I am a PhD candidate at the Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences Dept., University of California, Berkeley. My research area is protocol and system design for ad hoc wireless networks. Currently I am working on developing energy efficient protocols (routing, MAC and duty cycling) for wireless sensor networks as part of a project called Picoradio. This is a system-level project led by Prof. Jan Rabaey at the Berkeley Wireless Research Center. My undergraduate years were spent at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur where I majored in Electronics and Electrical Communication Engineering. And my last six years of schooling was at The Scindia School, Gwalior.