Collaborators: Sachin Katti, Aditya Gudipati, Li Erran Li
SoftRAN is a fundamental rethink of the radio access layer for LTE developed to cope with increasing demand of wireless resources and the densification of base stations. The architecture exists as a hybrid centralized/distributed control plane which maximizes network utility with respect to throughput, latency, and quality of service.
Johns Hopkins Center for Language and Speech Processing (CLSP)
Collaborators: Alan Black, Timothy Bunnell, Florian Metze, Kishore Prahallad, Prasanna Kumar, Tim Polzehl, Stefan Steidl, Ying Dou, Callie Vaughn
For our research, we developed a new parameterization for emotional speech synthesis. We also applied novel crowdsourcing techniques and created statistical analysis software to form a subjective evaluation toolkit.
Our papers can be found here and here. Our encompassing workshop paper can be found here.
UCLA Complex Fluids and Interfacial Physics Laboratory (CFIP)
Collaborators: Pirouz Kavehpour
For my first project at CFIP, I designed and fabricated a multi-layer printed circuit board as part of a zone-refining module. I also developed a circuit model for the coalescence of water drops using complex impedance principles. For my final project, I implemented a deconvolution algorithm to use in conjunction with phase contrast microscopy to image collagen fibers in the vitreous humour.
Sugical and Interventional Technology
UCLA Center for Advanced Surgical and Interventional Technology (CASIT)
Collaborators: Warren Grundfest
At CASIT, I researched the application of dielectric elastomers to ankle orthotics. I improved the construction time of cylindrical dielectric elastomer actuators by 50% and worked towards a theoretical model for the force output of the actuators.