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Electrical and Computer Engineering

Mike Wiegers Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
3108 Engineering Hall
1701D Platt St.
Manhattan, KS 66506
Fax: 785-532-1188

Hours: Monday-Friday
8 a.m.-noon, 1-5p.m.

CPSWin People


Dr. Bala Natarajan



Sai Munikoti (Ph.D.)

Sai Munikoti received his B.E. degree in Electrical Engineering from Birla Institute of Technology, Sindri in 2015 and M.Tech degree from Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar, India in 2018. Then, he worked at the R&D center of eclerx services Ltd. Mumbai, India for one year. Sai continued his research and joined CPSWin group in Fall 2019 as a Ph.D. student. His research interests span areas of graph machine learning, resilience analysis and cyber-physical systems including the smart grid. During leisure, Sai likes to read tech and auto blogs.


Shweta Dahale (Ph.D)

Shweta Dahale received her B.Tech. degree in Electrical Engineering from College of Engineering, Pune, India, in 2016, and the M.Tech. degree in Electrical Engineering from IIT Gandhinagar, India, in 2018. After MTech, Shweta was working as a control engineer in Bombardier Transportation, India. She joined the CPSWin group in Spring 2020 as a Ph.D. student. Her research interests include optimization, machine learning, and state estimation in smart grids.  In her free time, Shweta enjoys playing badminton and cooking.  


Mohammad Abujubbeh (Ph.D.)

Mohammad Abujubbeh received his B.Sc. in Electrical & Electronic Engineering (power systems) from Eastern Mediterranean University, Famagusta, Cyprus in 2016. Before joining WiCom group, he was a M.Sc. student of Sustainable Environment and Energy Systems at Middle East Technical University, Northern Cyprus Campus from 2017 to 2019. Mohammad continued his studies and joined CPSWin group in spring 2020 as a Ph.D. student. His research interests include cyber-physical systems, renewable energy integration, probabilistic voltage and loss sensitivity analysis and IoT-enabled smart grids.  In his free time, Mohammad enjoys playing sports, reading ancient history and cooking.


Deepesh Agarwal (Ph.D.)

Deepesh Agarwal received his B.Tech. degree in Electrical Engineering from Nirma University, Gujarat, India in 2018 and M.Tech. degree in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Gandhinagar in 2020. After M.Tech., he was working as a Junior Research Fellow at IIT Gandhinagar. He joined WiCom group in Spring 2021 as a Ph.D. student. His research interests include cyber-physical human systems and application of machine learning techniques to address problems in electrical and biological systems. He dedicates his leisure time towards watching movies, communicating with friends, and traveling.


Biswajeet Rout (Ph.D.)

Biswajeet Rout has completed his B.Tech from Biju Pattnaik University of Technology, Odisha, and M.Tech from Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar in Electrical Engineering in the year 2012 and 2018, respectively. After M.Tech., he joined Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore as a project associate. He was also working as field application engineer in OPAL-RT Technology, India, before joining the CPSWin group as a PhD student in spring 2021. His research interest includes modeling, optimization, and dynamic state estimation in active distribution network. Biswajeet spends his leisure time in watching movies and reading books. 


Dylan Wheeler (Ph.D.)

Dylan received his bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Ottawa University, Kansas in 2018 and his associate degree in Science from Highland Community College, Kansas in 2015, competing on both schools’ football teams for the duration of his studies. He began work towards his master’s degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering at K-State in the spring of 2019 and joined the CPSWin group in the fall. His research interests include energy-efficient communication techniques for massive IoT, artificial intelligence and machine learning, and intelligent resource management for beyond-5G wireless networks. In his free time, he enjoys reading books, exercising, cooking, and playing video games with friends. Upon completion of his master’s degree, Dylan will continue his study and research within the CPSWin group while pursuing a doctoral degree at K-State.




James Rajasekharan (NUS, Singapore) - 2021-
Lai, Kexing (Ohio state University) - 2019-2020
Madhbhavi, Rahul (IIT, Madras) - 2019
Chen, Wei (Dongguan University of Technology) - 2018-2019
Woo-jin Oh (Kumoh National Institute of Technology) - 2017-2018
Jaeshin Jang (Inje University, South Korea) - 2016-2017
Dongmei Jiang (Qingdao University, China) - 2015-2016
Hongxing Xia (Hubei University, China) - Spring 2014
Vishvjit Thakkar (A.D. Patil Institute of Technology, India) - Fall 2014



Ph.D. Graduates
NameYear of GraduationCurrent Affiliation
Hazhar Sufi Karimi2020Research Associate at Harvard Medical School
Alaleh Alivar2019Research Associate at Rutgers University
Reza Barazideh2019Senior Engineer at Vivint
Kumarsinh Jhala2018Post-Doc at Argonne National Lab
Solmaz Niknam2018Post-Doc at Virginia Tech
Wenji Zhang2018Data Scientist at Expedia, Inc.
Kan Chen2016Applied Scientist at Amazon
Chang Liu2016Faculty member at Eastern New Mexico State University
Shafiul Alam2015Research Scientist at Idaho National Lab
Mohammed Taj Eldin2015Research Associate at National University of Ireland, Galway
Siddharth Deshmukh2013Post-Doc at University of Agder
Nick Roseveare2013Research Scientist at Numerica Corporation
Sayak Bose2012Algorithm Development Engineer at Analog Devices
Michal Jama2011Software Engineer at Microsoft
Ahmad Ababnah2010Assistant Professor at Jordan University of Science and Technology
Lutfa Akter2010Associate Professor, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology
Hassan Zamat2009General Manager, Delivery - GLobal Technology Services NA at IBM
Ali Serener2006Professor at Near East University, Cyprus
Samer L. Hijazi2006CTO at BabbleLabs


M.S. Graduates
NameYear of GraduationCurrent Affiliation
Dylan Wheeler2021Ph.D. student at Kansas State University
Haitham Kanakri2019 
Hammad Aljaloud2018Risk Manager at Saudi Services for Electromechanic Works Co.
Dale Scutti2016Senior RF Applications Engineer at National Instruments
Kumarsinh Jhala2015Post-Doc at Argonne National Lab
Chenyu Zheng2014 
Avik Sengupta2012Wireless Standards Research at Intel
Mohammad Reza Sanatkar2012Ph.D. student at Texas A&M University
Boran Lu2012Electrical Engineer at EDAG Inc., Auburn Hills, MI
Allison Day2011System Enginner at SAIC
Rajet Krishnan2009CEO at Viking Analytics
Dalin Zhu2009Staff Engineer at Samsung Research, America
Anirudh Radhakrishnan2009Xtended Reality Software, Machine Learning Lead at Qualcomm Inc.
Narayanan Krishnan2009Senior System Engineer at Qualcomm Inc.
Mark Schrempp2009Sandia National Labs, Albuquerque, NM
Tyler Van Slyke2008Design Engineering Team Leader at Garmin International, Olathe, KS
Krithika Rajan2008Senior QA Analyst at F.A. Davis Company
Yingsong Yang2006Alorica Inc.
Justin S. Dyer2006Senior Staff Data Scientist at LinkedIn
Hassan Raza2006SPRINT, Overland Park, KS
Nidhi Panday2006VP Product at Zest AI
Nithya Gnanapandithan2005Relm Wireless, Lawrence, KS
Jason Kipp2005Nova Engineering, Cincinnati, OH
Vijaya Thipavajjula2004Arraycomm, San Jose, CA
Andrew Best2004System Engineering Lead at General Dynamics Mission Systems