Saandeep Depatla


I am PhD Student in Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at University of California, Santa Barbara. I work in Sensor and Robotic networks lab under Prof. Mostofi. Before coming to UCSB, I spent two years at DRDO, India where I worked on antenna design for radars. Prior to that I worked on LTE testbed at IIT, Madras for a brief period.


B.Tech: National Institue of Technology, Warangal, 2006-10
MS: University of California, Santa Barbara, 2012-13
PhD: University of California, Santa Barbara, 2013-Present

Research Interests

  • Occupancy Estimation
  • Through Wall Imaging
  • Compressive Sensing
  • Electromagnetics
  • Publications

  • S. Depatla, A. Muralidharan and Y. Mostofi, "Occupancy Estimation Using Only WiFi Power Measurements, " IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications (JSAC), special issue on Location-Awareness for Radios and Networks, volume 33, issue 7, July 2015, 2015. [pdf]

  • S. Depatla, L. Buckland and Y. Mostofi, "X-Ray Vision with Only WiFi Power Measurements Using Rytov Wave Models," IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, special issue on Indoor Localization, Tracking, and Mapping, volume 64, issue 4, pp. 1376-1387, April 2015, 2015. [pdf]

  • Contact,
    Harold Frank Hall,
    UCSB, CA-93106.
    email: saandeep_depatla @