Paper titled "Low-Power Downlink for the Internet of Things using IEEE 802.11-compliant Wake-Up Receivers", co-authored with TU Berlin researchers, accepted at IEEE INFOCOM'21. Congrats Vu!

Hiring Opportunities/ Announcements

I'm looking for researchers and engineers as follows:

  • 1 Ph.D. student, starting Aug 2022, in the broad areas of: (i) wearable & IoT sensing; or (ii) multi-modal AI for human-machine interaction.

  • Research engineers for (a) project on "optimized ML for human-robot collaboration" [1] and (c) project on "ultra-low energy wearables & sensing"[1].

About Me

I am a Professor in the School of Information Systems at Singapore Management University. My primary research interests are in the areas of:

  • Mobile & Wearable Sensing & Computing,

  • Urban & Socio-Physical Analytics

  • Smart City Services and Applications.

Prior to joining SMU, I spent over a decade as an industrial researcher, including stints as: a Senior Scientist at Telcordia Technologies, Piscataway, NJ (2008-2010), Research Staff Member at IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, Hawthorne, NY (2001-2008) and Research Scientist at Bellcore, Morristown, NJ (2001-2008).

Current Responsibilities

  • Vice Provost (Research), SMU, 07/2020-current

  • Director, Center for Applied Smart-Nation Analytics (CASA), 09/2016-current

  • Deputy Director, Living Analytics Research Center (LARC), 09/2010-current:

Past Responsibilities

  • Associate Dean (Research), SIS, 06/2015-06/2020

  • Director, LiveLabs Urban Lifestyle Innovation Platform, 04/2012-03/2019:


Ph.D. -- Aug 1994 - May 2000 University of Maryland at College Park

MS -- Aug 1994 - Aug 1996 University of Maryland at College Park

BS -- Aug 1989 - May 1993 Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India

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