Ravikumar Balakrishnan

PhD Candidate
Broadband Wireless Networking Lab
School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology

      Centergy One, Room 5158,
      75 5th Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
Phone: 404.894.6616
Fax: 404.894.7883


Ravikumar Balakrishnan obtained his Bachelor's Degree in Electronics and Communications Engineering from SSN College of Engineering, Anna University, India in 2009 and Master of Science from the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA in December 2011.

During the year 2010, he held internship position with Intel Corporation where he specialized in next generation cellular networks focusing on system architecture and protocols. He also held internship position at ORB Analytics, MA during summer 2013 focusing on optimal spectrum sensing and access approach for cognitive radio networks. He held another internship position as Research Scientist at Intel Labs, USA from May 2014 until Dec 2014 focusing on LTE-U.

He is currently a Phd Candidate at the Broadband Wireless Networking Lab under the supervision of Pr. Dr. Ian F. Akyildiz. His research is focused on Next-Generation Cellular Networks and Cognitive Radio Networks.


  • Best Intern Poster Award at Intel Labs Open House, August 2014
  • Finalist (top 10 out of 91) in the Georgia Tech Research and Innovation Competition, 2012 for conducting innovative research with commercialization potential
  • Recipient of Hinduja Merit Scholarship during 2005-2009

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