JEFF FROLIK

33 Colchester, Votey 357
School of Engineering
The University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 05405
(802) 656-0732; fax: -3358
jfrolik@uvm.edu
http://www.cems.uvm.edu/~jfrolik/

EDUCATION

Ph.D. E.E.: Systems (1995): THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN, Ann Arbor MI                                  
Major Kernel: Signal Processing/Systems;      Minor Kernel: Electromagnetics/Remote Sensing
Dissertation Title: Forward and Inverse Scattering for Discrete Lossy 1-D and Lossless 2-D Media
Advisor: Andrew E. Yagle

MSEE (1988): UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, Los Angeles CA          
Specialization: Signal/Image Processing & Communication Theory

BSEE (1986): UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH ALABAMA, Mobile AL                                 
Concentration: Communications, Digital Design & Controls

EXPERIENCE

UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT, Burlington, VT                 
Associate Professor of Engineering. Apr. 2008 - date
Resident Scientist. Aug. 2008 - Jun. 2009
Sabbatical at the Sierra Nevada Aquatic Research Lab, University of California - Santa Barbara
Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering. Aug. 2002 - Apr. 2008
Research and Instruction in the areas of Sensor Networks and Wireless Communications.
Courses Taught: Signals and Systems, Intro to Communication Systems, Digital Communication Systems, Wireless Communication Systems, Wireless Sensor Networks, First-Year Design, Telecommunications Lab

TENNESSEE TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY, Cookeville, TN                     Aug. 1998 - Aug. 2002
Assistant Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering. Research and Instruction in the areas of Telecommunications, Physical Phenomena and Signal Processing.
Courses Taught: Introduction to Telecommunications, Telecommunications Theory, Random Processes in Electrical Systems, Wireless Communications, Fiber Optics Lab, Wireless Sensor System Design, Introduction to MEMS Technology.

INDEPENDENT CONSULTANT                                                                Aug. 1995-Jul. 1998
            Shinawatra, Thailand. Research in the area of advanced broadband satellite systems.
            Hughes Aircraft Company. Consultation in the areas of communication spacecraft design and testing.
Binariang Sdn. Bhd., Malaysia. Monitored the build of two high power communication satellites.

HUGHES AIRCRAFT COMPANY, Los Angeles, CA                                           Sep. 1986-Jul. 1995
Hughes Information Technology Co.: Acoustic and vibration signal analysis for fault detection and classification in rotating automobile components.
Space and Communications Group: Spacecraft system engineer directly responsible for payload on numerous commercial communication satellites.

JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS

Technical (Mentored students underlined)

·  J. Frolik, T. Weller, S. DiStasi and J. Cooper, A compact reverberation chamber for hyper-Rayleigh channel emulation, IEEE. Trans. Antennas and Propagation, to appear: December 2009.

·  B. Liang, J. Frolik and X. Wang, Energy-efficient dynamic spatial resolution control for wireless sensor clusters, Int. Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks, Vol. 5, No. 4, July 2009.

·  D. Matolak and J. Frolik, Worse-than-Rayleigh fading: experimental results and theoretical models, in review, IEEE Communications Magazine, submitted: April 2009.

·  L. Bakir and J. Frolik, Diversity gains in two-ray fading channels, IEEE Trans. Wireless Communications, Vol. 8, No. 2, February 2009.

·  J. Frolik, On appropriate models for characterizing hyper-Rayleigh fading, IEEE Trans. Wireless Communications, Vol. 7, No. 12, December 2008.

·  J. Kay and J. Frolik, An expedient wireless sensor automaton with system scalability and efficiency benefits, IEEE Trans. Systems, Man and Cybernetics, Part A, Vol. 38, No. 6, November 2008.

·  R. Ketcham, J. Frolik and J. Covell, Propagation measurement and statistical modeling for wireless sensor systems aboard helicopters, IEEE Trans. Aerospace and Electronic Systems, Vol. 44, No. 4, October 2008.

·  J. Frolik, A case for considering hyper-Rayleigh fading channels, IEEE Trans. Wireless Communications, Vol. 6, No. 4, April 2007.

·  J.L. Frolik, On the feasibility of impulse reflection response data from one-dimensional multilayered lossy media, IEEE Trans. Ant. and Prop., Vol. 51, No.2, February 2003.

