Greg Pottie

Graduate Students, Ph.D. Graduates, and Advice for Potential Graduate Students

Graduate Students

Hua-I (Derrick) Chang; real-time activity classification

Chieh (Jay) Chien; human activity classification and robust trajectory estimation

Wuwen Li; resource allocation in cellular systems

Yan Wang (with W.J. Kaiser); robust trajectory estimation with noisy sensors

Xiaoxu Wu; classification of human motion with sensor placement errors

James Xu (with W.J. Kaiser); end-to-end motion classification systems

Ph.D. Graduates (see Publications for Dissertation links)

Vishal Ailawadhi; mobility management in wireless sensor networks (Northrup-Grumman)

Mohin Ahmed; information theoretic limits in sensor networks (HRL Laboratories)

Dorna Bandari; resource allocation with correlated data in wireless networks

Hong Chen; training issues in high-speed optical and radio communication systems (Broadcom Corp.)

Dennis Connors; efficient protocols for transmission of multimedia

Jay Gao; routing algorithms for distributed sensor networks (JPL)

M. Nabil H. Hajjchehade; model uncertainty in sensor networks

Christopher Hansen; rapid line probing for wireless and wireline systems, channel allocation in PCS; (Broadcom Corp.)

Wendong Hu; dynamic spectrum access in cognitive radio (ST Microelectronics)

Aman Kansal (with M.B. Srivastava); mobility and capacity in sensor networks (Microsoft Research)

Jaehyeong Kim; channel coding for broadcast video (Posdata USA)

Sungsoo Kim; space-time processing for fast-changing channels (Samsung Corporation)

George Kondylis; wireless networks for the home (Broadcom Corp)

Cathy Kong; multiscale sampling in sensor networks (HRL Laboratories)

Heung-No Lee; optimal channel estimation for wireless transceivers (Dept. of Information and Communications,

Inst. of Sci. and Tech)

Victor Lin; coding and power control for low-power transceiver (Aerospace Corp.)

Huiyu (Hugh) Luo; combined source coding and routing in sensor networks

Kevin Ni; data integrity in sensor networks (Lawrence Livermore National Lab)

Ryan Mukai; algorithms for pointing large radio telescopes (JPL)

Sivathar Natkunanathan; target classification algorithms (Intel)

Ameesh Pandya; information theoretic optimization problems in sensor networks

Eldad Perahia; antenna diversity and adaptive antenna arrays for PCS; (Intel)

Kambiz Shoarinejad (with Prof. Jason Speyer); optimal power control in wireless networks (Broadcom Corp.)

Kathy Sohrabi; self-organizing wireless sensor networks

Benjamin Tang; embedded source and channel coding (Primarion)

Yu-Ching Tong; localization with articulated sensor network elements (Northrup-Grumman)

Robert Thrasher; synchronization and modelling for fast-changing channels (L3 Communications)

Yung-Szu Tu; cooperative communications for planetary exploration (Afa Technologies, Taipei)

Charles C. Wang; dynamic channel, bit, and power allocation for PCS (JPL)

Seung R. Yang, cooperative resource allocation in wireless systems (Samsung)

Tommy Yu; data fusion and target ID for distributed sensor networks (Broadcom Corp.)

Yue Zhao; optimal resource allocation in radio (postdoc Stanford/Princeton EE Depts)

MS Thesis Graduates

M. Nabil H. Hajjchehade; model uncertainty in sensor networks

Sridhar Vemuri; low-energy design of embedded systems (Northrup-Grumman)

James Xu; use of context in human motion classification

Advice to Potential Grad Students, Undergrad Researchers, and Post Docs

For details on graduate programs in the EE department, please go to the EE homepage. Note that there are many collaborative research projects that span the EE and other departments, e.g. the Wireless Health Institute. Students are encouraged to look in the research section of the EE home page to see the scope of activities being pursued; communications research in the department spans devices through to internet applications, through all three Areas of the Department.

Fellowships, TA opportunities, and research assistanceships are available for graduate studies, awarded on a competitive basis among all applicants in the REGULAR admissions period. Thus, it is important to meet the departmental deadlines. PLEASE NOTE that ALL decisions on admission, financial aid, etc. will be made based upon the entire pool of applicants through the regular admissions process. Materials sent directly to me will therefore only contribute to deforestation or clogging of the departmental mail server, as they cannot be considered. Many signals and systems students complete their M.S. within the first nine months. RA's and TA's are typically readily available to Ph.D. students, which is to say, after most of the course work is complete.

As the purpose of my research program is to train grad students, and to encourage some undergraduates to continue on to grad school, no funds have been sought to support post docs. Therefore only post-docs with fellowships that can be expected to cover all but incidental expenses can be considered. I regularly have some funds to support undergraduate researchers, I supervise 199s, and train undergrad mentors for the (paid) positions in running Tech Camp.