•   When: Thursday, March 31, 2016 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  •   Speakers: Parth Pathak
  •   Location: Research Hall, Room 163
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The ever-increasing popularity of personal mobile/wearable devices and the rise of Internet-of-Things (IoT) have presented us with numerous opportunities and challenges. In this talk, I will present my research on novel sensing and communication paradigms specifically designed for these emerging mobile and ubiquitous systems. In the first part of the talk, I will discuss how low-power, low-cost sensors available in mobile/ wearable and IoT devices can be exploited to enable complex sensing applications in an energy efficient way. I will then discuss a novel communication paradigm that allows direct communication between user’s mobile/wearable devices and the surrounding IoT devices through visible light communication. In the second part of the talk, I will describe my research that leverages the existing wireless networking infrastructure for contact-free sensing of human activities in smart spaces such as smart homes and offices. I will discuss how variations in RF signals (specifically WiFi and millimeter wave) can be analyzed for creating gait-based person identification and device-free healthcare applications. I will conclude the talk by describing my vision on building an integrated sensing, computing and communication framework that can support the future growth of mobile and IoT devices, and their applications

Speaker's Bio

Parth H. Pathak is a postdoctoral researcher in the Computer Science Department at University of California, Davis. He received his M.S. and PhD degrees in Computer Science from North Carolina State University. His research interests include mobile and ubiquitous computing, energy-efficient sensing, Internet-of-Things systems, wireless networking, high-speed millimeter wave wireless networks, and network analytics. He is a recipient of the Award for Excellence in Postdoctoral Research at University of California, Davis in 2015. He has also received the Best Paper Award at IFIP Networking 2014 conference.

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