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BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH

KAVITHA CHANDRA
Professional Preparation
Bangalore University, BS, Electrical Engineering, 1985
University of Massachusetts Lowell, MS, Computer Engineering, 1987
University of Massachusetts Lowell, Eng.D, Electrical Engineering, 1992

Appointments
University of Massachusetts Lowell, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Professor (2004-*) Associate Professor (1999 - 2004), Assistant Professor (1996 1999)
Northrop Grumman USAF Transformational Satellite Comm. (TSAT),Consultant (07-09)
MIT Lincoln Laboratories, Optical Networking Group, Consultant, (2002-2006)
AT&T Laboratories, Performance Analysis Department, Holmdel, NJ
Senior Technical Staff Member, (1996-1998)
AT&T Bell Laboratories, Teletraffic and System Performance Department, Holmdel, NJ
Member of Technical Staff (1994-1995)

Selected Publications
1. C. Nguon, M.Denis, K. Chandra and C. Thompson, Radiation for bubble contrast agents in
inhomogeneous media, Proc. of Meetings on Acoustics, 19, 075018, 2013.
2. A. Bhatta, C. Thompson, K. Chandra and V. Mehta, Image response of a three layer medium, Proc.
of Meetings on Acoustics, 19, 045041, 2013.
3. V. Mehta, S. Campbell, N. Underhill, R. DeLaura, K. Chandra, Markov Model for Costs and
Benefits Analysis of Air Traffic Technologies, ATM Seminar 10, Chicago, Il., June 2013.
4. N. Misiunas, M. Raspopovic, C. Thompson and K. Chandra, Spectrum Sharing with Adjacent
Channel Constraint, Proc. 20th Intl. Conf. Software, Telecommunications and Computer Networks,
Split, Croatia, September 2012.
5. P. Gandhi, I. Alshawabkeh, K. Chandra and C. Thompson, A Spectrum Sensing and Transmission
Model for Secondary Users in Cognitive Radios, Proc. 20th Intl. Conf. Software,
Telecommunications and Computer Networks, Split, Croatia, September 2012.
6. M. Clay, W. Jumper and K. Chandra, Computing and Simulation in the High School Classroom,
Proc. ASEE Northeast Conference, Lowell, MA, 2011.
7. N. Misiunas, P. Gandhi, R. Remany, K. Chandra, and C. Thompson, Wideband Spectrum Sensing
Experiments In Indoor Wireless Channels, Proc International Teletraffic Congress 23, p318-319
IEEE, 2011.
8. M. Denis, J.Tsui, C. Thompson and K. Chandra, Pade Approximants and their application to
scattering from fluid media, J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 128, EL274-EL278, 2010.
9. K. Chandra, Statistical Time Division Multiplexing (STDM) in Key Concepts, Data Transmission,
Digital and Optical Networks (Vol. 1), Handbook of Computer Networks, (Ed. H. Bidgoli), 2008.
10. P. Sharma and K. Chandra, Prediction of State Transitions in Rayleigh Fading Channels, IEEE
Transactions on Vehicular Technology, vol. 56, (2), p416-425, March 2007.
11. K. Daniels, K. Chandra, S. Liu and S. Widhani, Dynamic Channel Assignment with Cumulative
Cochannel Interference, ACM SIGMOBILE, Mobile Computing and Communications Review,
vol. 8, (4), p4-18, 2004.
12. K. Chandra, Statistical Multiplexing, in The Wiley Encyclopedia of Telecommunications, Ed. J.G.
Proakis, , EOT280, 2002.

Recent Conference Presentations


1. K. Chandra, V. Mehta, A. Vardaro and T. Doan, Graph Time-Series Mixture Models for Air Traffic
Prediction, Integrated Communications Navigation and Surveillance (ICNS) Conference,, VA., 2013.

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2. V. Mehta, B. Miller, K. Chandra, A. Vardaro, T. Doan, Exploratory Analysis of the US Airport
Network, Graph Exploitation Symposium, Dedham, MA., April 2013.
3. P. Gandhi, K. Chandra, C. Thompson, and S. MacDonald (Lawrence High School), Weather Bug:
Analysis of Weather Data, 15th Annual Student Research and Community Engagement Symposium,
UML April 23-24, 2012.
4. P. Gandhi, S. MacDonald, K. Chandra and C. Thompson, MATLAB Computing and Modeling:
Analysis of Weather Data, American Society of Engineering Education Northeast Section, Lowell,
MA., p33, April 2012 (Best Graduate Student Poster Award).
5. C. Nguon, M. Denis, K. Chandra, and C. Thompson, Acoustic Scattering from Dual Frequency
Incident Fields, 164th Meeting of Acoustical Society Am. Kansas City, MO, JASA, Vol. 132, Issue 3,
2012.
Synergistic Activities
NSF GK-12 Vibes and Waves in Action (2009-*) (PI): Direct GK-12 program involving eight
graduate fellows, twelve high school teachers and over three hundred high school students from Lowell
High School and Lawrence High Schools for Math, Science & Technology and Performing and Fine Arts.
Project theme: Vibrations, Waves and the application of acoustics, EM and optics in engineering
technology. Train graduate fellows in technical communication skills, community engagement and in
development of modules and lesson plans related to their research.
Motorola Innovation Generation Grant (2008-2010): (PI): Direct program for development of
experiments and activities in acoustics, wireless communications and optics in high school classrooms.
Focus on introduction to measurements, digital signal processing, computing and simulation methods
using Matlab/Simulink in high schools. Six graduate students implement hands-on activities in four high
school classrooms in Lowell and Lawrence, MA..
NSF ISET Scholarship Program(2002-2007): (Co-PI): Directed program for recruiting and training
ECE and CS undergraduates and graduate students in STEM research. Program supported over eighty
information, sciences, engineering and technology (ISET) scholars. Served as mentor to over 30 ISET
scholars during grant period.

Panel and Committee Member:


NSF Graduate Research Fellowships Panel (Physics, Mathematics, Computer-Science, Engineering)
(1996-1998, 2005-2010); NSF Cyber-Physical Systems (2009-2010); UML Women in Science and
Engineering (WISE) Workshop(2008); NSF Engineering Review Panel (2004), ITR Review Panel (2003),
NSF/NASA Highly Dependable Computing Review Panel (2002);

Graduate and UG Instruction: Computational Data Modeling (17.711); Performance of Wireless


Communications Networks (16.618); Modeling and Simulation of Communications Networks (16.617);
Probability and Random Processes (16.584); Applied Stochastic Estimation (16.687); Stochastic Modeling
in Telecommunications (16.586); Introductory Circuit Theory I and II (16. 201, 16.202); Signals and
Systems I (16.362), Introduction to Electrical and Computer Engineering (16.201)

Professional Honors and Awards


Outstanding Teaching Award in ECE, 2008, Senior Member, IEEE, 2001Invited Participant:
National Academy of Engineers Frontiers of Engineering Symp., 1999 NSF CAREER Award, 1998
Francis Cabot Lowell Young Alumni Award, UML, 1998 Elected Member of Sigma XI, 1997
ETA Kappa Nu Outstanding Young Electrical Engineer, Honorable Mention, 1996Who's Who in
Science and Engineering, 1992 Outstanding Young Women in America Award, 1991.