Portrait of Bodhi Priyantha

Bodhi Priyantha



Bodhi Priyantha is a researcher with the Sensing and Energy Research Group (SERG) of Microsoft Research.


Project CLEO

Established: January 18, 2013

The goal of project CLEO is to develop devices and services to encourage and enable participatory sensing and citizen scientists. A core technology developed in the project is to make location sensing energy efficient, so devices can be small and…

Battery Research at Microsoft

Established: March 19, 2015

Mobile devices such as smartphones, along with other battery operated devices, are energy constrained. While hardware capabilities have increased tremendously over the last ten years, battery energy density has only doubled. In this project we are exploring several techniques to…



Software Defined Batteries
Anirudh Badam, Ranveer Chandra, Jon Dutra, Anthony Ferrese, Steve Hodges, Pan Hu, Julia Meinershagen, Thomas Moscibroda, Bodhi Priyantha, Evangelia Skiani, in Symposium on Operating Systems Principles (SOSP'15), ACM – Association for Computing Machinery, October 5, 2015, View abstract, Download PDF











Awards and Honors

  • MobiSys’14 Best Paper Award: Shahriar Nirjon, Jie Liu, Gerald DeJean, Bodhi Priyantha, Yuzhe Jin, Ted Hart, “COIN-GPS: Indoor Localization from Direct GPS Receiving
  • MobiSys’13 Best Paper Award: Robert LiKamWa, Bodhi Priyantha, Matthai Philipose, Lin Zhong, Paramvir Bahl, “Energy Characterization and Optimization of Image Sensing Toward Continuous Mobile Vision
  • SenSys’12 Best Paper Award: Jie Liu, Bodhi Priyantha, Ted Hart, Heitor Ramos, Antonio Loureiro, Qiang Wang, “Energy Efficient GPS Sensing with Cloud Offloading
  • RTAS’10 Best Paper Award: Qing Cao, Dong Wang, Tarek Abdelzaher, Bodhi Priyantha, Jie Liu, and Feng Zhao, “Energy-optimal Batching Periods for Asynchronous Multistage Data Processing on Sensor Nodes: Foundations and an mPlatform Case Study”
  • Microsoft Gold Star Award, 2011
  • MIT George M. Sprowls Award for an outstanding Ph.D. thesis in computer science, 2005
  • University of Moratuwa UNESCO Team Award gold medal for the Best Engineering Student, 1996