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 am an assistant professor in the engineering department of the College of Science and Mathematics at UMass, Boston, and the principal investigator of the Ubiquitous Communications and Networking Lab (UCaN Lab). 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 UMass, Boston, in 2017, I was a postdoctoral researcher and lecturer at Boston University. I received my Ph.D. from Boston University in September 2015 where I worked in the Multimedia Communications Laboratory (MCL) under the direction of Dr. Thomas D.C. Little and as a member of the NSF's engineering research center (ERC) for "Light-Enabled Systems and Applications." Prior to grad school, 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!
New publication on Interference in Multi-User OWC Systems in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society (March 2020)
You can see video of our first webinar on Coexisting Radio and Optical Wireless Deployments (CROWD Networks) (February 2020)
New publication on Coexisting Radio and Optical Wireless Deployments in IEEE Networks (September 2019)
Invited talk at Middle East Electricity's IoT Lighting Conference (March 2019)
Check out the interview!
Best Paper Award at Globecom's Optical Networks and Systems Symposium for paper on "Impact of Receiver FOV and Orientation on Dense Optical Networks"
Invited talk at LESA Industry-Academia Days: Welcome to the CROWD: Coexisting Radio and Optical Wireless Deployments