Alumni of Prof. Brian L. Evans' Group

Ph.D. - MS - Undergraduate

Ph.D. Alumni

Gregory E. Allen received his BSEE (1991), MSEE (1998), and PhDEE (2011) degrees from UT Austin. His dissertation is entitled Computational Process Networks: A Model and Framework for High-Throughput Signal Processing. Since 1993, he has been a full-time Research Engineer in the Advanced Technology Laboratory in the Sonar Development Division at the UT Austin Applied Research Laboratories. From 1993 to 2011, he was a part-time graduate ECE student at UT Austin. His 1998 Master's report was entitled Real-Time Sonar Beamforming on a Symmetric Multiprocessing Unix Workstations Using Process Networks and POSIX Pthreads. He has a long successful track record of research, development, prototyping, and field testing of advanced experimental sonar imaging systems. In advanced sonar imaging systems, a front-end high-resolution beamformer requires 4-20 GFLOPS of computation and 50-200 Mbytes/s of data throughput. He has been leading an effort to replace expensive inflexible custom hardware and custom off-the-shelf embedded boards for 3-D sonar beamformers with desktop multiprocessor workstations and arrays of laptops to reduce development and manufacturing costs.
PhD research areas: electronic design automation, scalable software frameworks for signal processing, sonar beamforming

Dogu Arifler finished his BSEE (May 1997), MSEE (May 1999), and Ph.D.E.E. (May 2004) at UT Austin. His dissertation is entitled Network Tomography Based on Flow Level Measurements (co-advisors were Prof. Gustavo de Veciana and Prof. Brian L. Evans). His Master's report was entitled Dynamic Network Management for Service-Driven Networks (advisor was Prof. San-qi Li). As mentioned in his Vita section of his PhD dissertation, Dr. Arifler worked full-time at National Instruments in Austin as a software engineer from July 1999 to December 2000. His senior design project (Spring 1997) was to design and implement a client-server architecture for a Web-Enabled Simulation framework for microcontrollers and digital signal processor simulators and debuggers. Upon finishing his PhD, Dr. Arifler joined the Dept. of Computer Engineering at Eastern Mediterranean University in Famagusta, Cyprus, where he currently holds the rank of Professor. Dr. Arifler can be reached at dogu.arifler AT emu.edu.tr.

PhD research areas: estimation of path/bottleneck sharing from passive network flow measurements

Guner Arslan finished his Ph.D.E.E. at UT Austin in December of 2000. His dissertation was entitled Equalization for Discrete Multitone Transceivers. He received his BSEE (1994) and MSEE (1996) degrees at the Yildiz Technical University. His MS thesis was entitled Stereophonic Acoustic Echo Cancellation. He began his Ph.D.E.E. studies at UT Austin in the Spring of 1998. He has published papers in real-time DTMF detection, neural networks for beamforming, automated fingerprint analysis, synthetic aperture radar image compression, image quality assessment, and equalization for ADSL systems. In the Fall 2000 semester, he was the head teaching assistant for the Real-Time Digital Signal Processing Laboratory course. In 2001 and 2002, he worked as Design Engineer at Cicada Semiconductor in Austin, Texas. From 2002 to 2007, he worked as a System Design Engineer at Silicon Laboratories in Austin, Texas. From 2007 to 2010, he worked as a Principal Systems Design Engineer at NXP in Austin, Texas, which had become ST-NXP Wireless and more recently ST-Ericsson. Since December 2010, he has been working as a Staff Systems Engineer at Silicon Laboratories in Austin, Texas. He can be reached at guner_arslan@yahoo.com.

PhD research areas: channel equalization, multicarrier modulation, ADSL transceiver design

Serene Banerjee finished her PhDEE degree in August, 2004. Her dissertation was entitled Composition-Guided Image Acquisition. She received her BSEE degree (1999) at the Indian Institute of Technology at Kharagpur, India, and her MSEE degree (2001) at UT Austin. Her BS thesis was Image Matching and 3-D Image Reconstruction using Wavelet Transform Techniques for stereo imaging. At UT Austin, she was the teaching assistant for the Real-Time Digital Signal Processing Laboratory in Fall 1999 and the Senior Design Project course in Spring 2000. As mentioned in the Vita section of her PhD dissertation, Dr. Banerjee worked at Nokia in Dallas, Texas, in the Summer of 2001, Ricoh California Research Center in Menlo Park, California, in Summer of 2002. In Summer 2004, he was an intern at Sozotek Wireless in Austin, Texas. From November 2004 to July 2005, she was a CAD Engineer at Intel in Portland, Oregon, where she worked in imaging for optical proximity correction in next-generation semiconductor process technology. From August 2005 to November 2006, she was a Senior Software Engineer at Texas Instruments in Bangalore, India, and worked on improving image/video codecs on embedded digital signal processors. From November 2006 to April 2013, she was a Research Scientist at HP Labs in Bangalore, India. From April 2013 to December 2014, she was a Senior Imaging Expert in the Personal and Printing Systems Group R&D Hub at HP in Bangalore, India. Since January 2015, she has been a Lead Engineer at Tyco Security Products in Bangalore, India. She can be reached at banerjee.serene@gmail.com.

PhD research areas: joint optical-digital image acquisition, image compression, video compression

Aditya Chopra finished his Ph.D.E.E. at UT Austin in December of 2011. His dissertation was entitled Modeling and Mitigation of Interference in Wireless Receivers with Multiple Antennae. He received his BS degree in May 2003 from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, and his MS degree in May 2008 and PhD degree in December 2011 from The University of Texas at Austin. He held summer internships at Qualcomm R&D (2007, 2008 and 2009) and National Instruments (2010 and 2011). In 2012, he worked as a System Engineer at Fastback Networks in San Jose, California. Since January 2013, he has been working as a Staff Systems Engineer in the RF/Mobility group at National Instruments in Austin, Texas. He can be reached at adityachopra@gmail.com.

PhD research areas: multi-antenna wireless receivers for interference-limited channels

Niranjan Damera-Venkata finished his Ph.D.E.E. at UT Austin in December of 2000. His dissertation was entitled Analysis and Design of Vector Error Diffusion Systems for Image Halftoning. He received his BSEE degree (1997) from the University of Madras in Madras, India, and his MSEE degree (1999) from UT Austin. In his BSEE project work, he developed efficient, automated procedures for determining the stability of two-dimensional, non-separable infinite impulse response filters. During the 1997-1998 academic year, he was the teaching assistant for the Real-Time Digital Signal Processing Laboratory course. As a graduate student, he completed research projects in analog filter optimization, digital filter design, multidimensional filter stability and stabilization, and image halftoning. Since June 2000, Dr. Damera-Venkata has been working full-time at HP Labs in Palo Alto, California, where he is currently a Principal Scientist in the Multimedia Interaction and Understanding Laboratory. He can be reached at damera@exch.hpl.hp.com.