·  J.L. Frolik, M. Abdelrahman and P. Kandasamy, A methodology for the self-validation, synthesis and fusion of quasi-redundant sensors, IEEE Trans. Instrumentation and Measurement, Vol. 50, No. 6, December 2001.

·  J.L. Frolik, Reconstruction of multilayered lossy media from one-sided plane wave impulse reflection responses: the bistatic case, IEEE Trans. Geo. & Rem. Sens., Vol. 39, No. 9, September 2001.

·  J.L. Frolik and A.E. Yagle, Forward and inverse scattering for discrete layered lossy and absorbing media, IEEE Trans. Circuits and Systems-II, Vol. 44, No. 9, September 1997.

·  A.E. Yagle and J.L. Frolik, On the feasibility of impulse reflection response data for the two-dimensional inverse scattering problem, IEEE Trans. Ant. and Prop., Vol. 44, No. 12, December 1996.

·  J.L. Frolik and A.E. Yagle, A discrete-time formulation for the variable wave speed scattering problem in two dimensions, Inverse Problems, Vol. 12, No. 6, June 1996.

·  J.L. Frolik and A.E. Yagle, An asymmetric discrete-time approach for the design and analysis of periodic waveguide gratings, IEEE J. Lightwave Tech., Vol. 13, No. 2, February 1995.

·  J.L. Frolik and A.E. Yagle, Reconstruction of multi-layered lossy dielectrics from plane wave impulse responses at two angles of incidence, IEEE Trans. Geo. & Rem. Sens., Vol. 33, No. 2, February 1995.

Education

·  J. Frolik, Implementation of handheld, RF test equipment in the Classroom and the field, IEEE Trans. Education, Vol. 50, No. 3, August 2007.

·  J. Frolik and M. Fortney, A low-cost wireless platform for first year, interdisciplinary projects, IEEE Trans. Education, Vol. 49, No. 1, February 2006.

·  J. Frolik and J.B. Zurn, Evaluation of Tablet PCs for engineering instruction and content development, ASEE Computers in Education Journal, Vol. 15, No. 3, July-September 2005.

·  J.L. Frolik and T.M. Weller, Wireless sensor system design: an approach for a multi-university design course offering, IEEE Trans. Education, Vol. 45, No. 2, May 2002.

CONFERENCE PAPERS & PRESENTATIONS [2008 - DATE]

Technical

·  J. Cooper, S. DiStasi, T. Weller and J. Frolik, An electrically reconfigurable reverberation chamber for the emulation of severe multipath channels, 2009 Wireless and Microwave Technology Conference (WAMICON 2009), Clearwater, FL, April 20-21, 2009.

·  J. Frolik, C. Skalka and B. Wemple, An Investigation of new snow water equivalence sensing modalities, American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting, San Francisco, December 15-19 2008.

·  C. Skalka, J. Frolik, B. Wemple and T. Neuman, A distributed in situ measurement systems for snow water equivalence, International Snow Science Workshop (ISSW), Whistler CAN, Sept. 21-27, 2008.

·  C. Chen and J. Frolik, Improved footprint modeling for wireless sensor networks, IEEE Int. Symposium on Antennas and Propagation, San Diego, CA, July 5-12, 2008.

·  S. DiStasi, S. Melais, R.Ketcham, B. Zivonovic, J. Cooper, J. Frolik and T. Weller, A compact, reconfigurable chamber for emulating severe multipath fading, IEEE Int. Symposium on Antennas and Propagation, San Diego, CA, July 5-12, 2008.

·  M. Casari, J. Ewing, C. Henwood, C. Robinson, M. Seekins, J. Frolik, and C. Skalka, An In-situ, snow water equivalence monitoring system with improved temporal and spatial resolution, 65th Eastern Snow Conference, May 28-30, 2008, Fairlee, VT.

Education

·  C. Haden, P. Flikkema, T. Weller, J. Frolik, W. Verrei-Berenback and W. Shiroma, Assessment of a hybrid, online/in-class course developed at multiple universities, 2009 ASEE Annual Conference, Austin, TX, June 14-17.

