Academia

Education

  • (2011) Ph.D
    Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
    (Large Scale Wireless Sensor Networks)
    Northwestern University(GPA 4.0/4.0)
    Thesis: “Extending Lifetime in Large Scale Wireless Sensor Networks: Secure Multipath Routing and Load-Aware Tracking
  • (2006) M.Sc.
    Electrical Engineering and Computer Science,
    (SIDnet-SWANS Simulator for Sensor Networks)
    Northwestern University (GPA 4.0/4.0)
    Thesis: Controlled Multi-Path Routing and Sensor Networks Lifetime
  • B.Eng. (with Honors)
    Control Systems and Computer Science
    Politehnica” University of Bucharest (GPA 3.9/4.0 equivalent)
    Thesis: “Dual-DSP Adaptive Control System”
Teaching Assistanship
  •  Data Management and Information Processing  - (4x -> i.e. 4 years in a row)
  •  Advanced Programming (C/C++)  for Computer Engineers (2x)
  •  Information Processing in Wireless Sensor Networks – (2x)
  •  Introduction to Computer Systems (C, OO) -  (1x)
  •  Applications of Electronic Devices – (1x)
  •  Introduction to Feedback/Control Systems –  (1x)
  •  Fundamentals of Circuits – (2x)
  •  Advanced Control Systems Engineering (2x)

Research & Development

(2003-2011)
Northwestern University
, USA

  • Developed “SIDnet-SWANS”, an open-source wireless sensor network simulator
    Under Northrop Grumman Corp. grant PO 8200082518, NSF (NSF),  IIS-0325144/03, NSF-CNS-0910952
  • Research in spatio-temporal data management, distributed event-based processing and routing in large scale distributed wireless embedded systems (Wireless Sensor Networks). Recent focus on performance and security analysis of routing protocols, addressing confidentiality, integrity and authentication concerns.