PhD research areas: media rendering, multi-projector systems, applied machine learning and computer vision/graphics

Ming Ding graduated with his PhDEE degree from UT Austin in August, 2004. His dissertation was entitled Channel Equalization to Achieve High Bit Rates In Discrete Multitone Systems. As mentioned in the Vita section of his PhD dissertation, Dr. Ding received his BSEE degree (1995) from Nankai University in Tianjin, P.R. China, and his MSEE degree (1999) from the National University of Singapore. His MS thesis was Time Domain Equalizer Design For DMT-ADSL Transceivers. He has significant academic and industrial experience in wireline and wireless communications systems. For his MS degree, he published significant work in channel equalization for ADSL transceivers. From January to August of 2000, he was an R&D Engineer for the Centre for Wireless Communications at the National University of Singapore developing OFDM, Bluetooth FM radio, and wideband CDMA systems. He enrolled at UT Austin in Fall 2000. During the Fall 2000 semester, he was a teaching assistant for the Real-Time Digital Signal Processing Laboratory course. As mentioned in the Vita section of his PhD dissertation, Dr. Ding was an intern at the Texas Instruments Digital Signal Processing Solutions R&D Center in Dallas, Texas, during the summers of 2001, 2002, and 2003. From September 2004 to October 2005, he was a Member of Technical Staff at Bandspeed in Austin, Texas. In November 2005, he joined Broadcom in San Jose, California, where he is currently a Principal DSP Engineer. He can be reached at mingdingcn@gmail.com.

PhD research areas: multicarrier equalization, ADSL transceiver design

Kapil Gulati graduated with his PhDEE degree from UT Austin in August, 2011. His dissertation was entitled Channel Equalization to Achieve High Bit Rates In Discrete Multitone Systems. received his BS degree in Electrical Engineering in 2004 from the Indian Institute of Technology in Guwahati, India, and his MS degree in Electrical Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin in May 2 008. From 2004 to 2006, he worked full-time at Texas Instruments in embedded hardware and software with him. In fall 2006, he was a teaching assistant for the senior design projects course. Thereafter, he was a research assistant in all other fall and spring semesters enrolled at UT Austin. He was an intern at Intel Labs in Santa Clara, California, in summers of 2007, 2008 and 2009, and at Qualcomm in San Diego, California, in summer 2010. He currently works at Qualcomm in San Diego, California.

PhD research areas: analysis and design of wireless communication systems under radio frequency interference (impulsive noise)

Kyungtae Han finished his PhD degree in August 2006. His PhD dissertation was entitled Automating Transformations from Floating-point to Fixed-point for Implementing Digital Signal Processing Algorithms. He received his MSEE degree from Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea, in February 1998, and his BSEE degree from Korea University, Chungnam, Korea, in February 1996. His MS thesis was entitled Carrier Synchronization Scheme Using Input Signal Interpolation for Digital Receivers. From February 2000 to July 2002, he worked as a research engineer at the Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute, Daejeon, Korea. At ETRI, he developed multicarrier modulation transceivers for digital audio broadcasting and wideband CDMA systems. For system-level simulation and tradeoffs, he has been using the Coware Signal Processing Worksystem (SPW), National Instruments LabVIEW, Synopsys COSSAP, and UC Berkeley Ptolemy Classic. He is fluent in C and C++, as well as VHDL and assembly languages for several programmable digital signal processors (TI C30, TI C5000, and Motorola 56000). Kyungtae was a teaching assistant for the Senior Design Project course in Spring 2003 and Spring 2004. In Summer and Fall 2005, he was intern at Intel Labs in Portland, Oregon. Since Summer 2006, he has been at Intel Research Labs in Portland, Oregon, where he is currently a Research Scientist.

PhD research areas: wordlength optimization, low power design

Chao Jia received his BSEE degree in July 2009 from Tsinghua University and his MSEE degree from UT Austin in May 2011. In fall 2009, spring 2010, fall 2010 and spring 2011, he has been a teaching assistant for the real-time digital signal processing laboratory course. In summers of 2011, 2012 and 2013, he was an intern at Qualcomm in San Diego, California. He is currently a Senior System Engineering at Qualcomm R&D in San Diego, California.

PhD research areas: image superresolution using sparsity models

Thomas D. Kite finished his Ph.D.E.E. degree in August of 1998. His Ph.D. dissertation was entitled Design and Quality Assessment of Forward and Inverse Error Diffusion Halftoning Algorithms. (co-advisors were Prof. Alan C. Bovik and Prof. Brian L. Evans). For his Ph.D. dissertation, Tom developed a formal framework for analyzing, comparing, and designing, forward and inverse image halftoning algorithms by drawing on his experience in audio and acoustics. As mentioned in the Vita section of his PhD dissertation, Dr. Kite received his B.S. in Physics from Oxford University in England in 1993, and his M.S.E.E. in Audio and Acoustics at UT Austin in 1995. Tom has industrial experience in analog/digital hardware design, hardware/software design, and embedded digital signal processors. As mentioned on his online resume, he worked as an intern at HP Labs in Palo Alto, California (Summer 1997) and Xerox Labs in Webster, New York (Summer 1998). He joined Audio Precision in Portland, Oregon, in February 1999 as a DSP Engineer. At Audio Precision, he was elevated to Director of Engineering in 2007 and Vice President of Engineering in 2008. He passed away in September 2015 from complications due to cancer.

PhD research area: halftoning, image quality metrics, audio data conversion

Debarati Kundu finished her PhDEE degree in Spring 2016. Her Ph.D. dissertation was entitled Subjective and Objective Quality Evaluation of Synthetic and High Dynamic Range Images. For her Ph.D. dissertation, she conducted visual quality assessment studies for the synthetic image database and high dynamic range (HDR) image database that she assembled and released. HDR images provide 16, 24 or 32 bits/color/pixel vs. standard dynamic range images that provide 8 bits/color/pixel. For HDR images, she conducted a small-scale laboratory study for controlled image viewing settings as well as a large-scale crowdsourced study of more than 5,000 people for more realistic image viewing settings. She evaluated more than 50 visual quality assessment methods for their correlation to subjective evaluations for both synthetic and HDR images, including three of her own methods. As mentioned in the Vita section of her PhD dissertation, she received her Bachelors in Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering from Jadavpur University, India, in 2010, and her MS degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin in Spring 2012. At UT Austin, she worked as both a graduate teaching assistant and a graduate research assistant. Since July 2016, she has been with Qualcomm Research in Bangalore, India, as a Senior Engineer.

PhD research area: image quality assessment

Jing Lin finished her Ph.D.E.E. degree at UT Austin in May 2014. Her Ph.D. dissertation was entitled Robust Transceivers for Combating Impulsive Noise in Powerline Communications. She received her BS degree in Electrical Engineering in summer 2008 from Tsinghua University and her MS degree in Electrical Engineering in spring 2010 from The University of Texas at Austin. She enrolled at UT Austin in fall 2008. She had been a teaching assistant for the sophomore course Linear Systems and Signals in fall 2008 and for the junior/senior course Real-time Digital Signal Processing Laboratory course in fall 2009. In other fall/spring semesters at UT Austin, she had been a research assistant. She held summer internships at National Instruments (Austin, Texas) in 2010, Huawei (Dallas, Texas) in 2011, and Texas Instruments (Dallas, Texas) in 2012 and 2013. She is currently a Senior Staff Engineer at Qualcomm in Santa Clara, CA USA.

PhD research areas: statistical signal processing; interference modeling and mitigation; smart grid communications

Biao Lu finished her Ph.D.E.E. at UT Austin in December of 2000. Her Ph.D. dissertation was entitled Wireline Channel Estimation and Equalization. She received her BSBE (1992) from the Capital Institute of Medicine in Beijing, P. R. China, and her MSEE (1997) from UT Austin. She has a rich, diverse background in biomedical, electrical, and computer engineering. Her research interests include signal processing, image processing, neural networks, and embedded systems. She has modeled hybrid neural network and signal processing systems, designed neural networks for signal and image processing applications, and developed new algorithms for parameter estimation. For the Summer of 1999, she was an intern in Acquisitions Systems, Austin Systems Center, Schlumberger, Austin, Texas. From 2000 to 2006, she worked as a Senior Software Engineer at Schlumberger in Sugar Land, Texas. She is currently a Senior Software Engineer at OpenSpirit in Sugar Land, Texas. She can be reached at iambiao@yahoo.com.

