Rahul Balani (rahul) [Alum]
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IBM Research - India

Office: New Delhi, India

Email:
rahulbalani AT gmail.com

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Education:

  • Bachelor of Technology (BTech.) in Computer Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, 2004.
  • M.S. in Electrical Engineering - Embedded Computing Systems, University of California at Los Angeles, 2006.
    Thesis: Multi-level Software Reconfiguration in Sensor Networks
    (done at NESL)
  • Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, University of California at Los Angeles, 2011.
    Thesis: Distributed Programming Framework for Fast Iterative Optimization in Networked Cyber-Physical Systems
    (done at NESL)

Research Interests: Distributed systems
Energy-efficient computing
Large-scale actuated sensor networks

Recent Publications:

  • Hardware Variability-Aware Duty Cycling for Embedded Sensors
    Lucas F. Wanner, Charwak Apte, Rahul Balani, Puneet Gupta, and Mani B. Srivastava.
    IEEE Transactions on VLSI Systems, June 2013. [ Details ]
  • Variability-Aware Tasking for Wireless Sensor Networks
    Lucas F. Wanner, Rahul Balani, Puneet Gupta, and Mani B. Srivastava.
    UCLA EE Department Annual Research Review, November 2011. [ Details ]
  • Hardware Variability-Aware Duty Cycling for Embedded Sensors
    Lucas F. Wanner, Rahul Balani, Charwak Apte, Puneet Gupta, and Mani B. Srivastava.
    Variability Expedition NSF Site Visit, October 2011. [ Details ]
  • Distributed Coordination for Fast Iterative Optimization in Wireless Sensor/Actuator Networks
    Rahul Balani, Nabil Chehade, Supriyo Chakraborty, and Mani B. Srivastava.
    Proceedings of the Eighth Annual IEEE Communications Society Conference on Sensor, Mesh, and Ad Hoc Communications and Networks (SECON), June 2011. [ Details ]
  • Programming Support for Distributed Optimization and Control in Cyber-Physical Systems
    Rahul Balani, Kaisen Lin, Lucas F. Wanner, Jonathan Friedman, Rajesh K. Gupta, and Mani B. Srivastava.
    Second International Conference on Cyber-Physical Systems (ICCPS), April 2011. [ Details ]
  • Variability-Aware Duty Cycle Scheduling in Long Running Embedded Sensing Systems
    Lucas F. Wanner, Rahul Balani, Sadaf Zahedi, Charwak Apte, Puneet Gupta, and Mani B. Srivastava.
    Proceedings of Design, Automation and Test in Europe 2011 (DATE), March 2011. [ Details ]
  • Granger Causality Analysis on IP Traffic and Circuit-Level Energy Monitoring
    Younghun Kim, Rahul Balani, Han Zhao, and Mani B. Srivastava.
    Second ACM Workshop On Embedded Sensing Systems For Energy-Efficiency In Buildings (BuildSys), November 2010. [ Details ]
  • A Case for Opportunistic Embedded Sensing In Presence of Hardware Power Variability
    Lucas F. Wanner, Charwak Apte, Rahul Balani, Puneet Gupta, and Mani B. Srivastava.
    Proceedings of the 2010 Workshop on Power Aware Computing and Systems (HotPower '10), October 2010. [ Details ]
  • Weighted l-1 Minimization for Event Detection in Sensor Networks
    Zainul M. Charbiwala, Younghun Kim, Sadaf Zahedi, Rahul Balani, and Mani B. Srivastava.
    May 2009. [ Details ]
  • Diagnostic Quality Driven Physiological Data Collection for Personal Healthcare
    David Jea, Rahul Balani, Julan Hsu, Daeki Cho, Mario Gerla, and Mani B. Srivastava.
    30th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), August 2008. [ Details ]

Awards: EE Department Fellowship, UCLA : Fall 2004 - Winter 2005; UCLA Graduate Division Fellowship : Fall 2008