I work as a researcher in the Mobile Communications group at NEC Labs America located in Princeton, NJ. Previously, I received my PhD from SUNY Stony Brook where I was advised by Prof. Samir Das. Even earlier, I received a B.E. in Computer Science from Jadavpur University. I hail from Kolkata, India.
Current Research. Scalable indoor/outdoor wireless sensing (RFID, UWB, mm-Waves, acoustics etc.) via autonomous mobile platforms such as robots, drones and so on. Such sensing further enables various micro-services like user or device localization (NSDI'19), warehouse management, surveillance and tactical communications (CoNEXT'18).
Dissertation Research. My dissertation looked at topics related to Dynamic Spectrum Access (INFOCOM'18, INFOCOM'17, HotWireless'16, CoNEXT'14, Mobicom'13), Quality of Experience (CoNEXT'16, IMC'14), Cellular Localization (INFOCOM'15).
Presented TrackIO at USENIX NSDI 2019, Boston, MA.
Our work (TrackIO) on infrastructure-free tracking of first responders to appear in USENIX NSDI 2019.
Will serve in the program committee for ICDCS 2019 (Wireless track).
Our work on UAV based LTE communication (SkyRAN) to appear in ACM CoNEXT 2018. (acceptance ratio: 17%)
Our work on spectrum patrolling using crowdsourced spectrum sensors, to appear in IEEE INFOCOM 2018. (acceptance ratio: 19%)
Will serve in the program committee for ICDCS 2018 (Wireless track).
Started working as a researcher at NEC Labs Princeton, NJ.
Invited talk at NEC Labs America, Princeton, NJ.
Invited talk at Indian Institute of Technology - Bombay (IITB). Mumbai, India.
Invited talk at Indian Institute of Technology - Madras (IITM). Chennai, India.
Invited talk at Indian Institute of Technology - Delhi (IITD). New Delhi, India.
Invited talk at Xerox Research Center India (Conduent Labs), Bangalore, India.
Invited talk at Samsung Research America, Mountainview, CA.
Presented Experiential Capacity work at ACM CoNEXT 2016, Irvine, CA.
Our work on large scale distributed RF spectrum monitoring system, SpecSense, to appear in IEEE INFOCOM 2017. (acceptance ratio: 20.9%)
Our proposal on Bringing Spectrum Sensing to the Masses got funded by NSF. The abstract is here.
Our work (with HP Labs) on experience-capacity of wireless networks to appear in ACM Sigcomm CoNEXT 2016. (acceptance ratio: 18%)
I am teaching a graduate course on wireless signals and its applications this Fall.
Filed two patents based on my work at HP Labs. Our work is being currently productized by Aruba Networks (acquired by HP) in their admisison control/network selection technologies.
Started working as a research intern in HP Labs (Palo Alto, CA) in the Mobility and Networking group.
Presented Cellular Localization work at IEEE INFOCOM 2015.
Presented Measurement-Augmented spectrum database work at ACM CoNEXT 2014.
Our work on Cellular Localization to appear in IEEE INFOCOM 2015. (acceptance ratio: 19%)
Best paper award nominee at ACM IMC 2014.
Awarded NSF Travel grant for attending ACM Sigcomm CoNEXT 2014, Sydney, Australia.
Awarded NSF Travel grant for attending ACM IMC 2014, Vancouver, Canada.
Our proposal on Measurement-Augmented Spectrum Databases got funded by NSF. The abstract is here.
Our work on White Space Spectrum Databases got accepted in ACM Sigcomm CoNEXT 2014. (acceptance ratio: 19.6%)
Our work on performance comparison of MVNOs to appear in ACM IMC 2014. (acceptance ratio: 22%)
Awarded NSF Travel grant for attending ACM CoNEXT 2013, Santa Barbara, CA.
Presented Mobile spectrum sensing work at ACM MobiCom 2013.
Received NSF Student Travel Award and Microsoft Research ACM SRC grant for the same :)
Ashutosh Dhekne, Ayon Chakraborty, Karthik Sundaresan, Sampath Rangarajan., TrackIO: Tracking First Responders Inside-Out, to appear in USENIX NSDI 2019, Boston, MA (Acceptance Ratio: 12.5%) PDF SLIDES
Ayon Chakraborty, Eugene Chai, Karthik Sundaresan, Amir Khojastepour, Sampath Rangarajan., SkyRAN: A Self-Organizing LTE RAN in the Sky, to appear in ACM CoNEXT 2018, Heraklion, Greece (Acceptance Ratio: 17%) PDF SLIDES
Ayon Chakraborty, Arani Bhattacharya, Snigdha Kamal, Samir Das, Himanshu Gupta and Petar Djuric, Spectrum Patrolling with Crowdsourced Spectrum Sensors, to appear in IEEE INFOCOM 2018, Honolulu, HI. (Acceptance Ratio: 19%) PDF SLIDES
Ayon Chakraborty, Shaifur Rahman, Himanshu Gupta and Samir Das, SpecSense: Crowdsensing for Efficient Querying of Spectrum Occupancy, in IEEE INFOCOM 2017, Atlanta, GA. (Acceptance Ratio: 20.9%) PDF SLIDES
Ayon Chakraborty, Shruti Sanadhya, Samir Das, Dongho Kim and Kyu-Han Kim, ExBox: Experience Management Middlebox for Wireless Networks, in ACM SIGCOMM CoNEXT 2016, Irvine, CA. (Acceptance Ratio: 18%) PDF SLIDES
Fatima Zarinni, Ayon Chakraborty, Vyas Sekar, Phillipa Gill and Samir Das, A First Look at Performance in Mobile Virtual Network Operators, in ACM SIGCOMM IMC 2014, Vancouver, Canada. (Acceptance Ratio: 22.3%) Best paper award nominee PDF SLIDES
Ayon Chakraborty, Samir Das and Milind Buddhikot, Radio Environment Mapping with Mobile Devices in the TV White Space, (Extended Abstract) in ACM MobiCom 2013, Maimi, FLorida. Selected as finalist in ACM Student Research Competetion PDF SLIDES