Waleed Akbar

Research Assistant


Waleed is a graduate student at MIT Media Lab. He is working as a research assistant in Signal Kinetics group on developing Ocean IoT. Prior to joining MIT, Waleed earned his bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering from LUMS, Pakistan.

Research Interests

Wireless Sensing, Ocean IoT, Wireless Networks, RFID

Ocean IoT



M.S. 2022 MIT

Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

B.S. 2020 LUMS

Electrical Engineering

NMF Gold Medal – LUMS Electrical Engineering Class of 2020

NMF Silver Medal – LUMS Class of 2020

LUMS Merit Scholarship Award (2017-2020)

Fast Cables Excellency Award – Highest CGPA in Electrical Engineering (2019)

Dean’s Honor List (2017-2020)


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