2016 Annual Research Review

Please join us for the 2016 Electrical Engineering Annual Research Review, that will take place on Friday, February 19, 2016.This one day event showcases the department’s research, and includes graduate students presentations, posters, and distinguished plenary lectures.This year the ARR will highlight our research centers, and feature short presentations and discussions on opportunities they offer in forming closer connections and interactions with industry and innovation labs. Registration is free but required in advance.We gratefully acknowledge the support of our sponsors for this event.

Christina Fragouli, ARR16 Co-Chair
Chee Wei Wong, ARR16 Co-Chair
Gregory Pottie, Department Chair


Directions and Parking


“Frontiers of Electrical Engineering”

Program at a glance

8:30 am – 9:00 amBreakfast and Registration [5th Floor, Engr IV]
9:00 am – 9:15 amChair Greg Pottie’s Welcome [Shannon Room, 54-134 Engr IV]
9:15 am – 9:55 amA Sampling of UCLA Research Centers [Chair:  Prof. Chee Wei Wong]
  1. ERC: Translational Applications for Nanoscale Multiferroic Systems – Greg Carman
  2. Center for Engineering Economics, Learning and Networks – Mihaela van der Schaar
  3. DARPA STARnet: Function Accelerated nanoMaterial Engineering – Jane Chang
  4. CAINS: Center for Autonomous Intelligent Networked Systems – Mario Gerla
  5. Center for Excellence for Green Nanotechnologies – Kang Wang
  6. CDSC: Center for Domain-Specific Computing – Jason Cong
  7. Institute for Technology Advancement – Dwight Streit
9:55 am – 10:10 amCoffee break
10:10 am – 10:45 amA sampling of UCLA Research Centers [Chair:  Prof. Christina Fragouli]
  1. Nanoelectronics Research Facility (NanoLab) and CNSI – Rob Candler
  2. Center for Heterogeneous Integration and Performance Scaling – Subramanian Iyer
  3. Center on Development of Emerging Storage Systems – Lara Dolecek and Rick Wesel
  4. ScAI: Scalable Analytics Institute – Carlo Zaniolo
  5. Center for Public Safety Network Systems – Kung Yao
  6. Wireless Health Institute – William Kaiser
10:50 am – 12:10 pmParallel Sessions: 1, 2 and 3
12:10 pm – 2:00 pmLuncheon, Dean Jayathi Murthy’s Welcome and Plenary lecture by Dr. Nambi Seshadri, Broadcom, @ California Room, Faculty Center
2:00 pm – 3:00 pmParallel Sessions: 4, 5 and 6
3:00 pm – 4:30 pmPoster Session and Coffee @ Engineering 4 — 2nd Floor Patio
4:30 pm – 5:30 pmParallel Sessions: 7, 8 and 9
5:30 pm – 6:00 pmHKN Company-Student Mixer @ Main Dining Room, Faculty Center
6:00 pm – 7:30 pmDinner and Plenary Lecture by Prof. Dan M. Goebel, NASA @ Main Dining Room, Faculty Center



Session 1. 5G Wireless and Networks (Maxwell Room, 57-124 Engr IV) [Chair: Prof. Diggavi]
10:50 am – 11:10 amBiased-Based User Association for Downlink Multi-Antenna Heterogeneous Networks
Ghaith Hattab; Advisor: Cabric
11:10 am – 11:30 amDevice-to-Device Side-Channel Cooperation for 5G Wireless Networks
Can Karakus; Advisor: Diggavi
11:30 am – 11:50 amParsing the Online Anti-Vaccine Movement: Opinion Dynamics from Incubation to Mainstream
Falahi Misagh; Advisor: Roychowdhury
11:50 am – 12:10 pmIntegrated Networking and Traffic Regulation for Autonomous Highway Systems
Yu-Yu Lin; Advisor: Rubin


Session 2. Machine Learning and Robotics (Shannon Room, 54-134 Engr IV) [Chair: Prof. Mehta]
10:50 am – 11:10 amDeep Learning of Neuromuscular Control for Biomechanical Human Animation
Masaki Nakada, Advisor: Terzopoulos
11:10 am – 11:30 amVisual-Inertial Perception for High-Level Robotic Tasks
Konstantine Tsotsos, Advisor: Soatto
11:30 am – 11:50 amHyperband: An Infinite-Armed Bandit Algorithm for Hyperparameter Optimization
Lisha Li, Advisor: Talwalkar
11:50 am – 12:10 pmThe Applications of Subglottal Resonances (SGRs) in Age and Height Estimation, and Speaker Identification and Normalization
Guo Jinxi; Advisor: Alwan


