Gaurang Naik
Ph.D., Electrical Engineering

Virginia Tech
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Arlington, VA 22203
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About Me

I am a Senior Systems Engineer in the Wireless R&D division at Qualcomm, Inc. I work with the Wi-Fi MAC standards team.

I received my Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Virginia Tech. While at Virginia Tech, I worked at the Wireless Networking & Security (WiNSeR) Lab with Dr. Jung-Min (Jerry) Park on areas related to wireless communications. My research interests lie in design and analysis of next-generation Wi-Fi systems, vehicular communications networks, and dynamic spectrum access.

Before joining Virginia Tech, I completed the Masters degree in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay in 2015 and the Bachelors degree in Electronics and Telecom. Engineering from the University of Mumbai in 2012.

At IIT Bombay, I worked with Prof. Abhay Karandikar and Prof. Animesh Kumar on the technical feasibility of TV White Space operations in India. Our research team at Infonet Lab worked on the first TV White Space-based test-bed for rural broadband provisioning. Our project won the Mozilla Equal Rating Challenge in 2017.


  • Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, 2020
    Virginia Tech
  • M.Tech. in Electrical Engineering, 2015
    IIT Bombay
  • B.Eng. in Electronics & Telecommunications Engineering, 2012
    University of Mumbai