Hi, I am Nakul Garg, a fifth year Ph.D student at the University of Maryland College Park working at iCoSMoS Lab with Prof. Nirupam Roy.
Research interests: Ultra-low-power Sensing, Ambient Sensing, Embedded AI, Ubiquitous Perception.
Lab : IRB 3245
Office : IRB 2116

Publications

  • Sirius: A Self-Localization System for Resource-Constrained IoT Sensors
    Nakul Garg, Nirupam Roy
    ACM Mobisys 2023
    Best Poster Award
    [paper] [slides] [video] [code]

  • SPiDR: Ultra-low-power Acoustic Spatial Sensing for Micro-robot Navigation
    Yang Bai, Nakul Garg (co-primary), Nirupam Roy
    ACM Mobisys 2022
    Best Paper Award
    ACM SIGMOBILE Research Highlight
    [paper] [slides] [video]

  • Owlet: Enabling Spatial Information in Ubiquitous Acoustic Devices
    Nakul Garg, Yang Bai (co-primary), Nirupam Roy
    ACM Mobisys 2021
    Best Demo Award
    ACM GetMobile Cover Story
    [paper] [slides] [video] [talk] [code]

  • Enabling Self-defense in Small Drones
    Nakul Garg, Nirupam Roy
    ACM HotMobile 2020
    [paper] [slides] [talk]

  • Structure Assisted Spectrum Sensing for Low-power Acoustic Event Detection
    Nakul Garg, Harshvardhan Takawale, Yang Bai, Irtaza Shahid, Nirupam Roy
    ACM IASA CPS IoT Week 2023
    [paper] [slides]

  • ThermWare: Towards Side-channel Defense for Tiny IoT Devices
    Nakul Garg, Irtaza Shahid, Erin Avllazagaj, Jennie Hill, Jun Han, Nirupam Roy
    ACM HotMobile 2023
    [paper] [slides]

  • VoiceFind: Noise-Resilient Speech Recovery in Commodity Headphones
    Irtaza Shahid, Yang Bai, Nakul Garg, Nirupam Roy
    ACM IASA Mobisys 2022
    [paper]

Posters and Demos

  • Poster: Ultra-low-power Angle-of-Arrival estimation Using a Single Antenna
    Nakul Garg, Nirupam Roy
    ACM Mobisys 2023
    [paper]

  • Poster: Bringing AR/VR to Everyday Life- A Wireless Localization perspective
    Nakul Garg, Irtaza Shahid, Karthik Sankar, Mallesham Dasari, Ram Sheshadri, Karthikeyan Sundaresan, Nirupam Roy
    ACM HotMobile 2023
    [paper]

  • Poster: Natural Voice Interface for the Next Generation of Smart Spaces
    Yang Bai, Nakul Garg, Harshvardhan Takawale, Anupam das, Nirupam Roy
    ACM HotMobile 2023
    [paper]

  • Poster: Ultra-low-power Acoustic Imaging
    Yang Bai, Nakul Garg (co-primary), Nirupam Roy
    ACM Mobisys 2022
    [paper]

  • Demo: Microstructure-guided Spatial Sensing for Low-power IoT
    Nakul Garg, Yang Bai (co-primary), Nirupam Roy
    ACM Mobisys 2021 Best Demo Award
    [paper] [demo]

  • Poster: Acoustic Sensing for Detecting Projectile Attacks on Small Drones
    Nakul Garg, Nirupam Roy
    ACM HotMobile 2020
    [paper]

  • Poster: DRIZY- Collaborative Driver Assistance Over Wireless Networks
    Nakul Garg, Ishani Janveja, Divyansh Malhotra, Chetan Chawla, Pulkit Gupta, Harshil Bansal, Aakanksha Chowdhery, Prerana Mukherjee, Brejesh Lall
    ACM MobiCom 2017
    [paper] [poster]

Awards and Honors

  • Distinguished Artifact Reviewer Award ACM MobiSys, 2024
  • Named as a CPS Rising Star, 2024
  • SPiDR featured in ACM GetMobile Dec edition, 2023
  • Best poster award at ACM MobiSys, 2023
  • SPiDR is the ACM SIGMOBILE Research Highlight 2023
  • Ann G. Wylie Dissertation Fellowship, 2023
  • Future Faculty Fellowship, 2023
  • Outstanding Graduate Assistant Award, 2023
  • Best paper award at ACM MobiSys, 2022
  • Three minute Thesis (3MT) Award, 2022
  • Owlet featured on cover of ACM GetMobile June edition, 2021
  • Best demo award at ACM MobiSys, 2021
  • University of Maryland CS summer research fellowship, 2021
  • University of Maryland graduate school dean’s fellowship, 2019
  • President of India award at World food hackathon, 2017
  • Winning team, Celestini project India, 2017
  • Winning team, eYantra - national robotics competition, IIT Bombay, 2017
  • Second prize, eYantra - national robotics competition, IIT Bombay, 2016