Session 3. Neural Networks and Circuits (Tesla Room, 53-125 Engr IV) [Chair: Prof. Gupta]
10:50 am – 11:10 amA Programmable Receiver Front-end Achieving >17dBm IIP3 at <1.25xBW Frequency Offset
Sameed Hameed; Advisor: Pamarti
11:10 am – 11:30 amFPGA Based Deep Convolutional Neural Network Using Uniform Inner-Product
Wei Wu; Advisor: He
11:30 am – 11:50 pmImplantable Neural Recording Front-Ends for Next-Generation Neuromodulation Systems
Hariprasad Chandrakumar; Advisor: Markovic
11:50 am – 12:10 pmLEDPUF: Stability-Guaranteed Physical Unclonable Functions Through Locally Enhanced Defectivity
Weiche Wang; Advisor: Gupta


Session 4. Internet of Things (Shannon Room, 54-134 Engr IV) [Chair: Prof. Coogan]
2:00 pm – 2:20 pmSimultaneous Localization & Time Synchronization
Paul Martin; Advisor: Srivastava
2:20 pm – 2:40 pmDesign and Mitigation of Vehicular Botnets in Vehicular Networks
Mevlut Turker Garip; Advisor: Gerla
2:40 pm – 3:00 pmDesign Tool Framework for End-to-End Development and Automated Optimization of Mobile Health Monitoring Platforms
Mahdi Ashktorab; Advisor: Kaiser


Session 5. Frontiers in Device and Optoelectronics (Maxwell Room, 57-124 Engr IV) [Chair: Prof. Iyer]
2:00 pm – 2:20 pm3D Wafer Scale Integration Technology to Enable Brain-Inspired Computing
Zhe (Frank) Wan; Advisor: Iyer
2:20 pm – 2:40 pmHigh-Current Gain Two-Dimensional MoS2-Base Hot-Electron Transistors
Shih-Hung Tsai; Advisor: K. Wang
2:40 pm – 3:00 pmPixel Super-Resolution Using Wavelength Scanning
Wei Luo; Advisor: Ozcan


Session 6. Frontiers in High-Frequency Electronics (Tesla Room, 53-125 Engr IV) [Chair: Prof. Zhao]
2:00 pm – 2:20 pmA 38mW 40 Gb/s 4-Lane Tri-Band PAM04/16-QAM Transceiver in 28mm CMOS for High-Speed Memory Interface
Wei-Han Cho; Advisor: Chang
2:20 pm – 2:40 pmRFID-Inspired Millimeter-Size Loop Antennas for Brain-Machine Interface (BMI) Systems
Lingnan Song; Advisor: Rahmat-Samii
2:40 pm – 3:00 pmA 40-Gb/s 14-mW CMOS Wireline Receiver
Abishek Manian; Advisor: Razavi


Session 7. Modern Applications of Coding (Tesla Room, 53-125 Engr IV) [Chair: Prof. Dolecek]
4:30 pm – 4:50 pmPolar Codes with Feedback
Kasra Vakilinia; Advisor: Wesel
4:50 pm – 5:10 pmCodes and Ball Sizes for the Limited Permutation Channel
Clayton Schoeny; Advisor: Dolecek
5:10 pm – 5:30 pmContent-Type Coding
Linqi Song; Advisor: Fragouli


Session 8. Precision control of the electromagnetic spectrum: from infrared to THz
(Shannon Room, 54-134 Engr IV) [Chair: Prof. Williams]
4:30 pm – 4:50 pmLarge-Dynamic-Range Plasmonic Photomixer for Heterodyne Terahertz Detection
Ning Wang; Advisor: Jarrahi
4:50 pm – 5:10 pmChip-scale Femtosecond Laser Frequency Combs Near the Quantum Limit
Abhinav Kumar Vinod; Advisor: Wong
5:10 pm – 5:30 pmTerahertz Metasurface Laser
Luyao Xu; Advisor: Williams


