Professor Kaushik Chowdhury

Northeastern University and PAWR Representative

Kaushik Chowdhury is Professor and Faculty Fellow in the ECE department and Associate Director at the Institute for the Wireless IoT at Northeastern University, Boston. He is presently a co-director of the Platforms for Advanced Wireless Research (PAWR) project office that enables community-scale experimentation as well as serves as a technical PI of the Colosseum, the world's largest RF emulator.
He was awarded the US Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) in 2017, the DARPA Young Faculty Award in 2017, the Office of Naval Research Director of Research Early Career Award in 2016, and the NSF CAREER award in 2015. He has received best paper awards at several conferences that include, INFOCOM, GLOBECOM, ICC (3x), SenSys, ICNC, and DySpan. His current research interests span applied machine learning to wireless systems, unmanned aerial systems, and at-scale experimentation for emerging 5G and beyond networks.

4:00 - 4:45

April 29th Conference Day Two

Closing Keynote: Towards the Next Generation of Airborne Logistics

The growth of airborne and micro logistics will accelerate business and enable a new range of services. What infrastructure will be required to enable these new logistics platforms, and how will they integrate with existing infrastructure?

Olivier Le Lann, CEO, EVA 

Professor Kaushik Chowdhury, PAWR Project Office 

Don Berchoff, CEO, TruWeather

Michael diCosola, CEO, Drone Industry Systems Corp

Shivanjli Sharma, Lead, Advance Air Mobility Project, NASA


Moderator: Jeff DeCoux, Chairman, the Autonomy Institute