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					                         BHAVANA CHAKRABORTY, Ph.D.
                               44494 Apple Blossom Dr, Sterling Heights, MI 48314
            (602) 370-4222 • •

                                          Summary of Qualifications
Highly skilled professional seeking research position that utilizes strengths in advanced signal processing, algorithm
development, and MATLAB programming. Well-versed in stochastic filtering methods for state estimation, prediction,
detection, and tracking. Possess in-depth knowledge of Monte Carlo methods and statistical modeling techniques.
Measure and optimize system performance in high-clutter and low SNR scenarios. Authored numerous international
publications. Valued and respected associate recognized for keen attention to detail, solid presentation skills, and
creative approach to problem solving. Areas of interest include:
        Stochastic Filtering for Signal Processing • Adaptive Waveform Design • Kalman and Particle Filtering
                       Feature Extraction • Efficient Multiprocessor Architecture • Urban Radar
                  Multiple-Input-Multiple-Output (MIMO) Signal Processing • Bio-Signal Modeling

ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY, Tempe, AZ                                                                             2010
Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering (Signal Processing and Communications)
    Dissertation: “Advancements in Waveform Design for MIMO Radar and Urban Multipath Exploitation Radar”
    GPA: 3.77/4.0
    Graduate Research Assistantship
    Relevant coursework: Real-time Digital Signal Processing, Random Signal Theory, Time-Frequency Signal
       Processing, Digital Spectral Analysis, VLSI Architecture, Advanced Linear Algebra and Optimization, Artificial
       Neural Computation, and Detection and Estimation Theory
Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (Signal Processing and Communications)
    GPA: 3.77/4.0

VISVESWARAIAH TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY, R. V. College of Engineering, Belgaum, India                                2005
Bachelor of Engineering in Instrumentation Technology

                                              Research Experience
ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY (ASU), Tempe, AZ                                                        2005–Present
Postdoctoral Scholar, Signal Processing and Adaptive Sensing (SPAS) Lab • 2010–Present
    Perform environment modeling and analysis (for radars) in support of project funded by Air Force Office of
       Scientific Research (AFOSR) Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI).
    Create algorithms for novel state estimation criteria; oversee all aspects of algorithm prototyping and
    Develop novel feature design and active learning algorithms for disease diagnosis.
    Prepare grant proposals and presentations for multi-university meetings.
    Mentor graduate and Ph.D. candidates.

Research Assistant, SPAS Lab • 2007–2010
    Implemented Monte Carlo methods for target tracking purposes.
    Multi-core parallel implementation of advanced signal processing algorithms.
    Target tracking using urban environment maps.
    Sensor scheduling for MIMO radar system.
    Directed efforts to implement and test novel algorithms for detection, estimation, and tracking.
    Documented results and produced detailed technical reports.

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                                          Research Experience, Cont’d
ASU, Tempe, AZ (Continued)                                                                              2005–Present
Research Assistant, SPAS Lab • 2007–2010 (Continued)
    Research results were accepted, published, and presented at international conferences (Complete list of publications
       available at
Research Assistant, Integrated Sensing and Processing (ISP) Group • 2005–2006
    Collected/analyzed data for wireless sensor networking for perimeter security. Acoustic signals from human
       footsteps were used to estimate and localize target position in wireless sensor grid. Project was funded by
       Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) ISP program and Raytheon Missile Systems.
    Captured acoustic data using Mote sensors.
    Developed target detection and tracking algorithms from received data signatures; prepared technical reports
       and posters.
    Research results were accepted and published in Research in Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering
       Symposium at ASU.
    Used MATLAB and C programs to implement digital signal processing algorithms.

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS, Bangalore, India                                                                      2005
Engineering Intern
    Worked closely with characterization engineers to design LabVIEW instrument drivers for testing
       and calibration. Instrument drivers were developed for data generator systems, oscilloscopes, and jitter
       measurement instruments.
    Generated in-depth technical reports and prepared/delivered presentations.
    Engineering project was honored as ‘2nd Best’ at RV College of Engineering in India.
    Gained hands-on experience using LabVIEW and related National Instruments (NI) products.

                                                    Key Projects
Monte Carlo Methods & Simulation
   Performed randomness testing, including uniformity, correlation, periodicity, chi-square, and discrepancy, of
      data sets.
   Made approximations to Gaussian random variable using Law of Large Numbers (LLN) and Central Limit
   Utilized simulated annealing (SA) and Monte Carlo simulations to solve difficult integrals and traveling
      salesman problem (TSP).
Linear Algebra
    Experimented with gradient descent algorithm to solve quadratic minimization problems.
    Applied Newton’s Method for unconstrained and equality constrained optimization problems.
    Sensor scheduling formulated mixed Boolean-convex optimization problem and solved using Branch and
       Bound (B&B) algorithm.
    Results published in Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems & Computers.

Detection & Estimation Theory
    Analyzed stream of noisy data from an array of 9 sensors using time-series and time-frequency analysis.
    Used maximum likelihood estimator (MLE) and Cramer-Rao lower bound (CRLB) optimization to calculate
       range and direction-of-arrival (DOA) estimation. Results were published and presented at Waveform Diversity and
       Design Conference.

