Laura Balzano [Alum]
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Electrical Engineering

Office: N11, 53-138 Engineering IV

Lab: 1762 Boelter Hall
UCLA Main Campus

Mail:
UCLA
EE Department
420 Westwood Plaza
MC# 951594
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1594
ATTN: 56-125KK, EEIV
C/O: Fe Asuncion

Email:

Tel [work]:
310-206-5698

Tel [home]:
323-654-6564

Fax [work]:
310-825-7928

Web Page

Education:

March 2007 M.S. Electrical Engineering,
University of California, Los Angeles
Thesis: "Addressing Fault and Calibration in Wireless Sensor Networks"
December 2001 B.S. Electrical and Computer Engineering,
Rice University

Experience:

09/2004 - 09/2007 Graduate Student Researcher, University of California, Los Angeles
06/2002 - 06/2004 Software Developer, Applied Signal Technology Inc.
09/2001 - 05/2002 Research Assistant, Rice University Networks Lab
06/2001 - 08/2001 Chief Technology Office Systems Intern, New Focus Inc.
11/1999 - 08/2000 Connexions Project Developer, Rice University Connexions Project

Recent Publications:

  • Reputation-based Framework for High Integrity Sensor Networks
    Saurabh Ganeriwal, Laura Balzano, and Mani B. Srivastava.
    ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks (TOSN), May 2008. [ Details ]
  • Blind Calibration of Sensor Networks
    Laura Balzano, and Robert Nowak.
    Proceedings of Information Processing in Sensor Networks, April 2007. [ Details ]
  • Addressing Fault and Calibration in Wireless Sensor Networks
    Laura Balzano.
    UCLA EE Department M.S. Thesis, March 2007. [ Details ]
  • Reputation-based Framework for High Integrity Sensor Networks
    Saurabh Ganeriwal, Laura Balzano, and Mani B. Srivastava.
    March 2007. [ Details ]
  • Blind Calibration of Sensor Networks
    Laura Balzano, and Robert Nowak.
    February 2007. [ Details ]
  • Measurement Parameter Estimation with the Ensemble Kalman Filter
    Laura Balzano, and Steven Margulis.
    July 2006. [ Details ]
  • Fault in Sensor Networks
    Laura Balzano, and Mani B. Srivastava.
    June 2006. [ Details ]
  • Designing Wireless Sensor Networks as a Shared Resource for Sustainable Development
    Nithya Ramanathan, Laura Balzano, Deborah Estrin, Mark Hansen, Thomas Harmon, Jenny Jay, William J. Kaiser, and Gaurav Sukhatme.
    International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development, May 2006. [ Details ]
  • An Investigation of Sensor Integrity
    Laura Balzano, Nithya Ramanathan, Eric Graham, Mark Hansen, and Mani B. Srivastava.
    CENS Annual Research Review, October 2005. [ Details ]

Other Publications: V. Gambiroza, P. Yuan, L. Balzano, Y. Liu, S. Sheafor, and E. Knightly, "Design, Analysis, and Implementation of DVSR: A Fair, High Performance Protocol for Packet Rings," IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, 11(6), December 2003.

Awards:

Spring 2007 Outstanding Masters Award UCLA Electrical Engineering Dept
Spring 2006 Graduate Fellowship Research Program Honorable Mention National Science Foundation