Swarun Kumar



Computer Networks

My research interests are in the area of computer networks with a special focus on wireless networks and mobile systems.
  • Frequency Configuration for Low-Power Wide-Area Networks in a Heartbeat, Akshay Gadre, Revathy Narayanan, Anh Luong, Swarun Kumar, Anthony Rowe and Bob Iannucci, NSDI 2020 [PAPER] [WEBSITE]

  • RFID Tattoo: A Wireless Platform for Speech Recognition , Jingxian Wang, Chengfeng Pan, Haojian Jin, Vaibhav Singh, Yash Jain, Jason Hong, Carmel Majidi and Swarun Kumar, UbiComp 2020 [PAPER] [WEBSITE]

  • Silver-Coated PDMS Beads for Soft, Stretchable, and Thermally Stable Conductive Elastomer Composites , Chengfeng Pan, Yun Sik Ohm, Jingxian Wang, Michael J. Ford, Kitty Kumar, Swarun Kumar, and Carmel Majidi, ACS applied materials and interfaces 2019

  • Sozu: Self-Powered Radio Tags for Building-Scale Activity Sensing , Yang Zhang, Yasha Iravantchi, Haojian Jin, Swarun Kumar, and Chris Harrison, UIST 2019 [PAPER] [WEBSITE]

  • Perspective: eliminating channel feedback in next generation cellular networks , Deepak Vasisht, Swarun Kumar, Hariharan Rahul and Dina Katabi, ACM SIGCOMM CCR 2019

  • Software Defined Cooking using a Microwave Oven , Haojian Jin, Jingxian Wang, Swarun Kumar and Jason Hong, MobiCom 2019 (ACM GetMobile Research Hightlight) [PAPER] [SLIDES] [WEBSITE]

  • Pushing the Range Limits of Commercial Passive RFIDs , Jingxian Wang, Junbo Zhang, Rajarshi Saha, Haojian Jin, Swarun Kumar, NSDI 2019 [PAPER] [WEBSITE]

  • Revisiting Software Defined Radios in the IoT Era , Revathy Narayanan, Swarun Kumar, HotNets 2018

  • Poster: Maintaining UAV Stability using Low-Power WANs , Akshay Gadre, Revathy Narayanan, Swarun Kumar, MobiCom - Posters 2018

  • WiSh: Towards a Wireless Shape-aware World , Haojian Jin, Jingxian Wang, Zhijian Yang, Swarun Kumar, Jason Hong, MobiSys 2018 [PAPER] [WEBSITE]

  • Charm: Exploiting Geographical Diversity Through Coherent Combining in Low-Power Wide-Area Networks , Adwait Dongare, Revathy Narayanan, Akshay Gadre, Artur Balanuta, Anh Luong, Swarun Kumar, Bob Iannucci, Anthony Rowe, IPSN 2018 (Best Paper Award) [PAPER] [WEBSITE]

  • A Deep Learning Approach to IoT Authentication , Rajshekhar Das, Akshay Gadre, Shanghang Zhang, Swarun Kumar and Jose Moura, ICC 2018 [PAPER] [WEBSITE]

  • Towards Wearable Everyday Body-Frame Tracking , Haojian Jin, Zhijian Yang, Swarun Kumar, and Jason Hong, UbiComp 2018 (Best Demo Honorable Mention) [PAPER] [SLIDES] [WEBSITE]

  • Empowering Low-Power Wide Area Networks in Urban Settings , Rashad Eletreby, Diana Zhang, Swarun Kumar, and Osman Yagan, SIGCOMM 2017 [PAPER] [SLIDES] [WEBSITE]

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

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

  • piStream: Physical Layer Informed Adaptive Video Streaming Over LTE, Xiufeng Xie, Xinyu Zhang, Swarun Kumar, and Li Erran Li, MobiCom 2015 (ACM GetMobile Research Hightlight)

  • Guaranteeing Spoof-Resilient Multi-Robot Networks, Stephanie Gil (Co-primary), Swarun Kumar (Co-primary), Mark Mazumder, Dina Katabi and Daniela Rus, RSS 2015

  • Accurate Indoor Localization with Zero Startup Cost, Swarun Kumar, Stephanie Gil, Dina Katabi and Daniela Rus, ACM MOBICOM 2014 (Best Presentation Runner-up) [PAPER] [WEBSITE]

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

  • Adaptive Communication in Multi-Robot Systems Using Directionality of Signal Strength, Stephanie Gil, Swarun Kumar, Dina Katabi and Daniela Rus, International Symposium on Robotics Research (ISRR) 2013 [WEBSITE]

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

  • Interference Alignment by Motion, Fadel Adib (Co-primary), Swarun Kumar (Co-primary), Omid Aryan, Shyamnath Gollakota, and Dina Katabi, ACM MOBICOM 2013 [PAPER] [SLIDES] [WEBSITE]

  • CarSpeak: A Content-Centric Network for Autonomous Driving, Swarun Kumar, Lixin Shi, Stephanie Gil, Nabeel Ahmed, Dina Katabi, and Daniela Rus, ACM SIGCOMM 2012 [PAPER] [SLIDES] [WEBSITE]

  • MegaMIMO: Scaling Wireless Capacity with User Demands, Hariharan Rahul, Swarun Kumar, and Dina Katabi, ACM SIGCOMM 2012 (CACM Research Highlight) [PAPER] [WEBSITE]

  • A Cloud-Assisted Design for Autonomous Driving, Swarun Kumar, Shyamnath Gollakota, Dina Katabi, MCC Workshop (SIGCOMM) 2012

  • On the Feasibility of Wi-Fi Based Material Sensing , Diana Zhang, Jingxian Wang, Junsu Jang, Junbo Zhang, Swarun Kumar, MobiCom 2019 [PAPER] [SLIDES] [WEBSITE]

JOURNAL PAPERS
  • Adaptive Communication in Multi-Robot Systems Using Directionality of Signal Strength, Stephanie Gil, Swarun Kumar, Dina Katabi and Daniela Rus, 2015

  • JMB: Scaling Wireless Capacity with User Demands, Hariharan Rahul, Swarun Kumar, and Dina Katabi, 2014

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

  • A Content-Centric Network for Autonomous Driving, Swarun Kumar, Masters Thesis, MIT 2012 [LINK],

Computer Security

My undergraduate research at IIT Madras was focussed on designing digital signatures.
  • Forcing out a confession: Threshold Discernible Ring Signatures, Swarun Kumar, Shivank Agrawal, Ramarathnam Venkatesan, Satya Lokam, C. Pandu Rangan, SECRYPT 2010, Athens, Greece. (Best Paper Award Winner)

  • Attribute Based Signatures for bounded multi-level threshold circuits, Swarun Kumar, Shivank Agawal, Subha Balarama and C. Pandu Rangan, EUROPKI 2010, Athens, Greece.

  • Sanitizable signatures with strong transparency in the standard model, Shivank Agrawal, Swarun Kumar, Amjed Shareef and Pandu Rangan C., INSCRYPT 2009, Beijing, China.

THESIS
  • Provably secure signature scheme with advanced mechanisms for anonymity, Swarun Kumar, B.Tech Thesis, IIT Madras, 2010