Swarun Kumar


  • I am co-organizing the ACM WiNTECH 2018 workshop at MobiCom 2018
  • Charm wins best paper award at IPSN 2018
  • Our work on wireless shape sensing was accepted at MobiSys 2018
  • Our work on Deep Learning for IoT Authentication was accepted at ICC 2018
  • Our work on wearable battery-free body-frame tracking was accepted at Ubicomp 2018
  • My work on low-power wearable health monitoring was funded by NSF (Small)
  • Our work on Low-Power Wide-Area Networking (Choir) has been accepted at SIGCOMM 2017.
  • I am a recepient of the Google Faculty Research Award, 2017.
  • I received the NSF CRII Award, 2017.
  • Track Team CMU at the DARPA Spectrum Grand Challenge.
  • R2-F2 wins best paper award at SIGCOMM 2016.


  • ACM/IEEE IPSN 2018 Best Paper Award
  • Google Faculty Research Award, 2017
  • NSF CRII Award, 2017
  • SIGCOMM 2016 Best Paper Award
  • George M. Sprowls Award for Outstanding Ph.D Thesis in Computer Science, MIT, 2015
  • Communications of the ACM (CACM) Research Highlight for MegaMIMO, 2014
  • MOBICOM Best Presentation Second Place Award, 2014
  • MOBICOM S3 Workshop Best Poster Award, 2014
  • MOBICOM S3 Workshop Best Elevator Pitch Award, 2013
  • MIT 100K Entrepreneurship Contest: Finalist (Business Plan), 2013
  • MIT 100K Entrepreneurship Contest: Winning Team (Elevator Pitch), 2012
  • MIT Jacobs Presidential Fellowship, 2010
  • Best Paper Award, SECRYPT, 2010
  • Valedictorian, President of India Gold Medalist for Highest CGPA at IIT Madras, 2010
  • Prof. Narasihman Fellowship at IIT Madras, 2008
  • Bronze Medalist, International Olympiad on Informatics, 2006
  • Invited to view republic day parade from Prime Minister's box for excellence in CBSE exams, 2006


  • Presented a talk at TEDxPittsburgh 2019
  • Wireless networks that follow you around a room, optimize themselves and even talk to each other out loud, NetworkWorld, 2013
  • Making Driverless Cars Safer, Slashdot, 2012
  • Driverless car is wireless star at MIT, NetworkWorld, 2012
  • Talking cars help each other see around blind corners, NewScientist, 2012
  • Be sensitive thermometers if not thermostats, The Hindu, 2010
  • Indian students are set for Informatics Olympiad, The Hindu, 2006
  • Planned effort the key for Chennai students, NDTV, 2006


  • Chair/Co-chair: Workshop on Communication-aware Robotics in RSS 2014, WinTech 2018, MobiCom 2018 Posters
  • Reviewer: SIGCOMM 2016, MobiCom 2016-2019, INFOCOM 2017-19, CoNext 2018
  • Associate Editor: IEEE Transactions on Sensor Networks (2018-19)
  • External reviwer: International Journal for Robotics Research, IEEE Transactions on Networking, IEEE Transactions on Wireless, IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, INFOCOM, NSDI, IEEE Pervasive Computing