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Vikram Iyer

Assistant Professor, Paul G. Allen School for Computer Science & Engineering


Vikram Iyer

Research focus
Bio-inspired systems, wireless technologies


Ph.D. Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Washington, 2021
B.S. Computer Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, 2015

Vikram Iyer joins the Allen School after receiving his Ph.D. from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. As a Ph.D. student, he worked with professors Shyam Gollakota and Sawyer Fuller on wireless technologies for resource constrained platforms. His team built a lightweight sensor system that can be carried by small drones or flying insects to collect data in remote areas. He also worked with Microsoft Research to build a low-cost cloud-connected environmental sensing platform to monitor air quality in cities.

Iyer’s work in tracking technology helped Washington state entomologists locate dangerous Asian giant hornet nests and earned him Geekwire’s Innovation of the Year Award. As an assistant professor, he plans to continue building bio-inspired and bio-integrative wireless sensors.