Shyam Gollakota ( Also go by as Shyamnath Gollakota )
Torode Professor, Paul G. Allen School of CSE
Adjunct Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Adjunct Professor,
Director of Computing for Health Lab
Director of UW Networks & Mobile Systems Lab
Room 568, Paul G. Allen Center
University of Washington
Box 352350, Seattle, WA 98195

My group is highly inter-disciplinary spanning computer scientists, electrical, mechanical and aerospace engineers and we closely work with biologists and physicians. We are driven by our curiosity to explore science and technology and to tackle hard technical and societal problems. My group has made multiple inventions including ambient backscatter, Wi-Fi sensing, battery-free phones, active sonar on smart phones, Internet of plastic things, computing for insects, wireless bio-robots and created various computing tools that democratize medical diagnostics and care.

Inventions from our lab

Open source code & Technology transfer


Graduate Students and Mentees



Recent Publications (full list)