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Karthikeyan (Karthik) Sundaresan returned to the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Georgia Tech after spending 15 years in the wireless and telecom industry. A proud Georgia Tech ECE alumnus, he received both his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in 2003 and 2006, respectively.

Dr. Sundaresan's research interests are broadly in wireless networking and mobile computing, and span both algorithm design as well as system building. He is the recipient of ACM SIGMOBILE’s Rockstar award (2016) for early career contributions to mobile computing and wireless networking, as well as several best paper awards at prestigious ACM and IEEE conferences. He holds over 50 patents, and received business contribution awards for bringing research technology to commercialization at NEC. He also led the spin-out effort of an innovative, lab-grown research technology (TrackIO) for infrastructure-free tracking of first responders in GPS-denied environments. He has participated in various organizational and editorial roles for IEEE and ACM conferences and journals, and served as the program committee co-chair for ACM MobiCom’16. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and an ACM Distinguished Scientist.

  • Algorithms and systems
  • Wireless and mobile networks
  • Mobile sensing and computing
  • Embedded and autonomous wireless systems
  • Low power wireless networking
Distinctions & Awards
  • IEEE Fellow, 2020
  • ACM Distinguished Member, 2019
  • ACM SIGMOBILE Rockstar Awardee, 2016
  • Technology Commercialization Award, NEC, 2015
  • 50+ awarded patents; best paper awards at ACM (MobiCom/MobiHoc/CoNEXT) and IEEE (ICNP/SECON) conferences
  • Technical Program Committee Co-Chair ACM MobiCom, 2016