Gowri Sankar Ramachandran

Senior Research Associate,
Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering,
USC Viterbi School of Engineering
Contact Information:
(323) 275-7147

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Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
3740 McClintock Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90089

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Dr. Gowri Sankar Ramachandran is a postdoctoral senior research associate at USC Viterbi Center for Cyber-Physical Systems and Internet-of-Things and Autonomous Networks Research Group, working with Prof. Bhaskar Krishnamachari. Gowri received his Ph.D. from imec-DistriNet, KU Leuven, Belgium under the guidance of Prof. Danny Hughes. He completed his M.Sc in Intelligent Embedded Systems from Malardalen University, Sweden. During his M.Sc, Gowri visited the Technical University of Eindhoven, The Netherlands as Erasmus scholar, where he worked under the supervision of Prof. Reinder Bril and Prof. Johan Lukkien. Gowri completed his B.Tech in Electronics and Communication Engineering from SASTRA University, India. Gowri’s Ph.D. dissertation focused on cross-layer optimization of dynamic IoT applications, in which he presented self-configuring middleware solutions for increasing energy-efficiency while minimizing the management complexity. Besides, he has also deployed IoT testbeds to foster research in the application and network layers of the IoT stack.

Research Summary:

His research interests are focused on Internet-of-Things (IoT). In particular, he works on the design, implementation, and deployment of IoT applications. He has over five years of experience in the IoT with strong expertise in run-time reconfiguration and management of IoT applications across all layers of the stack. He is also specialized in low power wireless communication and has involved in the deployment of IoT applications and testbeds using technologies such as LoRa, IEEE-802.15.4e, and WiFi. Lately, Gowri is exploring blockchain technology and its application in IoT.

Gowri is also involved in USC’s Intelligent Internet-of-Things Integrator (I3) consortium, which brings together researchers from various disciplines and IoT communities including the City of Los Angeles, area residents, and industries. USC Viterbi Center for Cyber-Physical Systems and Internet-of-Things is building a campus-wide IoT testbed to test and validate radio technologies, computing platforms, sensors and actuators. This IoT testbed provides an opportunity for the consortium members to test their application ideas in a realistic IoT setting. Gowri is one of the lead developers of this IoT testbed.