Raghupathy Sivakumar is the Wayne J. Holman Chair Professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Georgia Tech. He leads the Georgia Tech Networking and Mobile Computing (GNAN) Research Group, where he and his students do research in the areas of wireless networking and mobile computing. He is the Founding Director of CREATE-X, a Georgia Tech initiative to instill entrepreneurial confidence in its students. He also serves as the Interim Chief Commercialization Officer of Georgia Tech. Previously, he served as the Co-Founder and CTO for StarMobile, Inc. (now PowWow Mobile) between 2012 and 2016, as a Technologist for EMC Corporation between 2011 and 2012, as the Founder and CTO of Asankya, Inc. (now EMC), between 2004 and 2011, and as a Technologist for EG Technology, Inc. (now Arris), between 2001 and 2004.
Professor Sivakumar received his Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Computer Science from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2000 and 1998 respectively, and his B.E. degree in Computer Science from Anna University (Chennai) in 1996. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and recipient of the Georgia Tech Curriculum Innovation Award (co-recipient, 2019), the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering’s Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award (2016), the Georgia Tech Research Innovation Award (2015), the Class of 1934 Teaching Effectiveness Award (2014), the Georgia Tech Sigma Xi Best Thesis Advisor awards (2006 (Ph.D.), 2004 (M.S.)), the IEEE/CreateNet Broadnets Internet Symposium Best Paper Award (2007), the IEEE ICNP Best Paper Award (Co-author, 2005), the IEEE SECON Best Paper Award (Co-author, 2005), the Outstanding Young Faculty Award at the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Tech (2004), and the ACM MobiCom Best Student Paper Award (Co-author, 2003). He is also the recipient of several awards at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign including the David J. Kuck Best Doctoral Dissertation Award from the Department of Computer Science (2001), the Poppelbaum Award for Excellence in Creative Research and Academic Merit from the Department of Computer Science (2000), the Mavis Memorial Award Scholarship for Excellence in Teaching and Research from the College of Engineering (1999), and the David J. Kuck Best Masters Thesis Award from the Department of Computer Science (1998). He received the University Gold Medal from Anna University in 1996.
He has served on the editorial boards of the IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, the ACM Wireless Networks Journal, Elsevier Science’s Computer Networks Journal, and the ACM Mobile Computing and Communications Review. Previously, he has served as the General Co-Chair of the IEEE INFOCOM conference (2017), the General Co-chair of the ACM NanoCom conference (2014), the Workshop Co-chair for the PINGEN workshop (co-organized with ACM MobiCom 2012), the Program Co-chair for the ACM MobiCom 2008 conference, the General Co-chair for the IFIP Networking 2007 conference, the Technical Program Co-chair for the ACM MobiHoc 2006 conference, the Program Co-chair for the IEEE/CreateNet Broadnets 2006 Wireless Symposium, the Technical Program Co-chair for the TIW 2005 and SANPA 2004 workshops, the Finance Co-chair for the ACM MobiHoc 2005 conference, the Technical Program Vice-chair for the IEEE ICC 2003 conference, the Student Travel Awards Chair for the ACM SenSys 2003 conference, the Registration Chair for the ACM MobiHoc 2003 conference, and the Local Arrangements Chair for the ACM MobiCom 2002 conference.