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Ashwin Ashok

Assistant Professor    

B.Tech., Electronics and Communication Engineering, National Institute of Technology-Warangal, India, 2006
M.S., Electrical Engineering, Texas A&M University, 2008
Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering, Rutgers University, 2014


Cyber-physical systems, including internet-of-things (IoT), software systems, cloud and distributed computing, mobile computing, wearable
and low-power systems, vehicular networks and computing, visible light and camera communication, and computer vision


I am an Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Computer Science and the Director of the MORSE Studio research lab at Georgia State University (GSU). My research group focuses on emerging technologies in Mobile and Robotic Systems through experiential research. My work spans areas in visible light and camera communications, mobile and wearable systems, robotics, vehicular networking, computer vision, and mHealth. I completed my postdoctoral research from Carnegie Mellon University in 2016, under the mentorship of Prof. Peter Steenkiste and Dr. Fan Bai, and my Ph.D. from Wireless Information Network Lab (WINLAB) at Rutgers University in 2014, under the mentorship of Profs. Marco Gruteser, Narayan Mandayam and Kristin Dana.



[1]        R. Rahman, T. Islam, A. Ashok, “A Novel Architecture for Ultra-High-Speed Visible Light Communication”, IEEE/ACM COMSNETS 2019


[2]        T. Islam, B. Woldegabriel, A. Ashok, “TaxSeeMe: A Taxi Administering System for the

Visually Impaired”, IEEE Vehicular Networking Conference App Context, 2018


[3]        R. Chamarajnagar, A. Ashok, “Opportunistic Mobile IoT with Blockchain Based Collaboration”, IEEE Global Communication Conference (GLOBECOM), 2018.


[4]        R. Chamarajnagar, A. Ashok, “Integrity Threat Identification for Distributed IoT in Precision Agriculture”, IEEE Conference on Sensing, Communication and Networking (SECON), 2019.


[5]        Ashwin Ashok, Marco Gruteser, Narayan Mandayam, Jayant Silva, Michael Varga, Kristin Dana, “Challenge: Mobile Optical Networks Through Visual MIMO”, ACM MobiCom, 2011


[7]        Ashwin Ashok, Chenren Xu, Tam Vu, Marco Gruteser, Richard Howard, YanyongZhang, Narayan Mandayam, Wenjia Yuan, Kristin Dana, “What Am I Looking At? Low-Power Radio-Optical Beacons For In-View Recognition Using Smart-Glasses”, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing (TMC), 2016.


[8]        Ashwin Ashok, Peter Steenkiste, Fan Bai, “Vehicular Cloud Computing through Dynamic Computation Offloading”, Elsevier COMCOM Special Issue on Best Papers of IEEE VNC’16, Dec 2017.


[9]        A. Ashok, S. Jain, M. Gruteser, N. Mandayam, W. Yuan, and K. Dana, “Capacity of Pervasive Camera Based Communications Under Perspective Distortions”, IEEE PerCom, 2014.


[10]      A. Ashok, M. Gruteser, N. Mandayam, T. Kwon, W. Yuan, M. Varga, K. Dana,  “Rate Adaptation in Visual MIMO”, Proceedings of IEEE Conference on Sensor, Mesh and Ad Hoc Communications and Networks (SECON), pp. 583-591, 2011.