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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

  • 2017 Faculty Research Team Award
  • 2017 DARPA Young Faculty Award
  • 2017 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE)
  • 2016 COE Faculty Fellow
  • 2016 Office of Naval Research Director of Research Early Career Award
  • 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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July 31, 2017

ECE Associate Professor Kaushik Chowdhury was awarded a $200K NSF grant for "DeepBeam: Wirelessly chargeable portable batteries through energy beamforming".

June 28, 2017

Affiliated CCIS Professor Guevara Noubir and ECE Associate Professor Kaushik Chowdhury were awarded a $300K NSF grant for "Assessing and Protecting Privacy in Wireless Wearable Sensor-Generated Medical Data".

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...

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