Professor and Thomas G. Pine Faculty Fellow
Director, Multimedia & Wireless Networks Research Group
Sunil Kumar received his B.E. (Electronics Engineering) from National
Institute of Technology, Surat (India) in 1988, and the M.E. and
Ph.D. degrees in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the Birla
Institute of Technology and Science (BITS) , Pilani
Dr. Kumar is a Professor and Thomas G. Pine Faculty Fellow in the Electrical
and Computer Engineering Department at San Diego State University
Dr. Kumar is a recipient of the SDSU Alumni Outstanding Faculty Award (2015) and President’s Leadership Fund Award for Faculty Excellence (2012). He is a senior member of IEEE and has published more than 150 research articles in international journals and conferences, 7 books/book chapters, and several U.S. invention disclosures. He serves on the technical program committee of many conferences and has organized special sessions and workshops in various conferences. He has received over $4M in external research funding from the National Science Foundation, U.S. Air Force Research Lab, Department of Energy, California Energy Commission, Cisco, and Sprint Advanced Technology Labs.
Dr. Kumar's research interests include (i) QoS-aware and cross-layer protocols for wireless ad hoc, mesh, airborne, sensor, cognitive radio, and cellular networks, including directional communication and spectrum resource optimization, (ii) Error resilient multimedia compression techniques for wireless transmission, including HEVC, H.264/AVC and JPEG2000, and (iii) applications of machine learning techniques in wireless networks.
Prospective Graduate Students and Visiting Scholars, click .