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Recent Faculty Publications
Following is a partial list of recent faculty publications:
Hisham Said (civil engineering) has an accepted invited paper for publication: Said H. and Berger L. (2013) "Future Trends of Sustainability Design and Analysis in Construction Industry and Academia," Practice Periodical on Structural Design and Construction, ASCE. Hisham was invited to submit this paper with Lidia Berger (National Sustainability Director at Dewberry) to be published in the journal's special issue on the subject, and to be presented in the coming 2014 Construction Engineering Conference that is sponsored by ASCE and NSF.
Hohyun Lee (mechanical engineering), Miguel Gomes (BSME ’11, MSME ’13), Rachel Reid (BSME ’13), Brandon Ohara (BSME ’13, MSME ’15), along with Nari Youn, and Daehyn Wee, have a paper available online, “ Achieving Maximum Power in Thermoelectric Generation with Simple Power
Yi Fang (computer engineering) has a journal paper "Collaborative Language Models for Localized Query Prediction" accepted for publication in the ACM Transactions on Interactive Intelligent Systems (TiiS). This paper proposes a series of theoretical collaborative language models to identify trending topics on the web for a given geographical location. This is a collaborative work with two researchers at Google
Yuling Yan (bioengineering) and her students have a paper, “Tracing Vocal-fold Vibrations Using Level-set Segmentation Method,” accepted for presentation at the 3rd International Conference on Computational and Mathematical Biomedical Engineering (CMBE2013), to be held in Hong Kong,
Nam Ling (computer engineering), with Zhengyi Luo, Li Song, Shibao Zheng (all from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China) have a journal paper, " Raptor Codes based Unequal Protection for Compressed Video According to Packet Priority ," published in IEEE Transactions on Multimedia to appear in the Jan. 2014 issue.
Godfrey Mungal had a paper published in Combustion and Flame: “Studies on the stability limit extension of premixed and jet diffusion flames of methane, ethane, and propane using nanosecond repetitive pulsed discharge plasmas,” by M. S. Bak, S. K. Im, M. G. Mungal, and M. A. Cappelli, 160 (11), 2396-2403,
Tokunbo Ogunfunmi (electrical engineering) and Ph.D. student Jeoongsung Park have a paper published in the Proceedings of the 2013 IEEE Workshop on Signal Processing Systems (SiPS). The paper is titled, "A new VLSI architecture for 3-D DCT Video Compression System."
Sarah Ghanbari ’11 (bioengineering), a member of Ashley Kim's group, presented "Detection of pathogens using inertial focusing and electrochemical DNA sensors for resource-limited settings" at the First Annual Advanced Biosciences Symposium, Jan. 20, at Santa Clara University, an event hosted by the Advanced Biosciences Initiative in collaboration with the National Biotechnology Education Conference.
Liang Xiang (bioengineering), a postdoctoral fellow and member of Jonathan Zhang's group, presented "Nonnatural amino acid incorporation in proteins" at the First Annual Advanced Biosciences Symposium, Jan. 20, at Santa Clara University, an event hosted by the Advanced Biosciences Initiative in collaboration with the National Biotechnology Education Conference.
Johann Steinbrecher (computer engineering), a Ph.D candidate, presented "On Supernode Transformations and Multithreading for the Longest Common Subsequence Problem" at the 10th Australasian Symposium on Parrallel and Distributed Computer (AusPDC) and "On Optimizing the Longest Common Subsequence Problem by Loop Unrolling Along Wavefronts" at the 20th Euromicro International Conference on Parallel, Distributed and Network-based Processing. Both papers were co-authored with Dr. Weijia Shang.
Yuling Yan (bioengineering) and co-authors have a paper entitled "Vocal Fold Vibratory Characteristics of Healthy Geriatric Females - Analysis of High-speed Digital Images" accepted for publication in Journal of Voice.
Kern Peng (engineering management) has written a book, Equipment Management in the Post-Maintenance Era: A New Alternative to Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) that will be available soon.
Tokunko Ogunfunmi (electrical engineering) and Nam Ling (computer engineering) visited Abuja, Nigeria, Nov. 23-27, where they presented keynote speeches at the 3rd IEEE International Conference on Adaptive Science and Technology (ICAST). Ogunfunmi delivered "Talk is cheap: advanced speech processing is here," and Ling delivered "Video compression: a new era." They also visited Loyola Jesuit College, a high school in Abuja and met with the principal, Father Nweke Ugo, who graduated from Santa Clara University several years ago. They gave talks to introduce the University's School of Engineering to their high school students.
Pete Woytowitz (adjunct, mechanical and civil engineering) co-authored the paper "On Determination of Sample Size to Evaluate Reliability Growth Plans"with X. Jin and T. Tan of Novellus Systems. The paper was presented at theASME 2011 International Mechanical Eng. Congress & Exposition, Nov. 11-17, in Denver, CO and will appear in the proceedings of the ASME IMECE 2011.
Mohammad Ayoubi (mechanical engineering), graduate student Farhad Goodarzi, and colleague Arun Banerjee had a paper, "Attitude Motion of a Spinning Spacecraft with Fuel Sloshing and Nutation Damping," accepted in the Journal of Astronautical Sciences.
Serge Zarantonello (applied mathematics) presented the paper “Image Integration with Learned Dictionaries and Application to Seismic Monitoring," by Youli Quan, Tieyuan Zhu, and Jerry M. Harris (Stanford University); Roy M. Burnstad (Saudi Aramco), and Sergio Zarantonello (applied mathematics, Santa Clara University), Sept. 19 at the Annual Meeting of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) in San Antonio, TX , and subsequently published in the SEG Expanded Abstracts 30, 4217 (2011). He also gave the workshop presentation, “Compressed sensing for time-lapse imaging,” Sept. 22 at the same meeting.
