I am a Ph.D. student at MIT, advised by Prof. Dina Katabi. I work on creating intelligent environments by leveraging techniques from wireless sensing, internet of things and machine learning.

Conference Publications

  • BLoc: CSI-based Accurate Localization for BLE Tags, to appear in ACM CoNEXT 2018

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

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

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

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

  • Decimeter-Level Localization with a Single WiFi Access Point, USENIX NSDI 2016
    Deepak Vasisht, Swarun Kumar, Dina Katabi
    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, ACM SIGCOMM 2015.
    Omid Abari, Deepak Vasisht, Dina Katabi, Anantha Chandrakasan

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

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

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

Other Papers and Articles

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

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

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

Selected Awards

  • ACM SIGCOMM Best Paper Award, 2016
  • Microsoft Research Ph.D. Fellowship, 2016
  • President of India Gold Medal, 2013 for highest CGPA across all departments at IIT Delhi
  • 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


  • We implemented RF-IDraw for WiFi devices and integrated it with the MIT Local Warming project which was deployed at the Venice Biennale 2014.
  • My parents seem to like my undergrad webpage.