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Kaushik Chowdhury

523 ISEC
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115


Kaushik R. Chowdhury graduated with B.E. in Electronics Engineering with distinction from VJTI, Mumbai University, India, in 2003. He received his M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Cincinnati, OH, in 2006, and Ph.D. from the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA in 2009. His M.S. thesis was given the outstanding thesis award jointly by the ECE and CS departments. He has also won the BWN researcher of the year award during his Ph.D. in 2007, and the best paper award in the AHSN symposium in IEEE ICC 2009. His expertise and research interests lie in wireless cognitive radio ad hoc networks, resource allocation in wireless multimedia sensor networks, and bio-medical applications of sensors. He is a member of the IEEE Communications Society and the ACM.


  • PhD, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2009. Joined Northeastern in 2009.

Research & Scholarship Interests

Dynamic spectrum access; energy harvesting sensor networks; 5G technology; intra-body communication; protocol design for wireless
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Honors & Awards

  • 2015 National Science Foundation CAREER Award
  • Chair, IEEE Technical Committee on Simulation
  • Fellow, National Science Foundation of China

Selected Publications

  • A. Al-Ali, Y. Sun, M. DiFelice, J. Paavola, K.R. Chowdhury, Accessing Spectrum Databases using Interference Alignment in Vehicular Cognitive Radio Networks, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, 64(1), 2015, 263-272
  • S. De, D. Mishra, K.R. Chowdhury, Charging Time Characterization for Wireless RF Energy Transfer, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II, 64(4), 2015, 362-366
  • D. Mishra, S. De, S. Jana, S. Basagni, K.R. Chowdhury, et al., Smart RF Energy Harvesting Communications: Challenges and Opportunities, IEEE Communications Magazine, 33(4), 2015, 1-14
  • Y. Sun, K.R. Chowdhury, Enabling Emergency Communication through Cognitive Radio Vehicular Network, IEEE Communications Magazine, 52(10), 2014, 68-75
  • M.Y. Naderi, P. Nintanavongsa, K.R. Chowdhury, RF-MAC: A Medium Access Control Protocol for Re-chargeable Sensor Networks Powered by Wireless Energy Harvesting, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communication, 13(7), 2014, 3926-3937
  • R. Doost-Mohammady, M.Y. Naderi, K.R. Chowdhury, Spectrum Allocation and QoS Provisioning Framework for Cognitive Radio with Heterogeneous Service Classes, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communication, 13(7), 2014, 3938-3950
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May 3, 2017

Congratulations to all the winners of the faculty and staff awards, and to everyone for their hard work and dedication during the 2016-2017 academic school year. Faculty Fellow Edward Beighley, CEE...

April 7, 2017

ECE Associate Professor Kaushik Chowdhury was selected to receive a prestigious $500K DARPA Young Faculty Award for "Reconfigurable and Application Independent Design for Radios (RAIDER)".

March 8, 2017

ECE Associate Professor Tommaso Melodia has been named the director of research of the Project Office for an NSF initiative called Platforms for Advanced Wireless Research, or PAWR, which will disburse over the next seven years nearly $100 million in investments from the NSF and more than 25 companies and industry associations to winning teams. The NSF will fund the PAWR Project Office , or PPO, with a five-year, $6.1 million award.

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