I am a Ph.D. student at MIT, advised by Prof. Dina Katabi. My research interests are in the area of wireless networks and IoT systems.

I am on the academic job market [CV][Research Statement][Teaching Statement].

Selected Conference Publications

  • In-body Backscatter Communication and Localization
    Deepak Vasisht, Guo Zhang, Omid Abari, Jay Flanz, Hsiao Ming-Lu, Dina Katabi
    ACM SIGCOMM, 2018

  • Duet: Estimating User Position and Identity in Smart Homes using Intermittent and Incomplete RF-Data
    Deepak Vasisht, Anubhav Jain, Chen-Yu Hsu, Zachary Kabelac, Dina Katabi
    ACM IMWUT/UbiComp, 2018

  • Farmbeats: An IoT Platform for Data-Driven Agriculture
    Deepak Vasisht, Zerina Kapetanovic, Jongho Won, Xinxin Jin, Ranveer Chandra, Ashish Kapoor, Sudipta Sinha, Madhusudhan Sudarshan, Sean Stratman
    USENIX NSDI, 2017
    [paper][talk-pptx-pdf-video][project video][project webpage]
    Featured (cover) in GetMobile
    Highlighted by Satya Nadella as one of 10 projects that inspired him in 2017

  • Eliminating Channel Feedback in Next-Generation Cellular Networks
    Deepak Vasisht, Swarun Kumar, Hariharan Rahul, Dina Katabi
    ACM SIGCOMM, 2016
    Best Paper Award

  • Decimeter-Level Localization with a Single WiFi Access Point
    Deepak Vasisht, Swarun Kumar, Dina Katabi
    USENIX NSDI, 2016
    An earlier version of this paper is on arxiv:
    Sub-Nanosecond Time of Flight on Commercial Wi-Fi Cards. [arxiv pdf]

  • Caraoke: An E-Toll Transponder Network for Smart Cities
    Omid Abari, Deepak Vasisht, Dina Katabi, Anantha Chandrakasan
    ACM SIGCOMM, 2015

  • Exploiting Sparsity and Co-occurrence Structure for Action Unit Recognition
    Yale Song, Daniel McDuff, Deepak Vasisht, Ashish Kapoor
    IEEE Face & Gestures (FG), 2015

  • RF-IDraw: Virtual Touch Screen in the Air Using RF Signals
    Jue Wang, Deepak Vasisht, Dina Katabi
    ACM SIGCOMM, 2014
    [paper] [talk-pptx-pdf]

  • Active Learning for Sparse Bayesian Multilabel Classification
    Deepak Vasisht, Andreas Domianou, Manik Varma, Ashish Kapoor
    ACM SIGKDD, 2014
    [paper] [poster] [talk-pdf-video]

Other Papers and Articles

  • Research for Practice: Towards a Network of Connected Things
    Deepak Vasisht
    ACM Queue, 2017

  • Eliminating Channel Feedback in Next Generation Cellular Networks
    Deepak Vasisht, Swarun Kumar, Hariharan Rahul, Dina Katabi
    ACM GetMobile, 2017

  • Experiences Deploying an Always-on Farm Network
    Zerina Kapetanovic, Deepak Vasisht, Jongho Won, Ranveer Chandra, Mark Kimball
    ACM GetMobile, 2017

Selected Awards

  • ACM SIGCOMM Best Paper Award, 2016
  • Winning team, Microsoft Oneweek Hackathon (Industries Category), 2016
  • Microsoft Research Ph.D. Fellowship, 2016-18
  • President of India Gold Medal, 2013 for highest CGPA across all departments at IIT Delhi
  • MIT EECS Great Educators Fund Fellowship for academic year 2013-14
  • Had the honor to witness Republic Day of India, 2008 and 2010 from the Prime Minister's box for being among the top 25 students in Class X and Class XII exams respectively


  • Bill Gates visited a FarmBeats deployment and posted a blog and video about it on GatesNotes.
  • We integrated our indoor positioning work into the MIT Local Warming project which was deployed at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2014.