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Employment

Chief Technology Officer, Bastille, 2014-Present.

Extended Team Member, Ubiquity Ventures, 2017-Present.

Founder & Board Member, Anidata, 2016-2018.

Adjunct Faculty, Georgia Tech, School of ECE, 2013-2017.

Director, Software Defined Radio Lab / Research Engineer, Georgia Tech Research Institute, 2008-2014.

R & D Consultant, General Dynamics C4 Systems, 2005-2006.

Awards

Winner, DARPA Spectrum Collaboration Challenge, 2019, (1st place in Year 2, 3rd place in Year 1 & 2, $2.25M award).

Gold Medal, Kaggle TensorFlow Speech Recognition Challenge, 2018, (6th place out of 1,315 teams).

Grand Prize, Mitre IoT Challange, 2017, (1st place out of 123 teams; $50k award).

Runner-up, DARPA Spectrum Challenge, 2014, (2nd place out of 91 teams; $25k award).

IRAD of the Year, GTRI, 2014, (Award given to top internally funded research project; 81 projects competed representing $4.8M in total funding).

Junior Research Excellence Award, GTRI, 2010, (Top research award among ~400 junior faculty researchers at GTRI).

Georgia Tech Research Faculty Teaching Fellowship, Georgia Institute of Technology Office of the EVP, Research, 2010, .

Graduate Research Fellowship, National Science Foundation, 2008, (~10% award rate; $120k award).

PhD Research Award, Georgia Tech Center for Signal & Image Processing, 2007, .

Grand Prize, SAIC Student Paper Competition, 2007, .

Sigma Xi Best MS Thesis Award, Georgia Tech, 2005, .

Education

PhD in Electrical Engineering, Georgia Tech, 2008.

MS in Electrical Engineering, Georgia Tech, 2005.

BS in Electrical Engineering, Georgia Tech, 2003.

Students Advised

Kai Ying, Nonlinear Distortion Mitigation In Dynamic-range-limited Optical Wireless Communication Systems, Georgia Tech, 2016, Co-Advisor. .

Brian Beck, Localization and Tomographic Imaging for Spatially Aware Mobile Radio Networks, Georgia Tech, 2016, Committee Member. .

Andrew Harper, Interference Design in Wireless Communication Systems, Georgia Tech, 2016, Committee Member. .

Marie Shinotsuka, Indoor Localization Based On Radio Interferometric Positioning System, Georgia Tech, 2015, Committee Member. .

Zhenhua Yu, Optical Wireless Communications with Optical Power and Dynamic Range Constraints, Georgia Tech, 2014, Co-Advisor. (Co-advised w/ Prof. G. T. Zhou).

Mohammad Omer, Towards Harmonious Coexistence : Linear and Nonlinear Techniques for Interference Management in RFICs, Georgia Tech, 2013, Committee Member. .

Russ Hamilton, Applications of Bayesian Filtering in Wireless Networks: Clock Synchronization, Localization, and RF Tomography, Georgia Tech, 2012, Co-Advisor. (Co-advised w/ Prof. X. Ma).

Courses Taught

Tutorial

[T8]

Software-Defined Radio Development with GNU Radio: Theory and Application, Georgia Tech Professional Education, Atlanta, GA, 2019. (w/ A. Henshaw, S. Nowlan, and E. Trewhitt).

[T7]

Practical Data Science and Machine Learning for Engineers, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Aberdeen, MD, 2018. (w/ V. Emanuele).

[T6]

Software-Defined Radio Development with GNU Radio: Theory and Application, Georgia Tech Professional Education, Atlanta, GA, 2017. (w/ A. Henshaw, S. Nowlan, and E. Trewhitt).

[T5]

Practical Data Science and Machine Learning for Engineers, Georgia Tech Professional Education, Atlanta, GA, 2017. (w/ V. Emanuele).

[T4]

Software-Defined Radio Development with GNU Radio: Theory and Application, Georgia Tech Professional Education, Atlanta, GA, 2016. (w/ A. Henshaw, S. Nowlan, and E. Trewhitt).

[T3]

Hacking the IoT with Software Defined Radio, Hack in the Box Security Conference, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2016. (w/ B. Seeber).

[T2]

Software-Defined Radio Development with GNU Radio: Theory and Application, Georgia Tech Professional Education, Washington, DC, 2015. (w/ A. Henshaw, S. Nowlan, and E. Trewhitt).

[T1]

Peak-to-Average Power Ratio Reduction: Applications and Algorithms, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP), Taipei, Taiwan, 2009. (w/ G. T. Zhou).

Academic

[A6]

ASE 6121 – Information Systems, Fall, Georgia Tech, 2013.

[A5]

ASE 6121 – Information Systems, Fall, Georgia Tech, 2012.

[A4]

ECE 2026 – Introduction to Signal Processing, Fall, Georgia Tech, 2012.

[A3]

ECE 2025 – Introduction to Digital Signal Processing, Fall, Georgia Tech, 2011.

[A2]

ECE 2025 – Introduction to Digital Signal Processing, Fall, Georgia Tech, 2010.

[A1]

ECE 6605 – Information Theory, Spring, Georgia Tech, 2010.

Invited Talks

[T47]

Team Zylinium DARPA Spectrum Collaboration Challenge (SC2) Radio Design and Implementation, Georgia Tech ECE 4863 - Software-Defined Radios, Atlanta, GA November 2020.

[T46]

Team Zylinium DARPA Spectrum Collaboration Challenge (SC2) Radio Design and Implementation, Atlanta Chapter of IEEE Communication Society, Atlanta, GA November 2019.

