Swarun Kumar is an assistant professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering with a courtesy appointment in Computer Science. His research focuses on building next-generation wireless network protocols and services. He leads the Emerging Wireless Technologies (WiTech) lab at CMU. He 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.
The Future of Connected Devices
2015 Ph.D., Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2010 BS, Computer Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras
- Applications of security and privacy
- cyber physical systems security and privacy
- cyberphysical systems (CPS)
- data/network science systems
- Internet of Things (IoT)
- IoT security and privacy
- mobile and app security and privacy
- mobile systems
- network security
- secure systems
- social networks security and privacy
- systems security
- wireless networks
Kumar quoted on wireless headphones
ECE’s Swarun Kumar was quoted in Consumer Reports on how true wireless headphones work
CMU Engineering faculty awarded Scott Institute seed grants
Eight research projects lead by CMU Engineering faculty have been awarded 2020 Seed Grants for Energy Research by the Scott Institue for Energy Innovation.
Engineering faculty receive CAREER awards
Four College of Engineering faculty members have been awarded CAREER awards by the National Science Foundation (NSF).
Second round of Secure and Private IoT Initiative funded projects announced
Carnegie Mellon CyLab’s Secure and Private IoT Initiative (IoT@CyLab) has announced its second round of funding, which will support ten IoT-related projects for one year.
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Kumar awarded for LP-WANs work
ECE’s Swarun Kumar was awarded the CAREER Award by the National Science Foundation for his work on low-power wide-area networks.
Kumar comments on the next leap in wireless charging
ECE’s Swarun Kumar was quoted in Consumer Reports on wireless charging and what hurdles must be overcome before making this technology a reality.
PushID: Pushing the limits of commercial RFIDs
Swarun Kumar’s lab has created PushID, a tracking system that may just be the answer to never losing anything again.
First round of Secure and Private IoT Initiative funded projects announced
CyLab’s Secure and Private IoT Initiative (IoT@CyLab) has broken ground as the first round of funded proposals have been announced. Twelve selected projects will be funded for one year, and results will be presented at the IoT@CyLab annual summit next year.
Creating shape-aware surfaces
WiSh, a shape-sensing technology, could shape how we interact with virtual reality and how we create smart cities.
The Washington Post
Kumar discusses impact of next-generation wireless technology
ECE’s Swarun Kumar spoke with The Washington Post about the various ways in which 5G technology will redefine the future, changing industries from architecture to the Internet of Things.
Kumar quoted on standard Wi-Fi mesh networks
ECE’s Swarun Kumar was quoted in Popular Science about whether industry players would standardize their mesh networks to be functional with devices of different vendors.
Kumar comments on the use of aluminum foil to enhance Wi-Fi Signals
According to ECE’s Swarun Kumar in an article for Popular Science, using aluminum foil to enhance our Wi-Fi connection “makes perfect sense” in principle because “like light, Wi-Fi signals are reflected by metals.”