About Me

I am a Ph.D. Student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Arizona. My research is related to intelligent transportation Cyber-physical Systems (CPS), modeling and simulation for autonomous-driving, and Quantum Information Science. My PhD advisor is Dr. Jonathan Sprinkle. I have worked on several projects including (1) Domain-Specific Modeling Techniques for Cyber-Physical Systems, (2) Cyber-Physical Systems Virtual Organization: Active Resources, (3)Control of Vehicular Traffic Flow via Low Density Autonomous Vehicles, (4)REU Site: Cognitive and Autonomous Test Vehicles.

My most recent project is Lagrangian Traffic smoothing using Connected-and-Autonomous Vehicles. Visit project's website https://circles-consortium.github.io/ for upto date information. In addition to that, I am also collaborating with Dr. Ivan Djordjevic to designed optimized Quantum receiver for Free Space Optical Communication.

Research Interests: Intelligent Transportation, Cyber-physical Systems, Machine Learning, Quantum Information Science

Employment

  • Graduate Research Assistant, The University of Arizona, August 2015 - Present
  • Instructor, Software Engineering Concepts ECE 473/573, The University of Arizona, January 2021 - Present
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant, Programming-II ECE 273, The University of Arizona, August 2019 - December 2019
  • Graduate Supervisor and Instructor, ECE 492, CAT VEHICLE Research Experience for Undergraduates, Every summer, since 2016
  • Application Engineer-II, Oracle, August 2014 - July 2015

Education

  • PhD, Electrical and Computer Engineering, The University of Arizona; Ongoing
  • MS, Electrical and Computer Engineering, The University of Arizona; May 2017

Funding Sources

  • National Science Foundation
  • Department of Energy

Honors and Awards

  • Best Paper Award, IEEE VNC 2018
  • International Switching Symposium Fellowship (ISS Graduate Fellowship), 2016-2020
  • Michael Pate Optical Sciences Memorial Scholarship, 2020