Columbia University

Manav Kohli

Ph.D. Student

Electrical Engineering
Columbia University

Email: manav.kohli[at]

In May 2018, I graduated with the Sc.B in Electrical Engineering from Brown University. In September 2018, I began the M.S. portion of the M.S./Ph.D program in Electrical Engineering at Columbia University. I work with Professor Gil Zussman at the Wireless and Mobile Networking Lab.

My research interests include the design of algorithms at the PHY and MAC level, full duplex networking, mmWave devices, and how these separate concepts will together form the basis of 5G and next-generation networks.


Columbia University

  • Ph.D in Electrical Engineering, September 2018 – Present
    • Advisor: Prof. Gil Zussman

Brown University

  • Sc.B in Electrical Engineering, September 2014 – May 2018
    • GPA 3.93/4.0, Magna cum Laude

Awards & Honors

  • Elected to the Brown University chapter of the Sigma Xi Scientific Research Honour Society (04/2018)

Industry and Project Experience

  • Applications Engineer Intern, ON Semiconductor
    June 2017 – May 2018

    • I designed demonstration/evaluation circuit boards for future product releases. The boards were designed to allow customers to evaluate the product with simple lab equipment. To do this, each of the two boards I developed incorporated an Arduino and LCD screen which provides diagnostic information to the user that can be referenced with simple to read on-board silkscreen data tables. I was responsible for the board design, Arduino software, debugging, and technical documentation.
  • Avionics Hardware Lead, Brown Space Engineering
    May 2017 – May 2018

    • I led the final year of hardware development of Brown Space Engineering’s EQUiSat CubeSat project. This included finalizing the design of the battery charging system, and integration of all electronics into the final satellite assembly. EQUiSat was launched into orbit from the ISS on July 13th. In between satellite delivery and launch, I designed and built the ground station which is currently being used to listen to the satellite’s transmissions. EQUiSat’s hardware design is open source and may be found here.