Priya Narasimhan

Professor – ECE
Department Electrical and Computer Engineering
Office 410 Collaborative Innovation Center
Telephone (412)-268-8801
Fax (412)-268-1124
Assistant Chelsea Mendenhall

Research Interests

Prof. Priya Narasimhan is an Associate Professor with the Electrical & Computer Engineering Department, and Director of the CyLab Mobility Research Center, at Carnegie Mellon University. Her research interests lie in the fields of dependable distributed systems, embedded systems and mobile systems. Her research has earned her a Alfred Sloan Fellowship, the 2009 Carnegie Science Center's Emerging Female Scientist Award, an NSF CAREER Award, a Best Paper Award, the 2001 UCSB Lancaster Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award and two IBM Faculty Partnership Awards. Her teaching earned her the 2008 Eta Kappa Nu (Carnegie Mellon Sigma Chapter) Excellence in Teaching Award.

She is the President and Founder of YinzCam, Inc., a company focused on mobile live streaming and experiential technologies for live events. She has also previously served as the CTO and, later, the VP of Engineering of Eternal Systems, Inc., a startup company that commercialized the results of her Ph.D. research to develop and sell 24x7 highly available platforms and solutions. Her research greatly influenced the development of the Fault Tolerant CORBA industrial standard.

She teaches the junior-level and senior-level capstone undergraduate Embedded Real-Time Systems courses. She also started a new graduate-level course on Sports Technology at Carnegie Mellon University.

Her spare time is devoted to to watching professional (American) football games. She is a rabid fan of the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Pittsburgh Steelers. Let's go, Pens! Here we go, Steelers!

In the News

  • Narasimhan selected as Game Changer in the sports industry
  • YinzCam launches official LA2024 Emojis app
  • CMU startups selected as Tech 50 finalists
  • YinzCam partners with NBA to create emojis for NBA Finals
  • Narasimhan to participate in panel on women in Pittsburgh
  • 10th ACM Workshop on Mobility in the Evolving Internet Architecture (MobiArch)
  • Narasimhan to speak on U.S. Olympic Committee Panel
  • New Super Bowl Stadium App relies on technology developed at Carnegie Mellon
  • ECE Research Makes Headlines
  • Ganger, Narasimhan To Head New Intel Science and Technology Centers
  • YinzCam Helps Steelers Nation Stay Connected
  • Faculty, Staff, Students Celebrate Semester's End at ECE Day
  • Tudor Dumitras Wins Prestigious Vlissides Award
  • Keeping an 'i' on the 'Burgh
  • Yinz Cam Watches the Stanley Cup Finals - Very Closely
  • Priya Narasimhan Wins 2009 Carnegie Science Center Award
  • Smart Footballs and Smart Gloves at the Steelers Game?
  • ECE Launches New Ph.D. Program in Mobility
  • Carnegie Mellon Launches New Research Center to Grow Mobile Device Technologies and Services
  • Hey, can yinz see anything from up there?
  • Turning Gestures into Speech
  • ECE Students Win Grants for Undergraduate Research
  • Narasimhan Selected to Participate in NAE Symposium
  • Narasimhan and Song Named Sloan Research Fellows
  • ECE Students Awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowships
  • ECE Senior a Finalist in CRA Outstanding Undergraduate Award Contest
  • Carnegie Mellon Team Develops Disability-Friendly Devices
  • ECE Graduate Student Wins Homeland Security Fellowship
  • Narasimhan Elected to IFIP Working Group 10.4 on Dependable Computing and Fault Tolerance
  • Carnegie Mellon Wins Best Paper Award; Faculty Help Plan RTSS
  • Narasimhan Appointed to ACM Doctoral Dissertation Subcommittee
  • Narasimhan Wins Best Paper Award at Joint Systems and Software Engineering Symposium
  • Narasimhan Receives NSF Career Award
  • Narasimhan Wins IBM Faculty Partnership Award
  • External Press

  • Carnegie Mellon robotics students design 'store of the future'
  • Sight for the Blind and Speech for the Deaf
  • Glove converts sign language into sound
  • System allows blind to 'see' to shop
  •  Priya  Narasimhan

    Carnegie Mellon, 2001

    Research Area

    Computer Systems


    fault tolerance, distributed systems, embedded systems, mobile systems


    PhD, 1999
    Electrical and Computer Engineering
    University of California, Santa Barbara

    MS, 1995
    Electrical and Computer Engineering
    University of California, Santa Barbara