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Sumit Roy

Sumit Roy
Distinguished Professor in Integrated Systems
Communications and Networking
M330 EEB
Box 352500
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195
Phone: (206) 221-5261

University of California, Santa Barbara 1988, Ph.D. EE
University of California, Santa Barbara, Statistics & App. Prob. 1988, M.A.
University of California, Santa Barbara 1985, M.S.E.E.
Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur 1983, B. Tech. EE


Sumit Roy received the B. Tech. degree from the Indian Institute of Technology (Kanpur) in 1983, and the M. S. and Ph. D. degrees from the University of California (Santa Barbara), all in Electrical Engineering in 1985 and 1988 respectively, as well as an M. A. in Statistics and Applied Probability in 1988. His previous academic appointments were at the Moore School of Electrical Engineering, University of Pennsylvania, and at the University of Texas, San Antonio. He has been at UW since 1998, where he is presently Professor of Electrical Engineering. His research interests include analysis/design of wide range of next generation wireless communication systems/networks, inclusive of PAN/LAN/MAN, sensor, vehicular and RFID networks. He has served as Associate Editor for IEEE Trans. Commn. and Wireless Communications, undertaken lead roles in conference organization (Vice TPC Chair for WCNC2005) and was selected Fellow, IEEE for his contributions to cross-layer design of wireless networks and emerging wireless standards.


Research Interests

Theory, analysis and evaluation of next generation wireless and mobile communication systems/networks (PAN/LAN/MAN, sensor, underwater, vehicular and RFID)

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Recent Graduate Students

H. Ma - "Adaptive Network Management for 802.11 Wireless LANs" (Ph.D. Sept. 2008)

I. Purushothaman - "Fast Hand-off in 802.11 Networks for Voice over WLANs" (M.S. Sept. 2008)

T. Shing - "CCA and Time Fair Algorithms for Joint Adaptation in HD WLANs" (M.S. Aug. 2007)

R. Iyappan - "PHY/MAC Principles for UWB Ad-Hoc Networks" (Ph.D. Nov. 2006)

A. Margolis - "Modelling Throughput and Starvation in 802.11 Wireless Networks with Multiple Flows" (M.S. Aug. 2006)

L. Shao - "Code Design for MIMO-OFDM/OFDMA Systems" (Ph.D. Oct. 2004)

J. Zhu - "Layer 2 Performance Analysis and Improvement for Wireless Heterogeneous Networks" (Ph.D. Sept. 2004)


Wireless Communications & Mobile Computing J. (Wiley), 2003-present

IEEE Trans. Comm, 2008-present

IEEE Trans. Intelligent Transportation Systems (2006-present)

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