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
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.
Openings in Dr. Mostofi's Group for Graduate Students/Post-docs:I am looking for new graduate students/post-docs to start working with me immediately at UC Santa Barbara. The ECE department at UCSB is one of the best in the nation, ranked #4 by the National Research Council and #16 by the US News and World Report (#9 among public universities). The department 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. Successful graduate applicants will typically have one or more first-author journal publications. If you are interested, please look through my publications and send me an email. Please summarize your background in the body of the email as much as possible. Thanks for your interest.
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On RF See-Through Imaging, Obstacle Mapping and Tomography Using WIFI Measurements in Robotic Networks: (Check out our project page)
On Defining Heterogeneity of Multi-agent Systems:
On Communication-Aware Sensing and Path Planning in Robotic Networks:
On Understanding the Spatial Predictability of Wireless Channels:
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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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 lab featured on the KNME (New Mexico PBS) premiere of "Connect", which showcases great ideas in science, medicine, arts, and history, Jan. 19 2012
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
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, 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.