·  J. Frolik, T. Weller, P. Flikkema and W. Shiroma, Work in Progress: MUSE - Multi-University Systems Education, FIE 2008, Saratoga Springs NY, October 22-25.

·  A. Chidanandan, P. Ferro, J. Frolik, M. Hirotani, K. Schmidt, D. Walter, J. Williams, Panel Session - Pen-based Computing in the Engineering and Science Classroom: Implementation Scenarios from Three Institutions, FIE 2008, Saratoga Springs NY, October 22-25.

CONFERENCE PAPERS & PRESENTATIONS [2002-2007]

Technical

·  S. DiStasi, J. Galbreath, R. Ketcham and J. Frolik, Wireless sensors, sensing wireless (WSSW) for the characterization of multipath fading, Sixth International Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks (IPSN07), w/demonstration, April 25-27, 2007, Cambridge, MA.

·  R.Ketcham and J. Frolik, A low-complexity, compact antenna for mitigating frequency-selective fading , Sixth International Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks (IPSN07), w/demonstration, April 25-27, 2007, Cambridge, MA.

·  X. Sean Wang and J. Frolik, EnArchi: A robust and manageable approach for dynamic large-scale sensor networks, 2006 AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco CA, December 11-15.

·  R. Ketcham, J. Frolik, B. Zivanovic, S. Melais, and T. Weller, Effectiveness of simple diversity methods in mitigating hyper-Rayleigh fading environments,2006 IEEE Wireless and Microwave Conference, Clearwater FL, December 4-5.

·  J. Kay and J. Frolik Derandomization of channel access in wireless sensor networks using simple automata, International Conference on Autonomic and Autonomous Systems (ICAS06), Silicon Valley, CA July 19-21, 2006.

·  J. Galbreath and J. Frolik, Channel allocation strategies for wireless sensors statically deployed in multipath environments, Fifth International Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks (IPSN06), special track on Sensor Platform, Tools and Design Methods for Networked Embedded Systems (SPOTS), April 19-21, 2006, Nashville, TN.

·  B. Capsuto and J. Frolik, A system to monitor signal fade due to weather phenomena for outdoor sensor systems, Fifth International Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks (IPSN06), demonstration for special track on Sensor Platform, Tools and Design Methods for Networked Embedded Systems (SPOTS), April 19-21, 2006, Nashville, TN.

·  R. Ketcham and J. Frolik, Demonstration of high bandwidth sensor acquisition utilizing a mesh network topology, Fifth International Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks (IPSN06), demonstration for special track on Sensor Platform, Tools and Design Methods for Networked Embedded Systems (SPOTS), April 19-21, 2006, Nashville, TN.

·  B. Liang, J. Frolik and X. Wang, A predictive QoS strategy for wireless sensor networks, 1st International Workshop on Resource Provisioning and Management in Sensor Networks (RPSMN05), Washington DC, November 7-10, 2005.

·  D. Kaminsky, R. Ketcham, D. Pechenick, J. Klein, F. Flynn, J. Thompson-Figueroa, S. Lang, C. Irvin, J. Bates and J. Frolik, Imaging Lung Tissue Strain by Elastography Using Computerized Tomography, 2005 International Conference of the American Thoracic Society (ATS), San Diego, May 20-25.

·  C. Fitzhugh, J. Frolik, J. Covell, R. Ketcham and T. Meyer, 2.4 GHz multipath environments in airframes , 2005 Wireless and Microwave Technology Conference (WAMICON 2005), Clearwater, FL, April 7-8, 2005.

·  J. Kay and J. Frolik, Quality of Service analysis and control for wireless sensor networks, 1st IEEE International Conference on Mobile Ad-hoc and Sensor Systems (MASS 2004), Ft. Lauderdale, FL., Oct. 25-27, 2004.

·  A. Fredman, J. Frolik and B. Garra, Lung strain profiles using computed tomography elastography, 2004 IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Conference (EMBS04), San Francisco, Sept. 1-5, 2004.

·  P. Flikkema and J. Frolik, From Circuit to Network: Engineering Across Layers and Disciplines in Wireless Sensor Networks, invited presentation at the 2004 Wireless and Microwave Technology Conference, Clearwater, FL, April 15-16, 2004.

·  J. Frolik, QoS control for random access wireless sensor networks, 2004 Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC04), Atlanta, March 21-25, 2004.

