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Srivastava, Mani

Mani SrivastavaMani Srivastava, Professor and Area Director, Circuits and Embedded Systems

Fellow, IEEE, 2008
Okawa Foundation Award, 1998
NSF CAREER Award, 1997

Research Group: Networked and Embedded Systems Laboratory

Office: 6730E Boelter Hall, Phone: 310.267.2098, Email



Mani Srivastava received both the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1987 and 1992, respectively. His graduate research was on silicon compilation, and hardware-software rapid prototyping and co-design of embedded VLSI systems for signal processing and control applications. Prior to joining the UCLA Electrical Engineering Department faculty in 1996, Dr. Srivastava worked on mobile and wireless multimedia networking at the Networked Computing Research Department at AT&T/Lucent Bell Labs at Murray Hill, NJ. At UCLA, Prof. Srivastava directs the Networked and Embedded Systems Laboratory (, where his students work on diverse aspects of embedded and cyber-physical systems, distributed sensing, mobile computing, wireless networking, and pervasive communications.  His research spans hardware, software, and algorithms, and emphasizes experimental systems and applications in domains such as mobile health, sustainability, participatory sensing, and defense. His group draws upon graduate and undergraduate student researchers from both Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. PhD and post-doctoral alumni from his group currently hold successful positions at top academic and industrial research institutions such as Purdue, Utah, Yale, ETH Zurich, Microsoft Research, and IBM Research. Prof. Srivastava has published extensively on his research with more than 240 papers many of which have been highly cited, holds five patents for his work on low-power and wireless networking, and has received many awards from top conferences. He is a Fellow of the IEEE,  and has received the prestigious Okawa Foundation Grant, and the NSF CAREER Award. He has served as the EIC of the IEEE Trans. on Mobile Computing and the ACM Mobile Computing and Communications Review, helped co-found the prestigious ACM SenSys conference, and has given invited Key Note talks at several major conferences.

Research Interests

Since joining the EE Department, Professor Srivastava's research and teaching have focused on: Embedded and Cyber-Physical Systems; Distributed and Participatory Sensing; Mobile, Wearable, and Pervasive Computing; Wireless Networks; Power & Energy-aware Systems; Energy Harvesting Technologies; Applications in mHealth, Green Buildings, and Smart Grids.

Awards and Recognitions

  • 2011 Lockheed Martin Teaching Award
  • 2010 Best Paper Award, The 31st IEEE Real-Time Systems Symposium (RTSS).
  • 2010 Best Paper Award, The 2010 Workshop on Hot Topics in Embedded Networked Sensors (HotEMNETS).
  • 2010 Best Paper Award, The 9th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks (IPSN).
  • 2009 Best Paper Award, The Fourth ACM Intl. Workshop on UnderWater Networks (WUWNet).
  • 2009 Best Paper Award, The 4th International Symposium on Location and Context Awareness (LOCA).
  • 2008 Best Paper Award, The 6th ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems (SenSys).
  • 2008 Design Contest Winner, 2008 IEEE ISSCC and ACM/IEEE DAC Student Design Contest.
  • 2008-2011 Editor-in-Chief, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing.
  • 2008 Award Winner, IEEE ISSCC and ACM/IEEE DAC Design Competition (Systems Category).
  • 2008 Fellow of the IEEE.
  • 2006 Best Paper Nomination, IEEE/ACM ISLPED.
  • 2006 Second Place Award, IEEE ISSCC and ACM/IEEE DAC Design Competition (Systems Category).
  • 2005 Design Contest Award, IEEE/ACM ISLPED.
  • 2005 Best Demonstration Award, IEEE/ACM Information Processing in Sensor Networks.
  • 2005-2007, Editor-in-Chief, ACM Sigmobile Mobile Computing and Communications Review.
  • 2002 Second Place Prize, ACM/IEEE Design Automation Conference Student Design Contest (Operational Category).
  • 2000 Honorable Mention, ACM/IEEE Design Automation Conference Student Design Contest.
  • 1998 Okawa Foundation Grant Award.
  • 1997 National Science Foundation CAREER Award.
  • 1997 Best Paper Award, IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems.
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