Vikram Iyer

Office: Allen Center 648
Mailing Address: Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science and Engineering
185 E Stevens Way NE, Campus Box 352350
Seattle, WA 98195-2350

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About Me

I am an assistant professor in the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science and Engineering and co-director of the CS for Environment Initiative. I also have an adjunct appointment in Mechanical Engineering. My group takes an interdisciplinary approach to connect ideas between different engineering domains to build end-to-end systems that push the boundaries of technology, with a particular focus on environmental sustainability. This includes biodegradable and recyclable circuitboards, battery-free robots, batteryless sensors that can disperse in the wind and change shape in mid-air, streaming cameras small enough to ride on the back of live insects, and design tools to evaluate the environmental impact of these devices. A few years ago I also worked closely with the Washington Department of Agriculture to wirelessly track the invasive "murder" hornets, which resulted in the destruction of the first nest in the US (featured on Discovery). My work has been recognized by an NSF CAREER Award, a SIGMOBILE Dissertation Award, a Marconi Society Paul Baran Young Scholar award, and best paper awards.

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Students and Mentorship

PhD Students
Kyle Johnson (NSF Fellowship, Google Scholarship, GEM Fellowship, co-advised with Sawyer Fuller)
Vicente Arroyos (GEM Fellowship, Clean Energy Institute Fellowship)
Qiuyue (Shirley) Xue (co-advised with Shwetak Patel)
Zhihan Zhang (co-advised with Shwetak Patel, Clean Energy Institute Fellowship)
Zachary Englhardt (co-advised with Shwetak Patel)
Yash Talwekar (advised by Sawyer Fuller)

Masters Students
Nishant Elkunchwar (now at Monarch Tractor)
Suvesha Chandrasekaran (now at Amazon)

Chun-Cheng Chang
Aisha Cora
Maitri Dedhia
Be-Emnet Elias
Kevin Hernandez-Ramos
Michael Ibrahim
Eric Martin
Dilini Nissanka
William Vera
Matiyas Yared
Raul Villanueva
Dennis Yin (now UW ECE MS)
Tilboon Elberier (now UCLA PhD)
Hans Gaensbauer (now at Gridware)
Jose Jaime (now at Sound Life Sciences)
Ian Culhane (now at MRV Systems)
Ryan Feng (now at University of Michigan, Ph.D.)