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

I am an associate professor in the Allen School of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Washington. I lead the Networks and Mobile Systems and Computing for Health groups. My group’s research is driven by curiosity to ask questions that push the boundaries of what is possible across various topics including computer networks, insect-scale wireless robotics, computational health, mobile systems and ubiquitous computing. I earned my M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and my B.Tech. degree from IIT Madras.

Open source code & Technology transfer

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Graduate Students and Mentees


  • Ali Najafi (Ph.D., VMWare Research)
  • Kelly Michaelsen (Mentee, assistant prof at UW Medicine, FAER Grantee)
  • Rajalakshmi Nandakumar (Ph.D., assistant Prof at Cornell, Marconi Young Scholar)
  • Vamsi Talla (Postdoc, CTO of Jeeva Wireless, SIGMOBILE Dissertation award, SIGCOMM Dissertation award)
  • Bryce Kellogg (M.S., co-founder Jeeva Wireless)
  • I also worked closely with Vincent Liu (now assistant Prof at U. Penn) and Aaron Parks (co-founder Jeeva Wireless)