Chitra R. Karanam [CV]   [Email]   [LinkedIn]   [Google Scholar]


Ph.D. Candidate
Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of California Santa Barbara
Email: ckaranam [at] ece.ucsb.edu
Updates

Dec. 2020: Defended my thesis and graduated from UCSB.

Sep. 2019: Released video and project page for XModal-ID: Through-Wall Person Identification from Candidate Video Footage Using WiFi.

July 2019: Our paper XModal-ID: Using WiFi for Through-Wall Person Identification from Candidate Video Footage is accepted to appear in MobiCom 2019.

June 2019: Awarded the ECE Dissertation Fellowship at UCSB.

April 2019: Presented our paper Tracking from One Side -- Multi-Person Passive Tracking with WiFi Magnitude Measurements at IPSN 2019 in Montreal, Canada.

Feb. 2019: Our paper Tracking from One Side -- Multi-Person Passive Tracking with WiFi Magnitude Measurements is accepted to appear in IPSN 2019.

July 2018: Our paper Adaptive Near-Field Imaging with Robotic Arrays appeared in the proceedings of IEEE Sensor Array and Multichannel Signal Processing Workshop.

April 2018: Presented our paper Magnitude-Based Angle-of-Arrival Estimation, Localization, and Target Tracking at IPSN 2018 in Porto, Portugal. [slides]

March 2018: Awarded the CCDC fellowship by the Center for Control, Dynamical Systems, and Computation at UCSB.

Jan. 2018: Our paper Magnitude-Based Angle-of-Arrival Estimation, Localization, and Target Tracking is accepted to appear in IPSN 2018.

Oct. 2017: Check out our new paper Robotic Through-Wall Imaging: Radio-Frequency Imaging Possibilities with Unmanned Vehicles published in the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine, Special issue on Electromagnetic Inverse Problems for Sensing and Imaging.

June 2017: Released video and project page for X-Ray Eyes in Sky: Drones and WiFi for 3D Through-Wall Imaging.

June 2017: Our work on 3D Through-Wall Imaging with Drones and WiFi is in the News: BBC Click, Engadget, TechCrunch, Mashable, TechRadar, PC Mag, Digital Trends, IFLScience, The Register, New Atlas, UCSB press release, IEEE Spectrum, ACM News, and other outlets.

April 2017: Presented our paper 3D Through-Wall Imaging with Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Using WiFi at IPSN 2017 in Pittsburgh, PA. [slides]

Jan. 2017: Our paper 3D Through-Wall Imaging with Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Using WiFi is accepted to appear in IPSN 2017.

Dec. 2016: Passed my Ph.D. qualification exam.


Hi there! I'm a Software Engineer at Nuro working on radar sensing aspects of autonomous vehicles. I completed my Ph.D. at Univeristy of California, Santa Barbara under the guidance of Prof. Yasamin Mostofi.

You can contact me at: ckaranam [at] ece.ucsb.edu


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In my spare time, I like to read books and listen to rock music. I'm fascinated by evolutionary biology, space-time fundamentals, and astronomy.