New: Check out our Video on Robots Seeing Through Walls with Only WiFi
Welcome to my homepage! My lab works on exciting multi-disciplinary problems that lie at the boundaries of the two areas of communications and control/robotics in mobile sensor networks. Current research thrusts of my lab include:
Mostofi's Research Group
Openings in Dr. Mostofi's Group for Graduate Students/Post-docs:I am looking for new Ph.D. students/post-docs to start working with me immediately at UC Santa Barbara. The ECE department at UCSB has 11 National Academy faculty, 25 IEEE Fellows, and one Nobel Prize winner, and many of our Ph.D. graduates go on to take faculty positions at universities in the top 30. Santa Barbara area is also a great place to live. If you are interested, please look through my research/publications and send me an email. Please summarize your background in the body of the email as much as possible. Note that I may not be able to reply to you due to the high volume of incoming emails in this regard. For Ph.D. applicants, please let me know after you apply. You will hear from me if there is a good match. Thanks for your interest.
Workshop on "Open Problems in Multi-Agent Systems":Together with my colleague, Dr. Magnus Egerstedt, we have organized a workshop on "Open Problems in Multi-Agent Systems," in the upcoming ACC conference, which will be held in Portland on June 3, 2014. You can find more information about the speakers and topics here.
JSAC Call for Papers on "Location-awareness for Radios and Networks":Together with a number of colleagues, we are organizing a special issue on "Location-awareness for Radios and Networks" in the IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications. You can find the call for papers here (deadline: 8/1/2014).
Workshop on "Wireless Networking and Control for Unmanned Autonomous Vehicles":Together with a number of colleagues, we have organized the 4th Wi-UAV workshop in the upcoming IEEE GLOBECOM conference, which will be held in Austin in December 2014. The goal of this workshop is to bring together the robotics and communications aspects of these problems. You can find more information about the workshop here. Papers will be published as part of Globecom and the submission deadline is July 15, 2014.
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On Communication-Aware Robotics:
On Understanding the Spatial Predictability of Wireless Channels:
On Defining Heterogeneity of Multi-agent Systems:
see Publications for the whole list
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IEEE 2012 Outstanding Engineer Award of Region 6, Sept. 22, 2012 article
National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER award, 2009
IEEE 2012 Outstanding Engineer Award of Albuquerque
2008-2009 ECE Distinguished Researcher Award, Univ. of New Mexico
Recipient of Bellcore fellow-advisor award, Stanford University, 1999
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Our work on Seeing Through Walls with only WiFi in the news:
NSF (Science360), BBC Interview, Engadget, Gizmag, Daily Mail, IDG (PC World, IT World, Computer World) , International Business Times (Yahoo News), Headline and Global News, Gizmodo, SD Times, I-Programmer, Investors Business Daily, The Verge, Ubergizmo, Outer Places, UCSB press release, and other outlets, Aug. 2014
UCSB Professor Yasamin Mostofi receives the 2012 IEEE Region 6 Outstanding Engineer Award, Sept. 22, 2012, article
President Obama names the winners of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), Sept. 26, 2011 Press Release
Dr. Mostofi's accomplishments become the number one UNM news of 2011 according to UNM's Communications and Marketing Department article
President Schmidly, the President of UNM, recognizes Professor Mostofi for her research accomplishments in the Board of Regents meeting on Dec. 13, 2011
IEEE Control Systems Magazine's interview with Dr. Mostofi, June 2010 article
Research group highlighted in the UNM Engineering Magazine, Spring 2008 article
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NSF, "Co-Optimization of Sensing, Communications and Navigation of a Robotic Network under Resource Constraints," single PI: Mostofi, Sept. 2013-Sept. 2016, Amount: $400,000, Check out our Project Page.
NSF CAREER, "Compressive Cooperative Sensing and Navigation in Mobile Networks," June 2009-June 2015, Amount: $400,000, Check out our See-Through Wall Imaging Project Page and Video, which is one part of this grant
ARO Collaborative Technology Alliance, "Autonomous Multifunctional Mobile Microsystems," multi-University project (lead university: UPenn), May 2008 - Sept. 2013, Amount: $1,100,000
NSF, "An Integrative Framework for Communication and Motion-planning in Robotic Networks Operating in Fading Environments," PI: Mostofi (Co-PI: Fierro), Sept. 2008 - Sept. 2012, Amount: $350,000
DTRA, "Robust Functionality and Active Data Management in Cooperative Networks," Sept. 2008 - July 2011 (PI: Majeed Hayat)
DTRA, "Modeling and Mitigating Cascading Failures in Coupled Distributed Power Grid and Communication Networks," Aug. 2010 - March 2012, (PI: Majeed Hayat)
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Optimization Theory, Spring 2014
Wireless Communications, Spring 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, Fall 2010, Fall 2011, Winter 2013, Fall 2013
Introduction to Communication Systems, Spring 2012
Theory of Linear Systems, Fall 2008, Fall 2009
Networked Control Systems, Fall 2007
The excitements of faculty lifestyle barely leave time for anything outside of work. Over the years, I have enjoyed the following: running, playing piano, learning Santur (an ancient Persian musical instrument), writing and reading Persian poems (modern style), painting and Tae Kwon Do.