Sneha Kumar Kasera


Director of Graduate Studies

School of Computing, University of Utah 

50 South Central Campus Drive, Rm 3190
Salt Lake City, UT 84112


Phone: (801) 581-4541
Fax: (801) 581-5843
kasera AT cs dot utah dot edu


I am a professor and the director of graduate studies in the School of Computing at the University of Utah. Before joining the University of Utah, I spent four exciting years in the Mobile Networking Research Department at Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies. Earlier, I obtained a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Advanced Networks Research Group at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. 


I am leading the Advanced Networked Systems Research (ANSR)[*] Group that I founded in 2003.

My research interests include networks and systems - technologies, protocols and applications encompassing mobile and pervasive systems and wireless networks, network security and reliability, overload and congestion control, multicast communication, Internet pricing, Internet measurements and models.


Recent Professional Activities


2014 papers

·      Exploiting Altruism in Social Networks for Friend-to-Friend Malware Detection

M. Probst, J.C. Park, and Sneha Kumar Kasera

Accepted to appear in the 2nd IEEE Conference on Communications and Network Security (CNS), October 2014.


·      Violating Privacy Through Walls by Passive Monitoring of Radio Windows

A. Banerjee, D. Maas, M. Bocca, N. Patwari, and Sneha Kumar Kasera

Accepted to appear in 7th ACM Conference on Security and Privacy in Wireless and Mobile Networks (WiSec), July 2014.


·      Towards Understanding TCP Performance on LTE/EPC Mobile Networks

B. Nguyen, A. Banerjee, V. Gopalakrishna, S.J. Lee, Sneha Kumar Kasera, A. Shaikh, and J. Van der Merwe

Accepted to appear in 4th ACM Sigcomm Workshop on All Things Cellular: Operations, Applications, and Challenges, August 2014.


·      Secret Key Extraction Using Bluetooth Wireless Signal Strength Measurements

S. N. Premnath, P. Lakshmane Gowda, Sneha Kumar Kasera, N. Patwari, and R. Ricci

Accepted to appear in IEEE International Conference on Sensing, Communications, and Networking (SECON), June 2014.


·      Energy Efficient Radio Tomographic Imaging

M. Khaledi, Sneha Kumar Kasera, N. Patwari, M. Bocca

Accepted to appear in IEEE International Conference on Sensing, Communications, and Networking (SECON), June 2014.


Selected Papers

Complete List of Papers

Graduate Students

Current PhD Students

·      Chaitanya Achan

·      Arijit Banerjee

·      Christopher Becker

·      Mojgan Khaledi

·      Phil Lundrigan

·      Joe Novak

·      Jared Plumb


Past PhD Students

·      Jun Cheol Park (at Adobe)

·      Matthew Probst (at Federated Wireless)

·      Sriram Premnath (at Qualcomm)

·      Rob Ricci (Research Assistant Professor, Co-director of Flux lab at University of Utah)

·      Junxing Zhang (Professor at Inner Mongolia University, China)


Past MS Thesis Students

·      Michael Clark (Founder at Tenet3)

·      Naveen D.S. (at Amazon)

·      Suman Jana (Assistant Professor at Columbia University)

·      Prarthana Lakshmane Gowda (at Cisco)

·      Manas Maheshwari (at Apple)

·      Swaminathan Pichumani (at Google)

·      Siddharth Ramesh (at Microsoft)

·      Manav Seth (at Microsoft)

Recent Courses





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