CCI consists of a stellar team of faculty and researchers. While most are from the USC Viterbi School of Engineering, the center also includes outstanding faculty representatives from eight other schools at USC.
Bhaskar Krishnamachari, the Director of CCI, has more than 15 years of research experience working on next-generation wireless networking technologies related to the Internet of Things. He is the recipient of many awards including best paper awards at ACM Mobicom and ACM/IEEE IPSN, the NSF CAREER Award, the ASEE Terman Award, the IEEE-HKN Outstanding Young Electrical and Computer Engineer Award, the TR-35, and Popular Science’s Brilliant 10. He has co-authored more than 200 technical papers, with a total citation count of over 22000 (per Google Scholar), and a book titled Networking Wireless Sensors, published by Cambridge University Press.