[T45]

Python Data Science and Machine Learning Ecosystem, Georgia Tech Atlanta Summer Program Seminar Series, Atlanta, GA July 2019.

[T44]

Training Deep Learning Models with Keras, Georgia Tech Atlanta Summer Program Seminar Series, Atlanta, GA July 2019.

[T43]

Keras for Speech Recognition (My Kaggle Journey), Data Science ATL Conference, Atlanta, GA October 2018.

[T42]

Deep Learning for Speech Recognition, Jupyter User Group, Atlanta, GA July 2018.

[T41]

Hacking RF Devices, UXT Summit, Menlo Park, CA May 2018.

[T40]

IoT Security, DISA Technology Exchange Meeting, Tysons Corner, VA March 2018.

[T39]

Machine Learning for IoT Security, TechEmergence Podcast, Atlanta, GA December 2017.

[T38]

Enterprise RF Security, DoD Cyber Solutions Meeting, Washington, DC October 2017.

[T37]

IoT Security, AFCEA Homeland Security Conference SVIP Panel, Washington, DC September 2017.

[T36]

Securing the IoT with RF Awareness, Disruptive Radio Technologies Conference, Arlington, VA August 2017.

[T35]

Securing the IoT with RF Awareness, National Special Communications Board, Chantilly, VA August 2017.

[T34]

IoT and Critical Infrastructure Vulnerabilities, DHS Cyber Security R&D Showcase, Washington, DC July 2017.

[T33]

Cellular and IoT on Wall Street, Security Ledger Webinar Series, Online, Security Ledger May 2017.

[T32]

Using Radio Frequency Data to Secure the IoT, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA January 2017.

[T31]

Deconstructing the Top IoT Hacks of 2016, Security Ledger Webinar Series, Online, Security Ledger January 2017.

[T30]

Dark Data and Improving Human Rights in Fulton County, PyData Atlanta, Atlanta, GA December 2016.

[T29]

Who let the IoT In?, Security Ledger Webinar Series, Online, Security Ledger December 2016.

[T28]

Data Science & Graph Clustering for Social Good, Emory Data Science Club, Atlanta, GA October 2016.

[T27]

Using Radio Frequency Data to Secure the IoT, AITP Atlanta, Atlanta, GA October 2016.

[T26]

Robustly Processing IoT Data, Global Big Data Conference, Atlanta, GA October 2016.

[T25]

Securing the industrial internet of things, IoT in Action, Online, RCRWireless September 2016.

[T24]

Graph Analytics for Human Tracking Problems, PyData Atlanta Lightening Talk, Atlanta, GA September 2016.

[T23]

Panel: Phone Security, Atlanta Tech Edge, Atlanta, GA May 2016.

[T22]

Interview: Internet of Fail, Help Net Security Series, Online, Help Net Security May 2016.

[T21]

Crunching the Numbers: How to Launch a Career in Data, General Assembly, Atlanta, GA March 2016.

[T20]

RF Threats in the IoT, ISACA Atlanta, Atlanta, GA March 2016.

[T19]

Panel Session: Wearable Device Innovation for the Enterprise, Mobility Live!, Atlanta, GA October 2015.

[T18]

Privacy and Security in the Internet of Things: Theory and Practice, Hack in the Box Security Conference, Amsterdam, The Netherlands May 2015.

[T17]

Radio/Radar Coexistence Bounds: Problem Formulation, DySPAN 2014 invited talk for the SSPARC Workshop, McLean, VA April 2014.

[T16]

Distributed Spatial Reasoning for Electronic Warfare, 50th Annual AOC International Symposium and Convention, Washington, DC October 2013.

[T15]

Testbeds, Tomography, and Localization for Spectrum Operations, University of Minnesota Digital Technology Center, Minneapolis, MN May 2013.

[T14]

Spatial Cognitive Electronic Warfare, Dixie Crows Symposium, Warner Robbins, GA March 2013.

[T13]

Spatial Cognitive Spectrum Operations, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL March 2013.

[T12]

Spatial Cognitive Electronic Warfare, IDGA Electronic Warfare Summit, Alexandria, VA March 2013.

[T11]

Spatial Cognitive Electronic Warfare, National Special Communications Board, Chantilly, VA March 2013.

[T10]

Spatial Cognitive Spectrum Operations, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO February 2013.

[T9]

Spatial Cognitive Spectrum Operations, University of Georgia, Athens, GA February 2013.

[T8]

Using Model-Based Systems Engineering for Army EW Family of Systems, GTRI Technical Seminar on Complex Systems Analysis, Atlanta, GA October 2012.

[T7]

Power Efficient Multicarrier Communications, Army Research Laboratory Communications and Networks Collaborative Technology Alliance Capstone Seminar, Ft. Monmouth, NJ September 2009.

[T6]

OFDM Communications Over Peak-Limited Channels, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Lexington, MA January 2008.

[T5]

Considerations for OFDM in Peak-Limited Channels, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA November 2007.

[T4]

Considerations for OFDM in Peak-Limited Channels, Huawei Technologies, Shanghai, China October 2007.

[T3]

Power Efficient OFDM Transmission in Harsh Channels, General Dynamics, Scottsdale, AZ August 2006.

[T2]

Overview of Crest Factor Reduction Methods for OFDM, Altera Corporation, San Jose, CA December 2005.

[T1]

Selected Mapping and Other Peak-to-Average Power Ratio Reduction Methods, General Dynamics, Scottsdale, AZ August 2005.