• Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering and Industrial & Systems Engineering
  • Regents Professor
  • Distinguished Professor
  • O’Donnell Foundation Chair I
  • Member, National Academy of Engineering
P.R. Kumar

Educational Background

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

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

  • Outstanding Contribution Award of ACM SIGMOBILE
  • Infocom Achievement Award
  • ACM SIGMOBILE Test-of-Time Paper Award
  • ACM Fellow
  • Distinguished Alumnus Award from IIT Madras

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.