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Research Interests

  • Communication theory and wireless communications
  • Detection and estimation theory
  • Distributed detection, estimation, and data fusion with communication constraints
  • Optimization and fundamental limits of cooperative wireless data communication networks
  • Spectrum sensing for cognitive radio networks
  • Modern communications for smart grids
  • Brain signal processing
  • Enhanced radio spectrum via directional sensing and communications

Ongoing Research Projects

  • Advanced Ion Channel Models for Neurological Signal Processing Theory and Application to Brain-Computer Interfacing (NSF)
  • Directional Spectrum Sensing and Communications Utilizing Beam- and Frequency-Agile Parasitic Antenna Arrays (NSF)
  • Power-Constrained Distributed Vector Estimation in Wireless Sensor Networks (NSF)
  • CAREER: M-ary Distributed Detection in Wireless Sensor Networks (NSF)
  • Foundations for Engineering Education for Distributed Energy Resources (DoE)

Professional Activities

  • IEEE Senior Member
  • Frequent NSF review panelist
  • TPC Member of numerous IEEE conferences including: ICC, SPAWC, GLOBECOM, DCOSS, PIMRC, VTC, WCNC, MILCOM, WCSP

Honors & Awards

  • UCF CECS CAE Link Professorship (2018-2013)
  • NSF Faculty Early Career Award (2011)
  • Wilmot Assistant Professor in College of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering at the University of Rochester
  • Recipient of Furth Award for Junior Faculty at the University of Rochester (2006)