I am an assistant professor in the Computer Science Dept. at George Mason University. Before joining Mason, I was a postdoc at University of California, Davis where I worked with Dr. Prasant Mohapatra. I received my Ph.D. in Computer Science from North Carolina State University in 2012. I received the UC Davis award for excellence in postdoctoral research for 2015.


The focus of my research is to make wireless networks and mobile systems more efficient, accessible, robust and truly pervasive. I am currently interested in the following topics -
  • Next-generation wireless networks, especially 60 GHz millimeter wave networks, visible light communications
  • RF sensing, mobile/wearable sensing for applications like healthcare and mobile interaction, drone sensing and networking
  • Cyber-physical systems, smart indoor spaces, Internet-of-Things and low-power networking
I am looking to recruit PhD, MS and undergraduate students who are interested in wireless networking and mobile computing related research. Interested students can contact me at phpathak@gmu.edu.

Office: ENGR 5318
Phone: (703) 993-6232