Sensing, Processing, Analytics & Radio Communication (SPARC) Lab

Recent Highlights

  • (Mar 08, 2018) MIT TR35 India Award: Prof. Sen has been named one of India’s top innovators under 35 by MIT Technology Review and Mint.  Mint Newspaper, Purdue News Release
    • "Purdue discovery clears way for human body to work as robust communication network for electronic devices"
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     PRF wearable devices
    Smart wearable devices allow for the exchange of information using the human body as a robust communication medium for networking electronic devices. In this photo, a researcher wears devices that allow for the exchange of information using the body to communicate instead of sending a signal through the airwaves that could be hacked.
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    World's first Inter-Human Information exchange: The display toggle bit passes through both the humans bodies using the dynamic link formed by touch during handshaking. Business Cards, Passwords, Facebook/LinkedIn request can be securely exchanged during handshake or by touch.         
    • JSSC paper on Switched Mode Control based Hybrid LDO for Fine-grain Power Management (with Georgia Tech ICSRL)
      • Paper presented in ISSCC 2016  & JSSC 2016 
        on Proximity Communication demonstrating world's fastest and most energy-efficient board-to-board capacitive communication link. 
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        About the PI

        Short Bio:
        Dr. Sen received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Georgia Tech, Atlanta, USA, in 2011. He has 5+ years of industry experience as a research scientist in Circuit Research Lab (CRL) and Wireless Communication Research (WCR), Intel Labs and as a research intern in Qualcomm and Rambus. His research interests include mixed-signal circuits/systems for Internet of Things (IoT), Biomedical and Security. He has authored/co-authored 2 book chapters, over 85 journal and conference papers and has 11 patents granted/pending. Dr. Sen is a recipient of the NSF CISE CRII Award 2017, AFOSR Young Investigator Award 2017, Google Faculty Research Award 2017, Intel Labs Divisional Recognition Award 2014 for industry-wide impact on USB-C type, Intel PhD Fellowship 2010, IEEE Microwave Fellowship 2008, GSRC Margarida Jacome Best Research Award 2007, HOST Best Student Paper Award 2017, ICCAD Best-in-Track Award 2014, VTS Honorable Mention Award 2014, RWS Best Paper Award (Silver) 2008, Intel Labs Quality Award 2012, SRC Inventor Recognition Award 2008 and Young Engineering Fellowship in 2005. He serves/has served as an Associate Editor for IEEE Design & Test, Executive Committee member of ETS and Technical Program Committee member of DAC, DATE, ICCAD, ITC, VLSI Design, IMSTW and VDAT.  Dr. Sen is a Senior Member of IEEE. 

        Full CV can be found here: CV (updated Oct 2017) 

        Research Interest

        Our group is broadly interested in research of circuits/systems that interfaces between the physical world and digital information. More specifically we focus on fundamental improvements in sensing and communication circuits/systems. This research has applications in the areas of Internet of Things (IoT), Biomedical and Security, among others. 

        Channel Models, Circuits/Systems and Applications for:
        • IoT Sensor Nodes
        More details about our groups research can be found in the Research page.

        Current Affiliation

        Assistant Professor, 
        Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE)
        Purdue University

        Office: MSEE 226 
        Email:  shreyas [at]
                          shreyas.sen [at]

        Purdue University 
        School of Electrical and Computer Engineering 
        Electrical Engineering Building 
        465 Northwestern Ave. 
        West Lafayette, Indiana 47907-2035

        Dee Dee Dexter 
        Office: MSEE 268 
        Phone: (765) 494 3558 
        E-mail: ddexter [at]

        Sparc Lab Research Sponsors

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        Dr. Sen invited to be part of discussions defining AFRL S&T vision for 2030. 

        Best Poster Award (3rd) at HOST

        Dr. Sen is now a Senior Member of IEEE

        Dr. Sen to serve on the TPC of Design Automation Conference (DAC) and Custom Integrated Circuits Conference (CICC) 

        HOST Best Student Paper Award 2017

        Dr. Sen to serve on the TPC of IEEE ICCAD & IMSTW

        Dr. Sen speaks at Invited Tutorial in IEEE Sensors 2016 on Context-Aware IoT Sensor Nodes

        Dr. Sen delivers Invited Talk in US-Korea Forum on NanoTechnology on Neuromorphic Computing in CMOS

        Serving on IEEE Technical Committee on Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS)

        Dr. Sen speaks at Invited Talk in DAC 2016 on Context-Aware Comms for IoT 

        Serving on the TPC of DATE 2017

        Serving as Publicity Chair for IEEE ETS' 17 

        Paper presented in ISSCC 2016 on Proximity Comm. (23.2) demonstrating world's fastest and most energy-efficient board-to-board capacitive communication link. 

        Serving on Industry support group for IMSTW 2015

        Divisional Recognition Award 2014 - ADR, Intel Labs for impact on USB-C type

        Serving as Starnet Industry Associate 

        Serving as a TPC member of VLSI Design 2015

        Serving as a TPC member of ITC 2014 

        Intel Labs Quality Award 2012

        2nd Best Thesis Award

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