MS-CES/ECE Projects & Theses

The following is a list of design project reports, theses and technical reports prepared by the MS-CES/ECE students who have graduated. The place of employment for these graduates is the last known to the department and may have changed.

Project Reports

Mohammed Ibrahim, "Data-Driven Optimization of Frequency Converter Applications", May 2021
Advisor: Dr. Farid Farahmand

Matthew Rosi, "A Novel Automated Approach to Support the Technique of X-ray Footprinting", May 2020
Advisor: Dr. Farid Farahmand

Saumya Saxena, "Pose Detection using OpenPose on Jetson Nano", May 2020
Advisor: Dr. Farid Farahmand

Lorin Nimri, "Monitoring Traffic in Retail Business", May 2020
Advisor: Dr. Ali Kujoory

Parshava Vora, "Detecting Diabetic Retinopathy using Embedded Computer Vision", December 2019
Advisor: Dr. Sudhir Shrestha

Geoff Thomas, "Sensor Lab: Sensor Library for Samsung Smartwatch", Fall 2019
Advisor: Dr. Farid Farahmand

Grace Montenegro, "Develop a Scalable Solution to Control and Monitor IoT Devices Remotely Using Low-Cost Embedded Systems", May 2019
Advisor: Dr. Ali Kujoory

Manthan K Gajjar, "Real-Time Object Detection Using General Purpose Low Cost Embedded Devices for IoT Systems", 2019
Advisor: Dr. Farid Farahmand

Jimmy Lehman, "A Binary Neural Accelerator for FPGA with Training and Inference", 2018
Advisor: Dr. Brendan Hamel-Bissell

Seyed "Mak" Ahmad, "NOAA Fisheries NWFSC FRAM Coral Image Processing Analysis", 2017
Advisor: Dr. Chris Halle

Jiajun Zhong, "Data Collection & Visualization System Base on Remotely Configurable Microcontroller", 2017
Advisor: Dr. Farid Farahmand

Hanan Sedaghat Pisheh, "Finding Efficient Algorithms to Automate Classrooms Using Kinect", 2017
Advisor: Dr. Farid Farahmand

Feng Wang, "Design and Implementation of Sensor-to-Screen Platform using IBM Bluemix", 2017
Advisor: Dr. Farid Farahmand

Jason McGuire, "A DistributedWireless Sensor Network for Environmental Monitoring", Spring 2016
Advisor: Dr. Farid Farahmand

Jorge Cabrera, "Early Classification of Application Power Traces", Spring 2016
Advisor: Dr. Suzanne Rivoire

Daniel Giudici, Convolutional Neural Network Classification of Hyperspectral Imagery in the San Francisco Bay Area, California, Spring 2016
Advisor: Matthew Clark

Cesar A. Medrano, "Interpreting Electroencephalographic Signals using the Emotive EPOC Headset System", Spring 2016
Advisor: Dr. Farid Farahmand

Syed Faiza, "Signal Processing/Visualization Software Incorporating Advanced Statistical Tools for Effective Monitoring of Parkinson's Disease (PD) using PD Analytic", Fall 2014
Advisor: Dr. Farid Farahmand

Gourilekshmi Jayasree Thankam, "Design and build an in-house cloud framework for Internet of Things", Fall 2014
Advisor: Dr. Farid Farahmand

Maruthi Goli, "Recommender Systems Using Collaborative Filtering," Spring 2010.
Advisor: Dr. Bala Ravikumar
Employed by: Tellabs

David Bozarth, "A Record/Playback Method for Simulating a Device-Under-Test," Spring 2009.
Advisor: Dr. Bala Ravikumar
Employed by: Unknown

Bruce Beauchamp, "Data Mining of Extremism on the World Wide Web," Spring 2009.
Advisor: Dr. Bala Ravikumar
Employed by: Unknown

Steven Bottarini, "Graphrecognizer For Tablet PC," Fall 2008.
Advisor: Dr. Bala Ravikumar
Employed by: Unknown

Antonio Martinez Navarro, "Pen Based Whiteboard Sharing Application," Fall 2008.
Advisor: Dr. Bala Ravikumar
Employed by: Alcatel-Lucent

Hyun-Ji Chung, "Cooperative Mapping Diversity in Wireless Relay Networks," Spring 2008.
Advisor: Dr. Jingxian Wu
Employed by: Teknovus

Raksha Gundaralahalli, "Resource Optimization Using Network Flow and Greedy Algorithms," Spring 2008.
Advisor: Dr. B. Ravikumar
Employed by: Unknown

