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Kavitha Chandra

Kavithra Chandra
Kavitha ChandraProfessor
  • CollegeFrancis College of Engineering
  • DepartmentElectrical & Computer Eng
  • Phone(978) 934-3356
  • EmailKavitha_Chandra@uml.edu

Research Interests

Communications networks

Performance analysis of wired and wireless communications networks, network traffic characterization and traffic control, physical layer modeling of wireless channels, computational models for acoustic and electromagnetic wave scattering

Education

  • Ph D: Electrical Engineering, (1992), University of Massachusetts Lowell. - Lowell, Massachusetts.
  • MS: Computer Engineering, (1987), University of Massachusetts Lowell. - Lowell, Massachusetts
  • BS: Electrical Engineering, (1985), Bangalore University. - Bangalore, India

Awards and Honors

  • Teaching Award (2007), Teaching - Department of Electrical Engineering, UMass Lowell
  • American Men and Women of Science (2003) - American Men and Women of Science
  • Invited Participant (1999) - National Academy of Engineers Frontiers of Engineering Symposium
  • J.B. Francis Young Electrical Engineer Award (1998) - UMass Lowell
  • National Science Foundation CAREER Award (1998) - National Science Foundation
  • Elected Member of Sigma XI (1997) - Sigma XI
  • ETA Kappa Nu Outstanding Young Electrical Engineer (1996), Service, Community - ETA Kappa Nu
  • Outstanding Young Electrical Engineer, Honorable Mention (1996) - ETA Kappa Nu
  • Who's Who in Science and Engineering (1992)
  • Outstanding Young Women in America Award (1991), Leadership
  • Elected Associate Member of Sigma XI (1990) - Sigma XI

Publications

  • Bhatta, A., Thompson, C., Chandra, K. (2016) "A novel image based approach to evaluate the room impulse response," The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 139:4 pp. 2184–2184
  • Nguon, C., Misiunas, N., Au, J., Chandra, K., Thompson, C. (2016) "Classification and optimization of beam responses synthesized from non-uniformly spaced linear arrays," The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 139:4 pp. 2032–2032
  • Misiunas, N., Oztekin, A., Chen, Y., Chandra, K. (2016) "DEANN: A healthcare analytic methodology of data envelopment analysis and artificial neural networks for the prediction of organ recipient functional status.," Omega 58: pp. 46 - 54
  • Miniter, J.C., Mehta, V., Chandra, K. (2016) "Exploiting crowd-based labels for domain focused information retrieval," Proceedings of the 29th International Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society Conference, FLAIRS 2016 pp. 602 - 607
  • Misiunas, N., Oztekin, A., Chen, Y., Chandra, K. (2015) "DEANN: A healthcare analytic methodology of data envelopment analysis and artificial neural networks for the prediction of organ recipient functional status," OMEGA: The International Journal of Management Science 58: pp. 46-54
  • Gandhi, P., Chandra, K., Thompson, C. (2014) "Shared spectrum throughput for seconday users," International Journal of Computer Networks 6:2 pp. 26-49
  • Nguon, C., Nagadewate, N., Chandra, K., Thompson, C. (2014) "Acoustic scattered field calculation," 2014 ASEE Zone 1 Conference 251:
  • Misiunas, N., Thompson, C., Chandra, K. (2014) "Analysis of directional beam patterns from Firefly Optimization," 2014 ASEE Zone 1 Conference 250:
  • Aho, K., Chandra, K., Roberts, E. (2014) "Introducing programming into the physics curriculum at Haverill High School using the R language," 2014 ASEE Zone 1 Conference 201
  • Au, J., Mudasiru, O., Chandra, K., Thompson, C. (2014) "Random beam patterns form linear arrays," 2014 ASEE Zone 1 Conference 257:
  • Nguon, C., Misiunas, N., Deschamp, B., Chandra, K., Thompson, C. (2014) "Analysis of scattering from dual-frequency Incident beam interaction.," The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 135:4 pp. 2313
  • Bhatta, A., Zhou, H., Nagdewate, N., Thompson, C., Chandra, K. (2014) "Response of a channel in a semi-infinite stratified medium.," The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 135:4 pp. 2382
  • Nguon, C., Denis, M., Chandra, K., Thompson, C. (2013) "Radiation for bubble contrast agents in inhomogeneous media," Proceedings of Meetings on Acoustics 19:
  • Bhatta, A., Thompson, C., Chandra, K., Mehta, V. (2013) "Impulse response of a medium in a three layered media," Proceedings of Meetings on Acoustics 19:
  • Vardaro, A., Doan, C., Chandra, K., Mehta, V. (2013) "Graph time-series mixture models for air traffic prediction," Integrated Communications, Navigation and Surveillance Conference, ICNS
  • Gandhi, P., Alshawabkeh, I., Chandra, K., Thompson, C. (2012) "A spectrum sensing and transmission model for secondary users in cognitive radios," pp. 1-5
  • Misiunas, N., Raspopovic, M., Thompson, C., Chandra, K. (2012) "Spectrum sharing with adjacent channel constraints," pp. 1-5
  • Denis, M., Tsui, J., Thompson, C., Chandra, K. (2010) "Pad approximants and their application to scattering from fluid media," Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 128:5 pp. 0-0
  • Sharma, P., Chandra, K. (2007) "Prediction of state transitions in Rayleigh fading channels," IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology 56:2 pp. 416-425
  • Chandra, K., Reibman, A.R. (1999) "Modeling one- and two-layer variable bit rate video," Networking, IEEE/ACM Transactions on 7:3 pp. 398-413
  • Chandra, K., Thompson, C. (1993) "Ultrasonic characterization of fractal models," Proceedings of the IEEE 81:10 pp. 1523-1533

