Thomas Schmid [Alum]
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University of Utah

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Email:
thomas.schmid@utah.edu

Tel [work]:
1-310-574-2583

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Education:

  • B.Sc. in Communication System Engineering, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland, 2003.
  • M.Sc. in Communication System Engineering, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland, 2005.
    Thesis: On Mac Layer and Bulk Transfers in Sensor Networks
    (done at NESL)
  • Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles, 2009.
    Thesis: Time in Wireless Embedded Systems
    (done at NESL)

Research Interests: Wireless Communication, Sensor Networks, Routing Strategies, Embedded Systems

Recent Publications:

  • A Case Against Routing-Integrated Time Synchronization
    Thomas Schmid, Zainul M. Charbiwala, Zafeiria Anagnostopoulou, Mani B. Srivastava, and Prabal Dutta.
    ACM SenSys, November 2010. [ Details ]
  • A Biomimetic Quasi-static Electric Field Physical Channel for Underwater Ocean Networks
    Jonathan Friedman, Dustin Torres, Thomas Schmid, Juyao Dong, and Mani B. Srivastava.
    The Fifth International Workshop on UnderWater Networks (WUWNet), September 2010. [ Details ]
  • Disentangling Wireless Sensing from Mesh Networking
    Thomas Schmid, Roy S. Shea, Mani B. Srivastava, and Prabal Dutta.
    HotEmNets, June 2010. [ Details ]
  • Design and Implementation of a Robust Sensor Data Fusion System for Unknown Signals
    Younghun Kim, Thomas Schmid, and Mani B. Srivastava.
    The 6th IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing in Sensor Systems (DCOSS '10), June 2010. [ Details ]
  • High-Resolution, Low-Power Time Synchronization an Oxymoron No More
    Thomas Schmid, Prabal Dutta, and Mani B. Srivastava.
    IPSN [Best Paper Award], April 2010. [ Details ]
  • On the Interaction of Clocks, Power, and Synchronization in Duty-Cycled Embedded Sensor Nodes
    Thomas Schmid, Roy S. Shea, Zainul M. Charbiwala, Jonathan Friedman, Young H. Cho, and Mani B. Srivastava.
    Accepted for Publication in ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks, March 2010. [ Details ]
  • Challenges in Resource Monitoring for Residential Spaces
    Younghun Kim, Thomas Schmid, Yan Wang, and Mani B. Srivastava.
    BuildSys 2009 in conjunction with ACM SenSys 2009, November 2009. [ Details ]
  • Software-Defined Underwater Acoustic Networking Platform
    Dustin Torres, Jonathan Friedman, Thomas Schmid, and Mani B. Srivastava.
    Proceedings of the ACM International Workshop on UnderWater Networks (WUWNET-2009) [Best Paper Award], November 2009. [ Details ]
  • Demo Abstract: Low-power High-precision Timing Hardware for Sensor Networks
    Thomas Schmid, Dustin Torres, and Mani B. Srivastava.
    SenSys, November 2009. [ Details ]
  • Time in Wireless Embedded Systems
    Thomas Schmid.
    Ph.D. Dissertation, September 2009. [ Details ]

Other Publications: T. Schmid, H. Dubois-Ferrière, M. Vetterli. SensorScope: Experiences with a Wireless Building Monitoring Sensor Network, Workshop on Real-World Wireless Sensor Networks (REALWSN'05), Stockholm, Sweden, June 2005

Awards:

  • SNSF Prospective Researcher Fellowship 2010
  • Best Paper Award at WUWNET 2009
  • Best Paper Award at ACM SenSys 2008 for NAWMS
  • Dissertation Year Fellowship 2008/09
  • Winner of DAC/ISSCC Student Design Competition 2008
  • ISSCC 2007 Travel Grant
  • Chancellor's Prize Summer Support 2007
  • IPSN 2007 Travel Grant
  • SenSys 2006 Travel Grant
  • Chancellor's Prize Summer Support 2006
  • Chancellor's Prize Fellowship Fall 2006 - Spring 2006