Rama Muthukumaraswamy, "Design and Development of Tablet-PC Based Mathematical Expression Recognition Software," Fall 2007.
Advisor: Dr. B. Ravikumar
Employed by: Model N Inc., Redwood City, CA

Saloni Gupta, "Cache Simulation and Modeling," Summer 2007.
Advisor: Dr. B. Ravikumar
Employed by: Unknown

Xiaochun Lu, "IEEE 802.16 (WiMAX) Security Mechanism and Implementation," Spring 2007.
Advisor: Dr. Jingxian Wu
Employed by: Unknown

Annalaksh Mi Pasupathy, "Implementation and Evaluation of Routing Protocols in MANET," Spring 2007.
Advisor: Dr. Jingxian Wu
Employed by: Unknown

Jie Sha, "Development of Vector Signal Generator and Analyzer as Virtual Instruments," Spring 2007.
Advisor: Dr. Jingxian Wu
Employed by: Unknown

Srilatha Tangirala, "Finding Discrepancies on Citation of Author Names in Digital Bibliography,” Spring 2007.
Advisor: Dr. B. Ravikumar
Employed by: Nortel Networks, Santa Clara, CA.

Brendan Illingworth, "A Study in Non-Contact Voltage Measurement," Fall 2006.
Advisor: Dr. Jingxian Wu
Employed by: Unknown

Kevin Nishinaga, "Handwritten Japanese Character Recognition Using Tablet PC," Fall 2006.
Advisor: Dr. B. Ravikumar
Employed by: CyberTran International, Oakland, CA

Krithika Krishnarajan, "Test Runner Test Case Management and Execution Tool," Spring 2006.
Advisor: Dr. B. Ravikumar
Employed by: Unknown

Renato Vasquez-Campos, "Stack of Communication Protocols for Wireless Sensor Networks," Spring 2006.
Advisor: Dr. B. Ravikumar
Employed by: Tellabs Inc.,Petaluma, CA.

Kevin Halpin, "Characterization and System Performance Analysis of a Fiber Optic Rotary Joint,” Spring 2006.
Advisor: Dr. Reza Khosravani
Employed by: L-3 Communications, Sonoma, CA.

Thanh-Hieu Nong, "A Broadband Packet Switch Architecture Based on the Starlite Switch,” Fall 2005.
Advisor: Dr. Saeid Rahimi
Employed by: Unknown

Wei Zhang, "Active Mode-Locked Fiber Ring Lasers,” Fall 2005.
Advisor: Dr. Reza Khosravani
Employed by: Calix, Petaluma, CA.

Sandhya Manthena, "Design and Development of an OMCI Protocol Analyzer in a PON Network,” Spring 2005.
Advisors: Dr. Jagan Agrawal and Mr. Jim Brede
Employed by: Unknown

Mari Rajakumari, "Design and Development of a Pen-Interfaced Table Developer,” Spring 2005.
Advisor: Dr. B. Ravikumar
Employed by: Calix, Petaluma, CA.

Betty Zhang, "Implementation and Analysis of Optimized Periodic Balanced Sort Algorithm,” Fall 2004.
Advisor: Dr. B. Ravikumar
Employed by: PNI Corporation, Santa Rosa, CA.

Phuong Nguyen, "Design of a Micro-Processor Based Power Meter for a Switched Distributed Antenna Based on Radio Over Fiber Networks for Mobile Communications,” Fall 2004.
Advisor: Dr. Jagan Agrawal
Employed by: Sigmatel, Austin, Texas.

Narasimha Bettini, "Analysis of Optical Jitter in High Capacity Optical Transmission,” Fall 2004.
Advisor: Dr. Reza Khosravani
Employed by: Raza Microelectronics, San Jose, CA.

Bala Bhuvanagiri, "Monitoring Fiber Nonlinearity in High Capacity Optical Communication Systems,” Fall 2004.
Advisor: Dr. Reza Khosravani
Emjployed by: QUALCOMM Incorporated, San Diego, CA.

Madhavi Denduluri, "Clustering of Web Documents,” Fall 2004.
Advisor: Dr. B. Ravikumar
Employed by: Unknown

Jie Liu, "Relations Between System Performance Parameters In Ultra Long Distance Fiber Optic Communication Systems,” Summer 2004.
Advisor: Dr. Reza Khosravani
Employed by: Calix, Petaluma, CA.