Presentations

  • Exploratory Analysis of the US Airport Network - Graph Exploitation Symposium, April 2013 - Dedham, MA
  • Graph Time-Series Mixture Models for Air Traffic Prediction - Integrated Communications Navigation and Surveillance (ICNS) Conference, April 2013 - Herndon, VA
  • - Global Grand Challenges Summit, National Academy of Engineering US, UK Royal Academy of Engineering and Chinese Academy of Engineering, March 2013 - London
  • Acoustic Scattering from Dual Frequency Incident Fields - 164th Meeting of Acoustical Society of America, 2012 - Kansas City, MO
  • Spectrum Sensing for Cognitive Radio - 15th Annual Student Research and Community Engagement Symposium, April 2012 - UMass Lowell
  • Weather Bug: Analysis of Weather Data - 15th Annual Student Research and Community Engagement Symposium, April 2012 - UMass Lowell
  • MATLAB Computing and Modeling: Analysis of Weather Data - American Society of Engineering Education – Northeast Section, April 2012 - Lowell, MA
  • Analysis and Extension of Scattering From Rigid Infinite Wedge - ASEE Northeast Section Conference, April 2012 - Lowell, MA
  • Experimental measurements of ultrasonic scattering for characterization of porous media - J. Acoustical Soc. Am., 129, 2576, 2011
  • Transduction in acoustically actuated carbon nanotube structures - J. Acoustical Soc. Am., 129, 2579, 2011
  • Acoustic Scattering From Interaction Of Dual Frequency Incident Fields - Bull Am Phys Soc, 56, (18), R18,00010, November 2011
  • Collaborative Beam Shaping For Nonuniformly Spaced Linear Microphone - 2011 West Symposium, October 2011 - Johns Hopkins University
  • Energy And Pilot Tone Detection In Spectrum Sensing - 2011 West Symposium, October 2011 - Johns Hopkins University
  • Performance Of Spectrum Sensing Algorithms For Cognitive Radios - 2011 West Symposium, October 2011 - Johns Hopkins University
  • Transduction In Acoustically Actuated Carbon Nanotubes - 2011 West Symposium, October 2011 - Johns Hopkins University
  • Analysis And Extension Of Scattering From Rigid Infinite Wedge - J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 130, 2436, October 2011
  • A numerical model for acoustic scattering in an inhomogeneous medium - J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 127, 2013, 2010
  • Investigation of Bone Conducted Audio: Measurements and Analysis - 15th Annual Massachusetts Statewide Undergraduate Research Conference, 2009 - UMASS Amherst, Amherst, MA
  • - NSF CyberPhysical Systems Panel, 2009
  • - NSF GK-12 Panel, 2009
  • Classification of trabecular bone tissue through acoustic scattering - J. Acoustical Soc Am., 121, 3111, 2007
  • Characterization of trabecular bone structure through acoustic scattering - J. Acoustical Soc Am., 122, 2958, 2007
  • Models for Acoustic Scattering in High Contrast Media - J. Acoustical Soc Am., 120, 3282, 2006
  • A New Nonstationary Gaussian Noise Model for Indoor Wireless Channels - Proc IEEE MILCOM 2006, 2006
  • - NSF Panel for Networking and Information Technology Research, 2003
  • Network Traffic Visualization, Analysis and Modeling - NSF PI Meeting, January 2003 - Reston, VA
  • - NSF/NASA Highly Dependable Computing Panel, 2002
  • - NSF Panel for Networking Research, Computer, Information Sciences Directorate, 2001
  • Real-Time State Estimators for HTTP Traffic - INFORMS’00, November 2000 - San Antonio, TX
  • Traffic Models: Applications in Performance Prediction and Control - Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, North Carolina State University, January 2000 - Raleigh, NC
  • Workload and Performance Models for HTTP Servers - INFORMS’99, December 1999 - Philadelphia, PA