Godfrey Mungal had three papers presented at the APS/DFD Meeting, Nov. 20–22; Baltimore, MD: “Experimental Study of Supersonic Inlet Flow Unstart Induced by Mass Injection” by Hyungrok Do, Seong-kyun Im, M. G. Mungal & M. A. Cappelli; “Flame Structure in a Compact Inlet/Scramjet Combustor” by Mirko Gamba, V. A. Miller, M. G. Mungal & R. K. Hanson; “Toluene Laser-Induced Fluorescence Imaging of Compressible Flows in an Expansion Tube” by V. A. Miller, M. Gamba, M. G. Mungal, R. K. Hanson, K. Mohri & C. Schulz.
Minghwa Wang (adjunct lecturer, computer engineering) presented a paper at the IEEE International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Systems (ICPADS), in Tainan, Taiwan, Dec. 7-9.
Chris Kitts (mechanical engineering) and a number of students in the Robotic Systems Laboratory had a new journal article, "The O/OREOS Mission: First Science Data from the Space Environment Survivability of Living Organisms (SESLO) Payload," accepted for publication in Astrobiology. The article provided initial peer-reviewed science results from the O/OREOS mission which is controlled by SCU students.
Kim Parnell (mechanical engineering) attended the International Conference on Composite Materials (ICCM-18) held in Jeju, Korea, Aug. 21-26. Kim presented the paper (with J.D. Melo and C. Tower of Stanford) entitled: "Stiffness and Strength of Laminates Fabricated with Bi-Directional Tape."
Yuling Yan (bioengineering) and co-authors have a paper entitled “Construction of Real-time Brain-Machine-Interface Control System Based on Motor Imagery” accepted for oral presentation at the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics (IEEE-ROBIO 2011), to be held in Phuket, Thailand, Dec. 7-11, 2011.
Radhika Grover (computer engineering) published a book, Programming with Java: A Multimedia Approach, Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning, in October 2011.
Tokunbo Ogunfunmi (electrical engineering) and Ph.D. student, Koji Seto have published a conference paper, "Performance-Enhanced Multi-rate iLBC," presented at the IEEE Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers in Asilomar, CA, Nov. 6-9, 2011.
Sukhi Singh (civil engineering) had a paper, "A New Approach for Characterizing Shear Strength of Municipal Solid Waste for Landfill Design,” accepted for the 27th International Conference on Solid Waste Technology and Management, March 11-14, 2012, Philadelphia, PA.
Weijia Shang (computer engineering) had a paper, “Exploiting Thread Level Parallelism by Loop Unrolling Along Wavefronts" by Johann Steinbrecher and Weijia Shang, accepted by the 20th Euromicro International Conference on Parallel, Distributed and Network-based Processing, Feb. 15-17, 2012, in Garching, Germany.
Chris Kitts (mechanical engineering) and students from the Robotic Systems Laboratory have published and presented articles at several conferences. Papers included two publications at the AIAA Conference on small satellites held in Logan, UT, that focused on two ongoing space missions with NASA, and the other presented at the IEEE Oceans Conference in Kona, HI, that reviewed experimental results of the control of robotic boat fleets, and one article at the IEEE Space Mission Challenges in Information Technology in Palo Alto, CA, on multi-robot control systems.
Unyoung (Ashley) Kim (bioengineering) and students Sarah Ghanbari, Nicholas Giustini, Cameron Mar, and Pankti Doshi presented their work, "Detection of Waterborne Pathogens Using Electrochemical DNA Sensors for Resource Limited Settings," at the 2011 BMES (Biomedical Engineering Society) Annual Meeting, held in Hartford, Connecticut, Oct. 12-15.
Sukhi Singh (civil engineering) presented his paper, “Incompatibles Between Science-based Progress and Societal Values" at the Third International Conference on Science in Society, Aug. 5-9 2011 at The Catholic University of America, Washington D.C.
Ahmed Amer, JoAnne Holliday (computer engineering) and a group of collaborators, including former faculty member Thomas Schwarz, have a paper based on their shingled disk research published in the IEEE Transactions on Magnetics. The paper is titled "Data Layout and Management for Shingled Magnetic Recording" and appeared in the October issue.
Yuling Yan (bioengineering) and student Anand Bhandari have a paper accepted for publication in Biomed. Signal Process. Control (2011): “Comparative Analysis of Normal Voice Characteristics Using Simultaneous Electroglottography and High-speed Digital Imaging."
Ruth Davis (computer engineering) attended the 2011 International Conference on Engineering Education in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Aug. 20-26, at which she had three papers presented: "Design Thinking, a Pathway to Intentional Learning," by Ruth Davis and Chris Kitts; "... and a Little Child Shall Lead Them," by John Allen and Ruth Davis; and "Engineering Projects for the Community," by Shoba Krishnan and Ruth Davis.
Toshishige Yamada (Center for Nanostructures) gave an invited talk, "Transport in fused InP nanowire device in dark and under illumination: Coulomb staircase scenario," (8106-19) in the SPIE Optics + Photonics 2011, San Diego, CA, Aug. 22-25, 2011.
Sarah Kate Wilson (electrical engineering) had a paper accepted for publication in IEEE Transactions on Communications: Comparison of Orthogonal Frequency-Division Multiplexing and Pulse-Amplitude Modulation in Indoor Optical Wireless Links," by DJ Barros, S.K. Wilson and J.M. Kahn.
Godfrey Mungal had a paper published: Hyungrok Do, Seong-kyun Im, M. G. Mungal & M. A. Cappelli (2011) “The Influence of Boundary Layers on Supersonic Inlet Flow Unstart Induced by Mass Injection,” Expts. Fluids, 51, 679-691. He also presented a paper “Supersonic Inlet Duct Unstart Induced by Fuel Jet Injection,” by H. Do, S. Im, M. G. Mungal and M. A. Cappelli, 7th International Symposium on Turbulence and Shear Flow Phenomena, Ottawa, Canada, July 28 – 31, 2011.
Sally Wood (electrical engineering) presented an invited paper on super-resolution image reconstruction at DASP2011, a signal processing meeting, in Coolum, Australia, in July. She also attended ICIP2011, the annual IEEE image processing meeting in Brussels, updated plans for the 2013 DSP workshop in Napa, and attended meetings on first year engineering courses at the annual ASEE meeting in Vancouver, B.C. in June.
