Usman Khan

My photo

Usman Khan

Assistant Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Tufts University

Office: 135 Halligan,
161 College Ave.,
Medford, MA 02155
Phone: (617) 627-5299
Email: khan AT ece DOT tufts DOT edu


B.S., University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore-Pakistan, 2002
M.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2004
Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon University, 2009 (graduation photo with Prof. José Moura)
Postdoc, University of Pennsylvania, 2009-2010


My research interests include distributed control and signal processing with applications to cyber-physical systems, IoT, ground and aerial robotics, and sensor networks.

I spent Spring 2015 in the ACCESS Linnaeus Centre at KTH Sweden as a Guest Professor on sabbatical leave from Tufts, where I taught a course on Information processing on Graphs.

I am the director of Signal Processing and RoboTic Networks (SPARTN) laboratory at Tufts. I received the NSF CAREER award in Jan. 2014. I am a Senior Member of IEEE and on the editorial board of IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid.

Google scholar profile

Demos from our lab: Formation flying, Target tracking, Indoor navigation.

Research Team



An attempt at my mathematical genealogy
An "award-winning picture" I took at Monterey, CA, during Asilomar conference, 2007

Some interesting readings

The Last Question by Isaac Asimov.

Electrical and Computer Engineering
School of Engineering
Tufts University