SPARC Lab: People

PI: Prof. Shreyas Sen


Short Bio: Dr. Sen received   his   Ph.D.    degree    in    Electrical   and    Computer    Engineering from Georgia Tech, Atlanta, USA, in 2011.  He  is  currently  an  Assistant  Professor  in  School  of  Electrical  and  Computer  Engineering,  Purdue University. He has over 5 years of industry research  experience  at  Intel  Labs,  Qualcomm  and  Rambus.  His research interests include mixed-signal circuits/systems for the Internet of Things (IoT), Biomedical and Security.   He has authored/co-authored 2 book chapters, over 120 conference and journal papers and has 13 patents granted/pending.  

In 2018, Dr. Sen was chosen by MIT Technology Review as one of the top 10 Indian  Inventors Worldwide under 35  (MIT  TR35  India  Award),  for the invention of using the Human Body as a  Wire, which has the potential to transform healthcare, neuroscience, and human-computer interaction. Dr. Sen is a  recipient  of  the  AFOSR  Young  Investigator  Award  2017,  NSF  CISE  CRII  Award  2017,  Google  Faculty  Research  Award  2017, HKN Outstanding Professor Award, 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, Best  Paper  Awards  at  CICC 2019, HOST  2017,  2018 and 2019,  ICCAD  Best-in-Track  Award  2014,  VTS  Honorable  Mention  Award  2014, RWS Best Paper Award 2008, Intel Labs Quality Award 2012, SRC Inventor Recognition  Award  2008  and  Young  Engineering  Fellowship  2005. He serves/has served as an Associate Editor for IEEE  Design  &  Test,  Executive Committee member of  IEEE  Central  Indiana  Section,  ETS  and  Technical  Program Committee member of DAC, CICC, DATE, ISLPED, ICCAD, ITC, VLSI Design, IMSTW and VDAT. Dr. Sen is a Senior Member of IEEE.

Full CV can be found here: CV 

Team Photo

During SparcLab Team outing in May 2019. 

Post-Doctoral Candidates/Visiting Scholars:




Abhishek Srivastava, Ph.D. 

Email: srivas71@purdue.edu

Date: Dec 2018 - present

Research Focus: mm-wave Digital Arrays
Abhishek did his B.Tech in ECE (2004) from Madan Mohan Malaviya Engineering College, Gorakhpur, M.Tech in VLSI and Embedded Systems (2007) from IIIT Hyderabad and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering (2018) from IIT Bombay, India. He is an Assistant Professor at IIIT Hyderabad and joined the SPARC lab in December 2018. His research interests are in RF and analog ICs and systems for wireless sensor nodes based applications.

Gargi Bhattachryya, M.D. 

Email: gbhatta@purdue.edu

Date: Aug 2018 - present

Research Focus: Connected Healthcare

Short Bio: Gargi graduated from Asia's oldest and one of the most prestigious Medical Colleges, Calcutta Medical College (CMC) in 2011, with several distinctions. She has been practicing Clinical Medicine in top Hospitals in India, such as Apollo and AMRI Hospitals for past 7 years and has been providing extensive voluntary healthcare to disadvantaged children through Rotary International. She has special interest in Psychiatry and interned at the Cleveland Clinic and University of Toledo Medical Center. She is focused on improving Mental and Behavioral Healthcare, through the application of cutting-edge technological improvements, such as Human Body Communication. 

PhD and Masters Thesis Students:


Shovan Maity

Email: maity@purdue.edu

Date: Aug 2016 - June 2019

Research Focus: Human Body Communication

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Short Bio: Shovan Maity received his B.E. degree from Jadavpur University in 2012 and MTech Degree in Electrical Engineering from IIT Bombay in 2014. He worked as an Analog Design Engineer at Intel from 2014-2016. Currently, he is pursuing his PhD degree at Purdue University in the area of mixed-signal design.
Debayan Das

Email: das60@purdue.edu

Date: Aug 2016 - present

Research Focus: Hardware Security

LinkedIn Profile:
Short Bio: Debayan received his B.E. in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering from Jadavpur University, India in 2015. He worked as an Analog Design Engineer in xSi Semiconductors (start-up) for a year. In fall 2016, he started his doctoral studies at the Purdue University, USA and joined the SPARC Lab. His research interests include hardware security and mixed-signal IC design.