Godfrey Mungal: "The improvement of blowout limit in partially/fully premixed flames with geometrically modified bluffbody bases," Wookyung Kim, Hyungrok Do & M.G. Mungal (2011), Experiments in Fluids.
JoAnne Holliday (computer engineering) and Sarah Kate Wilson (electrical engineering): "Scheduling Methods for Multi-user Optical Wireless Asymmetrically-Clipped OFDM," Journal of Communcations and Networks
Chris Kitts (Robotic Systems Laboratory): "An Interdisciplinary, Marine Robotics Research and Education Program," The Journal of Marine Education, v 26, n 3, Dec 2010, pp.7-10.
Yuling Yan (bioengineering): "Vocal fold Vibratory Characteristics in Normal Female Speakers from High-speed Digital Imaging," Journal of Voice.
Mark Aschheim (civil engineering): "Recent developments in optimal reinforcing of RC beam and column sections," Gil-Martin, L.M., Aschheim, M., Hernández-Montes, E., and Pasadas-Fernández, M., Engineering Structures.
Sikandar Khatri (civil engineering): paper accepted for presentation at Costal Engineering Practice, San Diego, 21-24 August 2011.
Chris Kitts (mechanical engineering), Ignacio Mas, and Robert Lee: "Model-Based Nonlinear Cluster Space Control of Mobile Robot Formations, Multi-Robot Systems, Trends and Development," Toshiyuki Yasuda (Ed.), ISBN: 978-953-307-425-2, InTech.
Tokunbo Ogunfunmi (electrical engineering) and Ph.D student Thomas Paul: "On the Convergence Behavior of Affine Projection Algorithm for Adaptive Filters," IEEE Transaction on Circuits and Systems, Part I.
Mark Aschheim (civil engineering): "Proportioning of Reinforced Concrete Column Sections," Aschheim, M., Gil-Martin, L.M., and Hernández-Montes, E., Engineering Structures.
Godfrey Mungal(dean of engineering): "Ignition, Flame Structure and Near-Wall Burning in Transverse Hydrogen Jets in Supersonic Crossflow," Mirko Gamba, M.G. Mungal & R.K. Hanson, and "Visualizing Supersonic Inlet Duct Unstart Using Planar Laser Rayleign Scattering," H. Do, S. Im, M.G. Mungal, M.A. Cappelli, APS/DFD Annual Meeting in Long Beach, CA, 21-23 Nov. 2010.
Godfrey Mungal (dean of engineering): "Visualizing Supersonic Inlet Duct Unstart using Planar Laser Rayleigh," Hyungrok Do, Seong-kyun Im, M.G. Mungal, & Mark A. Cappelli (2010), Expts. Fluids.
Kat Wilson (electrical engineering): "SCFDE with Space-Time Coding for IM/DD Optical Wireless Communcation," Acolatse, Bar-Ness and Wilson, IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference 2011, Cancun, Mexico, 28-31 March 2011.
Monem Beitelmal (mechanical engineering) and Chandrakant Patel (HPLabs): "A Steady-state Model for the Design and Optimization of a Centralized Cooling System," International Journal of Energy Research.
Mark Aschheim (civil engineering): "Proportioning of Reinforced Concrete Column Sections," Aschheim, M., Gil-Martín, L. M., and Hernández-Montes, E, Engineering Structures.
Ed Maurer (civil engineering): "Contrasting Lumped and Distributed Hydrology Models for Estimating Climate Change Impacts on California Watersheds," Maurer, E.P., L.D. Brekke, and T. Pruitt, 2010, Journal of the American Water Resources Association (JAWRA) 46(5):1024–1035. DOI: 10.1111/j.1752-1688.2010.00473.x.
Godfrey Mungal (dean of engineering): "Plasma Assisted Flame Ignition of Supersonic Flows over a Flat Wall," Hyungrok Do, Seong-kyun Im, Mark A. Cappelli & M. Godfrey Mungal, Combustion and Flame 157 (2010) 2298–2305.
Sally Wood (electrical engineering): "The Role of NSF's Department Level Reform Program in Engineering Education Practice and Research," John L. Daniels, Sally L. Wood and Susan C. Kemnitzer, Advances in Engineering Education.
Yuling Yan (bioengineering): "Spatio-temporal Processing of Massive Glottic Images from High-speed Videoendoscopy," SPIE BiOS: Biomedical Optics Symposium, 22-27 Jan. 2011, SPIE Photonics West in San Francisco.
Yuling Yan (bioengineering): "Optical Switches: High-Contrast Imaging in Living Cells and Tissue," Unofficial Impact Factors: 17.902.
Silvia Figueira and graduate student Ginger Tseng (computer engineering): "An Analysis of the Energy Efficiency of Multi-Threading on Multi-Core Machines," IEEE Green Computing Conference, Workshop on Progress in Green Computing, August 2010; "Multi-Threading on Multi-Core Machines: Performance Gains and Energy Savings," Computer Measurement Group Conference, December 2010.
Ed Maurer (civil engineering): "The Utility of Daily Large-scale Climate Data in the Assessment of Climate Change Impacts on Daily Streamflow in California," Maurer, E. P., Hidalgo, H. G., Das, T., Dettinger, M. D., and Cayan, D. R., 2010, Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 14, 1125-1138, doi:10.5194/hess-14-1125-2010.
Hohyun Lee (mechanical engineering): “Effects of Nanoscale Porosity on Thermoelectric Properties of SiGe,” Hohyun Lee et al., Journal of Applied Physics, Volume 107, Issue 9, p. 094308 (2010).
Ahmed Amer (computer engineering): "Design Issues for a Shingled Write Disk System," accepted for publication; 26th IEEE Symposium on Massive Storage Systems and Technologies.
