Vasuki Narasimha Swamy

Vasuki Swamy

Recognized in 2019

“Being selected as a Marconi Society Young Scholar is an honor and a responsibility. I believe that my impact should be measured not only by my technical achievements, but also by the social changes that I work toward. I look forward to working with the Young Scholars to drive positive social impact.”

Research Area

Wireless communication systems design, machine learning

Current Position

Research Scientist, Intel Labs


  • PhD, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of California, Berkeley
  • MS, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of California, Berkeley
  • Bachelor of Technology, Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Madras

Young Scholar Research

Many of the most compelling Internet of Things applications, such as affordable precision agriculture, smart energy-efficient cities and advanced flexible manufacturing, depend on large-scale, highly reliable, low latency networks. Narasimha Swamy created a fundamentally different way to design these networks by identifying the worst-case scenario in each assumption in a simple wireless channel model and determining which assumptions are most critical to refine to make the network deliver the required performance.

Other Honors

  • Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor at Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at UC Berkeley 2018
  • Microsoft Research Dissertation Grant 2017
  • Berkeley Graduate Fellowship 2012 – 2014

Fun Fact

I love creating things through a variety of means like origami, crocheting and pottery. In fact, I can create pottery blindfolded!