  • Focus: Passive Measurement Data and Analysis, Sponsored by National Laboratory for Applied Network Research/ Cooperative Association for Internet Data Analysis - Internet Statistics and Metrics Analysis’99, 1999 - San Diego Super Computer Center, CA
  • Traffic Measurements, Monitoring and Performance - Expert Panel Session, 24th Conference on Local Computer Networks, November 1999 - Lowell, MA
  • Focus: Drowning in Data, Bioengineering and Soft Materials, Energy for the Future and its Environment Impact, and Optics - National Academy of Engineering Fifth Annual Symposium on Frontiers of Engineering, October 1999 - Irvine, CA
  • Multiplexing VBR Video Sources and Training Sequences on Wireless Multipath Channels - Proc. Wireless’99, July 1999 - Calgary, Canada
  • Acoustic Scattering in High Contrast Media - Session LC43-Computational Physics Methods, American Physical Society Centennial Meeting, March 1999 - Atlanta, GA
  • Chaos in Oscillatory Flows - Session XC06-Fluid Dynamics I, American Physical Society Centennial Meeting, March 1999 - Atlanta, GA
  • Basking Ridge, NJ - Mentoring for Success: Nurturing Minorities and Women for Engineering/Scientific Leadership, April 1998
  • Internet Traffic Characterization - Fourth INFORMS Telecommunications Conference, March 1998 - Boca Raton, FL
  • New Ideas in Telecommunications Networks - Electrical Engineering Freshman Lecture, University of Massachusetts, December 1997 - Lowell, MA
  • Internet Traffic Characterization - Third Technical Conference on Telecommunications R&D in Massachusetts, November 1997 - Lowell, MA
  • Measurement Based Models for Internet Delays - Teletraffic and System Performance Department, AT&T Labs, August 1997 - Holmdel, NJ
  • Traffic Characteristics of On-Line Services - Plenary Session, 2nd IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications, July 1997 - Alexandria, Egypt
  • Modeling two-layer MPEG-2 Video - Symposium on Multimedia Communications & Video Coding, Polytechnic University, 1996 - Brooklyn, NY
  • Modeling Delay Distributions for Packet Video - Second Technical Conference on Telecommunications R&D in Massachusetts, November 1996 - Lowell, MA
  • Performance of Real-Time Services on the Internet - AT&T Architecture Area, Bell Laboratories, 1995
  • Influence of finite impedance walls on the sound speed in an enclosure - 127th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, 95, 1994 - Boston, MA
  • Acoustic Wave Propagation in Inhomogeneous Media - Iowa State University, Department of Electrical Engineering, 1994
  • Characterization of Packet Traffic Arrival Rates - Teletraffic Theory and Systems Performance Department, AT&T Bell Laboratories, December 1993 - Holmdel, NJ
  • Influence of sound speed fluctuations and medium geometry on wave localization - 125th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, 93 (4), 2pPA8, p2312, 1993 - Ottowa, Canada
  • Feature extraction from scattered acoustic fields - 123rd Meeting of Acoustical Society of America, 123rd Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, 91, (4) 3PAa7 p2351, 1992 - Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Imaging the cancellous structure of bone, - 119th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, 87,, 1991 - University Park, PA
  • Acoustic scattering from porous aggregates - 121th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, 89, 1991 - Baltimore, MD
  • Instability and Chaos in Acoustically Driven Flows - 119th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, May 1990 - Pennsylvania State University
  • Pattern formation and characterization for biological materials - Materials Research Society, 1989 - Boston, MA
  • Forced fluid motion in levitated crystal melts - The Third Eastern Regional Conference on Crystal Growth, 1989 - Atlantic City, NJ

