Ph.D., Computer Science, UCLA, 2002
B.Tech., Computer Science, IIT Madras, 1997

NSF CAREER Award (2008)
Senior Member, ACM (2014)

Best Paper Award (industry), PerCom 2019

Office FAB 120-24 (Campus Map, Directions)
Email nbulusu AT
Phone (503) 725-2404
Fax (503) 725-3211

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Mailing Address

Department of Computer Science
Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science
P.O. Box 751
Portland State University
Portland, OR 97207-0751


Biographical Sketch

2007 University Profile


Spring 2019: CS 494/594 - Internetworking Protocols

Winter 2019: CS 410/510 - Markets, Crowds and the Internet





Professional Activities


My broad research interests lie in the areas of mobile and pervasive computing, cybersecurity, applied machine learning and Internet markets. My research program is highly interdisciplinary and collaborative. Please see papers and talks for more details.

I currently work on:

My past work includes:

In the Public Eye

In collaboration with the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, my group created an interactive educational demonstration on sensor networks for elementary school students, which you can read about here.

What the Media Says

Computing Researchers Take to the Hill: CRA Hosts Successful Congressional Fall Fly-In Event, Computing Research News, November 2013.

Digital City Testbed Center

EarPhone: Crowd-sourced Noise Pollution Mapping

Monitoring Cane Toads

MCECS Professor earns NSF CAREER award, Feb 19th, 2008.

Sensor Networks Education

Grace Hopper 2006 Conference Report, Usenix ;login magazine, February 2007, reviews a talk I gave on sensor networks.

Ten OGI faculty move to PSU, OGI Announcement, October 2004.