Senior Research Scientist
I received my M.Sc. degree in EE from the
Technical University of Budapest in 1989 and a Ph.D. degree in EE from Vanderbilt University in 1995. I am currently an Associate Professor at the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department and a Senior Research Scientist at the Institute for Software Integrated Systems (ISIS) at Vanderbilt University.
Addisu Taddese, one of my Ph.D. students received a prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. (April 2014)
Two of my students, Will Hedgecock and Sandor Szilvasi, have successfully defended their Ph.D. dissertations. (March 2014)
Mike Fitzpatrick and I received a grant from MathWorks to turn CS 103 into a MOOC. We plan to create the course in the summer and deliver it through Coursera in the Fall. (March, 2014) Our smartphone-based shooter localization system made it to the
top ten research stories of Vanderbilt in 2013. CS 103, the course I teach on introductory programming was featured in the
MathWorks newsletter. (November 2013) Prof. Aldroubi and I received an NSF grant entitled
Dynamical sampling and reconstruction for sensing networks of physical fields. (September, 2013) I am leading a
Computer Programming Club at Hume Fogg Academic Magnet High School. (Fall 2013) I will be the General Chair of Sensys '14 to take place in Memphis.
Our paper, "
High-Accuracy Differential Tracking of Low-Cost GPS Receivers" was nominated for the at Best Paper Award Mobisys '13 (June, 2013). See a short video on the technique. Our smartphone-based shooter localization systems was featured in news outlets across the globe, including
, the CBSNews.com , Times of India Mashable, , Futurity (Australia), and Gizmag Wired's U.K. edition. More on the app here.
Video clip on the new textbook for the iPad, Computer Programming with MATLAB co-authored with Mike Fitzpatrick. Our new
NSF project " CPS: " with Pietro Valdastri (PI), Peter Volgyesi and Robert Webster (Co-PIs) has just started (December, 2012) Integrated Modeling, Analysis and Synthesis of Miniature Medical Devices I received a
Google Research Award (August, 2012) Our proposal with Peter Volgyesi entitled "
Relative Localization with GPS" has been funded by the NSF (July, 2012)
I am team-teaching
CS 103 - Introductory Programming for Engineers and Scientists with Robert Tairas. Office hours:
By appointment at 1025 16th Ave S..
My main research area is
wireless sensor networks (WSN). Our latest project is using GPS for very precise relative localization of mobile nodes. My team has developed the first WSN-based countersniper system. The latest version is soldier wearable and not only does it localize the shooter very accurately, but it can also tell the caliber and the weapon type. A recent paper describes the system in detail. Our radio interferometric positioning approach has gained much attention and resulted in the Best Paper Award at the ACM Sensys 2007 conference. My team has recently concluded an NSF project on tracking and localization.
My other focus is Model Integrated Computing. Our widely used, open source software tool, the
Generic Modeling Environment is a configurable toolkit for creating domain-specific modeling and program synthesis environments.
Institute for Software Integrated Systems
1025 16th Ave. S.
Nashville, TN 37212
Phone: (615) 343-8307
Fax: (615) 343-7440
Email: first name dot last name at vanderbilt dot edu
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