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                                              Key Projects, Cont’d
Filtering of Stochastic Processes
     Investigated stochastic processes in relation to auto-regressive moving average (ARMA) filters.
     Performed variety of simulations, including (extended) Kalman filter, second-order extended Kalman filter, and
        iterated extended Kalman filter.
     Conducted survey on particle filter and variants. Results were used in Sensor, Signal and Information
        Processing workshop.
Neural Network & Learning Machines
    Utilized artificial neural networks (ANNs) to solve data classification and feature extraction problems; used
       perceptrons, least mean squares, Weiner filters, backpropagation algorithms, and self-organizing maps (SOMs).
Projects involving large datasets
     Developed algorithms to handle large dataset in particle filters using multiprocessor approach. Processing time
        was reduced 50% through use of 4-processor architecture; results were published and used at IEEE workshop.
     Efficiently applied feature extraction techniques to manage large data collected by acoustic sensor motes.

                          Publications (other name used: Bhavana Manjunath)
Book Chapter
    A., Papandreou-Suppappola, J. Zhang, B. Chakraborty, L. Ying, S. Sira, and D. Morrell. "Adaptive waveform
      design for tracking." Chapter 16 in Waveform Diversity for Advanced Radar Systems, (F. Givin, A. De Maio,
      and L. Patton, Eds.), IET Peter Peregrinus, 2010.

     B. Chakraborty, J. Zhang, A. Papandreou-Suppappola, and D. Morrell. "MIMO radar scheduling and adaptive
       waveform design for dynamic target tracking." (In preparation for) IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, 2010.
     M. K. Banavar, B. Chakraborty, H. Kwon, Y. Li, J. Zhang, C. Chakrabarti, A. Papandreou-Suppappola, A.
       Spanias, and C. Tepedelenlioglu. “A Review on Sensor, Signal, and Information Processing Algorithms.” Digital
       Signal Processing Journal, 2010 (accepted for publication).

    B. Chakraborty, J. Zhang, A. Papandreou-Suppappola, and D. Morrell. “Urban terrain tracking in high clutter
       using waveform agility.” (accepted for publication) IEEE International Conference on Acoustic, Speech and
       Signal Processing, Prague, Czech Republic, 2011
    B. Chakraborty, J. Zhang, A. Papandreou-Suppappola, and D. Morrell. “Urban terrain tracking using MIMO
       radar.” IEEE DSP Workshop, Sedona, AZ, 2011.
    B. Chakraborty, Y. Li, J. J. Zhang, T. Trueblood, A. Papandreou-Suppappola, and D. Morrel. "Multipath
       exploitation with adaptive waveform design for tracking in urban terrain.” IEEE International Conference on
       Acoustic, Speech and Signal Processing, Dallas, TX, 2010.
    B. Manjunath, J. Zhang, A. Papandreou-Suppappola, and D. Morrell. "Sensor scheduling with waveform
       design for dynamic target tracking using MIMO radar." Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and
       Computers, Pacific Grove, CA, 2009.
    B. Manjunath, J. Zhang, and A. Papandreou-Suppappola. "Waveform-Agile Sensing for Range and DoA
       Estimation in MIMO Radars." In IEEE Waveform Design and Diversity conference, Orlando, FL, 2009.
    B. Manjunath, A. Williams, C. Chakrabarti, and A. Papandreou-Suppappola. "Efficient Mapping of Advanced
       Signal Processing Algorithms on Multiprocessor Architectures.” IEEE Workshop on Design and
       Implementation of Signal Processing Systems, Washington DC, 2008.
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                                            Publications, Cont’d

Conferences (Continued)

       J. Zhang, B. Manjunath, G. Maalouli, A. Papandreou-Suppappola, and D. Morrell. "Dynamic Waveform
        Design for Target Tracking Using MIMO Radar." Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers,
        Pacific Grove, CA, 2008.
       B. Manjunath, A. Papandreou-Suppappola, C. Chakrabarti, and D. Morrell. "Computationally Efficient
        Particle Filtering Using Adaptive Techniques." Sensor, Signal and Information Processing Workshop, Sedona,
        AZ, 2008.
       B. Manjunath and D. Chakraborty. "Perimeter security using an acoustic sensor network." Research in
        Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Symposium – FGSA Annual Student Symposium, ASU, Tempe,
        AZ, 2007.

                                   Professional Affiliations & Activities
           Society of Women Engineers (SWE), member
           Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), student member
           Sensor Signal and Information Processing (SENSIP) Center, member
           Reviewer of the following papers: IEEE ICASSP (2008 and 2009); DSP Journal (2009); and IEEE
            DSP/SPE (2008).
           Organizing committee member for IEEE SENSIP workshop (2008).
           Coordinated lab tour and project demonstration for Women in Applied Science and Engineering (WISE-
            UP) program.

                                               Technical Skills
Proficient in using various programming tools, operating systems, and software programs, such as Mathematica,
MATLAB, C, LABVIEW, Verilog, MacOS, Linux, Windows, LATEX, AutoCAD, and Microsoft Office products.

Prof. Antonia Papandreou-Suppappola
School of Electrical, Computer & Energy Engineering,
Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
Ph: (480) 965-7881, Fax: (480) 965-8325

Prof. Darryl Morrell
Arizona State University East
Department of Engineering
Ph: (480) 965-2045, Fax: (480) 965-8325

Prof. Chaitali Chakrabarti
School of Electrical, Computer & Energy Engineering,
Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

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Phone: (480) 965-9516, Fax: (480) 965-8325,

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