Mark Aschheim (civil engineering): “ASCE Engineered Bamboo I-Joists;” Journal of Structural Engineering, Mark A Aschheim, Ph.D.; Luisa Maria Gil-Martin, Ph.D.; Enrique Hernandez-Montes, Ph.D.
Francisco R. Madriz (electrical engineering Ph.D. candidate), research professor Toshishige Yamada, and Cary Y. Yang (Center for Nanostructures): F. R. Madriz, T. Yamada, X. Sun, J. G. Nickel, and C. Y. Yang, "Frequency-independent RC-Circuit Model for One-dimensional Carbon Nanostructures," IEEE Elec. Dev. Lett. 31 (4), 263-265 (2010).
Edwin Maurer (civil engineering): Vicuna, S., J. A. Dracup, J. R. Lund, L. L. Dale, and E. P. Maurer (2010), “Basin-scale Water System Operations with Uncertain Future Climate Conditions: Methodology and Case Studies,” Water Resour. Res., 46, W04505, doi: 10.1029/ 2009 WR007838.
Giovanni Seni (computer engineering) has a new book: Ensemble Methods in Data Mining: Improving Accuracy through Combining Predictions. Morgan & Claypool Publishers.
Toshishige Yamada (Center for Nanostructures): T. Yamada, T. Saito, M. Suzuki, P. Wilhite, S. Xu, D. Fabris, and C. Y. Yang, "Tunneling between Carbon Nanofiber and Gold Electrodes," J. Appl. Phys., vol. 107, no. 4, 044304 (2010).
Aleksandar Zecevic and Dragoslav Siljak (electrical engineering) have published a book: Control of Complex Systems: Structural Constraints and Uncertainty in the prestigious Springer series: Communications and Control Engineering.
Christopher Kitts (mechanical engineering): C. Kitts (2010). Robotics. In H. Bidgoli (eds) The Handbook of Technology Management, Vol 3, pp. 306-319, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.
Edwin Maurer (civil engineering): Maurer, E.P., L.D. Brekke, T. Pruitt, K. White, E. Ochs, P. Duffy, and E.H. Girvetz, “User-driven Downscaling: Advances in Data Apportioning and Analysis to Augment Adaptation Planning,” 90th annual meeting of the American Meteorological Association, 18th Conference on Applied Climatology, Atlanta, GA, 21 Jan. 2010.
Godfrey Mungal (dean of engineering) W. Kim, H. Do, M. A. Cappelli and M. G. Mungal (2010) “Plasma Assisted Flame Holding in Subsonic and Supersonic Flows,” AIAA-2010-0263, AIAA-ASM Weakly Ionized Gases Workshop, 48th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, 4-7 Jan. 2010, Orlando, FL.
Nam Ling, Weijia Shang (computer engineering): Jun Zhang, Xiaoquan Yi, Nam Ling, Weijia Shang, "Context Adaptive Lagrange Multiplier (CALM) for Rate-Distortion Optimal Motion Estimation in Video Coding," IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology.
Ed Maurer (civil engineering): Girvetz, E., Zganjar, C, Raber, G., Maurer, E.P., Kareiva, P., Lawler, J.J., 2009, “Applied Climate-change Analysis: The Climate Wizard Tool,” PLoS ONE 4(12): e8320.
Ahmed Amer (computer engineering): "Avoiding State-Space Explosion of Predictive Metadata with SESH" and "Using Shared Parity Disks to Improve the Reliability of RAID Arrays," to appear in the proceedings of the IEEE International Performance, Computing and Communications Conference (IPCCC), December 2009.
Mark Aschheim (civil engineering): "Refinements to Compression Field Theory, with Application to Wall-Type Structures," Hernandez-Montes, E., Aschheim, M., and Pantazopoulou, S., American Concrete Institute Fall Convention, New Orleans, delivered by Hernandez-Montes on Nov. 9, 2009.
Monem Beitelmal (mechanical engineering): "A Steady-State Model for the Design and Optimization of a Centralized Cooling System," International Journal of Energy Research, Wiley-Blackwell, 2010.
Monem Beitelmal (mechanical engineering): “KRATOS: automated management of cooling capacity in data centers with adaptive vent tiles,” ASME/IMECE Conference in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, Nov. 15-19, 2009.
Unyoung (Ashley) Kim was a co-author of the paper "Simultaneous Sorting of Multiple Bacterial Targets Using Integrated Dielectrophoretic / Magnetic Activated Cell Sorter", and the work was presented by her co-author at the International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences (µTAS 2009) on 4 Nov. 2009, Jeju, Korea.
Yuling Yan (bioengineering): “Quantitative Analysis of Diplophonic Vocal-fold Vibratory Pattern from High-speed Digital Imaging of Glottis" accepted to the MAVEBA 2009 - 6th International Workshop on Models and Analysis of Vocal Emissions for Biomedical Applications.
Ahmed Amer (computer engineering): "Space-Efficient Predictive Block Management," International Workshop on Software Support for Portable Storage (IWSSPS'09) on 15 Oct. 2009, Grenoble, France (Co-located with ACM EMSOFT 2009).
Wendelin Wright (mechanical engineering) and graduate student Marcus Samale: "Studies of Shear Band Velocity Using Spatially and Temporally Resolved Measurements of Strain During Quasistatic Compression of a Bulk Metallic Glass" by W.J. Wright, M.W. Samale, T.C. Hufnagel, M.M. LeBlanc, and J.N. Florando. Published in Acta Materialia.
Dan Lewis (computer engineering): “Attracting the Next Generation of Students to Computing” the first part of a two-part article published on the front page of the May 2009 issue of CSTA Voice, a national newsletter for K-12 computer science teachers. The article describes the motivation, rationale and details of our new B.S. degree program in Web Design and Engineering.
Toshishige Yamada (Center for Nanostructures), Drazen Fabris (mechanical engineering) and Cary Y. Yang (electrical engineering): T. Yamada, T. Saito, D. Fabris, and C. Y. Yang, "Electrothermal Analysis of Breakdown in Carbon Nanofiber Interconnects," IEEE Electron Device Letters, vol. 30 (5), pp.469-471 (2009).
