Santosh Kumar is Lillian & Morrie Moss Chair of Excellence Professor in Computer Science at the University of Memphis. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering from the Ohio State University in 2006, where his dissertation was awarded Presidential fellowship. In 2010, the Popular Science magazine named him one of America’s ten most brilliant scientists under the age of 38 (called “Brilliant Ten”) for leading the AutoWitness GPS-less burglar tracking project and AutoSense wearable sensor project for mobile measurement of stress and addictive behaviors. His current research seeks to revolutionize the research and practice of healthcare via evidence-based innovation in wearable sensing and mobile phones. He is currently director of the NIH Center of Excellence in Mobile Sensor Data-to-Knowledge (MD2K) that involves 20+ investigators in computing, engineering, behavioral science, and medicine from Cornell, Georgia Tech, Michigan, Memphis, Northwestern, Ohio State, Rice, UMass, UCLA, UCSD, UCSF, and West Virginia.

Dr. Kumar received his Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering from the Ohio State University in 2006 where he received the SBC Presidential Dissertation Fellowhsip award for his doctoral work. He received his M.S. in Computer and Information Science from the Ohio State University in 2002, and B. Tech. with Honours in Computer Science and Engineering in 1998 from the Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India. Santosh worked as a software engineer for Siemens Communications Software, Bangalore, India for two years (July 1998-Aug 2000). For schooling, he went to Sainik School Purulia (1987-1992) and St. Michaels Higher Secondary School (1992-1994), as well as Gandhi Shikshan Sansthan (GSS) in Ratanpur, Begusarai, Bihar for elementary school education.

Accolades: Holder of first Chair of Excellence in Computer Science (2015); Director of NIH Big Data Center of Excellence (2014); Distinguished Research Award (2013); Distinguished Research Award from College of Arts and Sciences (2012); Faudree Professorship (2011); Selected by the Popular Science magazine as one of America's "Brilliant Ten"young scientists in 2010.

Santosh Kumar CV


santosh kumar

Santosh Kumar

Director, NIH Center of Excellence for Mobile Sensor Data-to-Knowledge (MD2K)
Professor and Lillian & Morrie Moss Chair of Excellence | Department of Computer Science
The University of Memphis

Students at mHealth Systems Lab work with students, post-docs, and faculty from10+ universities via MD2K. See our research philosophy if interested in joining

Ph.D. Students (11)

Rummana Bari; Nazir Saleheen; Soujanya Chaterjee; Azim Ullah; Sayma Akther; Rabin Banjade; Shiplu Hawlader; Somnath Mitra; Mithun Saha; Sameer Neupane; Hosneara Ahmed

Alumni (13)

Syed Monowar Hossain (Ph.D., 2017) - MD2K

Nusrat Nasrine (M.S., 2017) - MD2K

Hillol Sarker (Ph.D., 2016) - IBM Research

Mahbubur Rahman (Ph.D., 2016) - Samsung

Amin Ahsan Ali (Ph.D., 2014) - University of Dhaka (Asst. Prof.)

Moushumi Sharmin (Post-doc, 2013-15) - Western Washington University

Andrew Raij (Post-doc, 2009-10) - Universal Creative

Karen Hovsepian (Post-doc, 2011-12) - Amazon

Somnath Mitra (M.S., 2012) - eBay

Animikh Ghosh (M.S., 2010) - Infosys Labs, India

Maheshbabu Satharla (M.S., 2010)

Bhagavathy Krishna (M.S., 2009) - Apple

Tim Henry (B.S., 2008) - FedEx

MD2K Staff

Dr. Timothy Hnat - Chief Software Architect

Dr. Syed 'Monowar' Hossain - Lead Software Engineer

Nusrat Nasrin - Software Engineer

Dr. Anandatirtha Nandugudi - Data Science Software Engineer

Dr. Nasir Ali - Research Assistant Professor

Joseph Biggers - Director of Administrative Operations

Lyndsey Rush - Project Coordinator

Cheryl Hayes - Business Officer

Brian Ahern - Technical Writer/Training Specialist

Shahin Samiei - Associate Director, Research & Studies