Neal Patwari
  • Associate Professor, Elect & Computer Engineering
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Bioengineering

Research

Research Summary

Wireless networking technologies which improve security, reliability, self-awareness, and sensing capabilities. Particular expertise in radio localization, locating people in buildings using RF sensors, and vital sign monitoring using RF sensors. General expertise in monitoring health and activity using wireless networks.

Research Statement

Dr. Patwari researches the application of statistical signal processing techniques to distributed networks, such as the internet and wireless sensor networks. He directs the Sensing and Processing Across Networks (SPAN) research group in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Research Keywords

  • time synchronization, Interest Level: 5
  • radio wave propagation, Interest Level: 4
  • localization, Interest Level: 5
  • Wireless monitoring, Interest Level: 4
  • Mobile and Wireless Networks, Interest Level: 4
  • Estimation Theory, Interest Level: 4
  • Detection Theory, Interest Level: 3

Research Groups

  • Goverdhan Reddy Pandla, Graduate Student. ECE. 01/01/2017 - present.
  • Shakir-ul Haque Khan, Graduate Student. ECE. 08/16/2016 - 12/31/2016.
  • Alemayehu Solomon Abrar, Graduate Student. 01/01/2016 - present.
  • Michael Empey, Graduate Student. 01/01/2016 - present.
  • Phil Lundrigan, Graduate Student. School of Computing. 10/01/2015 - present.
  • Steven Brown, Graduate Student. 08/16/2015 - 12/31/2016.
  • Kyeong T. Min, Graduate Student. ECE. 05/2014 - present.
  • Spencer C. Madsen, Graduate Student. Bioengineering. 01/2014 - present.
  • Amal Lotfy, Graduate Student. 08/2013 - present.
  • Anh Luong, Graduate Student. 08/2013 - present.
  • Peter Hillyard, Graduate Student. 05/2012 - present.

Grants, Contracts & Research Gifts

  • PRISMS INFORMATICS CENTER - DA. PI: SWARD,KATHERINE A. Co-PI(s): PATWARI,NEAL. NIH NATL INST BIOMEDICL IMAGIN, 09/30/2015 - 09/29/2019. Total project budget to date: $1,327,313.00
  • SCIENCE OF TEMPORAL FADING. PI: PATWARI,NEAL. NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION, 08/01/2014 - 07/31/2017. Total project budget to date: $187,653.00
  • NSF ROSELINE: UCLA SUBCONTRACT. PI: PATWARI,NEAL. UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA LOS A, 06/15/2014 - 05/31/2016. Total project budget to date: $221,946.00
  • HUMAN CONTEXT AWARENESS. PI: PATWARI,NEAL. NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION, 09/15/2010 - 08/31/2015. Total project budget to date: $351,437.00
  • CAREER: RF-SENSING NETWORKS. PI: PATWARI,NEAL. NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION, 02/01/2008 - 01/31/2013. Total project budget to date: $400,000.00