Aaron Melman (applied mathematics): had "Some Properties of Newton's Method for Polynomials with all Real Zeros" published in the Taiwanese Journal of Mathematics. He also gave a talk in the Linear Algebra/Optimization seminar of the Institute for Computational and Mathematical Engineering at Stanford University on April 29.
Robotics students had two articles published in Marine Technology Society Journal: E. Beck, W. Kirkwood, D. Caress, T. Berk, P. Mahacek, K. Brashem, J. Acain, V. Reddy, C. Kitts, J. Skutnik and G. Wheat, "SeaWASP: A Small Waterplane Area Twin Hull Autonomous Platform for Shallow Water Mapping," Marine Tech Soc Journal, v 43, n 1, pp. 6-12, 2009. P. Mahacek, I. Mas, O. Petrovic, J. Acain, and C. Kitts, "Cluster Space Control of Autonomous Surface Vessels," Marine Technology Society Journal, v 43, n 1, pp. 13-20, 2009.
Michele Ellie Ahi (adjunct professor engineering management): Outsourcing Everything but the Kitchen Sink, Empowering Americans Through Education and Innovation. The book draws on trends in education and economy that have shifted America from being a technological and innovative super power to the critical state it is in now.
Tokunbo Ogunfunmi (electrical engineering) and Ph.D. student Wally Kozacky: “A Frequency-Domain Adaptive Filtering Algorithm with Constraints on the Output Weights”, to be presented at the upcoming 2009 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS) taking place in Taipei, Taiwan.
Tokunbo Ogunfunmi (electrical engineering) and Ph.D. student Ifiok Umoh: “An Adaptive Nonlinear Filter for System Identification” in Eurasip Journal on Advances in Signal Processing.
Christopher Kitts (mechanical engineering) and graduate student Ignacio Mas: C. Kitts and I. Mas. "Cluster Space Specification and Control of Mobile Multirobot Systems." IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, v 14, n 2, pp. 207-218, 2009. It is a journal article on their multi-robot motion control technique.
Edwin Maurer (civil engineering): Cayan, D., M. Tyree, M. Dettinger, H. Hidalgo, T. Das, E. Maurer, P. Bromirski, N. Graham, and R. Flick, 2009, "Climate Change Scenarios and Sea Level Rise Estimates" for the California 2008 Climate Change Scenarios Assessment, Public Interest Energy Research Program Reports, Publication # CEC-500-2009-014-D, California Energy Commission, Sacramento, CA, 62 pp. (available online at http://www.climatechange.ca.gov/publications/cat/). This biennial update outlines some of the latest projections of changes in temperature, precipitation, and sea level we face in California, largely due to past and continuing use of fossil fuels.
Edwin Maurer (civil engineering): "Assessing Reservoir Operations Risk Under Climate Change," published in the latest issue of Water Resources Research. The study examined the relationship between uncertainties in future climate projections and the subsequent impacts of California's water system, and how systems might respond depending on how risk-averse water managers are.
Edwin Maurer (civil engineering): Lawler, J. J., S. L. Shafer, D. White, P. Kareiva, E. P. Maurer, A. R. Blaustein, and P. J. Bartlein, 2009, "Projected Climate-induced Faunal Change in the Western Hemisphere," Ecology, 90(3), 588–597. By assessing the impact of climate change on thousands of species of birds, mammals, and amphibians, the authors found local loss of at least 10% of the vertebrate fauna over much of North and South America. The largest changes are projected for the tundra, Central America, and the Andes Mountains where faunal distributions in the future will bear little resemblance to those of today.
Tokunbo Ogunfunmi (electrical engineering) and Ph.D. student Jeoong Sung Park: “A New Hardware Implementation of the H.264 8x8 Transform and Quantization,” presented at the IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP) in Taipei, Taiwan April 2009.
Nam Ling (computer engineering) and Ph.D. student Maria Pantoja: "Transcoding with Resolution Conversion Using Super-Resolution and Irregular Sampling," Journal of Signal Processing Systems, Springer.
Yuling Yan (bioengineering): "Implementation of a Virtual Laryngoscope System Using Efficient Reconstruction Algorithms," in Medical Science Monitor, a peer-reviewed international medical journal for experimental and clinical research.
Mark Aschheim (civil engineering): Šćepanović B., Gil-Martín L. M., Hernández-Montes E., Aschheim M., and Lučić D., "Ultimate Strength of I-Girders Under Eccentric Patch Loading: Derivation of a New Strength Reduction Coefficient," Engineering Structures.
Edwin Maurer (civil engineering): "Climate Model-based Consensus on the Hydrologic Impacts of Climate Change to the Rio Lempa Basin of Central America" in the journal Hydrology and Earth System Science (Vol.13, pp. 183-194, 2009). This article represents a collaborative effort with co-authors from Washington State University and 3Tier Group in Seattle, and benefited from the assistance of colleagues at the Universidad Centroamericana in El Salvador. The conclusion is that projections of drier conditions, lower streamflow, and decreased hydropower capacity for the region are robust and high confidence.
Godfrey Mungal (dean of engineering): Wookyung Kim, Hyungrok Do, M. G. Mungal, and M. A. Cappelli (2008) “Plasma Assisted Diffusion Flames: Role of Elevated Ambient Temperatures,” IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, 36 (6), 2898-2904.
Godfrey Mungal (dean of engineering): Hyungrok Do, M. G. Mungal and M. A. Cappelli (2008) “Jet Flame Ignition in a Supersonic Crossflow using a Pulsed Nonequilibrium Plasma Discharge,” IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, 36 (6), 2918-2923.
Mohammad Ayoubi (mechanical engineering) and James Longuski: “Asymptotic Theory For Thrusting, Spinning-Up spacecraft Maneuvers,” in the Journal of Acta Astronautica.
