Deepak Ganesan is a Professor in the College of Information and Computer Sciences at UMass Amherst. He is the Director of the Center for Personalized Health Monitoring at UMass Amherst, and a thrust lead for the NIH-funded MD2K Center for Excellence on Mobile Sensor-to-Knowledge. His recent work includes the design of novel wearable technologies such as smart clothing and low-power eye trackers to monitor health signals and robust detection of important health targets such as drug use and smoking. His work on wearable technologies has been recognized by Best Paper Awards and nominations at Mobicom, MobiSys, CHI and Ubicomp. In addition to academic endeavors, he is a co-founder of Lumme Inc, which focuses on wearable devices and machine learning for smoking cessation. He is an ACM Distinguished Scientist.
My research interests include systems, networking and data management issues in wireless, sensor and mobile networks. I lead the Sensor Networks Research Group.
- Ph.D. in Computer Science from UCLA in 2004
- Bachelors in Computer Science from IIT, Madras in 1998
- Received the NSF CAREER Award in 2006 and the IBM Faculty Award in 2008
- Selected as a UMass Junior Faculty Fellow in 2008, and a UMass Lilly Teaching Fellow in 2009
- Program co-chair for ACM SenSys 2010, and IEEE SECON 2013, and co-chairing ACM HotWireless 2014