Rajalakshmi Nandakumar

Rajalakshmi Nandakumar, Marconi Young Scholar

Recognized in 2018

“Marconi was the pioneer of wireless communications. Being recognized by the Marconi Society is humbling and motivates me to excel even further in this field and to have a much larger impact.”

Research Area

Wireless sensor technology

Current Position

PhD candidate at the University of Washington’s Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering


  • Bachelors in Computer Science and Engineering, College of Engineering, Guindy, India

Young Scholar Research

Using smart phones to track physiological activities, such as respiration and movement, to solve pressing health care problems from sleep apnea to opioid overdoses.

Other Honors

  • 2018 Judy Su Clinical research award UW
  • 2018 Rising Stars Program
  • 2016 UW CoMotion Graduate Student Innovator award
  • 2016 Honorable mention award in ACM CHI conference

Fun Fact

I love heights and always look for adventure activities in my vacations. Some of the memorable ones are bungee jumping in Victoria Falls, parasailing in Bangkok and skydiving in Seattle.