Pulkit Grover is a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. He received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley in 2010. He focuses on interdisciplinary research directed towards developing a science of information for understanding/designing energy-efficient and stable decentralized systems (from low-power communication/computation systems, to large control, computational, and biological systems). He is the recipient of an NSF CAREER Award (2014), the best paper award at the International Symposium on Integrated Circuits (ISIC), the best student paper award at the IEEE Conference in Decision and Control (CDC) 2010, and the 2012 Leonard G. Abraham best paper award from the IEEE Communications Society for his work on energy-efficient communication. For his dissertation research, he received the 2011 Eli Jury Award from the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at UC Berkeley.

He was a co-editor of the IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications (JSAC) special issues on “Energy Harvesting and Wirelessly Powered Communications” (2014-15).

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Information Theory, Energy-Efficient Communication and Computing, and Neural Sensing

Novel Strategies for Sensing and Stimulating the Brain Noninvasively and Precisely


2010 Ph.D., Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of California Berkeley

2005 M.Tech, Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur

2003 B.Tech, Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur

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CMU Engineering

Grover inducted into AIMBE College of Fellows

The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) has announced the induction of Pulkit Grover, professor of electrical and computer engineering, to its College of Fellows.

CMU Engineering

Detecting brain tsunamis

Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Pittsburgh, and the University of Cincinnati have combined their expertise in engineering and medicine to create a noninvasive method for detecting worsening brain injuries before they happen. This advancement could reshape neurocritical care.

CMU News

Kwasa receives Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program award

The Neuroscience Institute’s Jasmine Kwasa received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program award to support epilepsy monitoring research in Kenya.

CMU Engineering

$3.3 million awarded to advance digital technology in Africa

Afretec has awarded 11 grants, each led by a multi-university research team, to build research capacity and work toward achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Africa.

CMU College of Engineering

$3.3 million awarded to advance digital technology in Africa

Afretec has awarded 11 grants, each led by a multi-university research team, to build research capacity and work toward achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals in Africa.


Afretec planning grants announced

The African Engineering and Technology Network, led by CMU-Africa, awarded six planning grants to research collaborations that will lead to socio-economic impact and focus on driving inclusive digital growth on the continent.

IEEE Information Theory Society

Grover named distinguished lecturer

ECE’s Pulkit Grover was named the 2022-2023 Distinguished Lecturer for IEEE’s Information Theory Society. Grover plans to give talks in Asia, Africa, and various places in North and South America, supported by this program.


New grant to fund cardiac electrophysiology research

BME/MSE’s Tzahi Cohen-Karni was recently awarded a $3.1 NIH/NHLBI grant to further cardiac electrophysiology research. Over the next five years, Cohen-Karni will partner with Pitt’s Aditi Gurkar (co-PI), BME/MSE’s Adam Feinberg, MechE’s Carmel Majidi, and ECE’s Pulkit Grover to study the role of DNA damage in the cardiac unit using induced pluripotent stem cells.


BME/ECE faculty proposal selected for Facebook research grant

BME’s Jana Kainerstorfer and Sossena Wood and ECE’s Pulkit Grover have received a research ground from Facebook’s Engineering Approaches to Responsible Neural Interface Design program. Their research is focused on racially inclusive optical technology.

CMU Engineering

Finding silence in the brain

Alireza Chamanzar created an algorithm to locate regions of neural silence using an EEG, a widely accessible device that measures brain activity.

Engineering faculty awarded professorships

Engineering faculty Peter Adams, Elizabeth Dickey, Carlee Joe-Wong, Pulkit Grover, Alan McGaughey, Rahul Panat, and Douglas Weber were awarded professorship titles in February and March 2021.


Detecting and Stopping Brain Tsunamis with EEG Technology

A research team led by Carnegie Mellon University, in collaboration with clinicians at the University of Pittsburgh, is exploring how to detect and minimize brain damage.