Happy Monday!

It is very fitting that my first blog post while at Bucknell comes from a conversation with a Bucknell alum, my friend, Juliana Su. She sends me a “Happy Friday!” message each Friday (and I must say, I’m pretty impressed…

A Thought on Diversity

Over time, I have come to adopt the perspective that diversity and inclusion at the university level is not only about “access”, though the access argument is an important one: it is, more importantly, about “practice”. The university is a…

Awarded Best Paper at BodyNets 2014

A paper I was a co-author on (Jiaqi Gong was lead author) was award best paper at this year’s ICST Internation Conference on Body Area Networks (BodyNets ’14) held in London, UK September 29th to October 1st . The paper, titled “Piecewise…

Invited to 2014 National Workshop on Research Frontiers in Medical CPS

I was  invited based on a white paper submission to participate in the 2014 National Workshop on Research Frontiers in Medical Cyber-Physical Systems held in Arlington, VA from February 6-7.

Attended Heidelberg Laureate Forum

I should have posted this a while back. I attended the Heidelberg Laureate Forum from September 22nd to September 27. It was a great experience and I’ll have more to say about it later. For now, you can see the…

Participated in UVA Three-Minute Thesis Final

I was selected as a finalist in the UVA Three-Minute Thesis competition and participated in the final on October 9, 2013. The video of my talk is below.

Optimizing your talk to an academic audience: a mathematical approach

This one came to me while musing about a number of things on a bus trip. Engineers love to model things, so I figured why not apply these techniques to something we engineering researchers have to do quite a bit:…

Mobile health systems: what should we call them?

My thesis proposal had the odd term “sense-only body sensor networks” in it to describe wearable or implantable mobile health systems whose primary purpose is to provide information about humans (and potentially their immediate environment). There is an interesting story…

Talk at the University of Birmingham, UK

I will be giving a seminar talk at the University of Birmingham’s School of Electronic, Electrical and Computer Engineering on September 19th, 2013. The talk is on the general area of body sensor networks (opportunities, advances, challenges) and on my…

Logarithms and their properties: ‘simple proofs’

I was thinking recently about the operator that Leslie Lamport describes in his book “Specifying Systems: The TLA+ Language and Tools for Hardware and Software Engineers”. He uses it to describe things like division where a unique number is defined…