Contracts, Fellowships, Grants and Sponsored Research

  • New, GK-12: Vibes and Waves in Action: A Cross-Disciplinary Collaborative Netwo (2009), Grant -
    Chandra, K. (Principal)
  • Programmable Network Infrastructure with Emerging Technologies (2007), Grant - National Science Foundation
    Chen, G. (Co-Principal), Luo, Y. (Principal), Chandra, K., Wang, J.
  • GK-12: Vibes and Waves in Action. A Collaborative Network for Graduate Education (2008), - National Science Foundation
    Chandra, K. (Principal)
  • Vibes and Waves in Action (2007), Grant - Motorola Innovation Generation Grant
    Chandra, K. (Principal)
  • Programmable Network Infrastructure with Emerging Technologies (2007), - National Science Foundation
    Chandra, K. (Co-Principal), Luo, Y. (Principal)
  • Information Sciences, Engineering and Technologies Scholars (2001), - National Science Foundation
    Chandra, K. (Co-Principal), Thompson, C. (Principal)
  • Traffic Models for Internet Connections (supplement to CAREER Award) (2001), Sponsored Research - National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates
    Chandra, K. (Principal)
  • Industrial Collaboration Grant (2000), Grant - Lucent Technologies Optical Networking Group
    Chandra, K. (Principal)
  • Industrial Collaboration Matching Award and Equipment Grant (1999), Grant - National Science Foundation
    Chandra, K. (Principal)
  • National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates (1999), Sponsored Research - Traffic Models for Internet Connections (supplement to CAREER Award)
    Chandra, K. (Principal)
  • New Information Technologies for Mail Delivery Services (1998), Grant - CFCI Grant
    Chandra, K. (Co-Principal), Mil'shtein, S. (Co-Principal)
  • Traffic Engineering and Network Performance (1998), Grant - Infrastructure and Start-Up Grant
    Chandra, K. (Co-Principal), Thompson, C. (Co-Principal)
  • Modeling Traffic Dynamics for Internet Services (supplement) (1998), Sponsored Research - National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates
    Chandra, K. (Principal)
  • New Traffic Models for Internet Connections and VBR Video (1998), - National Science Foundation CAREER Award
    Chandra, K. (Principal)
  • Modeling and Control of Internet Packet Delays (1997), Grant - Healy Grant
    Chandra, K. (Principal)
  • Modeling Traffic Dynamics for Internet Services (1997), Grant - National Science Foundation Research Planning Grant
    Chandra, K. (Principal)
  • Telecommunications Industry in the Northeast (1993), - Center for Industrial Development
    Chandra, K. (Co-Principal), Thompson, C. (Co-Principal)
  • Probabilistic Measures for Characterizing Inhomogeneous Media (1992), - Healy Grant
    Chandra, K. (Principal)