Baibhab Chatterjee

Email: bchatte@purdue.edu

Date: Jun 2017 - present

Research Focus: Low-Power Implantable Analytics with HBC and Other Communication PHYs

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Short Bio: Baibhab believes that robotic AI will never take over mankind, but cyborgs definitely can - and that's why it's a big deal to make the low-power neuromorphic systems work (or not to, just to avoid the possible doomsday). Before joining Ph.D., he worked for 3 years in the industry (2 years in Intel as a Digital Design Engineer, and 1 year in Tejas Networks as an R&D Engineer), but also had his fair share of academic fun at National Institute of Technology Durgapur, India (B.Tech., Electronics and Communication Engineering, 2011) and Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India (M.Tech., Electrical Engineering, 2015). His research interests include intelligent mixed-signal circuits and systems for HBC/IoT/RF and of course, to keep away from plunging into another Age of Ultron in the process.

Baibhab has been the recipient of the NIT Durgapur Institute Gold Medal (B.Tech., 2011), IIT Bombay Institute Silver Medal (M.Tech., 2015), Intel India Customer Orientation and Results Orientation Awards (2016), Purdue University Ross and Andrews' Fellowships (2017-2019), HOST 2018 Best Student Poster (3rd) Award, HOST 2019 Best Student Paper (co-authored) Award and CICC 2019 Best Paper (overall) Award.


Donghyun Seo

Email: seo60@purdue.edu

Date: Aug 2017 - present

Research Focus: Low-Power Transceiver Design
Short Bio: Donghyun is an ex-marine corps. who is interested in mm-wave and RF design.










 
Mayukh Nath

Email: nathm@purdue.edu

Date: Dec 2017 - present

Research Focus: ElectroMagnetic Analysis of HBC and EM Side-Channel Attacks
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Nirmoy Modak 

Email: nmodak@purdue.edu

Date: Feb 2019 - present

Research Focus: Human Body Communication


Short Bio: Nirmoy is a First year PhD student who believes, Medical Applications in future are likely to benefit greatly from ultra-low power energy efficient wearable electronics especially in implanted, surgical, and emergency monitoring. Before joining PhD, he was working as a Design Engineer (July 2015-Dec 2015) in Cypress Semiconductor Pvt. Ltd., Bengaluru, India and as an Assistant Professor (from Jan 2016 and currently on Study Leave) in Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India. He received his B.E.(2012) from the Dept. of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering, Jadavpur University, India and M.Tech on VLSI and Microelectronics (2015) from the Dept. of Electrical Engineering, IIT Bombay, India His research interests include Analog and mixed-signal circuits and systems for Human Body Communication(HBC).

 
Parikha Mehrotra

Email: pmehrot@purdue.edu

Date: May 2018 - present

Research Focus: High-Speed Wireline HBC
 Short Bio: Parikha is a first-year Ph.D. student interested in exploring the mysteries behind human body communication and employing them in diverse application areas. Born in the land of spices, India and brought up by a family of doctors she developed an early love for science and spicy food. She is a part of the Women in Engineering group at Purdue and is a role model for young girls aspiring to be engineers. Parikha believes that with her creativity and perseverance she can surmount the inevitable challenges faced by all researchers on their journey towards success. 
Shitij Avlani

 
Shitij Avlani
Email: avlani@purdue.edu

Date: Aug 2018 - present

Research Focus: Embedded Connected BioSensors

LinkedIn Profile:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/shitijavlani/
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Josef Danial
Email: jdanial@purdue.edu

Date: Aug 2018 - present

Research Focus: Machine Learning and Electromagnetic Side Channel Attack

Short Bio: Josef received his B.Sc. in Computer Engineering from Purdue University 2018. He has two years of industry experience, in automotive (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles) and IOT (Cisco Jasper) companies. He is now pursuing his Master's degree in the SPARC Lab, again at Purdue University. His research interests include machine learning, hardware security.

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Shreeya Sriram    
Email: sriram11@purdue.edu

Date: Sep 2018 - present

Research Focus: Connected Biomedical Devices
Short Bio: Shreeya is master’s student and continuing to pursue her Ph.D. in SparcLab,  who has a passion for combining the fields of electrical engineering and medicine. She received her Bachelor’s degree from Ramaiah Institute of Technology in India graduating top of her class with an honorary gold medal. Her interests lie in biomedical device technologies and algorithms for the better detection and treatment of various medical conditions. She has a background in signal processing and is currently working on algorithms that could help improve the general quality of life of people ”


David Yang
Email: yang996@purdue.edu

Date: May 2019-present (PhD)
Aug 2017 - Apr 2019 (UG Researcher)


Research Focus: Human Body Communication

LinkedIn Profile:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-yang-b20521121/

Short Bio: David completed his undergraduate at Purdue University while doing active research at SparcLab and is now pursuing his PhD in SPARC Lab. He is currently working on developing Human Body Communication applications and demonstrations to showcase the uses and benefits of this technology. David is a firm believer in improving the quality of life of others- both within his community and that of the broader world- and hopes to achieve this through his work and volunteering. He hails from Troy, Michigan and enjoys playing the violin and studying history. 