Session 9. Frontiers in Electromagnetics (Maxwell Room, 57-124 Engr IV) [Chair: Prof. Itoh]
4:30 pm – 4:50 pm3D ADI-FDTD Modeling of Platform Reduction with Thin Film Ferromagnetic Material
ZhiYao; Advisor: Y. Wang
4:50 pm – 5:10 pmTransmission-Line Equivalent and Microstrip Structure for Planar Mobius Loop Resonator
Xiaoqiang Li; Advisor: Itoh
5:10 pm – 5:30 pmNonlinear Optics of Semiconductors in the Middle Infrared
Jeremy Pigeon; Advisor: Joshi

AdvisorStudentGraduate Student Poster
AlwanSoo Jin ParkUtilizing Voice Source Features for Robust Speaker Recognition
CabricMihir LaghateUsing the Temporal Dimension to Detect Spectrally Overlapping Signals
CabricShailesh ChaudhariInterference-Robust Cyclic Weighted Centroid Localization Algorithm for Non-Cooperative Targeets in Cognitive Radio Networks
CandlerSrikanth IyerSize and Mode-Dependent Quality Factor Limits in MEMS Resonators
CandlerJimmy WuHigh Performance Microfabricated Magnetic Multilayers for Ultra Compact Magnetic Shielding
ChangWei-Han ChoA 38mW 40Gb/s 4-Lane Tri-Band PAM-4/16-QAM Transceiver in 28nm CMOS for High-Speed Memory Interface
ChangYan ZhaoAn Integrated 0.56THz Frequency Synthesizer with 21GHz Locking Range and -74dBc Phase Noise at 1MHz Offset in 65nm CMOS
DolecekFrederic SalaNew Coding for Memories: Theory and Applications
DiggaviShaunak MishraSecure State Estimation Against Sensor Attacks in Cyber-Physical
DiggaviMehrdad ShowfatbakshModel Identification Under Adversarial Attacks
DiggaviJoyson SebastianInterference-Aware Rateless Coding
DolecekAhmed HareedyNon-Binary Graph Based Codes for Flash Memories
DolecekHoma EsfahamizadehSpatially Coupled Codes and Applications
DolecekAmir ReisizadehApproximate Synchronization: A Distributed Source Coding Approach
FragouliM. KarmooseSimplifying Wireless Social Caching
FragouliYahya EzzeldinRecent Results on Wireless Network Simplification for Layered Relay Networks
GuptaYasmine BadrMask Assignment and Synthesis of DSA-MP Hybrid Lithography for Sub-7nm Contacts/Vias
GuptaMark GottschoDPCS: Dynamic Power/Capacity Scaling for SRAM Caches in the Nanoscale Era
GuptaShaodi WangAdaptive MRAM Write Using In-Situ MTJ-Based Variation Monitor
HeLiang YuanloT solution with smart vent to reduce HVAC energy and enhance thermal comfort
HeWei WuFPGA Based Deep Convolutional Neural Network Using Uniform Inner-Product Accelerator
IyerFaraz KhanCharge Trapping in Hi K Dielectrics for Memory and Hardware Security Applications
JalaliMohamad AsghariPhase Stretch Transform for Feature Enhancement in Digital Images
JarrahiShang-Hua YangFrequency-Tunable Continuous-Wave Terahertz Sources Based on GaAs Plasmonic Photomixers
JarrahiNezih Tolga YardimciHigh-Power and Broadband Terahertz Radiation Through Plasmonics-Enhanced Large Area Photoconductive Emitters Operating at Telecommunication Wavelengths
KaiserYan WangScalable Networked Human Daily Activity Profiling
MarkovicWenlong JiangHigh-Dynamic Range Recording Front-Ends for Simultaneous Neural Stimulation and Recording
OzcanYichen WuDemosaiced Pixel Super-Resolution for Multiplexed Holographic Color Imaging
PamartiNeha SinhaAn 8mW, 1GHz Span Passive Spectrum Scanner with >+31dBm Out-of-Band IIP3
PamartiHani EsmaelzadehA Robust Fast Start-Up Crystal Oscillator
PottieHua-I Derrick ChangOpportunistic Calibration of Sensor Orientation Using the Kinect and Inertial Measurement Unit Sensor Fusion
Rahmat-SamiiDaisong ZhangElectrotextile Facilitating an Ergonomic MRI Coil Design
Rahmat-SamiiVignesh ManoharKa Band Offset Reflector Antennas for CubeSats: Mesh Characterization and Innovative Feed Designs
Rahmat-SamiiLingnan SongRFID-Inspired Millimeter-Size Loop Antennas for Brain-Machine Interface (BMI) Systems
Rahmat-SamiiBotian ZhangArray Antenna Synthesis by Particle Swarm Optimization Including Sensitivity
SrivastavaSalma ElmalakiCAreDroid – Adaptation Framework for Context-Aware Applications on Mobile Phones
SrivastavaFatima AnwarAn End-to-End Quality of Time (QoT) Stack for Linux
SrivastavaAmr AlanwarPrOLoc: Localization Using Private Observers
SrivastavaBo-Jhang HoCoordinating Smartwatch and Smartphone to Improve Always-on Context Inference
SrivastavaChenguang ShenMiLift: Autonomous and Efficient Workout Tracking using Smartwatches
SrivastavaMoustafa AlznatorPrivacy-Aware Inferencing for Mobile Phones
Wang, K.Qiming ShaoTopological Matters for Energy Efficient Spintronics
Wang, K.Hochul LeeAn Ultra-Low-Power, High-Density Hybrid Spin and CMOS Based Neural Network
Wang, K.Shin-Hung TsaiHigh-Current Gain Two-Dimensional MoS2 Hot-Electron Transistors
WilliamsLuyao XuTerahertz Metasurface Laser
WilliamsBenjamin BurnettDensity Matrix Modeling of THz Difference Frequency Generation in Dual Active Region
WilliamsChris CurwenFeasibility of Graphene Composite Right-Left-Handed Metamaterial Waveguides
WongJaime Flor Flores640 Zepto-Newton Force Sensing in Silicon Near the Standard Quantum Limit
WongYi-Ping LaiGate-Tunable Ultrafast Giant Nonlinearities in Graphene
WongBaicheng Yao8 THz Difference-Frequency-Generation in Graphene On-Chip
WongHao Liu60 GHz Low-Noise Frequency Combs in Silicon-Based Oscillators
WongVito M. Iaia640 Zepto-Newton Force Sensing in Silicon Near the Standard Quantum Limit
WongXu XieHarnessing High-Dimensional Hyperentanglement Through a Biphoton Frequency Comb
WongZiqiang CaiAn Integrated Chip-Scale Optomechanical Oscillator for RF Clocking
WongJinghui YangA Chip-Scale Frequency Comb at 2.8×10^-16 Relative Instability


