|Chitra R. Karanam||[Email] [LinkedIn] [Google Scholar]|
Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of California Santa Barbara
Email: ckaranam [at] ece.ucsb.edu
Hi there! I'm a fifth year Ph.D. student in Prof. Yasamin Mostofi's lab at the ECE department in UCSB. My research is mainly focused in the field of RF sensing, where I explore the various possibilities of using ubiquitous wireless signals to extract information about our surroundings. Specifically, I work on using off-the-shelf WiFi devices for imaging static objects behind walls, for localization, and for tracking various moving targets, even when they do not carry any device. My research also lies at the intersection of robotics and RF sensing, exploring how we can utilize the mobility of ground robots and unmanned aerial vehicles to sense various attributes of our environment.
B.Tech and M.Tech Dual-degree in Electrical Engineering (Communication Systems) from Indian Institute of Technology Madras : 2014
MS/PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering (Communications and Signal Processing) from University of California Santa Barbara : 2014 - present
RF Sensing and Imaging
Localization and Tracking
Robotics and Wireless Sensing
Array Signal Processing
C. R. Karanam, B. Korany, and Y. Mostofi, "Tracking from One Side -- Multi-Person Passive Tracking with WiFi Magnitude Measurements," to appear, in proceedings of the 18th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks (IPSN), April 2019.
B. Korany*, C. R. Karanam*, and Y. Mostofi, "Adaptive Near-Field Imaging with Robotic Arrays," in proceedings of the 10th IEEE Sensor Array and Multichannel Signal Processing Workshop, July 2018. [pdf] (*equal contribution)
C. R. Karanam*, B. Korany*, and Y. Mostofi, "Magnitude-Based Angle-of-Arrival Estimation, Localization, and Target Tracking," in proceedings of the 17th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks (IPSN), April 2018. [pdf] [slides] (acceptance rate: 26.5%) (*equal contribution)
S. Depatla, C. R. Karanam, and Y. Mostofi, "Robotic Through-Wall Imaging: Radio-Frequency Imaging Possibilities with Unmanned Vehicles," IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine, Special issue on Electromagnetic Inverse Problems for Sensing and Imaging, 59, no. 5 : 47-60, Oct. 2017. [pdf]
C. R. Karanam and Y. Mostofi, "3D Through-Wall Imaging with Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Using WiFi," in proceedings of the 16th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks (IPSN), April 2017. [pdf] [project page] [video] [slides] (acceptance rate: 18.3%)
Trivia About Me
In my spare time, I like to read books and listen to rock music. I'm fascinated by evolutionary biology, space-time fundamentals, and the universe.