Nirupama Bulusu

  • Associate Professor



Dr. Nirupama Bulusu is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Portland State University. Her research interests lie in developing fundamental building blocks for embedded networked sensors and their integration with applications in health care and environmental monitoring. She has authored numerous highly cited publications on sensor networks and is the principal editor of the forthcoming book, "Wireless Sensor Networks: A Systems Perspective". She received her PhD from the University of California at Los Angeles in 2002, her M.S from the University of Southern California in 2000, and her B.Tech from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras in 1997, where she was a recipient of the Institute Merit Prize. Prior to joining Portland State University, Dr. Bulusu held faculty and research appointments at the Oregon Health and Sciences University and National ICT Australia Limited and short-term appointments at the University of Southern California, Sun Microsystems and the Palo Alto Research Center. Dr. Bulusu participates actively in both professional and outreach activities. She co-founded and co-chairs the First IEEE Workshop on Embedded Networked Sensors (EmNetS-I), and serves on the program committee of several workshops. She has also served as a Computing Research Association (CRA) Distributed Mentor to female undergraduates, and as a Grand Awards Judge at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF). She is a member of ACM, IEEE, Sigma Xi.