Sumit Roy received the B. Tech. degree from the Indian Institute of Technology (Kanpur) in 1983, and the M. S. and Ph. D. degrees from the University of California (Santa Barbara), all in Electrical Engineering in 1985 and 1988 respectively, as well as an M. A. in Statistics and Applied Probability in 1988. Presently he is Professor and Assoc. Chair of Electrical Engineering, Univ. of Washington where his research interests include analysis/design of wireless communication and sensor network systems with a diverse emphasis on various technologies: wireless LANs (802.11) and emerging 4G standards, multi-standard wireless inter-networking and cognitive radio platforms, vehicular and underwater networks, and sensor networking involving RFID technology.
He spent 2001-03 on academic leave at Intel Wireless Technology Lab as a Senior Researcher engaged in systems architecture and standards development for ultra-wideband systems (Wireless PANs) and next generation high-speed wireless LANs. During Jan-July 2008, he was Science Foundation of Ireland’s E.T.S. Walton Awardee for a sabbatical at University College, Dublin. His activities for the IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc) includes membership of several technical and conference program committees, notably the Technical Committee on Cognitive Networks. He currently serves on the Editorial Board for IEEE Trans. Communications, IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems and IEEE Trans. Smart Grids. He was elevated to IEEE Fellow by Communications Society in 2007 for his ``contributions to multi-user communications theory and cross-layer design of wireless networking standards”.