FuNLab Members 


Director
Sumit Roy
Graduate Students
Colby Boyer
Abdulmohsen Mutairi
Farzad Hessar
Yue Yang
Hossein Safavi
Chang Wook Kim
Shwan Ashrafi
Shae Hurst
Benjamin Morgan
Aliasghar Tarkhan
Xuhang Ying
Undergraduate Researcher
Affiliated Faculty
Xudong Wang
Payman Arabshahi
Post-Doctoral Fellows/Visiting Scholars
Affiliated Researchers
Marc Newlin
 




















Alumni
Post Doc. and
Visiting Scholars
 
  Rajiv Vijaykumar
  Chittabrata Ghosh
  You-chang Ko
  Soo-Young Shin
Eui-seok Hwang
Sejin Kim
  Sung-Joon Park
PhD  
  Alhussein Abouzeid
  Rohit  Gupta
  Jing Zhu
  Ling Luo
  Lei Shao
  Iyappan Ramachandran
  Hongbo Yan
  Hui Ma
  Fei Ye
  Chengyang Li
  Hamed Firooz
  Linda Bai
M.S.  
  Eman Alotaibi
  Daniel Daoura
  Anna Margolis
Ilango Purushothaman
  Martin Duke
  Ching Ling Huang
  Trevor Bosaw
  Haobing Wang
  Tommy Shing
Wei Shi
  Yoshikazu Nishida
B.S.  
  Hyunjin Kim
  Joshua Stahl
  Binwen Xu

 

Sumit Roy
Director

Email roy[at]ee.washington.edu
Phone 206.221.5261
URL ee.washington.edu/faculty/roy
Office M330 EE1


Sumit Roy received the B. Tech. degree from the Indian Institute of Technology (Kanpur) in 1983, and the M. S. and Ph. D. degrees from the University of California (Santa Barbara), all in Electrical Engineering in 1985 and 1988 respectively, as well as an M. A. in Statistics and Applied Probability in 1988. Presently he is Prof. of Electrical Engineering, Univ. of Washington where his research interests include analysis/design of wireless communication and sensor network systems with a current emphasis on wireless LANs (802.11) and wireless MANs (802.16), multi-standard wireless inter-networking and cognitive radio platforms, and sensor networking involving RFID technology. He is also exploring applications and extensions of networking technologies and principles to new domains such as social, energy and biological  networks.

He spent 2001-03 on academic leave at Intel Wireless Technology Lab as a Senior Researcher engaged in systems architecture and standards development for ultra-wideband systems (Wireless PANs) and next generation high-speed wireless LANs. His activities for the IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc) includes membership of several technical and conference program committees (most recently, Vice Chair of Technical Program Committee for IEEE WCNC05 conference).  He has served as Associate Editor for IEEE Trans. Communications and IEEE Trans. on Wireless Communications and currently serves on the Editorial Board for IEEE Trans. Communications, IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems and Wiley J. Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing. He was elevated to IEEE Fellow by Communications Society in 2007 for his "contributions to multi-user communications theory and cross-layer design of wireless networking standards."

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Colby Boyer
Graduate Student

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Colby Boyer received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of California at Berkeley in 2009. During his undergraduate studies, Colby completed internships at Los Alamos National Laboratories and Qualcomm. In fall 2009, he began his PhD graduate studies at University of Washington. His current interests are in RFID based sensor nets.

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Abdulmohsen Mutairi
Graduate Student

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Abdulmohsen Mutairi received his BS degree in Computer Engineering and MS degree in Computer Networks both from King Fahad University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia in 2001 and 2008 respectively. He completed an internship with Lucent Technologies in 2000. Then he worked as a communication engineer in Raytheon Systems (2001-2004) and then in Aramco (2004-2009). Since September 2009, Abdulmohsen has been working toward his PhD degree in Electrical Engineering. His current research interests include wireless multiple access protocols and multi-cell resource optimization in 4G wireless networks.

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 Farzad Hessar
Graduate Student

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Farzad Hessar received his B.S.c in Electrical Engineering from Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran in 2008 and his M.S.c degree in Communication Systems from Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, in 2010. In fall 2010, he started PhD studies at University of Washington in Seattle. His current research studies are RFID based communication in sensor networks.

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Yue Yang
Graduate Student

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Yue Yang received his B.E. degree from UM-SJTU Joint Institute at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China in 2011. Right now, he is pursuing Ph.D. degree at Electrical Engineering Department of University of Washington. His current research interest lies on Wireless Communication and Smart Grid.

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Hossein Safavi
Graduate Student

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Hossein Safavi received his BS in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University in 2011. In fall 2011, he began his PhD studies at the University of Washington. His research interests surround spectrum sensing, cognitive networks, and opportunistic usage of spectrum.

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Chang Wook Kim
Graduate Student

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Chang Wook Kim received his B.E. degree and M.S. degree in Electronic Engineering from Sogang University in 2006 and 2008 respectively. He worked for Samsung Electronics as an engineer from Feb. 2008 to Jun. 2011. In Fall 2012, he started his Ph.D. studies at the University of Washington. His current research interests include wireless network system and architecture, cross-layer design, and underwater communications.

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Shwan Ashrafi
Graduate Student

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Shwan Ashrafi received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. both in Electrical Engineering from Amirkabir University of Technology, 2001 and University of New Mexico 2012. His research interests lie in the area of wireless communication and distributed algorithms. He began his PhD studies in Autumn 2012 at the University of Washington.

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Shae Hurst
Graduate Student

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Shae Hurst received her bachelors of science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Washington in 2013. Currently, she is earning her masters in Electrical Engineering and is researching physical layer network coding.

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Benjamin Morgan
Graduate Student

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Benjamin Morgan is a senior in the Electrical Engineering department at the University of Washington. His concentration is in Embedded Systems & Communications. Benjamin is currently working on the TV White Space project.

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Aliasghar (Arash) Tarkhan
Graduate Student

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Aliasghar Tarkhan received two B.Sc. degrees in Communication Systems and Power Systems both in Electrical Engineering from Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic) in 2008 and 2011, respectively. He also received his M.Sc. degree in Communication Systems from Sharif University of Technology in 2011. In spring 2013, he began his PhD studies at University of Washington. His current research is in Wireless Communication and Compressed Sensing.

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Xuhang Ying
Graduate Student

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Xuhang Ying received his B.E. degree in Information Engineering from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2013 with the highest honor. In fall 2013, he started his PhD studies in Electrical Engineering at University of Washington. His current research interests include cognitive radio and TV white spaces.

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Marc Newlin
Affiliated Researcher

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Marc Newlin is a software engineer with a background in desktop and web application development. His research interests include software-defined radios, dynamic spectrum access, and computer vision. He competed in the DARPA Shredder Challenge in 2011 and won third place. Currently, he is working on the final phase of the DARPA Spectrum Challenge.