P.R. Kumar

College of Engineering Chair in Computer Engineering

Regents Professor

Distinguished Professor

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Office: WEB 331E
Phone: 979.862.3376
Email: prk@tamu.edu

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Research Interests

  • Renewable energy and power systems
  • Unmanned air vehicle transportation management system
  • Cybersecurity
  • Wireless networks and 5G
  • Cyberphysical systems
  • Autonomous transportation
  • Machine learning

Awards & Honors

  • Member, National Academy of Engineering
  • Outstanding Contribution Award of ACM SIGMOBILE
  • Infocom Achievement Award
  • ACM SIGMOBILE Test-of-Time Paper Award
  • ACM Fellow
  • Distinguished Alumnus Award from IIT Madras


  • D.Sc. in Systems Science and Mathematics from Washington University, St. Louis, in 1977
  • M.S. in Systems Science and Mathematics from Washington University, St. Louis, in 1975
  • B. Tech. degree in Electrical Engineering (Electronics) from I.I.T. Madras in 1973

Selected Publications

Bharadwaj Satchidanandan and P. R. Kumar, “Dynamic Watermarking: Active Defense of Networked Cyber-Physical Systems.” Proceedings of the IEEE, vol. 105, No. 2, pp. 219-240, February 2017.

Jonathan Ponniah, Yih-Chun Hu and P. R. Kumar, “A System-Theoretic Clean Slate Approach to Provably Secure Ad Hoc Wireless Networking.” IEEE Transactions on Control of Network Systems, vol. 3, no. 2, pp. 206 - 217, June 2016.

Woo-Hyun Ko, Bharadwaj Satchidanandan and P. R. Kumar, “Theory and Implementation of Dynamic Watermarking for Cybersecurity of Advanced Transportation Systems.” International Workshop on Cyber-Physical Systems Security (CPS-Sec), pp. 235-239, Philadelphia, October 17-19, 2016.

Wireless networks Rahul Singh and P. R. Kumar, “Throughput Optimal Decentralized Scheduling of Multi-Hop Networks with End-to-End Deadline Constraints: Unreliable Links.” Preprint, June 5, 2016.

Simon Yau, Liang Ge, Ping-Chun Hsieh, I-Hong Hou, Shuguang Cui, P. R. Kumar, Amal Ekbal, and Nikhil Kundargi, “WiMAC: Rapid Implementation Platform for User Definable MAC Protocols Through Separation.” Proceedings of the 2015 ACM Conference on Special Interest Group on Data Communication (SIGCOMM ’15), pp. 109-110, 2015.