Ralph Morganstern (adjunct professor of applied mathematics): Morganstern, Ralph, E. (2008), "Fast Chirp Transform Applied to LPI FMCW Radar Waveforms,” presented in the proceedings of the 54th Annual Tri-Service Radar Symposium, Monterey, CA, June 2008.
Tokunbo Ogunfunmi (electrical engineering) and Ph.D. student Obianuju Ndili: “A Hardware Oriented Integer Pel Fast Motion Estimation Algorithm in H.264/AVC” in the Proceedings of the IEEE/ECSI/EURASIP Conference on Design and Architecture for Signal and Image Processing, Nov. 2008.
Sergio Escobar-Vargas (Ph.D. student), Drazen Fabris, Jorge Gonzalez (mechanical engineering) R. Sharma, C. Bash, and O. E. Ruiz: “Bubble Growth Characterization During Fast Boiling in an Enclosed Geometry” in International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer.
Mark Aschheim (civil engineering): Lee, H. J., Aschheim, M., Hernández-Montes, E., and Gil-Martin, L. M., “Optimum RC Column Reinforcement Considering Multiple Load Combinations,” Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization.Mark Aschheim (civil engineering): Hernández-Montes, E., Gil-Martín, L. M., Pasadas-Fernández, M., and Aschheim, M. (2008): “Theorem of Optimal Section Reinforcement,” Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization," 36(5):509-521, November.
Wendelin Wright (mechanical engineering) and William Nix (Stanford University): "Storage and Loss Stiffnesses and Moduli as Determined by Dynamic Nanoindentation” in the March 2009 issue on indentation methods in advanced materials research in the Journal of Materials Research.
Tokunbo Ogunfunmi (electrical engineering) and Ph.D. student Thomas Paul: “Evolution, Insights and Challenges of the PHY Layer for the Emerging IEEE 802.11n Amendment” in the IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials.
Jorge Gonzalez, Tim Hight, and Ph.D. student Rabindra Pokhrel (mechanical engineering): Rabindra Pokhrel, Jorge E. Gonzalez, Tim Hight, Thorsteinn Adalsteinsson; “Analysis and Design of a Paraffin/Graphite Composite PCM Integrated in a Thermal Storage Unit,” presented at the 2008 International Conference on Energy Sustainability in the Solar Heating & Cooling Topical Area, named “Best Paper” of the ASME Solar Energy Division. Five Best Papers were awarded at the conference of a total of 177 in five different topical areas.
Edwin Maurer (civil engineering): Brekke, L.D., Dettinger, M.D., Maurer, E.P., and Anderson, M., 2008, "Significance of Model Credibility in Projection Distributions for Regional Hydroclimatological Impacts of Climate Change: Climatic Change, 89, doi: 10.1007/s10584-007-9388-3, 371-394. The paper summarizes results of a U.S. Bureau of Reclamation research effort, in which the authors evaluate the historical skill of global climate models and conclude that historic skill plays only a modest role in framing future climate projections.
Edwin Maurer (civil engineering): Hayhoe, K., C. Wake, B. Anderson, X.-Z. Liang, E. Maurer, J. Zhu, J. Bradbury, A. DeGaetano, A.M. Stoner and D. Wuebbles, 2008, "Regional Climate Change Projections for the Northeast USA," Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change Vol. 13 (5-6), 425-436, doi: 10.1007/s11027-007-9133-2. This article provides an assessment of climate change impacts to the Northeastern U.S.
Tokunbo Ogunfunmi (electrical engineering) and Ph.D. student, Ifiok Umoh: “An Adaptive Algorithm for Hammerstein Filter System Identification;” presented at the 2008 European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO) in Lausanne, Switzerland.
Tokunbo Ogunfunmi and Ph.D. student, Thomas Paul (electrical engineering): “Analysis of Convergence of a Frequency-domain LMS Adaptive Filter Implemented as a Multi-stage Adaptive Filter,” Journal of Signal Processing Systems for Signal, Image and Video Technology (formerly Journal of VLSI Signal Processing Systems) 2008.
Ruth Davis, Weijia Shang (computer engineering) and student Stefan Schaeckeler: "Visualization of Procedural Abstraction" presented at the Fifth Program Visualization Workshop during the Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education Conference in Madrid, Spain.
Jorge Gonzalez (mechanical engineering) and Daniel E. Comarazamy: “On the Validation of the Simulation of Early Season Precipitation on the Island of Puerto Rico Using a Mesoscale Atmospheric Model,” Journal of Hydrometeorology, pp 507-520, June 2008.
Godfrey Mungal (dean of engineering): V. S. R. Somandepalli, Y. X. Hou, & M. G. Mungal (2008) “Visualization of drag reduced boundary layer flows with polymer injection,” 13th International Symposium on Flow Visualization, July 1-4, 2008, Nice, France.
Godfrey Mungal (dean of engineering): W. N. Heltsley, J. A. Snyder, M. G. Mungal & R. K. Hanson (2008) “Mapping the combustion stability regimes of hydrogen and hydrocarbon jets in supersonic crossflow with OH-PLIF,” 14th International Symposium on Applications of Laser Techniques to Fluid Mechanics, 7-10 July 2008, Lisbon, Portugal.
Godfrey Mungal (dean of engineering): H. El-Asrag, H. Pitsch, W. Kim, H. Do & M. G. Mungal (2008) “A computational and experimental assessment of the Damköhler Number similarity for static flame stability in augmentor flows,” AIAA 2008-4955, 44th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference & Exhibit, 21 - 23 July 2008, Hartford, CT.
Drago Siljak (electrical engineering) gave a keynote lecture, “Multi-agent systems on dynamic graphs,” on the opening day of the World Congress of Nonlinear Analysis, July 2-9, 2008, Orlando, Florida.
Silvia Figueira (computer engineering) and former student Tan Trieu: “Data replication and the storage capacity of data grids,” presented at HPDGrid - International Workshop on High-Performance Data Management in Grid Environments, in Toulouse, France, in June 2008.