PhD research areas: multicarrier equalization, ADSL transceiver design, neural networks

Milos Milosevic finished his Ph.D.E.E. at UT Austin in May 2003. His Ph.D. dissertation was entitled Maximizing Data Rate of Discrete Multitone Systems using Time Domain Equalization Design. He received his BSEE (1996) and his MSEE (1998) degrees from the Illinois Institute of Technology. His MS thesis was in tomographic imaging. While he was a PhD student from 1998 to 2003, he was employed full-time in Austin, first at Freescale Semiconductor, then at Texas Instruments, and finally at Schlumberger, as mentioned in the Vita section of his PhD dissertation. He was with Schlumberger in Houston, Texas, from June 2001 to January 2013. Since February 2013, he has been with Halliburton in Houston, Texas, as a Senior Engineering Manager for Sensor Physics.

PhD research areas: wireline echo cancellation, multicarrier equalization, ADSL transceiver design

Vishal Monga finished his PhDEE degree at UT Austin in August 2005. His Ph.D. dissertation was entitled Perceptual Based Methods for Robust Image Hashing. He received a BSEE degree from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati in May 2001 and an MSEE degree from The University of Texas at Austin in May 2003. During 2001-2003, he was a teaching assistant for the Real-Time Digital Signal Processing Laboratory. As mentioned in the Vita section of his PhD dissertation, he was a summer intern at Xerox Labs in Webster, New York, in summers of 2003 and 2004, and a summer 2005 intern at Microsoft Research Labs in Redmond, WA. From August 2005 to August 2009, he worked full-time at Xerox Labs, first in El Segundo, California, and then in Webster, New York. He joined the faculty at Pennsylvania State University in fall 2009, where he is currently a tenured Associate Professor. He can be reached at vmonga@engr.psu.edu.

PhD research areas: perceptual image hashing, image halftoning, human visual system modeling

Yousof Mortazavi received his BS degree in Electrical Engineering in 2006 from the University of Tehran in Tehran, Iran, and his MS and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin in May 2008 and May 2015, respectively. He enrolled at UT Austin in Fall 2006. In fall 2006, he was a teaching assistant for the introduction to electrical engineering course. From spring 2007 to spring 2012, he was a research assistant at The University of Texas at Austin. In summer 2008, he was an intern at Intrinsity in Austin, Texas. He worked in a full-time permanent position with Cirrus Logic in Austin, Texas, from September 2012 to February 2016. He currently works for Ambiq Micro in Austin, Texas.

Research areas: digitally enhanced analog circuits; time-based delta-sigma analog-to-digital converters; continuous-time analog-to-digital converters

Marcel Nassar received his BS degree in Computer and Communications Engineering in June 2006 from the American University of Beirut, and his MS degree in Electrical Engineering in May 2008 and PhD degree in Electrical Engineering in August 2013 from The University of Texas at Austin. He enrolled at UT Austin in Fall 2006. In fall 2006, fall 2007 and fall 2010, he was a teaching assistant for the real-time digital signal processing laboratory. In fall and spring semesters while enrolled as a graduate student, he was research assistant. He held summer internships at Intel in Portland, Oregon, in 2008 and 2009, and at Texas Instruments in Dallas, Texas, in 2011 and 2012. He is a full-time graduate ECE student in the Communications, Networks, and Systems (CommNetS) curriculum track. He currently holds a full-time permanent position in the Mobile Solutions Lab at Samsung Information Systems America in San Diego, California.

Karl Nieman received his BSEE degree in Spring 2009 from New Mexico Tech and his MSECE degree in December 2011 and PhDECE degree in December 2014 from The University of Texas at Austin. From summer 2010 to summer 2012, he was a research assistant at the UT Austin Applied Research Labs. In fall 2012 and spring 2013, he was a research assistant in the Wireless Networking and Communications Group at UT Austin. In summer 2013, he held summer internships at National Instruments (June/July) and Freescale Semiconductor (August). He was the lead author on a paper that won the Best Paper Award at the 2013 IEEE International Symposium on Powerline Communications and Its Applications. As a graduate student at UT Austin and intern at National Instruments, he built the first real-time 100-antenna basestation prototype. Since January 2015, he has been with the Advanced Wireless Research Group at National Instruments in Austin, Texas.

PhD research areas: statistical signal processing; very large receive arrays; massive MIMO systems; interference mitigation; LTE cellular, smart grid and underwater acoustics communications

Hamood Rehman finished his PhDEE degree in Fall 2010. He had received his MSEE degree in Fall 2006 and his BSEE degree in Spring 2000 from The University of Texas at Austin. From 2000 to 2004, he worked full-time for the first two years for a variety of companies (Goldman-Sachs, Amtex Systems, and GFInet), and then taught undergraduate ECE courses in his home country for two years. In spring 2005, he enrolled for graduate studies at UT Austin. In summer 2007, He was an intern at Freescale Semiconductor in Austin, Texas, in spring 2007, and at Qualcomm MEMS Technologies in San Jose, California, in spring and fall of 2008. Since January 2011, he has been with Avvasi in Waterloo, Canada, as a Design Engineer.

PhD research areas: image halftoning, video halftoning, human visual system modeling

Wade C. Schwartzkopf finished his PhD degree at UT Austin in August 2002. His dissertation was entitled Maximum Likelihood Techniques for Joint Segmentation-Classification of Multi-spectral Chromosome Images (co-advisors were Prof. Brian L. Evans and Prof. Alan C. Bovik). He received his BS EECS double major (1997) from the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and an MSEE degree (1998) from UT Austin. His research interests in artificial intelligence and image processing are motivated by his interests in Biomedical Engineering. Wade is currently a Research Scientist at Integrity Applications Inc. in Chantilly, VA. Wade can be reached via web.utwade@spamgourmet.com.

PhD research areas: multispectral chromosome image segmentation and classification

Zukang Shen officially graduated with his PhD degree in May 2006. His dissertation was entitled Multiuser Resource Allocation in Multichannel Wireless Communication Systems (co-advisors were Prof. Jeffrey G. Andrews and Prof. Brian L. Evans). He received a BSEE degree from Tsinghua University in Beijing, China, in May, 2001, and an MSEE degree from The University of Texas at Austin in May 2003. His research interests are in multicarrier, multi-antenna wireless communication systems. During 2001-2003, he was a teaching assistant for the Real-Time Digital Signal Processing Laboratory. As mentioned in the Vita section of his dissertation, he was an intern at Freescale Semiconductor in Austin, Texas, in Spring and Summer of 2004. In Summer 2005, he was an intern at Texas Instruments in Dallas, Texas. From June 2006 to March 2009, he worked as System Engineer with the Wireless Infrastructure Group of Texas Instruments in Dallas, Texas. From March 2009 to July 2015, he was a System Engineer at Datang Mobile in Beijing, China, where he is involved in next-generation cellular standards and systems. He is currently a Consulting Researcher in the Core Technology Laboratory in Corporate Research and Technology at Lenovo in Beijing, China. He continues his leadership in next-generation cellular standards and systems. He can be reached at shenzukang@gmail.com.