Robert Maciukiewicz, "Optimization of the Fiber Length in a Bi-directional Pumping Type Erbium-Doped Fiber Ampolifier (EDFA),” Spring 2004.
Advisor: Dr. Bryant Hichwa
Employed by: CalDive International

Misty Sabina, "Design and Construction of an Optical Amplifier Using Erbium Doped Fiber,” Spring 2004.
Advisor: Dr. Bryant Hichwa
Employed by: Unknown

Seetha Pillai, "Hardware Implementation of Advanced Encryption Standard (AES),” Spring 2004.
Advisors: Dr. Atul Garg and Dr. Jagan Agrawal
Employed by: Caymus Corporation, Petaluma, CA.

Mahta Haghi, "Bit-pattern dependency of Optical Noise and Error Rate Estimation for Low Probabilities,” Spring 2004.
Advisor: Dr. Reza Khosravani
School: Currently a Ph.D. student at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles.

Thasen Mylvaganam, "Adapting Finite Automata to Solve Combinatorial Problems,” Spring 2003.
Advisor: Dr. B. Ravikumar
Employed by: Cisco Systems, Petaluma, CA.

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Theses

Kirk Duran, "Deep Reinforcement Learning for a Four Degree of Freedom Robot Arm Control Simulation Accelerated by Human Demonstrations", May 2021
Advisor: Dr. Sudhir Shrestha

Olivia Piazza, "Natural Language Processing for Robotic Navigation Through Unknown Environments", December 2020.
Advisor: Dr. Sudhir Shrestha.

Khuram Shehzad, "Detecting Small Movements through Concrete using FMCW Radar for Search and Rescue Applications", December 2020.
Advisor: Dr. Sudhir Shrestha.

Steven Olson, "Machine Learning Characterization and Optimized Search in Peg Solitaire Game Play," Spring 2010.
Advisor: Dr. Bala Ravikumar
Employed by: Unknown

Adolfo Duarte, "Efficient Algorithm to Dynamically Control the State of Polarization in a Fiber Communication System", Spring 2005.
Advisor: Dr. Reza Khosravani
Employed by: Cisco Systems, Petaluma, CA.

Ray Ubelhart, "Integrated Mode Field Transformer Optimized for Coupling InP Based Planer Devices to Single Mode Optical Fibers," Fall 2004.
Advisor: Dr. Bryant Hichwa
Employed by: Quickset, Chicago, Illinois

Roopinder Grewal, "Performance Evaluation of a Global Mobility Management Scheme Under Single and Multiple Foreign Region Scenarios,” Fall 2004.
Advisors: Dr. Jagan Agrawal and Dr. B. Ravikumar.
Employed by: Nortel Networks, Irvine, CA.

Sridevi Battula, "Output Buffering with Limited Shared Buffers in Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) Switches,” Fall 2004.
Advisor: Dr. Jagan Agrawal
Employed by: Sprint-Nextel in Vancouver, B.C., Canada

Xiaoming Lu, "Adapting Finite Automata to Solve Combinatorial Problems,” Spring 2003.
Advisor: Dr. B. Ravikumar
School: Received her Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of California, Davis in May 2008.

Ethan Stone, "Optimized Parallel Balanced Sorting Algorithm in a Coarse Grained Model,” Spring 2003.
Advisor: Dr. B. Ravikumar
Employed by: Corman Technologies, Santa Rosa, CA.

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Technical Reports

Swati Kaushik, "The Road to 4G: Exploring LTE and WiMAX," Fall 2009.
Employed by: Unknown

Arundhati Bondse, "WiMAX Report," Spring 2009.
Employed by: Unknown

Mohammad Lutfi, "Implementation of MBone Router in modern multimedia network," Spring 2009.
Employed by: Unknown

Megan Arnold, "Multicore Design," Fall 2007
Employed by: Unknown

Daniel Lane, "Fractals and Chaos Theory in Assessing Risk in Financial Markets," Spring 2007.
Employed by: Cisco Systems, Petaluma, CA.

Wanlun Wang, "DWDM Systems,” Spring 2005.
Employed by: Unknown

Zarrin Mohammadi, "Analysis Methods of Chromatic Dispersion and Effects of Environment on It,” Spring 2005.
Employed by: Bio-Rad, Benicia, CA.

Jeffrey Stein-Larson, "Optical Connectivity and the Search for Silicon Lasers,” Spring 2005.
Employed by: Unknown

Ravi Sivalingam, "Fiber to the Premise (FTTP),” Spring 2005.
Employed by: Tellabs, Atlanta, Georgia.
Deepika Valluripalli, "Asynchronous Transfer Mode Protocol,” Spring 2005.
Employed by: Unknown

Aric (AJ) Shipley, "Resilient Packet Ring Protocol and Its Use in Metro Ethernet,” Summer 2005.
Employed by: Cisco Systems, Research Triangle Park, N.C.
School: Currently pursuing his MBA at the University of North Carolina.

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