Swarun Kumar

Swarun Kumar
Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Carnegie Mellon University

Office: 4102, Collaborative Innovation Center,
4720 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Email: swarun [at] cmu [dot] edu

Assistant: Holly Skovira,
Email: hskovira [at] andrew [dot] cmu [dot] edu
Phone: (412)-268-9192

I am an Assistant Professor at CMU ECE working on wireless networks and mobile systems. My research builds next-generation wireless network protocols and services. I received the George Sprowls Award for best Ph.D thesis in Computer Science at MIT and the President of India gold medal at IIT Madras.



  • Eliminating Channel Feedback in Next-Generation Cellular Networks Deepak Vasisht, Swarun Kumar, Hariharan Rahul and Dina Katabi, SIGCOMM 2016, Brazil (Best Paper Award)

  • Decimeter-Level Localization with a Single WiFi Access Point, Deepak Vasisht, Swarun Kumar and Dina Katabi, NSDI 2016, Santa Clara, California

  • Pushing the Limits of Wireless Networks, Swarun Kumar, Ph.D Thesis, MIT 2015 (George M. Sprowls Outsanding Thesis Award)

  • Guaranteeing Spoof-Resilient Multi-Robot Networks, Stephanie Gil (Co-primary), Swarun Kumar (Co-primary), Mark Mazumder, Dina Katabi and Daniela Rus, RSS 2015, Rome, Italy (Invited to AURO for Extended Publication)

  • Accurate Indoor Localization with Zero Startup Cost, Swarun Kumar, Stephanie Gil, Dina Katabi and Daniela Rus, ACM MOBICOM 2014, Maui HI

  • LTE Radio Analytics Made Easy and Accessible, Swarun Kumar, Ezzeldin Hamed, Dina Katabi, and Li Erran Li, ACM SIGCOMM 2014,Chicago IL [PAPER]

  • Bringing Cross-Layer MIMO to Today's Wireless LANs, Swarun Kumar, Diego Cifuentes, Shyamnath Gollakota, and Dina Katabi, ACM SIGCOMM 2013, Hong Kong [PAPER][SLIDES]


  • 18-859F (Wireless Networks and Mobile Computing), Spring 2016