Columbia University

WiMNet Lab Director

Gil Zussman

Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Electrical Engineering
Affiliated Faculty, Department of Computer Science
Member of the Data Science Institute and Computer Engineering Program
Columbia University

Office: 809 CEPSR
Phone: +1 212 854 8670
Email: gil[at]


Postdoctoral Research Scientists

Dr. Igor Kadota

Office: 801 CEPSR
Email: ik2496[at]

Igor Kadota received the B.S. degree in electronic engineering from the Technological Institute of Aeronautics (ITA), Brazil, in 2010, the S.M. degree in telecommunications from ITA in 2013, the S.M. degree in communication networks from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 2016, and the Ph.D. degree from the Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems (LIDS) at MIT in 2020. His research is on modeling, analysis, optimization, and implementation of modern communication networks, with the emphasis on wireless networks and time-sensitive traffic.

Dr. Jip KimLinkedinIcon

Co-advised with Prof. James Anderson
Office: 801 CEPSR
Email: jk4564[at]

Jip Kim is a postdoctoral research scientist hosted by Dr. Gil Zussman and Dr. James Anderson. Prior to coming to Columbia University, he received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the Smart Energy Research Laboratory at New York University (NYU), where he worked with Dr. Yury Dvorkin from 2017 to 2021. He received the B.S and M.S degrees in Electrical Engineering from Yonsei University and Seoul National University in 2012 and 2014 respectively. His research focuses on developing mathematical models and optimization algorithms to solve power system engineering and energy economics problems.

Doctoral Students

Abhi Adhikari

Ph.D. Student
Columbia University Evergreen Fellow

Office: 801 CEPSR
Email: aa4832[at]

Abhi Adhikari received a B.S. in Computer Engineering (Magna Cum Laude) from Drexel University in 2021. His research interests are in software-defined/cognitive radio, 5G/6G networks, mmWave, and radar.

Mahshid GhasemiLinkedinIcon

Ph.D. Student
Columbia University Presidential Fellow

(co-advised with Prof. Javad Ghaderi)
Office: 801 CEPSR
Email: mahshid.ghasemi[at]

Mahshid Ghasemi received her B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from Sharif University of Technology in 2019. Her research interests include Edge/cloud computing, wireless/wired networks and systems, multimedia streaming, machine learning (ML), reinforcement learning (RL), data and analytics, online optimization, and algorithms.

LinkedinIconManav Kohli

Ph.D. Student
NSF Graduate Research Fellow and NPSC Fellow

Office: 801 CEPSR
Email: manav.kohli[at]

Manav Kohli received a B.S in Electrical Engineering (magna cum laude) from Brown University in 2018, and an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Columbia in 2020. His research interests include the design of algorithms at the PHY and MAC layers, full duplex networking, mmWave devices, and their impact on 5G and next-generation networks.

Alon Levin

Ph.D. Student
Office: 801 CEPSR

Alon S. Levin received a B.Eng. in Electrical Engineering (magna cum laude) in 2020 and a M.Eng. in Electrical Engineering in 2021, both from The Cooper Union. His research interests are in compressed sensing, PHY layer algorithms, cognitive radio, and network security.

Kobi Ravid

D.E.S. Student

Kobi Ravid received a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering and a B.Sc. in Physics from Tel Aviv University in 2003. He Received an M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering – Systems from Tel Aviv University in 2008. Kobi is a veteran wireless engineer, leading various Tier-1 industry research projects. His research interests are 5G/6G wireless architectures, mmw Front End, system level optimization, collaborative system attacks, geometrical approach to FEC and more.

Shuyue Yu

Ph.D. Student
(co-advised with Prof. Ethan Katz-Basset)
Office: 489 CSB

Shuyue Yu received her B.S. in Computer Science and Information and Data Science from California Institute of Technology in 2021. Her research interests include networked and distributed systems, Internet of things, design and analysis of network algorithms, information theory, and security and privacy.


Prof. Mehdi Amhoud

Fulbright fellow from UM6P Morocco
Email: ElMehdi.AMHOUD[at]

LinkedinIconDr. Levent Gürgen

Founder & President Kentyou via the NGI Explorers program
Email: levent[at]

Gal Morgenstern

Visiting PhD student from Ben Gurion University, Israel via the NGI Explorers program
Email: galmo[at]

Prof. Arunabha (Arun) Sen

Visiting Professor from Arizona State University
Email: asen[at]

M.S. and Undergraduate Students

Breijha Anderson

Electrical Engineering M.S. Student

Aditya Dash

Electrical Engineering MS Student, Tesla Scholar

Saravanan Govindarajan

Electrical Engineering MS Student

Leoni Lu

Electrical Engineering Undergraduate Student

Watson Mushimbei

Electrical Engineering Undergraduate Student

Zichen (Doris) Qian

Electrical Engineering Undergraduate Student

Irfan Tamim

Electrical Engineering Undergraduate Student

Azhaan Zahabee

Computer Science MS Student