Posted May 10, 2012 Atlanta, GA
School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Saibal Mukhopadhyay has been named as one of 26 professors from across the U.S.–and the sole winner from Georgia Tech–to receive a 2012 Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award.
Dr. Mukhopadhyay’s research project is entitled “OROEB: On-Line Real-Time Optimal Energy Balancing for Self-Powered Environment Adaptive Sensor Node.” The objective of this work is to design a self-powered, environment-adaptive sensor node that maintains a target Quality-of-Service (QoS) in a time-varying environment. A wireless image sensor node will be designed that incorporates a CMOS imager, digital signal processing unit, and RF transreceiver and is powered using energy harvested from the environment. The circuit innovations for the individual components will be coupled with system design and on-line real-time control principles to approach this highly challenging goal of developing a self-powered image sensor node. The self-powered sensor node and reliable energy-efficient image transmission principles created in this work will allow deployment of image sensors and communication networks to cyber-physical systems in various military as well as civilian applications.
An assistant professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Georgia Tech, Dr. Mukhopadhyay has been on the faculty since 2007 and specializes in VLSI systems and digital design, electronic design and applications, and microsystems.
About the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
The School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) is one of eight schools and departments in the College of Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. All ECE undergraduate and graduate programs are in the top 10 of the most recent college rankings by U.S. News & World Report. Over 2,500 students are enrolled in the School’s graduate and undergraduate programs, and in the last academic year, 723 degrees were awarded.
Over 110 ECE faculty members are involved in 11 areas of research, education, and commercialization – bioengineering, computer systems and software, digital signal processing, electric power, electromagnetics, electronic design and applications, microsystems, optics and photonics, systems and controls, telecommunications, and VLSI systems and digital design.
About the Georgia Institute of Technology
The Georgia Institute of Technology is one of the world's premier research universities. Ranked seventh among U.S. News & World Report's top public universities and the eighth best engineering and information technology university in the world by Shanghai Jiao Tong University's Academic Ranking of World Universities, Georgia Tech’s more than 20,000 students are enrolled in its Colleges of Architecture, Computing, Engineering, Liberal Arts, Business, and Sciences. Tech is among the nation's top producers of women and minority engineers. The Institute offers research opportunities to both undergraduate and graduate students and is home to more than 100 interdisciplinary units plus the Georgia Tech Research Institute.