Kartik Patel

I am a Ph.D. candidate in the electrical and computer engineering program at the University of Texas at Austin. I am fortunate to be jointly supervised by Prof. Sanjay Shakkottai and Prof. Robert Heath. I am also part of Wireless Networking and Communications Group (WNCG) and 6G@UT. Before joining UT Austin, I received B.Tech. degree in electronics and communication engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, India, in 2017.

My research interests lie at the intersection of wireless networks, sensing, and machine learning. Over the course of my Ph.D., I have worked on various topics covering the physical layer, MAC layer, and network planning. I also actively focus on validating my research on a mmWave testbed or using real-world measurements.

In the past, I have developed an NS3-based simulator for the Bluetooth v4.0 protocol. I have also developed a web-based display for GNU Radio as a part of Google Summer of Code 2017.

Latest News

  • Our work on “Circulant Shift-based Beamforming for Secure Communication with Low-resolution Phased Arrays” is accepted for publication in Transactions on Wireless Communications. Early access version is now available.

  • Our paper on online user clustering and selection for cellular networks is accepted to WiOpt 2022.

  • I will be interning at Nokia-Bell Labs in New Jersey during the Summer of 2022.

  • Our paper on physical layer defense against eavesdropping attacks on low-resolution phased arrays is accepted to ICC 2022! Check out my presentation on Youtube.