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Research Interests

  • Compressive Sensing: New Designs and Applications
  • Radio Frequency Cartography
  • Cooperative Spectrum Sensing and Access in Cognitive Radio Networks
  • Deep learning theory and applications
  • High-dimensional data analysis
  • Wireless Ad-hoc and Sensor Networks

Ongoing Research Projects

  • A Tensor-based Framework for Reliable Radio Cartography (NSF) Cross-layer Adaptive Rate/Resolution Design for Energy-Aware Acquisition of Spectrally Sparse Signals Leveraging Spin-based Devices (NSF)
  • STEM Transfer Students Opportunity for Nurtured Growth (STRONG) (NSF)
  • Deep Intermodal Video Analytics (IARPA)


Professional Activities

  • Frequent NSF Panel Reviewer
  • Associate Editor for Elsevier Computer Networks Journal
  • Member of Technical Program Committee for numerous conferences such as IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT), IEEE Global Communications (Globecom), Military Communications (MILCOM), IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC)
  • Technical Reviewer for several journals including IEEE Trans. on Communications, IEEE Trans. on Wireless Communications, IEEE Trans. on Information Theory, IEEE Trans. on Multimedia, and IEEE Wireless Communications Letter
  • IEEE Senior Member

Honors & Awards

  • National Science Foundation CAREER award (2011)
  • Outstanding Research Award, Center for Signal and Image Processing, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2007
  • UCF College of Engineering and Computer Science CAMP-YES Mentor of the Year Award, 2016.