Open Positions

Postdoctoral Researcher

I have one immediate opening for a postdoctoral researcher in radionavigation and wireless communication systems. Desired qualifications: (1) Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, or a closely related field; (2) knowledge of wireless communications and/or GNSS; (3) demonstrated hands-on expertise in software-defined radio (SDR) design and implementation; (4) strong programming skills (MATLAB, LabVIEW, and/or C++); (5) publications in relevant top-tier journals and conference proceedings; (6) strong communication, presentation, and documentation skills; and (7) ambition to become a leader in the field (e.g., Professor, Senior R&D Engineer, Managing Technical Director, Program Manager, etc.). To apply, please email me: (1) a complete CV, (2) up-to-date university transcripts, (3) a short statement describing research interests and goals, (4) names and contacts of 3 references, and (5) a link to your website (if available). Position duration: minimum of 1 year, extendable up to 3 years.

Ph.D. Student

I have two openings for Ph.D. students with full financial assistantship. I am looking for students with a strong mathematical background in linear algebra, probability and stochastic processes, and optimization. The research will be in the broad areas of Intelligent Systems, Communications & Signal Processing, and Controls & Robotics with applications to: satellites, unmanned aerial vehicles, self-driving cars, indoor robotics, mobile devices, and underwater vehicles. To apply, please email me: (1) a complete CV, (2) up-to-date university transcripts, and (3) copies of relevant publications (if available).

Current Laboratory Members

Visiting Faculty

Jiwon 

Prof. Jiwon Seo
Visiting faculty from Yonsei University, South Korea, 2020-2021
Research areas: Autonomous ground vehicles, unmanned aerial vehicles, integrity monitoring, opportunistic navigation

Postdoctoral Researchers

Joe 

Dr. Joe Khalife
Dissertation: Software-defined radio, opportunistic navigation, analysis and modeling of signals of opportunity, unmanned aerial vehicles

Ph.D. Students

Ali 

Ali Abdallah
Research areas: Software-defined radio, long-term evolution (LTE), 5G, indoor navigation

Mohammad 

Mohammad Neinavaie
Research areas: Cognitive software-defined radio, 5G, opportunistic navigation

Mohamad 

Mohamad Orabi
Research areas: Cognitive software-defined radio, opportunistic navigation, satellite-based navigation

Mu 

Mu Jia
Research areas: Intelligent transportation systems, integrity monitoring

Nadim 

Nadim Khairallah
Research areas: Cyber-physical systems, situational awareness in dynamic uncertain environments, satellite-based navigation

Alex 

Alex Nguyen
Research areas: Motion planning, collaborative opportunistic navigation

Halim 

Halim Lee
Visiting scholar from Yonsei University, South Korea, 2020-2021
Research areas: Motion planning, integrity monitoring, opportunistic navigation

Undergraduate Students

Eddie 

Eddie Huang
Research areas: Unmanned aerial vehicles, indoor navigation

Andrew 

Andrew Zhao
Research areas: Unmanned aerial vehicles

Raphael 

Raphael Feliciano
Research areas: Satellite-based navigation

Alumni

Vivek 

Vivek Hatte
Undergraduate intern, 2021
Research areas: Software-defined radio

Giles 

Giles Pierre Nunez Carlos
Undergraduate intern, 2021
Research areas: Software-defined radio

Mahdi 

Dr. Mahdi Maaref
Postdoctoral scholar, 2017-2020
Research areas: Autonomous ground vehicles, opportunistic perception, autonomous integrity monitoring, unmanned aerial vehicles

Kimia 

Dr. Kimia Shamaei
Ph.D. student, 2020
Dissertation: Exploiting cellular signals for navigation: 4G to 5G

Joe 

Dr. Joe Khalife
Ph.D. student, 2020
Dissertation: Precise navigation with cellular signals: Receiver design, differential and non-differential frameworks, and performance analysis

Joshua 

Dr. Joshua Morales
Ph.D. student, 2020
Dissertation: Inertial radio SLAM: Standalone and collaborative architectures

Sharbel 

Sharbel Kozhaya
Summer undergraduate intern, 2020
Research areas: Software-defined radio, opportunistic navigation

Trier 

Trier Mortlock
M.S. student, 2020
Research areas: Satellite-based navigation, opportunistic navigation

Carlos 

Carlos Acebes Cebrián
Visiting scholar from Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Spain, 2020
Research areas: Satellite-based navigation, software-defined radio, opportunistic navigation

Taylor 

Xinyi (Taylor) Zhang
Undergraduate intern, 2019-2020
Research areas: Unmanned aerial vehicles, autonomous ground vehicles

Yanhao 

Yanhao Yang
Undergraduate intern, 2019-2020
Research areas: Motion planning, unmanned aerial vehicles

Neo 

Neo Meng
Undergraduate intern, 2019-2020
Research areas: Ground vehicle navigation

Zainab 

Zainab Ashai
Undergraduate intern, 2019-2020
Research areas: Indoor navigation

Aishwarya 

Aishwarya Bhandari
Undergraduate intern, 2019
Research areas: Software-defined radio

Bhavani 

Bhavani Panda
Undergraduate intern, 2019
Research areas: Software-defined radio

Michael 

Michael Maher
Undergraduate intern, 2019
Research areas: Unmanned aerial vehicles

Kyle 

Kyle Semelka
Undergraduate intern, 2018-2019; Research engineer, 2019
Research areas: Software-defined radio

Jerry 

MyLinh Nguyen
Undergraduate intern, 2019
Research areas: Unmanned aerial vehicles

Labiba 

Labiba Saleh
Summer undergraduate intern, 2019
Research areas: Unmanned aerial vehicles

Mohamad 

Mohamad Orabi
Summer undergraduate intern, 2019
Research areas: Satellite-based navigation

Naji 

Naji Tarabay
Summer undergraduate intern, 2019
Research areas: Motion planning

Frank 

Frank Li
Summer high school intern, 2019
Research areas: Unmanned aerial vehicles

Jerry 

Jerry Lee
Undergraduate intern, 2019
Research areas: Software-defined radio

Jerry 

Brandon Lam
Undergraduate intern, 2019
Research areas: Software-defined radio

Chester 

Chester Lau
Undergraduate intern, 2018-2019
Research areas: Software-defined radio

Crhistian 

Christian Ardito
Undergraduate intern, 2018
Research areas: Satellite-based navigation

Sonya 

Sonya Ragothaman
M.S. student, 2018
Thesis: Path planning for autonomous ground vehicles using GNSS and cellular LTE signal reliability maps and GIS 3-D maps

Jesse 

Jesse Garcia
M.S. student, 2018
Thesis: Autonomous surface vehicle measurement location planning for optimal underwater acoustic transponder localization

Gogol 

Gogol Bhattacharya
Undergraduate intern, 2015-2018
Research areas: Unmanned aerial vehicles, software-defined radio

Shintaro 

Shintaro Mori
Summer high school intern, 2017-2018
Research areas: Unmanned aerial vehicles

Gustavo 

Gustavo Correa
Summer undergraduate intern, 2017
Research areas: Ground vehicle navigation

Farah 

Farah Khalife
Summer undergraduate intern, 2015
Research areas: GPS software-defined radio