·  L. Yeary, G. Cunningham, N. Panduga, J. Frolik, C. Darvennes, K. Walsh, M. Crain, R. Cohn and S. Harfenist, Design, analysis, and testing of electrostatically actuated micromembranes, 2003 ASME International Congress and Exposition, Washington D.C., November 16-21, 2003.

·  A. Fanimokun and J. Frolik, Effects of natural propagation environments on wireless sensor network coverage area, 2003 Southeastern Symposium on System Theory (SSST03), Morgantown, WV, March 16-18, 2003.

·  B. J. Howell and J. Frolik, An Internet-based, inverse-GPS system for monitoring and tracking mobile aquatic sensors, IEEE Sensors 2002, Orlando, FL, June 12-13.

·  B. George, J. Knight and J. Frolik, A nine-position, electrostatic microstage, IEEE SECON 2002, Columbia, SC, April 5-7.

Education

·  J. Frolik, Integration of Tablet PCs into collaborative learning environments, 2007 ASEE Annual Conference: Computers in Education Division, Honolulu HI, June 24-27.

·  J. Frolik, F. Sansoz, D. Rizzo and A. Sadek, A multidisciplinary curricular effort incorporating wireless sensors, 2007 ASEE Annual Conference: Multidisciplinary Engineering Division, Honolulu HI, June 24-27.

·  M. Fortney and J. Frolik, Adaptation of a low-cost wireless sensor for freshman and outreach programs, 2005 ASEE New England Section Conference, Fairfield, CT, April 8-9.

·  J. Frolik, Laboratory-enhancement of digital and wireless communications courses, invited submittal, 2005 ASEE Annual Conference, Portland, OR, June 12-15.

·  J. Frolik and T. Keller, Wireless Sensor Networks: An interdisciplinary topic for freshman design, 2005 ASEE Annual Conference, Portland, OR, June 12-15.

·  J. Frolik, A Comprehensive, Laboratory-Enhanced Communications Curriculum, poster presentation at NSF EEC Grantees meeting, Washington DC, February 17-18, 2005 and the Wireless and Microwave Technology Conferences, Clearwater, FL, April 15-16, 2005 & April 7-8, 2005.

·  J. Frolik, Implementation of Tablet PCs in engineering laboratory and design environments, poster presentation, HP Higher Ed Technology for Teaching Recipient Workshop, Monterey, CA, Nov. 4-5, 2004.

·  J. Frolik, A Comprehensive, Laboratory-Enhanced Communications Curriculum, invited paper, 2004 ASEE Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, UT, June 20-23, 2004.

·  J. Frolik and J.B. Zurn, Evaluation of Tablet PCs for engineering instruction and content development, 2004 ASEE Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, UT, June 20-23, 2004.

·  J. Frolik, J. Biernacki, G. Cunningham and S. Mahajan, An introductory multidisciplinary, design course in MEMS, 2002 ASEE Annual Conference, Montreal, June 16-19.

CONFERENCE PAPERS & PRESENTATIONS [1994-2002]

Technical

·  A. Mahatvaraj, N. Vora, J. Bush, G. Cunningham, J. Biernacki and J. Frolik, Surface micro-machined mirrors using simple floating and fixed hinge designs for three-layer process, 2001 ASME Congress - MEMS Symposium, New York, November 11-16.

·  M. Lou, M. Abdelrahman and J. Frolik, Fusion of sensors with multisampling rates using wavelet transforms, 2001 American Control Conference, Arlington, VA, June 25-27.

·  J.L. Frolik and M. Abdelrahman, Synthesis of quasi-redundant sensor data: a probabilistic approach, 2000 American Control Conference, Chicago, June 28-30, 2000.

·  P.V. Chaganti, S. Orth, J. Frolik and M. Abdelrahman, Fuzzy rules for sensor self-validation and confidence measure, 2000 American Control Conference, Chicago, June 28-30, 2000.

·  M. Abdelrahman, P. Kandasamy and J. Frolik , A methodology for fusion of redundant sensors, 2000 American Control Conference, Chicago, June 28-30, 2000.

