Graduate Students




Current Graduate Students

Jed Carty (post-qualifiers)
PhD Candidate
Research interests: Distributed estimation, tracking and scheduling in mobile sensor networks, satellite surveillence networks.

Ding Li (post-qualifiers)
PhD Candidate
Research interests: Smart grid communications, smart grid demand-response optimization.

Mario Maruenda (Co-advising with Prof. Fernando Perez-Gonzalez) (post-qualifiers)
PhD Candidate
Research interests: Security in spectrum sharing cognitive radio networks.

Yongxiang Ruan (post-qualifiers)
PhD Candidate
Research interests: Mobile sensor networks, consensus in tracking/estimation, graph theory.

Katherine Spotz
M.Sc. Candidate (Thesis)
Research interests: Cooperative multiuser communication, Power control algorithms for cooperative communications, Per-antenna adaptive modulation.
E-mail: kspotz@unm.edu

Esteban Yepez (post-qualifiers)
PhD Candidate
Research interests: Cognitive radio networks.


Former PhD Students

Thakshila Wimalajeewa
PhD Dissertation: Mobility-assisted, energy-efficient algorithms for distributed inference in sensor networks, October 2009. pdf
Current Position: Research  Assistant Professor, Syracuse University.

Kamrul Hakim
PhD Dissertation: Collaborative information processing in wireless sensor networks for siffusive source estimation, March 2013. pdf
Current Position: Haliburton, Houston, TX.

Mario Bkassiny
PhD Dissertation: Wideband spectrum sensing and signal classification for autonomous self-learning cognitive radios. May 2013. pdf
Current Position: Assistant Professor, SUNY at Oswego.

Yang Li
PhD Dissertation: Wideband autonomous cognitive radios: Spectrum awareness and PHY/MAC decision making, December 2013. pdf
Current Position:


Former MS Students (Thesis)

Johnny Silva
MS Thesis: Guaradian Automated Patient Monitoring System, 2009.
Current Position: Sandia National Labs.

A. Church
MS Thesis: An Iterative Algorithm for Simultaneous Suppression of Multiple Narrowband Interferers in Spread Spectrum Systems, 2008.
Current Position: Sandia National Labs.

T. Li
MS Thesis: Dynamic Spectrum Access in Cognitive Radios via Primary-Secondary User Power Control Games, 2008.
Current Position: PhD Candidate at Rutgers University.

K. A. Al Tarazi
MS Thesis: Asymptotic Fusion Performance in a Power Constrained, Distributed Wireless Sensor Network, 2006.
Current Position: inCode Telecom Inc.

A. D. Sathish
MS Thesis: Iterative Low-Complexity Multi-user Detection and Decoding for Coded UWB Systems, 2006.
Current Position:

B. Garimella
MS Thesis: Distributed detection and data fusion in resource-constrained wireless sensor networks, 2005.
Current Position: Qualcomm.

S. Prasad
MS Thesis: Zoom-based robust super-resolution, 2005.
Current Position: Intel.

M. L. Chebolu
MS Thesis: Virtual MIMO and distributed signal processing for wireless sensor networks - An integrated approach, 2005.
Current Position: AT&T Bell Labs.

S. Balasubramanian
MS Thesis: Energy-aware, collaborative tracking with ad-hoc wireless sensor networks, 2004.
Current Position: Apple.

V. Veeramachaneni
MS Thesis: Adaptive signal processing for energy-limited distributed wireless sensor networks, 2004.
Current Position: Nokia.

L. S. Pilluta
MS Thesis: Capacity of MIMO systems - A theoretical and practical perspective, 2004.
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology (DA-IICT), Gandhinagar, Gujarat.


Former MS Students (Non-thesis)

A. V. Kariyapperuma
August 2008.
Current Position:

Julie Walter
August 2010.
Current Position:

Andrew Gamulja
December 2012.
Current Position:


Research Experience for International Undergraduate Students at CISL

Zheng Li, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China. Fall 2008. Exchange student.
Project Title: Implementation of a cognitive radio system. Fall 2008. Exchange student.

Himanshu Gupta, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur, India. Summer 2008. EYES Student.
 Project Title: A distributed data compression scheme for MICAz-based wireless sensor network.

Chung-Chi Tsai, National Tsing-Hua University, Taiwan. Spring and Summer 2008. Exchange student.
 Project Title: Distributed data compression with cooperative communications.

Ankur Sharma, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee, India. Summer 2007. EYES Student.
 Project Title: Distributed and adaptive data compression in wireless sensor networks.

Hongwei Liao, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China. Fall 2006. Exchange student.
 Project Title: A Robust face-recognition algorithm based on DWT-eigenface super-resolution for face recognition.

Jiayuan Li, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China. Fall 2006. Exchange student.
 Project Title: A Robust face-recognition algorithm based on DWT-eigenface super-resolution for face recognition.