Sasank Reddy (sasank) [Alum]
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Email:
sasank@ee.ucla.edu

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Biography: Let's keep it simple. Born in Tirupati, India. Grew up in Starkville, MS. Went to school for undergraduate at Georgia Tech. Worked in Atlanta for Radiant Systems. PhD student at UCLA.

Education:

  • Bachelors of Science in Computer Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2002.
  • Masters of Science in Electrical Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles, 2006.
    Thesis: ESP Framework: A Middleware Architecture For Heterogenous Sensor Networks
    (done at NESL)
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles, 2010.
    Thesis: Towards Design Guidelines for Participatory Sensing Campaigns
    (done at NESL)

Experience: CENS at UCLA (October 2006 – )

  • Researching methods to enable the proper selection of individuals for data collection initiatives through modeling capabilities, availability, reputation, and cost.
  • Involved in the Participatory Sensing and Urban Sensing initiatives.
NESL at UCLA (January 2006 – )

  • Researching various aspects of mobility, biomedical applications, and security centric design in sensor networks in the Network and Embedded Systems Laboratory.
  • Involved in the Physicians and Patients, Mobile Interaction and Monitor System project and Urban Sensing Initiative
EDA at UCLA (August 2005 – )

  • Researching efficient power supply design for FPGA and ASICs in the Electronic Design Automation Lab. Topics of interest include efficient PWM and PFM design, power delivery architectures, and dynamic power scheduling algorithms.
Radiant Systems (May 2001 – August 2001), (June 2002 – June 2005 )

  • Tasks included developing point of sale and fuel controller software for the Petroleum and Convenience Store industry.
  • Projects revolve around development on a real-time embedded system using C++ programming language. Experience with C#, SQL, and XML for various utilities.
GTCAD at the Georgia Institute of Technology (January 2004 –May 2005)

  • Investigating concepts related to physical synthesis algorithms for Field Programmable Analog Arrays.
Educational Design Institute of Mississippi State University (May 2001 – August 2001)

  • Designed and setup the Mississippi School Design Guidelines website.
Computer Engineering Department at the Georgia Institute of Technology (December 2000 – January 2002)

  • Received a $1,500 research grant from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
  • Investigated the design and optimization of optical wave systems using photonic crystals.
  • Researched electro-optical polymers for use in optical network switching mechanisms.
Remote Sensing Research Center of Starkville, Mississippi (May – August 2000)

  • Investigated the use of Kalman Filtering to eliminate intermediate noise in hyper-spectral data using Imagine data mining tool.
  • Analyzed economic and production effects of applying remote sensing techniques in large-scale crop production facilities.
PFC Holding Company and Global Warming International Center (1999-2000)

  • Worked as a contractor to provide cliental with internet based solutions, including design, implementation, and maintenance of small-scale websites and basic database management using HTML, Java Script, and SQL.
NSF Engineering Research Center at Mississippi State University (May 1999 – August 1999) and (May 1998 – August 1998)

  • Developed graphics programs to model simple geometric figures using OpenGL.
  • Analyzed the performance and design limitations of the OpenInventer and OpenGL.

Research Interests: Design Automation, Optics, Sensor Networks, Wireless, Human Computer Interfaces (little bit of everything)

Recent Publications:

  • Network Services for Mobile Participatory Sensing
    Sasank Reddy, Deborah Estrin, and Mani B. Srivastava.
    Emerging Wireless Technologies and the Future Mobile Internet (ed. Dipankar Raychaudhuri and Mario Gerla), March 2011. [ Details ]
  • Examining Micro-Payments for Participatory Sensing Data Collections
    Sasank Reddy, Deborah Estrin, Mark Hansen, and Mani B. Srivastava.
    International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing (Ubicomp), September 2010. [ Details ]
  • Towards Design Guidelines for Participatory Sensing Campaigns
    Sasank Reddy.
    UCLA, PhD Dissertation, June 2010. [ Details ]
  • Recruitment Framework for Participatory Sensing Data Collections
    Sasank Reddy, Deborah Estrin, and Mani B. Srivastava.
    International Conference on Pervasive Computing (Pervasive), May 2010. [ Details ]
  • Biketastic: Sensing and Mapping for Better Biking
    Sasank Reddy, Katie Shilton, Gleb Denisov, Christian Cenizal, Deborah Estrin, and Mani B. Srivastava.
    ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI), April 2010. [ Details ]
  • Improving Activity Classification for Health Applications on Mobile Devices using Active and Semi-Supervised Learning
    Brent Longstaff, Sasank Reddy, and Deborah Estrin.
    March 2010. [ Details ]
  • Using Context Annotated Mobility Profiles to Recruit Data Collectors in Participatory Sensing
    Sasank Reddy, Katie Shilton, Jeff Burke, Deborah Estrin, Mark Hansen, and Mani B. Srivastava.
    Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on Location and Context Awareness (LOCA 2009) [Best Paper Award], May 2009. [ Details ]
  • Using Mobile Phones to Determine Transportation Modes
    Sasank Reddy, Min Mun, Jeff Burke, Deborah Estrin, Mark Hansen, and Mani B. Srivastava.
    to appear in ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks, May 2009. [ Details ]
  • MobiSense - Mobile Network Services for Coordinated Participatory Sensing
    Sasank Reddy, Vids Samanta, Jeff Burke, Deborah Estrin, Mark Hansen, and Mani B. Srivastava.
    Proceedings of the 9th International Symposium on Autonomous Decentralized Systems (ISADS 2009), March 2009. [ Details ]
  • Evaluating Participation and Performance in Participatory Sensing
    Sasank Reddy, Katie Shilton, Jeff Burke, Deborah Estrin, Mark Hansen, and Mani B. Srivastava.
    International Workshop on Urban, Community, and Social Applications of Networked Sensing Systems (UrbanSense) at Sensys, November 2008. [ Details ]