·  H. Zhu and J.L. Frolik, A hybrid hardware/software receiver architecture for wireless sensor systems, 2000 Southeastern Symposium on System Theory, Tallahassee, Florida, March 5-7, 2000.

·  V. Vijayakumar and J.L. Frolik, A convenient methodology for the hardware implementation for fusion of quasi-redundant sensors, 2000 Southeastern Symposium on System Theory, Tallahassee, Florida, March 5-7, 2000.

·  J.L. Frolik, Time-domain techniques for reconstructing lossy layered media from one-sided scattering, 1999 AP-S International Symposium, Orlando, July 11-16, 1999.

·  J.L. Frolik, Applying Monte Carlo methods to neural network development, 31st Southeastern Symposium on System Theory (SSST 99), Auburn University, March 21-23, 1999.

·  J.L. Frolik, Reconstruction of multi-layered lossy dielectrics from one-sided oblique TE and TM plane wave impulse responses, IGARSS 98, Seattle, July 6-10, 1998.

·  J.L. Frolik and A.E. Yagle, On the feasibility of impulse reflection responses of 1-D absorbing discrete layered electromagnetic media, PIERS 1995, Seattle, July 24-28, 1995.

·  J.L. Frolik, Optimal pre-processing of spectral vibration data for defect detection and classification using neural networks, © Copyright 1994, Hughes Aircraft Company.

Education

·  J. Frolik and T. Weller, An internet-based approach to multi-university course offerings, 2001 ASEE-Southeastern Section Meeting, Charleston, April 2001.

FUNDING FOR RESEARCH AND EDUCATION

Research

·  PI: GOALI/Collaborative Research: Passive, Diamagnetic Inertial Sensing Integrated with High-Sensitivity Telemetry ($136k of $405.7k), NSF (9/09-8/12), Grant No. ECCS-0925728, Collaborators: M. Dewoolkar (UVM) and J. Wang and T. Weller (Univ. South Florida).

·  co-PI (w/ W. Lakin (PI), J. Marshall (ME), D. Hitt (ME), and J. Wu (Physics)): Active Surface Technologies for Dust Mitigation in Martian and Lunar Environments ($750k), NASA (9/08 - 9/11).

·  co-PI (w/ B. Holmén (EnvE, PI), D. Huston (ME), R. Jenkins (ME), L. Gregory (CDAE), T. Macias (Soc) and T. Streeter (Soc)): Signature Project # 2: Emissions and Performance of Alternative Vehicles in Northern Climates (direct of $1.1M), UVM Transportation Research Center (9/07 – 9/11).

·  PI (w/ C. Skalka, CS; B. Wemple, Geography and T. Neumann, Geology): An in situ, snow water equivalent monitoring system with improved temporal and spatial resolution ($75k), NASA/Vermont Space Grant Consortium (6/07 - 9/09).

·  co-PI (w/ X. Wang, CS): The use of autonomous agents in dynamic, complex and robust sensor networks ($45k), Sponsoring Organization: Vermont EPSCoR, GRA recipients: B. Liang and L. Chen (1/08-6/09).

·  co-PI (w/ X. Wang, CS): A wireless sensor network research testbed ($11.5k), Sponsoring Organization: CEMS Next Generation Inititative, (2007).

·  PI: Wireless sensor networks for aircraft support systems ($157.9k), Sponsoring Organization: Goodrich Fuel and Utility Systems (1/06-12/07).

·  PI: Channel characterization for aerospace wireless sensor networks ($65k), Sponsoring Organization: Goodrich Fuel and Utility Systems (6/04-12/05).

·  PI: Vermont EPSCoR Equipment Grant ($19k) for a 6 GHz portable spectrum analyzer with tracking generator (2005).

·  co-PI (w/ X. Wang, CS): Wireless sensor network optimization with application QoS requirements ($25k), Sponsoring Organization: Vermont EPSCoR, GRA recipient: B. Liang (6/04-5/04).

·  PI: A low-cost linear-response wireless temperature sensor for extreme environments ($15.6k), Sponsoring Organization: Vermont EPSCoR, GRA recipient: M. Fortney (9/04-5/05).

·  PI: Collaborative signal processing for wireless sensor networks ($18.75k), Sponsoring Organization: Vermont EPSCoR, GRA recipient: L. Mayer (9/03-5/04).

