James M. Carwana (jcarwana) [Alum]
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Newport Media Inc.

Email:
jcarwana@ee.ucla.edu

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Education:

  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering, UCLA, 2004.
  • M.S. in Electrical Engineering (Embedded Computing Systems), UCLA, 2006.
    Thesis: Acquiring and Distributing Medium Models for Sensing Performance Estimation
    (done at NESL)

Experience: Lockheed Martin, New York (Summer 2005)
DSP Technology Development

University of California, Los Angeles (December 2004 - Present)
Rsearcher for NESL

University of California, Los Angeles (April 2003 - April 2004)
Lab Administrator and Research Assistant for Network Research Laboratory

University of California, Los Angeles (January 2003 - June 2003)
Lab Asisstant repairing Circuit Boards for CERN accelerator

Raytheon (Summers 2000 and 2001)
Electrical Engineering Intern

Research Interests: My research has been towards improving the performance of sensor networks by utilizing knowledge of the environment. I have developed algorithms to efficiently and accurately create environmental medium maps and a network infrastructure to utilize this information.

Recent Publications:

  • Coordinating Camera Motion for Sensing Uncertainty Reduction
    Aman Kansal, James M. Carwana, William J. Kaiser, and Mani B. Srivastava.
    ACM Sensys, November 2005. [ Details ]
  • Dynamically Configurable Robotic Sensor Networks
    Ilias Tsigkogiannis, Rahul Balani, James M. Carwana, Jonathan Friedman, David C. Lee, Simon Han, Roy S. Shea, Ramkumar Rengaswamy, Michael Petralia, Laura Corman, Eric Wittenmeier, Eddie Kohler, and Mani B. Srivastava.
    The 2nd international conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems (SenSys 2005), November 2005. [ Details ]
  • Acquiring Medium Models for Sensing Performance Estimation
    Aman Kansal, James M. Carwana, William J. Kaiser, and Mani B. Srivastava.
    IEEE Sensor and Ad Hoc Communications and Networks (SECON), September 2005. [ Details ]
  • Coordinated Actuation for Sensing Uncertainty Reduction
    Aman Kansal, James M. Carwana, Amir Hallajpour, William J. Kaiser, and Mani B. Srivastava.
    ACM/IEEE IPSN 2005 demonstration Abstracts, April 2005. [ Details ]
  • Coordinated Actuation for Sensing Uncertainty Reduction
    Aman Kansal, James M. Carwana, and Mani B. Srivastava.
    ACM/IEEE IPSN 2005, April 2005. [ Details ]