Bio

I am a final year Ph.D. student in the Electrical Engineering Department at Stanford University, advised by Prof. Sachin Katti. I am with the Stanford Networked Systems Group and the Platform Lab at Stanford. My research interests are in radio frequency machine vision and computational sensing. Before joining Stanford, I graduated from IIT Bombay in 2013 with Bachelors in Electrical Engineering and minor in Computer Science. My undergraduate thesis advisor was Prof. Abhay Karandikar.

Projects

Position Tracking for Virtual Reality Using Commodity WiFi
CVPR 2017
Manikanta Kotaru, Sachin Katti

Light Field for RF

Localizing Low-power Backscaer Tags Using Commodity WiFi
CoNext 2017
Manikanta Kotaru, Pengyu Zhang, Sachin Katti

SpotFi: Decimeter Level Localization Using WiFi
SIGCOMM 2017
Manikanta Kotaru, Kiran Joshi, Dinesh Bharadia, Sachin Katti

Publications

Creating the Perfect Illusion: What will it take to Create Life-Like Virtual Reality Headsets?, E.Cuervo, K.Chintalapudi, M. Kotaru, In HotMobile 2018. [Paper]

Localizing Low-power Backscatter Tags Using Commodity WiFi, M. Kotaru, P.Zhang, S. Katti, In CoNext 2017. [Paper]

Demo: Position Tracking for Virtual Reality Using Commodity WiFi, M. Kotaru, A. Anemogiannis, S. Joseph, S. Katti, In MobiCom 2017. [Paper]

Position Tracking for Virtual Reality Using Commodity WiFi, M. Kotaru, S. Katti, In CVPR 2017. [Paper]

SpotFi: Decimeter Level Localization Using WiFi, M. Kotaru, K. Joshi, D. Bharadia, S. Katti, In ACM SIGCOMM 2015. [Paper]

BackFi: High Throughput WiFi Backscatter, D. Bharadia, K. Joshi, M. Kotaru, S. Katti, In ACM SIGCOMM 2015. [Paper]

WiDeo: Fine-grained Motion Tracing using Wireless Signals, K. Joshi, D. Bharadia, M. Kotaru, S. Katti, In USENIX NSDI 2015. [Paper]