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

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

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


Fall 2017: CS 494/594 - Internetworking Protocols (Piazza sign up)

Winter 2018: CS 410/510 - Markets, Crowds and the Internet





Editor, ACM Transactions On Sensor Networks

Past Professional Activities


My broad research interests lie in the areas of networking, data analytics, security and information privacy.

With my collaborators, I am currently working on:

  • Block-Supply Chain: A New Anti-Counterfeiting Supply Chain using NFC and Blockchain (see GameSec '18 and CryBlock '18)
  • Infrastructure-based Indoor Positioning Systems
  • Networked UAVs

In the past, I have worked on:

My current and past contributions encompass the areas of network localization, 3D camera network localization, network optimization, data dissemination protocols, distributed data compression, medium access control, data modeling, and code consistency maintenance protocols (e.g. DHV, available as part of TinyOS). For more details, please see papers and talks.

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.

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.