About

Hello! Greetings! Welcome! 

Given that you're here, it's fair to assume that you know something about me... but I'll provide a brief synopsis anyway. 

I'm Mike! I received my PhD in September 2015 and I'm currently working as a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Multimedia Communications Laboratory (MCL) at Boston University under the direction of Dr. Thomas D.C. Little (who was also my PhD adviser). I'm funded by the National Science Foundation's Engineering Research Center for Lighting Enabled Systems and Applications (formerly the Smart Lighting ERC) where we look into network connected intelligent lighting systems and the deployment of optical wireless small cells for densely distributed wireless network access.

My work is in the area of visible light communication (VLC), or "LiFi", heterogeneous networks (HetNets), and dynamic adaptive systems. In particular, my research focuses on the integration of directional wireless access technologies such as VLC within next generation, or "5G", wireless networks. I also have experience with Software Defined Radio (SDR) and have co-founded SDR-Boston and the annual New England Workshop for Software Defined Radio (NEWSDR).

Prior to joining the MCL, I was as an Embedded Software Engineer at Honeywell's FireLite Alarms, where I started working after earning my Bachelor's Degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 2007. 

For more information about what I've been up to, feel free to explore my site or take a look at my CV!