Graduated PhD Students:


Shovan Maity

Email: maity@purdue.edu

Defense Date: May 31, 2019

Research Focus: Electro-Quasistatic Human Body Communication

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Short Bio: Shovan Maity received his B.E. degree from Jadavpur University in 2012 and MTech Degree in Electrical Engineering from IIT Bombay in 2014. He worked as an Analog Design Engineer at Intel from 2014-2016. Currently, he is pursuing his PhD degree at Purdue University in the area of mixed-signal design.

Masters  Students:



  • Mananga Mutombo (Dec 2016 - Aug 2017)
        Email: mmutombo@purdue.edu
        Research Focus: Human Body Communication




  • Wei Jiang (May 2017 - Sept 2017)
        Email:
        Research Focus: ULP IoT Transmitter



  • Gonghao Sun (May 2017 - Sept 2017)
        Email:
        Research Focus: ULP IoT Transmitter



  • Piyush Agarwal (May 2018 - present)
        Email: 
        Research Focus: Neural Network Architectures



Undergraduate Students:


  • Tania Chakraborty (May 2017 - Aug 2017)
            Email: tchakrab@purdue.edu
            Research Focus: Human Body Communication Demo




  • Siddharth Inani (May 2017 - Aug 2017)
            Email: 
            Research Focus: Human Body Communication Demo





  • David Yang (May 2017 - present)
            Email: yang996@purdue.edu
            Research Focus: ULP IoT Transmitter




  • Mingxuan He (May 2017 - present)
            Email: he238@purdue.edu
            Research Focus: Human Body Communication Channel-Models  




  • Kavian Mojabe (Feb 2016 - May 2017)
            Email:
            Research Focus: Human Body Communication Channel Measurements








  • Shawn Nagar (May 2016 - May 2017)
            Email:
            Research Focus: Electromagnetically Secure ICs



  • Yousef Mahmoud Akbar (June 2016 - Dec 2016)
            Email: 
            Research Focus: Secure NFC





  • Ribhav Agarwal (June 2016 - May 2017)
            Email: 
            Research Focus: BMIC Classifier






  • Alek V patel (June 2016 - Aug 2016)
            Email:
            Research Focus: Secure ICs

Graduated UG and MS Students:



Xinyi Jiang

Email: jiang330@purdue.edu

Date: Feb 2016 - May 2017

Research Focus: Interference-Robust HBC


Short Bio: Xinyi Jiang received her undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering at Purdue University in 2017. She joined the SPARC Lab in spring 2016 and worked on Interference-Robust Human Body Communication. She will join University of California, Berkeley as a graduate student in Fall 2018. Her research interest is in VLSI and Circuit Design.

Gregory Chang

Email: changg@purdue.edu

Date: Aug 2016 - May 2018

Research Focus: Transceiver for ULP IOT nodes

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Shuhui Tang

Email: tang143@purdue.edu

Date: Jan 2017 - Dec 2018

Research Focus: ULP Oscillator and Injection Locking
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Summer Interns:



  • Harideep Pradeep Kumar Nair (May 2016 - July 2016) Research Focus: Electromagnetically Secure ICs
  • Yuyang Wang  (May 2016 - June 2016) Research Focus: Human Body Communication
  • Rafael Neiva da Cunha (May 2016 - July 2016) Research Focus: BMIC Classifier
  • Antroy Roy Chowdhury (May 2019 - July 2019) Research Focus: Low-Noise High-Speed Links
  • Parv Agarwal (May 2016 - July 2016) Research Focus: RF-PUF
  • Chun Tao (May 2019 - July 2019) Research Focus: Human Body Communication
  • Vignesh Ramachandran (May 2019 - July 2019) Research Focus: Context-Aware Communication
  • Alfred Krister (May 2019 - July 2019) Research Focus: Human Body Communication
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Shreyas Sen,
Jun 5, 2019, 9:21 AM
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