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Erich Stuntebeck

Director of Research at AirWatch by VMware

Atlanta, Georgia
Computer Software
  1. AirWatch by VMware,
  2. Georgia Institute of Technology,
  3. uSenso/Zensi, acquired by Belkin
  1. Georgia Institute of Technology

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Georgia Institute of Technology

Georgia Institute of Technology

Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Co-founder of Zensi, a smart-grid startup purchased by Belkin. Mobile security researcher. Founder and leader of the AirWatch Research division at AirWatch, the leading enterprise mobility management platform and now part of VMware. Experienced in software patents and intellectual property protection.


Director of Research

AirWatch by VMware
– Present (2 years 3 months)Atlanta, Georgia

Responsible for leading a team of research engineers focused on mobile device security and enterprise systems integration.

Principal Research Scientist

AirWatch by VMware
(1 year 1 month)Atlanta, Georgia

Research Scientist

AirWatch by VMware
(1 year)Atlanta, Georgia

Researcher, Ubiquitous Computing Laboratory

Georgia Institute of Technology
(4 years 1 month)Atlanta, Georgia

• Designed and implemented a wideband RF-based system for tracking the location indoors of small electronic receivers. Utilized machine learning techniques to extract features from RF captures and classify data to determine location.
• Work resulted in the Ph.D. thesis "An analysis of the domestic power line infrastructure to support indoor real-time localization."


uSenso/Zensi, acquired by Belkin
(1 year 10 months)Atlanta, Georgia

• Co-Founder of Zensi, a smart-grid technology startup acquired by Belkin International in January 2010.
• Zensi products are now part of the Belkin Conserve product line.
• Developed digital signal processing techniques to detect the actuation of individual electrical appliances within a home and measure each device's power consumption.
• Product allows a homeowner to receive an itemized power usage report with a single plug-in module which can be installed anywhere within the home.

Research Engineer, Microsoft Research Silicon Valley

(4 months)Mountain View, California

• Developed map-based geographical routing algorithms that are capable of taking into account routes familiar to a particular user and describing the route in terms of familiar landmarks.
• Work was performed in conjunction with the StarTrack project at Microsoft Research. (

Research Engineer, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center

(4 months)Hawthorne, New York

• Researched the potential of wireless accelerometers to detect movement patterns in human subjects which may result in triggering pain.
• Work resulted in the publication "HealthSense: Classification of Health-Related Sensor Data through User-Assisted Machine Learning" with J S Davis, G D Abowd, and M Blount.

Research Engineer

Laboratory for Telecommunication Sciences
(4 months)College Park, Maryland

• Developed a Software Defined Radio (SDR) toolkit for Cognitive Radio.
• Work resulted in the publications "Applications of Machine Learning to Cognitive Radio Networks" with C Clancy, J Hecker and T O'Shea and "Architecture for an Open-Source Cognitive Radio" with T. O'Shea, J Hecker, and C Clancy.

Research Engineer, Broadband and Wireless Networking Lab

Georgia Institute of Technology
(2 years 1 month)Atlanta, Georgia

• Researched the unique communication challenges of wireless sensor networks in an underground environment.
• Work resulted in the publication "Wireless Underground Sensor Networks: Research Challenges" with I.F. Akyildiz, which has over 200 citations.

Research Engineer

Lucent Technologies, Bell Laboratories
(4 months)Holmdel, New Jersey

• Developed an indoor room-level location tracking system using ZigBee wireless sensors.
• System was utilized for intelligent call routing via SIP within an enterprise telephone network.
• Work resulted in the publication "MERIT: Mesh of RF Sensors for Indoor Tracking" with Y Lee, and S Miller.


Georgia Institute of Technology

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Electrical and Computer Engineering

Studied in the Ubiquitous Computing research group under the advisement of Dr. Gregory Abowd.

University of Notre Dame

Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Computer Engineering

Activities and Societies: Upsilon Pi Epsilon (UPE) Computer Engineering honor society member, Notre Dame Scholar.

Georgia Institute of Technology

TI:GER Certificate, Technology Commercialization

TI:GER (Technological Innovation : Generating Economic Results) Program Ph.D. participant - joint program with the Emory University School of Law and the Georgia Tech College of Business designed to form a commercialization plan around Ph.D. students' research.


Sub-room-level Indoor Location System Using Wideband Power Line Positioning(Link)

United States 8,494,762
Issued July 23, 2013

Controlling Access to Resources on a Network(Link)

United States 8,713,646
Issued April 29, 2014

Distribution of Variably Secure Resources in a Networked Environment(Link)

United States 13/830708
Filed March 14, 2013


SNUPI: Sensor Nodes Utilizing Powerline Infrastructure(Link)

Proceedings of UbiComp 2010

Wideband Powerline Positioning for Indoor Localization(Link)

Proceedings of UbiComp 2008



– Present


– Present


  • Microsoft Exchange
  • Lotus Domino
  • BlackBerry Enterprise...
  • Microsoft BPOS
  • Microsoft Office365
  • Google Apps for Business
  • Moblie Device Management
  • Mobile Application...
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  • Information Security...
  • Android
  • Apple iOS
  • Windows Phone 7
  • Linux
  • Digital Certificates
  • Multi-Factor...
  • PKI
  • RTLS
  • Indoor Location Tracking
  • Amazon Web Services
  • Mobile Technology
  • Mobile Devices
  • Mobile Software
  • Mobile Solutions
  • Mobile Security
  • Mobile Applications
  • iOS
  • Software Engineering
  • Solutions Marketing
  • Python
  • Enterprise Software
  • Cloud Computing
  • SaaS
  • Algorithms
  • Wireless Networking
  • Machine Learning
  • Product Management
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  • Security
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