·  Faculty sponsor for UVM’s Undergraduate Research Endeavors Competitive Awards (URECA!).
Project: Integrating RFID and mobile robotic hardware in a swarm scheme, recipient: G. Carpenter ($4k - 2007).
Project: Integrating Radio Frequency Identification and Wireless Sensor Network Technologies, recipient: H. Taylor ($4k - 2006).
Project: Wireless Node Tracking Using the Low Power, Highly Robust ZigBee Standard, recipient: R. Ketcham ($3k - 2005).
Project: A study of wireless sensor network routing protocols , recipient: B. Capsuto ($4k - 2004).
Project: An investigation of propagation characteristics for outdoor campus environments for common wireless frequency bands, recipient: J. Murch ($4k - 2003). This latter work was also supported by national Sigma Xi GIAR award.

·  Faculty sponsor for McNair Scholars Program ($3.3k) for underrepresented undergraduate students: Defining application constraints for wireless sensor networks (2005, H. Taylor) and Implementation of a testbed for wireless sensor network research (2004, C. Luyinduladio).

·  co-PI: TTU MEMS Initiative 2000 ($125k); Sponsoring Organizations: TTU College of Engineering, Centers for Water Resources, Electric Power and Manufacturing, ORNL and Intellisense, Inc.

·  PI: A wireless sensor system for monitoring aquatic specie behavior and environment ($20k), TTU Faculty Research Grant, TTU Center for Water Resources (8/00-5/02).

·  Faculty Investigator: Intelligent Integrated Industrial Process Sensing and Control (I3PSC) System Applied to and Demonstrated on Cupola Furnaces ($35.3k of $964k); Sponsoring Agency: DOE, TTU Center for Manufacturing Research (1/99-12/01).

·  PI: Remote Monitoring and Classification of Bioelectric Signals as a Measure of Water Toxicity ($25k); Sponsoring Agency: TTU Center for Water Resources (1/99 - 8/00).

·  co-PI, Novel techniques for pattern classification, Hughes Aircraft IR&D Funding (1994).

Education

·  PI: MUSE: A model for undergraduate learning of complex-engineered systems ($159k of $500k), NSF (9/07-8/10), Grant No. DUE-0717326, Collaborators: T. Weller (Univ. South Florida), P. Flikkema (Northern Arizona Univ.) and W. Shiroma (Univ. Hawaii).

·  PI: A curriculum development laboratory for sensor system courses ($10k), UVM Center for Teaching and Learning/College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences (6/06-12/07).

·  co-PI: Educational Value and Validity - Student Adaptation to Tablet PC Technology in Business and Engineering Curriculums ($100k), Microsoft Corp. (6/06-5/08).

·  PI: Integration of service-learning into a first-year engineering design course ($3k), UVM Community-University Partnerships and College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences (12/05-12/06).

·  PI: Implementation of Tablet PCs in engineering laboratory and design environments ($69.6k), HP Technology for Teaching Grant (5/04-4/06).

·  PI: A comprehensive, laboratory-enhanced signals and communications curriculum ($115k), NSF and UVM (8/03-8/05), Grant No. DUE-0310150

·  PI: Evaluation of Table PCs for engineering course content development and for senior design environments ($3.7k), UVM Center for Teaching and Learning (7/03-8/04).

·  co-PI: A hands on design course for electrical and computer engineering and mechanical engineering freshman: EE/ME 1 ($6.7k), UVM Center for Teaching and Learning (7/03-8/05).

·  Coordinator: Digital Communications Test Bench ($72k), Contributors: Bell South, private donors, Dept. ECE and College of Engineering, December 2001. (TTU)

·  Coordinator: Cellular Communications Test Bench, Contributor: Ericcson, February 2002. (TTU)

·  PI: Communication system simulation software for undergraduate education ($52k), Elanix, Inc., May 2000. (TTU)

PATENTS and PATENT APPLICATIONS

·  Method of making a decision on the status of a mechanical system using input and response data acquired in situ, US Patent No. 7,395,167 (Issued: July 1, 2008).

·  Zero-order energy smart antenna and repeater, w/ Tom Weller, University of South Florida (USF). US Patent Application Serial No. 11/608,462 (Filed: December 8, 2006).