PhD research areas: multiuser multichannel wireless communication systems (power and subcarrier allocation in multiuser multicarrier systems and precoding and antenna selection in multi-antenna systems)

K. Clint Slatton received his BSAE (1993), MSAE (1997), MSEE (1999), and Ph.D.E.E. (2001) degrees from UT Austin. His Ph.D. dissertation was entitled Adaptive Multiscale Estimation for Fusing Image Data (co-advisors were Prof. Melba Crawford and Prof. Brian L. Evans). He has been researching aerial and satellite imaging since 1993, including one year of full-time work experience at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasedena, California. From January 2002 to August of 2003, he worked as a full-time research engineer at the Center for Space Research at UT Austin. Since September 2003, he has been an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida. He can be reached at slatton@ece.ufl.edu.

PhD research areas: synthetic aperture radar image processing, multispectral multiresolution image fusion

Murat Torlak finished his Ph.D.E.E. degree at UT Austin in August of 1999. His Ph.D. dissertation was entitled Estimation and Capacity of Channels in Smart Antenna Wireless Communication Systems (co-advisors were Prof. Guanghan Xu and Prof. Brian L. Evans). As mentioned in the Vita section of his PhD dissertation, Dr. Torlak received his B.S.E.E. degree (1992) from Haceteppe University, his M.S.E.E. (1995) from The University of Texas at Austin. In his dissertation research, he developed robust smart antennas at the base station for improving performance of second-generation mobile outdoor communications systems. He currently holds the rank of Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at The University of Texas at Dallas in the Electrical Engineering Department. He can be reached at torlak@utdallas.edu.

PhD research areas: smart antennas for wireless communication systems

Dong Wei finished his Ph.D.E.E. in August of 1998. His Ph.D. dissertation was entitled Coiflet-Type Wavelets: Theory, Design, and Applications (co-advisors were Prof. Alan C. Bovik and Prof. Brian L. Evans). Dong received his B.S.E.E. from Tsinghua University in Beijing, China, in 1992, and his M.S.E.E. from Rice University in Houston, Texas, in 1995. His M.S.E.E. thesis was entitled Image Data Compression using Wavelet Decomposition. For his Ph.D. dissertation, he developed new families of one-dimensional and non-separable multidimensional wavelets. He is currently with SBC Labs in Austin, Texas, which is now called at&t Labs. He can be reached at wei@labs.sbc.com.

Phd research areas: multidimensional wavelet and filter bank design; Gabor transforms; time-frequency analysis; parameter estimation; subjective video quality assessment; communication systems

Kyle Wesson received his BSEE degree (2009) from Cornell University and his MSECE (2012) and PhD (2014) degrees from The University of Texas at Austin. In 2009-2010 and 2013-2014, he received a UT Austin Microelectronic and Computer Development Fellowship. From 2010-2011 to 2012-2013, he was awarded a US National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship. From 2014-2016, he worked at Zeta Associates in Fairfax, Virginia, which became a wholly owned subsidiary of Lockheed Martin on Aug. 18, 2014. In Oct. 2016, he became 2016-2017 Congressional Science and Technology Policy Fellow awarded by the Institute of Navigation. Dr. Wesson serves as a Science and Technology Policy Advisor to Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT).

PhD research areas: statistical signal processing; anti-spoofing methods for global positioning systems (GPS)

Ian C. Wong finished his PhDEE degree in May 2007. His Ph.D. dissertation was entitled A Unified Framework for Optimal Resource Allocation in Multiuser Multicarrier Wireless Systems. He graduated with his BSEE degree from the University of the Philippines in April 2000 and the MSEE degree from UT Austin in May 2004. His senior design project was the design and implementation of an ADSL system using TI TMS320C6000 Digital Signal Processors. From June 2000 to July 2002, he worked full-time as a systems engineer at the Advanced Science and Technology Institute in Manila, Philippines, where he developed BlueTooth transceivers. In Fall 2002 and Spring 2003, he was a teaching assistant for the Real-Time Digital Signal Processing Laboratory. In Summer 2003 and 2004, he was an intern at National Instruments in Austin, Texas. In Summer 2005 and 2006, he was an intern for Freescale Semiconductor in Austin, Texas. In Spring 2007, he was the co-instructor and teaching assistant for EE 351M Digital Signal Processing (theory). From Summer 2007 to February 2009, he was employed as a Systems Engineer III in the Wireless Mobile and Systems Group of Freescale Semiconductor in Austin, Texas. Since March 2009, he has been with National Instruments, where he is currently Group Manager of Advanced Wireless Research. He can be reached at Ian.Wong@NI.com.

PhD research areas: multicarrier communication systems (power and subcarrier allocation in multiuser OFDM systems, multiuser OFDM transceiver design)

Master's Alumni

Gregory E. Allen graduated with his MSEE degree from UT Austin in August of 1998 and his PhDEE degree from UT Austin in May of 2011. His MSEE report was entitled Real-Time Sonar Beamforming on a Symmetric Multiprocessing Unix Workstations Using Process Networks and POSIX Pthreads. Greg works full-time at the UT Applied Research Laboratories. See his entry above for PhD alumni.

Wael Barakat received his MSEE degree from UT Austin in May of 2009 and his BSEE degree at the American University of Beirut in May of 2007. For 2007-2009, he was a teaching assistant for the Real-Time Digital Signal Processing Laboratory course. In summer 2008, he worked at Qualcomm in Santa Clara, California. From 2009 to 2011, he worked full-time at Qualcomm in Santa Clara, California. He is currently an iOS Wireless Software/Firmware Engineer at Apple in Cupertino, California.

David Brunke received his MSEE degree from UT Austin in May of 2000 and his BSEE degree at Texas A&M in May of 1998. In his B.S.E.E. project work, he developed an indoor real-time wireless modem. He currently works full-time at the UT Applied Research Laboratories in the Advanced Sonar Group of the Sonar Development Division.

Young H. Cho finished his MSEE degree at UT Austin in May 2001. His MS report is entitled Implementation of a 3-D Sonar Beamformer Using the Computational Process Network Model on a Synergy Quad PowerPC G4 with AltiVec Board. In May of 1996, he finished his B.A. degree in Computer Sciences at the University of California at Berkeley. From 1996 to 1999, he worked full-time at Myricom designing and implementing high-speed networks and distributed systems. From 2001 to 2005, he was a PhDEE student at UCLA. From 2005 to 2007, he was a Visiting Assistant Professor at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. From 2007 to 2008, he was a post-doctoral researcher at UCLA in Los Angeles, California, In 2007, he founded Open Acceleration Systems Research in Chatsworth, California. He is currently at University of Southern California, where he is a Research Scientist at the Information Sciences Institute and a Research Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Electrical Engineering. He can be reached at younghc at gmail dot com.

Niranjan Damera-Venkata graduated with his MS degree from UT Austin in May of 1999. He finished his Ph.D. at UT in December of 2000. See his entry under Ph.D. alumni.

Amey A. Deosthali received his BSEE in May of 1996 from Pune, India, and his MSEE in May of 1998 from UT Austin. His MS report was entitled Embedded Signal Processing on Microcontrollers, From June 1998 to May 2000, he worked for Schlumberger at their Sugarland facility, which is located near Houston, Texas. From May 2000 to December 2001, he worked as a DSP Engineer on GSM cellular products for Ericsson in Durham, North Carolina. In Spring 2002, he worked at HelloSoft on as a Senior Member of Technical Staff on GSM/GPRS development in Campbell, California. From 2002 to March 2013, he was with Texas Instruments, first in San Diego, California, and then Dallas, Texas. Since March 2013, he has been with AMD in Austin, Texas. He is currently Manager for Embedded Printing & Imaging Products at AMD in Austin, Texas.

Srikanth Gummadi received his BSEE degree from the Indian Institute of Technology in Madras, India, in May of 1997, and his MSEE degree from UT Austin in December of 1998. His Master's report was entitled Space-Time Processing for Wireless Base Stations. From 1999-2000, he was a full-time Research Engineer at the Motorola Research Labs in Ft. Worth, Texas. From 2000-2005, he was a Manager of Physical Layer Communication Systems at Texas Instruments in Santa Rosa, California. From 2005-2009, he was at NextWave Wireless in San Diego, California, where was Vice President of Systems Engineering. From 2009-2011, he was a Principal Engineer at Qualcomm in San Diego, California. From 2011 to mid-2012, he as Vice President of Radio Engineering, and Head of Radio Engineering and Standards, at Bharti Airtel Limited in Gurgaon, India. He is currently Senior Director of Systems Design at Broadcom in Bangalore, India. He can be reached at sgummadi@gmail.com.

Thomas P. Higdon graduated with his MSEE degree from UT Austin in May of 2008. His MSEE report was entitled The Implementation of a Sonar Beamformer on the Cell Broadband Engine. Forom 2008-2009, Thomas worked full-time in software-defined radios at Vanu in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He currently works as a Software Engineer at Akamai Technologies in Boston, Massachusetts USA.

Norman James graduated with an MSEE degree in December 1999 through the Executive Software Engineering Program. He completed an MS Report entitled PLL Modelling Using Software Tools. He works for IBM in Austin, Texas, and can be reached at njames@ece.utexas.edu.

Jeff Livingston graduated with an MSEE degree in December 2006. He received his BS Electrical Engineering degree from The University of Texas at Austin in August 2001, and his BA in Music (Jazz Piano) from the University of New Orleans in 1993. He completed an MS Report entitled Time-Scale Modification of Audio Signals Using the Dual-Tree Complex Wavelet Transform. He has been working full-time as an Audio DSP Firmware Engineer for Cirrus Logic in Austin, Texas, since Spring 2006. He previously worked full-time for Cirrus Logic from September 2001 to August 2004.

Biao Lu graduated with her MS degree from UT Austin in December of 1997, and has continued as a full-time Ph.D. student under Prof. Brian L. Evans. See her entry under Ph.D. students.

Guy Maor received his M.S.E.E. degree in Spring 1997. He worked in the Embedded Signal Processing Laboratory during the Summer of 1997 on the Ptolemy software environment. From 1997 to 2000, he was a full-time engineer at HP/Agilent EEsof in Westlake Village, California. At EEsof, he was instrumental in developing a commercial version of Ptolemy, known as HP Ptolemy, which is part of Advanced Design System for mixed analog, RF, and digital design for wireless communication systems. From 2001-2003, he worked for Monterrey Design Systems. Since 2003, he has been working at Extreme DA in San Francisco, California, where he is currently Vice President of Development.

Alex G. Olson received his BS Computer Engineering degree from Louisiana State University in Spring 2003. In Summer 2004, he was an intern at SigmaTel in Austin, Texas, in VLSI testing. In Summer 2005, he was an intern at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in distributed signal/image processing. In Summer and Fall 2006, he was an intern at Schlumberger in Sugar Land, Texas, in telemetry systems. From May 2007 to May 2011, he worked full-time at Schlumberger in Sugar Land, Texas. Since June 2011, he has been working full-time as a platform firmware developer at HP in Houston, Texas.

Kenneth A. Perrine finished hs MSEE degree in Spring 2011. His Master's report was entitled Design and Implementation of an Underwater Acoustic Transponder. From summer 2009 to spring 2011, he was a research assistant at the UT Austin Applied Research Labs. From June 2011 to May 2013, he was a Senior Software Engineer at Siemens in Austin, Texas USA. He is currently a Research Fellow in the Center for Transportation Research at The University of Texas at Austin in Austin, Texas USA. He can be reached at kperrine@utexas.edu.

Charles R. Powers graduated with an MSEE degree in May 1998 through the Option III Executive Software Engineering Program. His MS Report was entitled A Review of Performance Analysis (Benchmarking) Approaches for Embedded Microprocessors and Microcontrollers. Since 1988, he has been with Motorola. in Austin, Texas, where He is currently Director of Engineering and Technology Policy for Motorola Solutions in Washington, DC USA. He can be reached at chuck.powers@motorola.com.

Hamood Rehman graduated with his MS degree from UT Austin in December of 2006, and has continued as a full-time Ph.D. student under Prof. Brian L. Evans. He finished his PhD degree in December 2010. See his entry above under Ph.D. students.

Rabih Saliba received his MSEE degree from UT Austin in May of 2009 and his BSEE degree at the American University of Beirut in May of 2007. For 2007-2009, he was a teaching assistant for the Real-Time Digital Signal Processing Laboratory course. From 2009-2012, he worked full-time as a Systems Engineer at Five9 Network Systems in Palo Alto, California. He currently works as a Software Engineer for Sparked in San Francisco, California.

Ghadi Sebaali received her MSEE degree at UT Austin in December 2016. In Summer 2014, she received her BSECE degree from the American University of Beirut. She conducted research in interference mitigation methods for wireless communications in unlicensed bands, which included smart grid communications in the 900 MHz ISM band and personal area networking in the 2.4 GHz ISM band.

Wade Schwartzkopf graduated with his MS degree in December of 1998 and his PhDEE degree in August of 2002 from UT Austin. See his alumni entry above.

Akshaya Srivatsa graduated with his MS degree in May of 2010. For his graduate studies, he conducted research in electronic design automation. Specifically, he developed new methods for mapping algorithms expressed as synchronous dataflow graphs onto hardware and software targets. For 2008-2010, he was a teaching assistant for the Real-Time Digital Signal Processing Laboratory course. In summer 2009, he worked at Qualcomm in San Diego, California. He is currently a software engineer at Twitter.

Brian Stein graduated with his MS degree in May of 2008. He currently works for Zeta Associates in Fairfax, Virginia.

Magesh Valliappan received his BSEE degree from the Indian Institute of Technology in Madras, India, in May of 1998, and his MSEE degree from UT Austin in May of 2000. For his graduate studies, he worked on halftone image compression and transmission, ADSL modem design, and digital IIR filter optimization. During the Fall 1998 semester, he was a teaching assistant for the Real-Time Digital Signal Processing Laboratory course. From 2000 to 2005, he worked full-time at Cicada Semiconductor in Austin, Texas. He currently works as a Principal Design Engineer at Broadcom in Austin, Texas.

Daifeng Wang finished his MSEE degree in 2006. He received his BS Electrical Engineering degree from Huazhong University of Science and Technology in Spring 2004. In Summer 2005, Daifeng was an intern in the RF Measurements Group at National Instruments in Austin, Texas. In Spring 2006, he was a teaching assistant for the Real-Time Digital Signal Processing Laboratory course.

Visting Graduate Students

Lina Al-Kanj visited UT Austin in 2009-2010, while she was a PhD student in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the American University of Beirut. Her PhD research advisor is Prof. Zaher Dawy.

Gilbert Badaro visited UT Austin in 2015-2016, while he was a PhD student in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the American University of Beirut. His PhD research is in pattern recognition and data mining with applications to sentiment mining through natural language processing (automated textual analysis). His PhD research advisor is Prof. Hazem Hajj who was on Sabbatical Leave at UT Austin for 2015-2016.

Undergraduate Alumni

Navid Aghasadeghi completed an independent study course on information theory and coding in Fall 2006, and a second independent study on RFI mitigation in Spring 2007 and Fall 2007. He also completed a senior design project in Spring 2008 entitled "Design and simulate channel coding under highly impulsive noise" with teammates Peter Erickson, Amir Farhani and Marjo Manalang.

Moiz Ahmad completed his senior design project in Fall 2004 entitled "Indoor Wireless Optical Communications System using LEDs". He was teamed with Robert Kang.

Holly Ammerman developed the kernel on a TMS320C32 digital signal processor to support a Web-based real-time debugger running a 386 coprocessor in a board used for Web-based data acquisition, with help from Concur Systems in Austin, Texas. She was teamed with Stanley Law on the Spring 1998 Senior Design Project. From 1998 to 2000, she was working for Concur Systems..

Dogu Arifler graduated with a BS in Computer Engineering in the Spring of 1997. From January to December of 1997, he developed the Web-Enabled Simulation (WEDS) framework. He completed the initial prototype for his Spring 1997 senior honors design project. WEDS is a configurable graphical user interface written as Java applets coupled with client-server architecture written in Java to provide a framework for making instruction set architecture simulators available on the World Wide Web. WEDS is currently connected to TMS320C30 and MC68HC11 simulators written by Chris Moy, Saleem Marwat, and Brian Evans. Dogu brings an outstanding software engineering background with him. Dogu finished a PhDEE degree at UT Austin in Spring 2004 under the supervision of Prof. Brian L. Evans and Prof. Gustavo de Veciana. Dogu is currently an Assistant Professor at Eastern Mediterranean University.

Farris Bar completed a senior design project in Spring 2002 entitled "Embedded Ethernet Based Data Acquisition System". He did not have a partner. He graduated in Summer 2002.

Wade Berglund completed a senior design project in Spring 2001 entitled "Time-Domain Equalizer Design on the Motorola 56300 DSP". He can be reached at wadeberglund@yahoo.com. He currently works full-time at AMD in Austin.

Gary Bernitz completed a senior design project in Spring 2001 entitled "Web-Based IIR Filter Designer". He was teamed with Vivek Mani.

Kevin Boyd graduated with a B.S.E.E. in December of 1997. He researched, designed, and implemented a real-time Department of Defense LPC10 standard compliant 2400 bits/sec voice encoder/decoder (vocoder) on a TMS320C30 Evaluation Module for his Fall 1997 senior design project with Arvind Thirunarayanan. He works for National OilWell in Houston, Texas.

Justin Burk developed new design techniques for analog phase locked loop filters for his EE464H Senior Design Project. He graduated with a B.S.E.E. in December of 1998. He is now working for Raytheon in Greenville, Texas, and can be reached at (burkjd@gvl.esys.com).

Daniel Chan worked on a binary-to-binary translator for TI DSP processors (TMS320C5x to TMS320C54x) for his Senior Design Project in the Summer 1999 semester. He was teamed with Peter Ka Lee.

John Chang (jchang@ece.utexas.edu) developed a Web-enabled home security system for his Spring 1999 Senior Design Project. The project involved developing new hardware interfaces to an alarm system security box from the mini-Web server by Concur Systems Inc. He was teamed with Andy Chao. He also finished an MSEE degree at UT Austin.

Robert Chang (changrob@mail.utexas.edu) completed a Fall 2005 Senior Design Project. His project was an "Integration of a Doppler Velocity Logger onto a Mobile Barge at Lake Travis Test Station". He worked alone on the project.

Andy Chao is working on a Web-enabled home security system for his Spring 1999 Senior Design Project. The project involves developing new hardware interfaces to an alarm system security box from the mini-Web server by Concur Systems Inc. He was teamed with John Chang. Andy is a graduate EE student at Stanford University.

Andrew Chen is working on using a mini-Web server by Concur Systems Inc. to deliver remote voice over the Internet for his Spring 1999 Senior Design Project. He was teamed with Howard Chen.

Howard Chen used a mini-Web server by Concur Systems Inc. to deliver remote voice over the Internet for his Spring 1999 Senior Design Project. He was teamed with Andrew Chen.

Yeeland Chen completed his Spring 2006 Senior Design Project entitled "Design of two low-complexity demosaicking algorithms on an FPGA". He graduated Spring 2006.

Umar Chohan completed his senior design project in Fall 2004 entitled "OFDMA Based Transmitter Based on the New 802.16d Standard". He was teamed with Altamash Janjua.

Douglas Coleman completed his senior design project in Fall 2003 entitled "Decomposition of Music to MIDI Note Representation". He was teamed with Douglas Drinka.

Si Crouch graduated with a B.S.E.E. in December of 1997. He completed his senior honors design project (with Garay Morton) in the Fall 1997 semester on a real-time embedded echo cancellation system using the TMS320C30 floating-point digital signal processor. Since 1998, he has been working full-time at Applied Research Labs at UT Austin.

Fullon Delco completed his senior design project in Spring of 2008 entitled "Design and build an analog audio mixer". His partners were Robson Fricks, Ali Hussain, and Michael Vu.

Alden Doyle graduated with his BSEE degree in Fall 2001. He completed his senior honors design project in Fall 2001. His project was "Real-time Digital Intonation Tuner for Violin Finger Placement", which he developed on the PC. Alden also finished his MSEE degree at UT Austin and joined TI Geomatics.

Douglas Drinka completed his senior design project in Fall 2003 entitled "Decomposition of Music to MIDI Note Representation". He was teamed with Douglas Coleman.

Blake Dumas completed his Senior Design Project on "DSP-based Loudspeaker Design" in Spring of 2003. He graduated in Spring of 2003.

Chi Duong graduated with a B.S.E.E. in December of 1997. During the Summer and Fall 1997 semesters, she completed the design, implementation, and testing of the TMS320C30 simulator previously developed by Chris Moy and Brian Evans. She finished C30 simulator for submission to the Texas Instruments DSP Solutions Challenge contest. She is currently working for Advanced Micro Devices in Austin, Texas, in formal verification.

Brandon Elliott (brandon.elliott@gmail.com) completed a Fall 2005 Senior Design Project. His project was a "DSP Based Guitar Effect Pedal". He worked with Patrick Kreuzer on the project.

Peter Erikson completed a senior design project in Spring 2008 entitled "Design and simulate channel coding under highly impulsive noise". He worked with Navid Aghasadeghi, Amir Farhani and Marjo Manalang.

Elmustafa Erwa graduate with a B.S.E.E. degree in August of 2002. During the Summer 2002 semester, he worked on "Data Transmission Subsystem of an ADSL transceiver in MATLAB" for his senior design project. He is currently a graduate ECE student at UT Austin.

Amir Farhani completed a senior design project in Spring 2008 entitled "Design and simulate channel coding under highly impulsive noise". He worked with Navid Aghasadeghi, Peter Erikson and Marjo Manalang.

Robson Fricks completed his senior design project in Spring of 2008 entitled "Design and build an analog audio mixer". His partners were Fullon Delco, Ali Hussain, and Michael Vu.

James G. Fung graduate with a B.S.E.E. degree in August of 2002. During the Summer 20002 semester, he completed his senior project entitled Kalman filter to estimate inertial navigation system error using crossfixes. He attended graduate school at UC Berkeley.

Ricardo Garcia completed three different projects. The first project was a real-time acoustic data modem using a PC, LabVIEW, a speaker, and a microphone from Fall 2004 to and Fall 2005. The second project was real-time pitch correction for singing in Spring and Fall of 2006. The third project was the design and implementation of ADSL board interfaces in Spring 2007. He worked alone on the first two projects, and worked with Alvin Leung on the third project. In Fall of 2007, he plans to enroll as a graduate student at the University of California, Berkeley.

Morton Garay graduated with a B.S.E.E. in December of 1997. He completed his senior honors design project (with Si Crouch) in the Fall 1997 semester on a real-time embedded echo cancellation system using the TMS320C30 floating-point digital signal processor.

Mayank "Mike" Gupta graduated with a B.S.E.E. in May of 2004. He completed his senior honors design project in the Spring 2004 semester on "Implementation of the photographic composition technique of the rule of thirds in a digital signal processor".

Mohamed Gzara was an exchange student from Ecole Centrale in Lille, France, during the Summer of 1999. He was helping to develop an automated framework for multi-criteria digital IIR filter optimization.

Rezaul Hasan worked on analog phase-locked loop filter design for his senior design project.

Mark Hayenga completed his Senior Design Project on "DSP-based Loudspeaker Design" in Spring of 2003. He graduated in Spring of 2003.

Eric Heinen completed his Spring 2006 Senior Design Project on "Music Database with Song Identification Using Perceptual Audio Hashing". He graduated Spring 2006.

Marcelo Hinojosa completed his senior design project in Fall 2000. He did not have a lab partner.

Joyce Huang developed a framework for designing non-separable two-dimensional filters for her Spring 1998 Senior Design Project. She used the framework to design filters that model the frequency response of the human visual system. From 1998 to 2000, she worked for the Motorola XDSL Technology Development Group in Austin, Texas. Since Fall 2000, she has been an MSEE student at UT Austin.

Daniel Huff graduated with his BSEE degree in Spring 2002. He completed his senior honors design project in Fall 2001. His project was "Implementation of Active Sonar Receive Array Signal Processing on a TI TMS320C5510 DSP". He completed this project while working at the UT Applied Research Labs.

Ali Hussain completed his senior design project in Spring of 2008 entitled "Design and build an analog audio mixer". His partners were Fullon Delco, Robson Fricks and Michael Vu.

Altamash Janjua completed his senior design project in Fall 2004 entitled "OFDMA Based Transmitter Based on the New 802.16d Standard". He was teamed with Umar Chohan.

Robert Jones completed his Spring 2006 Senior Design Project entitled "Embedded motion compensation solution". He graduated Spring 2006.

Robert Kang completed his senior design project in Fall 2004 entitled "Indoor Wireless Optical Communications System using LEDs". He was teamed with Moiz Ahmad.

Tim Kao made a Motorola 56300 simulator and board available for interactive use on the Web. He worked with Kurt Nee to develop command-line interfaces to freely distributable tools from Motorola and integrate the command-line interfaces to the Web-Enabled Simulation framework developed by Prof. Evans' group.

Jason Keller completed his senior design project in Fall 2004 entitled "An Audio Amplifier System with Digital Delay-Based Effects". He was teamed with Joel Koepke.

Ehsan Khan put a TMS320C3x Digital Signal Processor Starter Kit board on-line by providing a Web-based interactive interface to a board-level debugging tool. He was teamed with Kong Susanto on the Spring 1998 Senior Design Project. Ehsan currently works for Compaq in Houston, Texas.

Eric Kirchenwitz finished his senior design project entitled "Multi-channel Signal Conditioning Card Tester" in Summer 2005. He worked by himself.

Joel Koepke completed his senior design project in Fall 2004 entitled "An Audio Amplifier System with Digital Delay-Based Effects". He was teamed with Jason Keller.

Patrick Kreuzer (pkreuzer@mail.utexas.edu) completed a Fall 2005 Senior Design Project. His project was a "DSP Based Guitar Effect Pedal". He worked with Brandon Elliott on the project.

Ishan Kumar is extending the Java applet interfaces for the Web-enabled Simulation framework for his Senior Design Project. The project was co-supervised by Prof. Jonathan Valvano. He was teamed with Shawn Liu.

Stanley Tze Law developed C++ code on a 386 processor to implement a Web-based real-time debugger for a TMS320C32 digital signal coprocessor on a board used for Web-based data acquisition, with help from Concur Systems in Austin, Texas. He was teamed with Holly Ammerman on the Spring 1998 Senior Design Project. Stanley currently works at Metrowerks in Austin, Texas.

Peter Ka Lee worked on a binary-to-binary translator for TI DSP processors (TMS320C5x to TMS320C54x) for his Senior Design Project in the Summer 1999 semester. He was teamed with Daniel Chan.

Alvin Leung finished a senior design project in Spring 2007 on the design and implementation of ADSL board interfaces in Spring 2007. He was teamed with Ricardo Garcia. In Fall of 2007, he plans to enroll as a graduate student at The University of Texas at Austin.

Shan Liu completed her Spring 2006 senior design project entitled "Human facial identification system using image hashing techniques". She was teamed with Mione Sadeghzadeh. She graduated Spring 2006.

Shawn Liu added an Motorola 68HC11 simulator to the Web-enabled Simulation framework for his Senior Design Project. The project was co-supervised by Prof. Jonathan Valvano. He was teamed with Ishan Kumar. Shawn is currently the LabVIEW Real-Time Product Manager at National Instruments in Austin, Texas.

Jeffrey Livingston completed his Senior Design Project entitled "Real-Time Pitch Shifting and Time Scaling Using the Phase Vocoder Algorithm" in Summer 2001. The project was co-supervised by Prof. Russell Pinkston in the School of Music. Jeff did not have a partner. Jeff is currently an MSEE student at UT Austin.

Danny Lynch completed his Senior Design Project entitled "AltiVec Sonar Beamforming Kernel" in Summer 2001. The project was co-directed by Mr. Gregory Allen of the UT Applied Research Laboratories. Danny did not have a partner.

David Love designed and implemented two double-precision floating-point time-domain equalizer methods for ADSL to work under fixed-point arithmetic on the TI TMS320C6000 32-bit fixed-point digital signal processor in Fall 2000. His project was entitled "Design and implementation of an ADSL Time-Domain Equalizer". He did not have a lab partner. He finished his PhDEE degree at UT Austin under the supervision of Prof. Robert W. Heath, Jr., and is currently a faculty member at Purdue University.

Marjo Manalang completed a senior design project in Spring 2008 entitled "Design and simulate channel coding under highly impulsive noise". She worked with Navid Aghasadeghi, Peter Erikson and Amir Farhani.

Ketan Mandke finished the BSEE degree in Fall 2001. In Fall 2001, he completed his senior honors design project (with Esther Resendiz) entitled "ADSL Transceiver Design". He also finished his PhDEE degree at UT Austin.

Vivek Mani completed a senior design project in Spring 2001 entitled "Web-Based IIR Filter Designer". He was teamed with Gary Bernitz.

Scott Margo and his lab partner designed and implemented two double-precision floating-point time-domain equalizer methods for ADSL to work under fixed-point arithmetic on the TI TMS320C54 16-bit fixed-point digital signal processor in Fall 2000. Scott graduated in December of 2000, and is living in Taiwan. He can be reached at scomargo@yahoo.com.

Saleem Khan Marwat graduated in Summer of 1997 with a BS in Computer Engineering. For his senior honors design project during the Summer 1997 semester, he added an MC68HC11 microcontroller simulator and extended the GUI and server for the Web-enabled Simulation (WEDS) framework developed by Dogu Arifler and Brian Evans. He currently works full-time at Texas Instruments in Dallas, Texas, and can be reached at marwat@ti.com.

Julie Montgomery completed her senior design project in Fall 2004 entitled "Biometric Fingerprint Identification System Using Perceptually-Based Image Hashing".

Chris Moy completed his senior design project in the Fall of 1996 and graduated with a B.S. in Computer Engineering in December of 1996. His senior design project was the initial prototype of the TMS320C30 simulator.

Robert Mullenix completed his senior design project in the Summer of 2004 and graduated with a B.S. in Computer Engineering in December of 2004. His senior design project was entitled "Design and Implementation of Adaptive Modulation Algorithms in a Real-Time DSP Environment".

Kurt Nee made a Motorola 56300 simulator and board available for interactive use on the Web. He worked with Tim Kao to develop command-line interfaces to freely distributable tools from Motorola and integrate the command-line interfaces to the Web-Enabled Simulation framework developed by Prof. Evans' group. Kurt currently works for National Instruments.

Ben Nguyen made Motorola 56000 and 56100 simulators available for interactive use on the Web. He developed command-line interfaces to freely distributable tools from Motorola and integrate the command-line interfaces to the Web-Enabled Simulation framework developed by Prof. Evans' group.

Ha Nguyen graduated with a B.S.E.E. in December of 1997. She developed a fast disassembler for the Texas Instruments TMS320C50 fixed-point digital signal processor for her Fall 1997 senior design project. She currently works for Symtx in Austin, Texas.

Han Nguyen graduated with a B.S.E.E. in December of 1997. She developed a fast disassembler for the Texas Instruments TMS320C20 fixed-point digital signal processor for her Fall 1997 senior design project. She currently works for Advanced Micro Devices in Austin, Texas.

Roy Paterson completed a senior design project in Spring 2001 entitled "Wireless electrocardiogram (ECG) Abnormality Detector and Transmitter". He was teamed with Mazyar Razzaz. He can be reached at roy@paterson.net. He currently works full-time at IBM in Austin.

Stephen Pun completed a senior design project in Spring 2005 entitled "Discrete Multitone Modulation Modem Testbed". He worked alone. He can be reached at stephenpun@mail.utexas.edu.

Mazyar Razzaz completed a senior design project in Spring 2001 entitled "Wireless electrocardiogram (ECG) Abnormality Detector and Transmitter". He was teamed with Roy Paterson. He can be reached at mrazzaz@hotmail.com.

Hamood Rehman completed his Senior Design Project on a "User Interface for an MP3 Audio Decoder" in Spring of 2000. He is in the Telecommunications and Signal Processing technical area. He can be reached at rehman@alumni.utexas.net. He is working full-time at Goldman-Sachs.

Esther Resendiz finished the BSEE degree in Fall 2001. In Fall 2001, she completed her senior honors design project (with Ketan Mandke) entitled "ADSL Transceiver Design". She is currently a graduate student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Matt Riley completed a senior design project in Spring 2005 entitled "Design and Implementation of a Monopulse Sonar Transmitting Array". He worked alone.

Justin Romero completed his senior design project in Fall of 2004 entitled "Passive Swimmer Detection Sonar".

Andrew Rumelt completed his senior design project in Fall of 2003 entitled "C-Major Audio Software: Surround Sounds Wizard". His final presentation is available in PowerPoint format.

Mione Sadeghzadeh completed her Spring 2006 senior design project entitled "Human facial identification system using image hashing techniques". She was teamed with Shan Liu. She graduated Spring 2006.

Francisco Serna completed his senior design project in Fall of 2000 entitled "Development of a Location Based Advertisement Display for Taxis". He did not have a lab partner. He is currently an MS student in Biomedical Engineering at UT Austin.

Abdelaziz Skiredj completed a senior design project in Spring 2005 entitled "Quantifying Tradeoffs in Adaptive Modulation Methods for IEEE 802.16a Wireless Communication Systems". He worked alone on the project.

Junichi Sugiura completed his Senior Design Project on a "Wireless Infrared Security Camera" in Spring of 2000. He worked alone. In Fall of 2001, he enrolled as a graduate student at UT Austin.

Frank Sun completed his Senior Design Project entitled Automated in-air sonar soundhead testing". He worked alone. In Fall of 2007, he plans to enroll as a graduate student at the University of Washington.

Kong Hoei Susanto put a TMS320C3x Digital Signal Processor Starter Kit board on-line by providing a Web-based interactive interface to a board-level debugging tool. He was teamed with Ehsan Khan on the Spring 1998 Senior Design Project. Kong currently works for Cypress in Silicon Valley in the San Francisco area of California in the engineering rotation program. He can be reached at khs@cypress.com.

Bill Terry designed a POTS (Plain Old Telephone System) splitter for ADSL modems for his Senior Design Project. The project involved analog filter design and implementation. Bill works full-time at Cisco in Austin.

Arvind Thirunarayanan graduated with a B.S.E.E. in December of 1997. He researched, designed, and implemented a real-time Department of Defense LPC10 standard compliant 2400 bits/sec voice encoder/decoder (vocoder) on a TMS320C30 Evaluation Module for his Fall 1997 senior design project with Kevin Boyd. He is now a graduate student at UC Berkeley.

Travis Tucker completed his Senior Design Project on "Analog IIR Filter Design and Implementation" in the Spring of 2003. He graduated in Spring of 2003.

Divyanshu Vats completed his Senior Design Project in Fall 2005. His project was "Designing and Implementing a MATLAB Toolbox for Image-based Rendering". For this project, he won a 2006 University Co-op/George H. Mitchell Award for Academic Excellence. He finished a PhDEE degree at Carnegie Mellon University.

Jennifer Vining completed her senior design project in Fall of 2004 entitled "Real-Time Differential GPS to Calculate Location, Roll, Pitch, and Heading".

Michael Vu completed his senior design project in Spring of 2008 entitled "Design and build an analog audio mixer". His partners were Fullon Delco, Robson Fricks and Ali Hussain.

Jeffrey Wu completed his Senior Design Project on a "Time-Domain Equalizer for ADSL Modems" in the Spring of 2000, which led to an IEEE conference paper. He graduated from UT in Spring of 2000. Since the Fall of 2000, he has been a graduate student at Stanford University in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He can be reached at jeffwu78@stanford.edu.

Jonathan York completed his Senior Design Project on "Integration of the USB Interface Block with an Ionospheric Doppler Receiver" in Spring 2002. He did not have a lab partner. He graduated from UT Austin with his BSEE degree in Spring of 2002 and his MSEE degree in Spring 2004. He also completed his PhDEE degree at UT Austin, and currently works for the Applied Research Laboratories at UT Austin. He can be reached at jayork@mail.utexas.edu.

Anna Yuan graduated with a B.S.E.E. in December of 1997. She developed tools to integrate MC56LC811 boards and simulators into the Web-enabled Simulation (WEDS) framework to make them accessible online. She currently works for the MC56800 tools at Motorola in Austin, Texas.


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