Salil Kanhere


Salil obtained a B.E. in Electrical Engineering from VJTI, Bombay, India in 1998. Subsequently he joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Drexel University in Philadelphia, USA as a post-graduate student. Salil received his M.S. and Ph.D., both in Electrical Engineering in 2001 and 2003 respectively. Salil's Ph.D. dissertation was in the area of fair, efficient, and low-latency scheduling in high-speed networks with a particular focus on achieving low implementation complexity for practical use in switches and routers.

Since April 2004, Salil is with the School of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. Salil is a member of the Network Research Laboratory (NRL), a leading research group, consisting of 5 academic staff, 2 research fellows and over 20 Ph.D students. Salil is also a contributing researcher at NICTA and a Faculty Associate at Institute of Infocom Research (I2R), Singapore. Salil is also a member of the CySpri Lab  and the Australian Centre for Cyber Security (ACCS) at UNSW.

Salil's current research interests are in the areas of pervasive computing, sensor networks, participatory sensing, mobile networking, network security/privacy and trusted networking.


[October 2014] Our paper titled "Can Smart Plugs Predict Electric Power Consumption? A Case Study" was accepted at Mobiquitous 2014 (acceptance rate = 19.3%) to be held in London from 2-5 Dec. 2014.

[September 2014] I will deliver a colloqium talk at the Department of Informatics, University of Zurich on 13th November 2014.

[September 2014]
Our paper titled "Sparse Recronstruction based Acoustic Rangefinders: From Sensor Platforms to Mobile Devices" was accepted for publication in the IEEE Communications Magazine.

[September 2014] I will co-chair the Sensor Networks Track at ISSNIP 2015 to be held in Singapore from 7-9 April 2015.

[August 2014] I will attend IEEE LCN 2014 and IEEE SenseApp 2014 in Edmonton, Canada.

[August 2014] I will be speaking at the SenZations Summer School on IoT and Applications in Biograd, Croatia during 1-5 September 2014.

[August 2014]
Our paper titled "ProfileGuard: Privacy Preserving Obfuscation for Mobile User Profiles" was accepted at the WPES workshop co-located with ACM CCS 2014 to be held in Scottsdale, Arizona, USA in November 2014.

[August 2014]
Our paper titled "Optimal Prizes for All-Pay Contests in Heterogeneous Crowdsourcing" was accepted at IEEE MASS 2014 to be held in Philadelphia, PA, USA in October 2014.

[July 2014]
Our paper titled "Platform Zero: A Step Closer to Ubiquitous Computing" was accepted for publication in Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience.

[June 2014]
I have joined the Executive Committee of the IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Computer Communications (TCCC). It's free to join the TCCC.

[May 2014]
I have been awarded a Research Fellowship by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. As part of this program, I will be visiting the Secure Mobile Networking Lab at Technical University Darmstadt/CASED in Germany for 6 months from July 2014. I am sabbatical from UNSW till Jan 2015.

[May 2014]
I will serve on the Technical Program Committee of EWSN 2015.

[April 2014]
Our paper titled "SEW-ing a Simple Endorsement Web to Incentivize Trustworthy Participatory Sensing" was accepted at IEEE SECON 2014 in Singapore, July 2014.



Salil Kanhere

Associate Professor
School of Computer Science and Engineering
The University of New South Wales
Sydney, NSW 2052

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