Mani B. Srivastava (mbs) [Faculty]


EE Department

Office: 6730-E Boelter Hall

Lab: 1762 Boelter Hall

UCLA, EE Department,
MC #951594,
6730-E Boelter Hall,
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1594

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Biography: I am on the faculty at UCLA as Professor in the Electrical Engineering Department, with a joint appointment as Professor in the Computer Science Department. Before joining UCLA in 1997, I worked for about four and a half years at the Networked Computing Research Department at Bell Labs in Murray Hill, NJ  (it was called  AT&T Bell Labs when I had joined, but perennial reorganizations had transformed it into Lucent Technologies - Bell Labs Innovations by the time I left!). My interests in mobile and wireless systems are largely because of my work at Bell Labs where my group built one of the first wireless ATM system. Prior to that, I did my graduate work in the EECS Department at U. C. Berkeley under Bob Brodersen in the general area of CAD tools for embedded DSP VLSI and system design. My M.S.  project (1988) was on CMOS bit-slice datapath compilation as part of the  Lager silicon compiler for DSP VLSI, while my Ph.D. dissertation (1992) was on hardware-software rapid prototyping and co-design at the board level for embedded DSP and control applications. Going even further back in time, I received my B.Tech. in Electrical Engineering from IIT, Kanpur in India in 1985, and did my prior schooling at the Colvin Taluqdars' College in Lucknow, India - the city where I grew up. I have served as the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing and the ACM Mobile Computing and Communications Review, and as Associate Editor of the ACM Transactions on Sensor NetworksACM/IEEE Transactions on Networking, and the IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing. Currently I serve as the Steering Committee Chair of the IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing.

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  • B.Tech. in Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India, 1985.
  • M.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, University of California at Berkeley, 1987.
    Thesis: Automatic Generation of CMOS Datapaths in LAGER Framework (Advisor: Robert Brodersen)
    (done at NESL)
  • Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, University of California at Berkeley, 1992.
    Thesis: Rapid-Prototyping of Hardware and Software in a Unified Framework (Advisor: Robert Brodersen)
    (done at NESL)


• Member of Technical Staff, Networked Computing Research, AT&T/Lucent Bell Labs, 1992-1996
• Assistant Professor, EE Department, UCLA, 1996-1998
• Associate Professor, EE Department, UCLA, 1998-2003
• Professor, EE Department, UCLA, 2003-present
• Vice Chair (Graduate Affairs), EE Department, UCLA, 2007-2011
• Professor, CS Department, UCLA, 2007-present


• Chair, Steering Committee, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, January 2011 - present
• Editor-in-Chief, ACM Sigmobile Mobile Computing and Communications Review, January 2005 - December 2007
• TPC Co-chair, ACM/IEEE IPSN 2005
• TPC Co-chair, ACM SenSys 2003
• TPC Co-chair, ACM MobiHoc 2003

Research Interests:

• Low-power and energy-aware embedded systems
• Wireless sensor and actuator networks
• Mobile and wireless computing and networking
• Pervasive computing

Recent Publications:

  • Timeline: An Operating System Abstraction for Time-Aware Applications
    Fatima M. Anwar, and Mani B. Srivastava.
    IEEE Real Time Systems Symposium (RTSS), December 2016. [ Details ]
  • From Pressure to Path: Barometer-based Vehicle Tracking
    Bo-Jhang Ho, Paul D. Martin, Prashanth Swaminathan, and Mani B. Srivastava.
    BuildSys '15 Proceedings of the 2nd ACM International Conference on Embedded Systems for Energy-Efficient Built Environments, November 2015. [ Details ]
  • AnonyCast: privacy-preserving location distribution for anonymous crowd tracking systems
    Takamasa Higuchi, Paul D. Martin, Supriyo Chakraborty, and Mani B. Srivastava.
    September 2015. [ Details ]
  • CAreDroid: Adaptation Framework for Android Context-Aware Applications
    Salma H. Elmalaki, Lucas F. Wanner, and Mani B. Srivastava.
    Proceedings of the 21st Annual International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking (MobiCom'15), September 2015. [ Details ]
  • Bio-Inspired Underwater Electrolocation through Adaptive System Identification
    Newton Truong, Yasser Shoukry, and Mani B. Srivastava.
    American Control Conference (ACC) 2015, July 2015. [ Details ]
  • Supporting Reasoning with Different Types of Evidence in Intelligence Analysis
    Alice Toniolo, Timothy Norman, Anthony Etuk, Federico Cerutti, Wentao Ouyang, Mani B. Srivastava, Nir Oren, Timothy Dropps, John A. Allen, and Paul Sullivan.
    ACM International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS) , 9 pages , ACM , May 2015., May 2015. [ Details ]
  • Debiasing Crowdsourced Quantitative Characteristics in Local Businesses and Services
    Wentao Ouyang, Lance Kaplan, Paul D. Martin, Alice Toniolo, Mani B. Srivastava, and Timothy Norman.
    ACM/IEEE International Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks (IPSN), April 2015. [ Details ]
  • Truth Discovery in Crowdsourced Detection of Spatial Events
    Wentao Ouyang, Mani B. Srivastava, Alice Toniolo, and Timothy J. Norman.
    ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM), November 2014. [ Details ]
  • Social Spring: Encounter-based Path Refinement for Indoor Tracking Systems
    Paul D. Martin, Yasser Shoukry, Prashanth Swaminathan, Wentao Ouyang, and Mani B. Srivastava.
    Proceedings of the 1st ACM International Conference on Embedded Systems for Energy-Efficient Buildings (BuildSys 2014), November 2014. [ Details ]
  • Towards a Rich Sensing Stack for IoT Devices
    Chenguang Shen, Haksoo Choi, Supriyo Chakraborty, and Mani B. Srivastava.
    IEEE/ACM 2014 International Conference on Computer-Aided Design, Special Session on CAD for the Internet of Things, November 2014. [ Details ]


• Fe Asuncion (for research, contracts, and grants matters)
• Rose Weaver (for teaching and administrative matters)