·  Compact reconfigurable channel emulator, w/ Tom Weller, University of South Florida (USF). US Patent Application Serial No. 60/973,915 (Filed: September 20, 2007).

·  A distributive, non-destructive real-time system and method to snowpack monitoring, w/ Chris Skalka, University of Vermont, Application No. 12566797 (Filed: September 2009).

GRADUATE STUDENTS

·  J. Kay, Energy and channel efficient control of wireless sensor network clusters , PhD EE dissertation, UVM, March 2007.

·  K. Clark, Evolution of sensor control strategies for over-deployed wireless sensor networks, MSCS project, UVM (co-advised with X. Wang), May 2009.

·  S. DiStasi, In situ measurement and emulation of severe multipath environments, MSEE thesis, UVM, October 2008.

·  C. Chen, Footprint molding and connectivity analysis for wireless sensor networks, MSEE thesis, UVM, October 2008.

·  R. Ketcham, Characterization and mitigation of hyper-Rayleigh fading, MSEE thesis, UVM, October 2007.

·  M. Fortney, A low-cost, linear response wireless temperature sensor for extreme environments, MSEE thesis, UVM, March 2007.

·  B. Capsuto, Characterization and impact of radio signal variation for statically deployed wireless sensors, MSEE thesis, UVM, October 2006.

·  C. Fitzhugh, Multipath characterization of enclosed environments, MSEE thesis, UVM, March 2006.

·  J. Galbreath, Channel allocation strategies for wireless sensor networks statically deployed in multipath environments, MSEE thesis, UVM, March 2006.

·  L. Mayer, On the robustness of wireless sensor network target tracking algorithms, MSEE thesis, UVM, October 2004.

·  S. Maciejowski, Development of a low-cost, low-power wireless sensor network, MSEE thesis, UVM, October 2003.

·  A. Fredman, Lung strain profiles using computed tomography elastography, MSEE thesis, UVM, October 2003.

·  A. Fanimokun, Performance of randomly deployed wireless sensor networks in different propagation environments, MSEE thesis, TTU (co-advised with P.K. Rajan), April 2003.

·  J. Howell, Internet-based monitoring and tracking utilizing ultrasonic transmitters and hyperbolic multilateration, MSEE thesis, TTU, August 2002.

·  A. Balasubramanian, Formulation and evaluation of serial concatenated turbo codes, MSEE thesis, TTU, May 2001.

·  S. Seshan, Comparison and performance of MPEG2 and fractal compression methods on moving images, MSEE thesis, TTU, May 2001.

·  P. Chaganti, An evaluation of CMA for blind deconvolution of 16-ary QAM signals, MSEE thesis, TTU, March 2001.

·  H. Zhu, A hybrid hardware/software receiver for wireless sensor systems, MSEE thesis, TTU, July 2000.

AWARDS

·  ASEE Southeastern Section New Teacher Award (2002)

·  Co-recipient: TTU's L.E. Sissom Innovation and Creativity Award (2002): The interdisciplinary development of academic and research programs in MEMS

·  TTU's L.E. Sissom Innovation and Creativity Award (2000): An internet-based multi-university collaborative design course

·  Hughes Aircraft Co. Fellowship for Doctoral Study (1991-94)

OTHER

·  Faculty advisor to the Alternative Energy Racing Organizations (AERO) at UVM (2006-date)

·  IEEE Student Branch faculty advisor at UVM (2002-date)

·  HKN faculty advisor at TTU (1999-2002)

·  Cycling club faculty advisor at TTU (2002)

·  TPC Member for Radio and Wireless Symposium (RWS 2008)

·  TPC Member for International Sensors Conference (Sensors 2007, Sensors 2009)

·  TPC Member for International Conference on Distributed Computer Systems (ICDCS 2007)

·  TPC Member for the Wireless and Microwave Technology Conference (WAMICON 2005, 2006, 2009); Session Chair (2004-2006), Tutorial co-chair (2006)

·  TPC Member for International Conference of Sensor Networks (SENET 2005)

·  TPC Member for the International Conference on Intelligent Sensors, Sensor Networks and Information Processing (ISSNIP 2005)

·  Reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, IEEE Communications Magazine, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics – Part A, IEEE Transactions on Education, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters.