Karthikeyan (Karthik) Sundaresan

Research as passion, profession, and inspiration ...

I am a senior researcher in the Mobile Communications and Networking research department at NEC Laboratories America (Princeton, NJ), a distinguished member of ACM, and Fellow of IEEE. You can reach me at: karthiks at nec-labs dot com.

Some recent stuff ...

  • xSHIFT: a novel, passive RF backscatter tag that works with commodity WiFi devices, will appear in ACM MobiCom 2020.
  • TrackIO: a novel infrastructure-free system for tracking first responders in indoor environments using UAVs outside, appears at USENIX NSDI 2019.
  • SkyCore received best paper award at ACM MobiCom'18.
  • SkyCore and SkyRAN, two integral pieces of our SkyLiTE project, appeared at ACM MobiCom'18 and CoNEXT'18 respectively. SkyLiTE aims at deploying multi-UAV based LTE networks in a stand-alone manner for challenging environments
  • Tutorial on "5G: An Evolution towards a Revolution" at Indian Institute of Science, SPCOM'18; a second iteration was given at ACM MobiCom'18
  • BLU project was a best paper finalist in ACM CoNEXT 2017 -- project aims at identifying unknown interference sources and leveraging their diversity for robust LTE operation in unlicensed spectrum
  • Recipient of ACM Sigmobile Rockstar award for 2016 for early career research contributions to wireless connectivity