AdvisorStudentUndergraduate Student Poster
DolecekChi-Yo TsaiVisualization tools for file synchronization
FragouliShengkang ChenSecrecy Over Erasure Networks
GuptaLiheng ZhuAssessing the Benefits of the Buried Interconnect Layer for Standard Cells
OzcanZoltan GorocsHigh throughput volumetric detection of Giardia lamblia in water samples using real time holographic microscopy
OzcanSteve FengColor-based classification of microscale objects using lensfree imaging
OzcanAlborz FeiziPortable cell counting based on lens-free on-chip imaging
OzcanQingshan WeiMobile phone fluorescence microscopy for single DNA imaging and sizing
OzcanMustafa DalogluHigh-throughput 3D tracking using lensfree holographic microscopy
OzcanMustafa DalogluHigh-speed 3D reconstruction and tracking of microswimmers using parallel computing
OzcanChau NguyenLabel-free nanoparticle imaging and sizing using nano-lenses
OzcanSteve FengEvaluating feasibility for low-resource community-based malaria diagnostics
OzcanHatice KoydemirRapid and Sensitive Detection and Enumeration of Giardia Lamblia Cysts in Large Volume Water Samples Using Smartphone Based Fluorescent Microscopy
Rahmat-SamiiBohan ZhangAmbient RF Energy Harvesting with a Novel Hemispherical Rectenna Array
WeselNathan WongDynamic Voltage Allocation with Quantization in Modeling Flash Memory
WeselTong MuOptimality and Rate-Compatibility for Erasure-Coded Packet Transmissions when Fading Channel Diversity Increases with Packet Length
WilliamsDaguan ChenSimulation of an Active Polarization-Selective Metasurface
WongParastou MortazavianDemonstration of a Microcavity Laser with 10^-13 Fractional Frequency Instability and Sub-25-Hz Linewidth
WongChanyeol ChoiExcitons and exciton dynamics in two-dimensional atomic crystals


Date(s) - Feb 19, 2017
All Day

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