Tokunbo Ogunfunmi (electrical engineering) and Ph.D. student, Ifiok Umoh: “An Adaptive Algorithm for Hammerstein Filter System Identification.” The paper was accepted at the 2008 European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO) in August 2008 and was presented by Ifiok in Lausanne, Switzerland.
Nam Ling (computer engineering) and Ph.D. student Jianpeng (James) Dong: presented their paper “A Model Parameter and Mad Prediction Scheme for H.264 Macroblock Layer Rate Control” at the ISCAS ’08 conference in Seattle.
Aaron Melman (applied mathematics) and Tobias Carothers (computer engineering): "Bounds on the Location of Critical Points of a Polynomial with all Real Zeros," was published in the Pi Mu Epsilon Journal, the official journal of the national mathematics honor society. The paper is based on research carried out as part of the Kuehler Grant summer research program in 2006 when Carothers had just completed his freshman year.
Godfrey Mungal (dean of engineering) W. Kim, H. Do, M. G. Mungal & M. A. Cappelli (2008) “Optimal Discharge Placement in Plasma Assisted Combustion of a Methane Jet in Crossflow,” Comb. Flame, 153, 603–615.
Bryan Ribaya (electrical engineering Ph.D. student): "A Study on the Mechanical and Electrical Reliability of Individual Carbon Nanotube Field Emission Cathodes," Nanotechnology, Vol 19, pp185201 (2008). To view the article, visit: http://www.iop.org/EJ/abstract/0957-4484/19/18/185201/
Silvia Figueira (computer engineering) and her former student Tan Trieu: “Data Replication and the Storage Capacity of Data Grids,” was presented at HPDGrid - International Workshop on High-Performance Data Management in Grid Environments, in Toulouse, France, in June 2008.
Mark Aschheim (civil engineering): Gil-Martín, L. M., Aschheim, M., and Hernández-Montes, E. “Proportioning of Steel Beam-Column Members Based on RSD Methodology,” Engineering Structures.
Godfrey Mungal (dean of engineering): Y. X. Hou, V. S. R. Somandepalli & M. G. Mungal (2008) “Streamwise Development of Turbulent Boundary Layer Drag Reduction with Polymer Injection,” Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 597, 31-66.
John Jameson (Center for Nanostructures): "Equilibrium and compatibility simulation of plunge centerless grinding" in the Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part B, Journal of Engineering Manufacture. Authors: John R. Jameson, T.N. Farris (Purdue University), and S. Chandrasekar (Purdue University).
John Jameson (Center for Nanostructures): K. Abe, M.P. Tendulkar, J.R. Jameson, P. Griffin, K. Nomura, S. Fujita, and Y. Nishi, “Ultra-high bandwidth memory with 3D-stacked emerging memory cells,” ID 173, International Conference on IC Design and Technology (ICICDT), Minatec in Grenoble, France, June 2–4, 2008.
Mark Aschheim (civil engineering): Aschheim, M., Hernández-Montes, E., and Gil-Martín, L.M. (2008). “Design of Optimally-reinforced RC Beam, Column, and Wall Sections,” Journal of Structural Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers, 134(2):231-239.
Mark Aschheim (civil engineering), Hernández-Montes, E., and Gil-Martín, L. M. (2008). “Design of Optimally-reinforced RC Beam, Column, and Wall Sections,” Journal of Structural Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers, 134(2):231-239.
Edwin Maurer (civil engineering) and H. G. Hidalgo, 2008, “Utility of Daily vs. Monthly Large-scale Climate Data: an Intercomparison of Two Statistical Downscaling Methods,” Hydrology and Earth System Sciences Vol. 12, 551-563. Online at: http://www.hydrol-earth-syst-sci.net/12/551/2008/hess-12-551-2008.html In this study, Maurer worked with colleague Hugo Hidalgo at Scripps Institution of Oceanography to compare two methods of inferring regional climate change from global climate simulations, both of which are being used in the latest work by the California Energy Commission and CalEPA to project climate change impacts on California resources.
Sally Wood (electrical engineering): S. L. Wood, S. -T. Lee, G. Yang, M. P. Christensen, and D. Rajan, "Impact of Measurement Precision and Noise on Superresolution Image Reconstruction," Appl. Opt. 47, 1638-1648 (2008).
Tokunbo Ogunfunmi (electrical engineering): "Wireless LAN Comes of Age: Understanding the IEEE 802.11n amendment" in IEEE Circuits and Systems Vol. 8, No. 1, pp. 28-54, March 2008.
Edwin Maurer (civil engineering): Cayan, D.R., E.P. Maurer, M.D. Dettinger, M. Tyree and K. Hayhoe, 2008, "Climate change scenarios for the California region", Climatic Change, Vol. 87, Suppl. 1, 21-42 doi: 10.1007/s10584-007-9377-6. The article summarizes work, sponsored by the California Energy Commission and the California Environmental Protection Agency, aimed at assessing future climates for California and the potential impacts on key state resources.
Godfrey Mungal (dean of engineering): C. M. White & M. G. Mungal (2008) “Mechanics and Prediction of Turbulent Drag Reduction with Polymer Additives,” Annual Reviews of Fluid Mechanics, 40, 235–256.
Godfrey Mungal (dean of engineering): Y. X. Hou, V. S. R. Somandepalli & M. G. Mungal (2008) “Streamwise Development of Turbulent Boundary Layer Drag Reduction with Polymer Injection,” Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 597, 31-66.
Godfrey Mungal (dean of engineering): W. Kim, M. G. Mungal & M. A. Cappelli (2008) “Formation and Role of Cool Flames in Plasma Assisted Premixed Combustion,” Appld. Phys. Letters, 92, 051503 (3 p).
Sukhmander Singh (civil engineering): “Relevance of Technology Enhanced Educational Tools for Engineering Education,” was included in the International Conference on Engineering Education and Research, December 3-7, 2007, Melbourne, Australia.
Rance DeLong (computer engineering term lecturer) had a paper accepted in the proceedings of the Annual Computer Security Applications Conference 2007 in December: “Toward a Medium-Robustness Separation Kernel Protection Profile,” Rance J. DeLong, (Santa Clara University); Thuy D. Nguyen, Cynthia E. Irvine, Timothy E. Leven, (Naval Postgraduate School).