Other Publications: Journal Papers:

Faik Baskaya, Sasank Reddy, Sung Kyu Lim, and David V. Anderson, "Placement for Large-scale Floating-Gate Field Programable Analog Arrays," IEEE Transactions on Very Large Scale Integration Systems, Vol. 14, No. 8, pp. 906-910, 2006.

Conference Papers:

Reddy, Sasank K.; Adibi, Ali; Xu, Yong; Lee, Reginald K., “Design of Electronic Modes in Photonic Crystal Optical Waveguides.” in Proc. SPIE Int. Soc. Opt. Eng. Vol. 4655, pp. 73-80 (2002).

Faik Baskaya, Sasank Reddy, Sung Kyu Lim, Tyson Hall, and David V. Anderson, "Mapping Algorithm for Large-scale Field Programmable Analog Array," ACM International Symposium on Physical Design, p152-158, 2005.

Faik Baskaya, Sasank Reddy, Sung Kyu Lim, and David Anderson, "Hierarchical Placement for Large-scale FPAA," International Conference on Field Programmable Logic and Applications, pp. 421-426, 2005.

Mani Srivastava, Mark Hansen, Jeff Burke, Andrew Parker, Sasank Reddy, Ganeriwal Saurabh, Mark Allman, Vern Paxson, Deborah Estrin. Wireless Urban Sensing Systems in CENS Technical Report #65 , April 2006.

Changbo Long, Sasank Reddy, Lei He, Sudhakar Pamarti and Tanay Karnik. "Power-efficient Pulse Width Modulation DC/DC Converters with Zero Voltage Switching Control" to appear in International Symposium on Low Power Electronics and Design, October 2006.

Sasank Reddy and Jeff Mascia. "Lifetrak: Music In Tune With Your Life" to appear in 1st International Workshop on Human-Centered Multimedia of ACM Multimedia, October 2006.

J. Burke, D. Estrin, M. Hansen, A. Parker, N. Ramanathan, S. Reddy, M. B. Srivastava. "Participatory Sensing." World Sensor Web Workshop, ACM Sensys 2006, Boulder, Colorado, 2006

A. Parker, S. Reddy, T. Schmid, K. Chang, G. Saurabh, M. Srivastava, M. Hansen, J. Burke, D. Estrin, M. Allman, and V. Paxson. A. Parker, S. Reddy, T. Schmid, K. Chang, G. Saurabh, M. Srivastava, M. Hansen, J. Burke, D. Estrin, M. Allman, and V. Paxson. in Proceedings of HotNets 2006.

S. Reddy, G. Chen, B. Fulkerson, S. J. Kim, U. Park, N. Yau, J. Cho, M. Hansen, and J. Heideman. Sensor-Internet Share and Search: Enabling Collaboration of Citizen Scientists. in Data Sharing and Interoperability on the World-wide Sensor Web, IPSN 2007, April 2007.

S. Reddy, A. Parker, J. Hyman, J. Burke, D. Estrin, and M. Hansen. Image Browsing, Processing, and Clustering for Participatory Sensing: Lessons From a DietSense Prototype. in Embedded Networked Sensors (EmNets) 2007, June 2007.

S. Reddy, J. Burke, D. Estrin, M. Hansen, and M. Srivastava. A Framework for Data Quality and Feedback in Participatory Sensing. in Sensys Poster Symposium 2007, November 2007.

Demos:

Dustin McIntire, Kei Ho, Bernie Yip, Sasank Reddy, Thomas Schmid, Amarjeet Singh, Winston Wu, and William J. Kaiser. "Demonstration of The Low Power Energy Aware Processing (LEAP) Embedded Networked Sensor System" in Information Processing in Sensor Networks, 2006. (Best Demo)

S. Reddy, T. Schmid, A. Parker, J. Porway, G. Chen, A. Joki, J. Burke, M. Hansen, D. Estrin, and M. Srivastava. "UrbanCENS: Sensing with the Urban Context in Mind" in Ubicomp: The Eight International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing, 2006.