Mani B. Srivastava (mbs) [Faculty]
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UCLA

ECE and CS Departments (joint)

Office: 6730-E Boelter Hall

Lab: 1762 Boelter Hall

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

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Tel [work]:
+1-310-267-2098

Biography: I am on the faculty at UCLA as Professor with joint appointments in the Electrical & Computer Engineering Department, and 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, and it is now called the Nokia Bell Labs!). 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 Prof. Robert 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.

I am a Fellow of the ACM, and a Fellow of the IEEE.

Google Scholar profile: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=X2Qs7XYAAAAJ&hl=en
Google+ profile: https://plus.google.com/106857424330739684392
Linkedin profile: http://www.linkedin.com/in/msrivastava
Facebook profile: https://www.facebook.com/mani.srivastava

H-Index according to Google Scholar: 96 [Last updated: February 3, 2018]

Education:

  • 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)
  • 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)

Experience:

• 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, 2003-2017
• Vice Chair (Graduate Affairs), EE Department, UCLA, 2007-2011
• Professor, CS Department, UCLA, 2007-present • Professor, ECE Department, UCLA, 2017-present

Service:

• TPC Co-chair, ACM SafeThings 2017
• TPC Co-chair, ACM eEnergy 2015
• General Chair, ACM BuildSys 2015
• TPC Co-chair, ACM BuildSys 2014
• Chair, Steering Committee, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, January 2011 - December 2013
• 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:
• Cyber-physical Systems
• Mobile and wireless computing and networking
• Pervasive and ubiquitous computing
• Security and privacy in IoT, CPS, and Mobile
• Machine Learning for IoT, sensor information processing

• Low-power and energy-aware embedded systems

Recent Publications:

  • Nurture: Notifying Users at the Right Time Using Reinforcement Learning
    Bo-Jhang Ho, Mehmet Koseoglu, Bharathan Balaji, and Mani B. Srivastava.
    UbiTtention'18, October 2018. [ Details ]
  • Generating Natural Language Adversarial Examples
    Moustafa Alzantot, Yash Sharma, Ahmed Elgohary, Bo-Jhang Ho, Mani B. Srivastava, and Kai-Wei Chang.
    EMNLP 2018 (Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing), October 2018. [ Details ]
  • Why the Failure? How Adversarial Examples Can Provide Insights for Interpretable Machine Learning
    Richard Tomsett, Amy Widdicombe, Tianwei Xing, Supriyo Chakraborty, Simon Julier, Prudhvi Gurram, Raghuveer Rao, and Mani B. Srivastava.
    21st International Conference on Information Fusion (FUSION 2018), October 2018. [ Details ]
  • Deep Convolutional Bidirectional LSTM based Transportation Mode Recognition
    Jeya Vikranth Jeyakumar, Eun Sun Lee, Zhengxu Xia, Sandeep Singh Sandha, and Mani B. Srivastava.
    Proceedings of the 6th International Workshop on Human Activity Sensing Corpus and Applications (HASCA2018), October 2018. [ Details ]
  • VirtSense: Virtualizing sensing through ARM TrustZone on Internet-of-Things
    Renju Liu, and Mani B. Srivastava.
    September 2018. [ Details ]
  • Poster: VirtSense: Virtualizing sensing through ARM TrustZone on Internet-of-Things
    Renju Liu, Luis A. Garcia, and Mani B. Srivastava.
    September 2018. [ Details ]
  • Optimization vs. reinforcement learning for wirelessly powered sensor networks
    Ayca Ozcelikkale, Mehmet Koseoglu, and Mani B. Srivastava.
    August 2018. [ Details ]
  • Enabling Edge Devices that Learn from Each Other: Cross Modal Training for Activity Recognition
    Tianwei Xing, Sandeep Singh Sandha, Bharathan Balaji, Supriyo Chakraborty, and Mani B. Srivastava.
    1st International Workshop on Edge Systems, Analytics and Networking (EdgeSys 2018), June 2018. [ Details ]
  • Node Localization Based on Distributed Constrained Optimization using Jacobi's Method
    Henrique Ferraz, Amr Alanwar, Mani B. Srivastava, and Joao Hespanha.
    Proceedings of the 56th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, December 2017. [ Details ]
  • LightSpy: Optical Eavesdropping on Displays Using Light Sensors on Mobile Devices
    Supriyo Chakraborty, Wentao Ouyang, and Mani B. Srivastava.
    1st IEEE Big Data International Workshop on Policy-based Autonomic Data Governance (PADG 2017), December 2017. [ Details ]

Awards:

• Best Demonstration Paper Award, The 16th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks (IPSN), 2017.
• Audience Choice Award, ACM International Conference on Systems for Energy-Efficient Built Environments (BuildSys), 2016.
• Best Paper Award Finalist, ACM International Conference on Systems for Energy-Efficient Built Environments (BuildSys), 2016.
• Honorable Mention Award, ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp), 2016.
• Best Paper Award, ACM Annual International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking (MobiCom), 2015.
• Best Community Paper Award, ACM ACM Annual International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking (MobiCom), 2015.
• Best Paper Award Finalist, ACM International Conference on Embedded Systems for Energy-Efficient Built Environments (BuildSys), 2015.
• Best Runner-up Paper Award, IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications (PerCom), 2014.
• Best Paper Award, The 31st IEEE Real-Time Systems Symposium (RTSS), 2010.
• Best Paper Award, The 2010 Workshop on Hot Topics in Embedded Networked Sensors (ACM HotEmNets), 2010.
• Best Paper Award, The 9th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks (IPSN), 2010.
• Best Paper Award, The Fourth ACM Intl. Workshop on UnderWater Networks (WUWNet), 2009.
• Best Paper Award, The 4th International Symposium on Location and Context Awareness (LOCA), 2009.
• Best Paper Award, The 6th ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems (SenSys), 2008. • Design Contest Winner, 2008 IEEE ISSCC and ACM/IEEE DAC Student Design Contest, 2008.
• Award Winner, 2008 IEEE ISSCC and ACM/IEEE DAC Design Competition (Systems Category).
• Best Paper Nomination, 2006 IEEE/ACM ISLPED.
• Second Place Award, 2006 IEEE ISSCC and ACM/IEEE DAC Design Competition (Systems Category).
• Design Contest Award, IEEE/ACM ISLPED 2005.
• Best Demonstration Award, IEEE/ACM Information Processing in Sensor Networks, 2005.
• Second Place Prize, ACM/IEEE Design Automation Conference Student Design Contest (Operational Category), June 2002.
• Honorable Mention, ACM/IEEE Design Automation Conference Student Design Contest, June 2000.
• Best Paper Award, IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems, May 1997.
• Best Paper Nomination, IEEE/ACM Design Automation Conf., June 1995.
• Best Paper Nomination, Spring VHDL Users Group Conference, April 1991.

Secretary:

• Fe Asuncion (for research, contracts, and grants matters)
• Sandra Bryant (for teaching and administrative matters)