Rachel He (civil engineering): "Estimating Nationwide Link Speed Distribution using Probe Position Data" by Lin, He and Kornhauser was accepted for publication in the Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems.
Rachel He (civil engineering): "Estimation of Origin-Destination Flows and Route Choice Parameters From Incomplete Link Flows" by He, was recently published in the proceedings of the 2007 International Workshop on Computing in Civil Engineering, 347-354.
Edwin Maurer (civil engineering): "Fine-resolution Climate Projections Enhance Regional Climate Change Impact Studies" by Maurer, E. P., L. Brekke, T. Pruitt, and P. B. Duffy (2007), Eos Trans. AGU, 88(47), 504, available online at: http://www.agu.org/eos_elec/2007/47-504.html
Godfrey Mungal (dean of engineering): "On the Role of Oxygen in Dielectric Barrier Discharge Actuation of Aerodynamic Flows," by W. Kim, H. Do, M. G. Mungal and M. A. Cappelli, Applied Physics Letters, V19, 181501 (2007).
Mahmudur Rahman (electrical engineering) co-authored and published a paper in the IOP journal, Nanotechnology, “Effects of Cathode Structure on the Field Emission Properties of Individual Multi-walled Carbon Nanotube Emitters.” Writers included graduate students Darrell Niemann and Bryan Ribaya; graduate Norman Gunther; and adjunct research professor Cattien V. Nguyen.
Ruth Davis (computer engineering) will present "Increasing retention of women engineering student" in a poster session at the American Society for Engineeirng Education (ASEE) 6th Global Colloquim on Engineering Education in Istanbul, Turkey.
Tokunbo Ogunfunmi's (electrical engineering) has a book, Adaptive Nonlinear System Identification, on signals and communication technology has been published by Springer.
Wendelin Wright (mechanical engineering): "An Improved Analysis for Viscoelastic Damping in Dynamic Nanoidentification" by W.J. Wright, A.R. Maloney, and W.D. Nix, International Journal of Surface Science and Engineering, Vol. 1, Numbers 2/3 , pp. 274-292, 2007, which she also presented at the 2006 Fall Meeting of the Material's Research Society.
Wendelin Wright (mechanical engineering): "Shape Memory Polymers Based on Uniform Aliphatic Urethane Networks" by W.J .Wright, T.S. Wilson, J.P. Bearinger, J.L. Herberg, J.E. Marion III, W.J. Wright, C.L.Evans, and D.J. Maitland. Journal of Applied Polymer Science, Volume 106, pp. 540-551, 2007.
Sarah Kate Wilson (electrical engineering): "Opportunistic Beamforming and Scheduling for OFDMA Systems" by P. Svedman, S. K. Wilson, L. J. Cimini, and B. Ottersten, in the May 2007 issue of IEEE Transactions on Communications.
Edwin Maurer (civil engineering), 2007, "Uncertainty in Hydrologic Impacts of Climate Change in the Sierra Nevada, California under Two Emissions Scenarios", Climatic Change, Vol. 82, No. 3-4, 309-325, doi: 10.1007/s10584-006-9180-9
Vicuna, S., E. P. Maurer (civil engineering), B. Joyce, J. A. Dracup, D. Purkey, 2007, "The Sensitivity of California Water Resources to Climate Change Scenarios", Journal of the American Water Resources Association, Vol. 43 No. 2, 482-498, doi: 10.1111 / j.1752-1688.2007.00038
Mark Aschheim (civil engineering) collaborated with three Santa Clara University seniors, two faculty at the Universidad Centroamericana, and one at the National University of Mexico in writing “Enhancing The Sustainability and Earthquake Resistance of Confined Masonry Dwellings in El Salvador" (Aschheim, M., Flanagan, S., Harlander, J., Pitt, C., Alfaro, A., Rivas, C., Rodriguez, M. E.), which was recently accepted for publication in the Journal of Earthquake Engineering.
Gil-Martin LM, Hernandez-Montes E, Mark Aschheim. (civil engineering), "Optimal Design of Planar Frames Based on Stability Criterion using First-order Analysis." Engineering Structures 28 (13): 1780-1786 NOV 2006
Sumit Naiksatam, Stephen Chiappari (applied mathematics), and Silvia Figueira (computer engineering), "Engineering Pricing Incentives for Efficient Bandwidth Utilization in LambdaGrids", presented at Create-Net/ICST QShine 2006, Waterloo, Canada, August 2006. Selected to appear in the Elsevier's Computer Network Journal.
Sumit Naiksatam, Silvia Figueira (computer engineering), and Stephen Chiappari (applied mathematics), "Triumph of the Bandwidth Commons: Elastic Reservations, Price Incentives, and Request Realignment in LambdaGrids", presented at ICST/IEEE GridNets, San Jose, California, October 2006. Selected to appear in the Elsevier's FGCS - The International Journal of Grid Computing: Theory, Methods and Applications.
Christopher Kitts (mechanical engineering) has a number of publications in press or recently published, including: "A First Principles Approach for Managing Anomalies in Space Systems." IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine, Special Issue on Automation Science; "Tsunami-generated boulder ridges in Lake Tahoe, California-Nevada." Geology; "Sapphire: A Case Study in University-Class Satellites." AIAA Journal on Spacecraft and Rockets; "Self-Positioning Smart Buoys, The Un-Buoy Solution: Logistic Considerations using Autonomous Surface Craft Technology and Improved Communications Infrastructure" proceedings IEEE/MTS Oceans Conference; "Internet-based spacecraft operations for the GeneSat-1 Nanosatellite." AIAA Space 2006 Conference; "An Integrated Development Network for Distributed Design" AIAA Space 2006 Conference; "The GeneSat-1 Microsatellite Mission: A Challenge in Small Satellite Design." Proc. AIAA/USU Conference on Small Satellites.